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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.43.+ ( 9. 1. 2020 )
« on: January 20, 2020, 16:20:52 »
Hello menion
on my new device "Galaxy XCover s4 with android 9" the mentioned note appears
but in the settings I cannot find an option to deactivate the energy saving mode.
possible settings:
- optimized, this option is selected
- medium energy saving
- maximum energy saving

so far i could not detect any problems during recording even when the display was switched off for a