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Troubles & Questions / Re: Unable to follow track
« on: June 14, 2020, 22:11:19 »
Well finally got out again yesterday and am glad to say I was able to navigate almost successfully. I say almost as something peculiar happened. On certain parts of the route (where there was a change in direction) the voice navigation attempted to send me 180 degrees in the wrong direction contrary to the on-screen navigation route. The route ahead, which I stuck to, was highlighted in blue and the part of the route which I'd covered was plain.
Any idea why voice navigation was trying to send me in the opposite direction to the on screen route ?

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Unable to follow track
« on: May 18, 2020, 23:48:34 »
Okay you are right there is a lot to learn and I feel like I've learned a few key points from you when planning routes. I'll be keeping the auto-calculate off for the time being until I feel ready to experiment with point and route.

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These settings are for touristic cycling. Away from the track ?  + 36 m shows you the (warning) guiding line,  + 75 m out of track generates an audio WARNING alert,  + 100 m auto triggers autorecalculate ACTION. (if set)  ;)

So is this only available for cycling as I can't see different levels for walking?


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Notice the guiding line from your position towards the nearest target trackpoint.  Now manually trigger a recalculation (Route Priority) Locus shows the navigation path toward target.  When located nearer to the finish is toward the last trackpoint.

I will experiment but I assume if I set recalculate to 'point' and convert the 'START' shape point to a Via  and I'm not yet on the planned route (e.g. the route I attached in prev post) and I turn on navigation early then will I be guided to the start?

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Unable to follow track
« on: May 18, 2020, 01:49:29 »
What is the source of your round trip navigation design ?
I drew it on the screen with Route Planner using auto mode (hiking), graphHopper was the nav source and use only shape points.
When I start navigation I am in between the start and end point and I am using point priority.

Please see attached screenshots.

In the route planning help documentation it says:
Via points can be created out of shaping points: tap a shaping point and select Change to from the popup label:
What is the benefit of doing this?

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Unable to follow track
« on: May 17, 2020, 15:18:39 »
Thank you but my phone is the Honor 8X and have just updated my profile to reflect this. Apologies for the confusion  :P

My biggest concern is the inability to navigate a route I've created in LM. It would be great to get help with this.

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Unable to follow track
« on: May 17, 2020, 01:38:43 »
Thank you for replying and I will await your instructions on how I can get Locus maps to navigate the track/route I've created on my phone in Locus maps.  :)

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Troubles & Questions / Unable to follow track
« on: May 16, 2020, 17:52:51 »
Feel like I'm slightly losing the will to live. I'm sure we've all been there, you head out on a walk and how you think navigation should work and how the designers have designed the app are diametrically opposed. You spend more time looking at the screen and getting stressed than enjoying the walk and letting go of that stress.

Problem 1:
The lockscreen comes up and insists, ignoring my finger print which BTW always works but not in this app, that I have to tap in my unlock code on this occasion. So now I have to try and find a place in the shade so I can more easily see the screen.

Problem 2:
I've planned a 16Km route following various walking paths on my phone say A to B, almost circular, left a small gap in which I'm positioned/standing. The arrows on the track are pointing A to B. I tap on the track (a blue line on my map) and a dialogue pops up and I chose navigation. On the next screen I chose the Navigation icon and I'm taken to the map telling me to head for my track endpoint  a 100 metres away as the crow flies completely ignoring the track I'd planned!!

So how does this make any sense. I've tapped on a route that's going anti-clockwise and chosen to navigate it but locus is competely ignoring the track. Even if I go into the main menu and try and navigate the track from there it ends up behaving as if the track doesn't exist.

Confused  ???

One other thing Locus help details What is the difference between a route and a track? But then when I create a route in route planner it appears under 'tracks' but Locus states a track provides a record of where you have been, and when. That's downright confusing

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Troubles & Questions / Re: Combining tracks
« on: October 18, 2018, 22:16:55 »
Okay think I figured it out. By going into the list of tracks I can choose what tracks to merge together. But my only problem now is that the tracks 35 in all are appearing with their place/town names whereas when I imported the tracks from Google Drive I gave them a file name (gpx file) which determines their order. So my question is how do I view the tracks with their filenames instead?

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Troubles & Questions / Combining tracks
« on: October 18, 2018, 21:48:46 »
I'm doing a cycle tour and I've managed to get gps tracks for the whole route, probably about 20 gpx files make up the whole route from A to B. My question is can I combine the whole route/track into a single gpx file.
Hoping this is possible I've got a couple of questions. How will the tracks be sequentially arranged as to my eye it's obvious but to how the software does it do I need to specify anything and do I need to worry about direction of travel?
I've stored all the tracks in a single folder in Locus.

Any help appreciated :)

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the Duraforce (4.5"), Duraforce xd (5.7") and Duraforce pro have been very good for me.

here are two mounts I've used on motorcycles doing hard Enduro , that work very very well.
https://www.amazon.com/Finn-Universal-Bike-Mount-Smartphones/dp/B00YFG1U40

and one that is even better
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01NGZZ4QT?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd

the Duraforce do not need cases.

The Duraforce reviews on Amazon don't look too good. What's the screen visibility like on sunny days?

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FWIW, I used to use a Garmin Rino 530 HCx but, after extensive field trials, has been retired and replaced with Locus Map and a Moto X Play. It has a 3630 mAH battery and a bright, 5.5" FHD display (~403ppi density). I've run Locus Map for over ten hours, in track-recording mode, and the battery capacity dropped <30%.

Perhaps of less interest to cyclists but the phone has also served me well for winter-hiking. The internal battery temperature has been below freezing (reported by Locus Map) but has continued to function nominally for both navigation and photos: https://flic.kr/p/QMVs1m

Good luck with your search for the ideal Garmin replacement!

It would be interesting to know what it can do with the screen on all the time, hours wise for navigating. But I guess you could set it up so that the screen only comes on when a turn is coming up in navigation mode. I'm thinking of this within the context of navigation on long bike rides, thereby conserving the battery. Trying to keep all ones devices charged up on a bike tour can be a challenge.

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For mounting a phone on the handlebars, I'd recommend Quadlock. I use their universal fit mount (stuck to the back of the phone case) plus their out front mount on the bike.

https://www.quadlockcase.com/collections/ride

I have a Sony Z5 compact that claims to be waterproof (IP68 rating). I've never had it out in more than light rain, but it survived that on the handlebars without problem.

That's a really good suggestion. It's a bit more expensive than what I'd want to pay but Sony usually make great phones and the compact I imagine would do the job very well. It hasn't had great reviews on Amazon, not a good sign but maybe by now all those problems have been sorted out by updates.

Yes I've been aware of the quadlock and nearly bought one last year.

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... The Otterbox case has a lot of padding, adds a screen protector and claims to be waterproof. ..
I believe the Preserver model was the only waterproof Otterbox case and they stopped making it in 2015 (for iPhone 5/5s). The Defender model is Otterbox's current "extreme protection" case and they do not claim it is waterproof (only dust resistant).

Lifeproof makes waterproof cases (2 meters for 1 hour) for iPhones and many Android phones. I have a Lifeproof FRE for my Moto X Play.

They provide cases for a tiny fraction of Android phones and only for a handful of high end models.

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My wife switches from a skinny 'girly' case for her iPhone to a heavy Otterbox case when we go geocaching. The Otterbox case has a lot of padding, adds a screen protector and claims to be waterproof. Just a thought that you might not need to use a different phone, just get a rugged case for when you need it.

Does Locus mapping work on the iphone?

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Thinking more along the lines of the Blackview cost wise anyway. Price is an issue and an S8 (£4-500 on ebay) would be far to expensive to use on the handlebars. I could see myself dropping it or worse losing it. So a cheaper robust mobile which I would only use for navigation and would have hardly anything else on it

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I'm considering replacing my Garmin with a waterproof mobile phone loaded with locus maps for navigation on my bike. I find too many limiting factors with garmin devices and while Locus is complex it seems to me to be a far better solution.

So can anyone recommend a rugged phone (ideally with a handlebar mount, but that may be asking too much  ;D ) has to be waterproof and is Android of course.

Viajero Perdido has recommended the Blackview BV6000s in a previous post in the helpdesk forums but I'd be interested in hearing from others on here and there suggestions too.

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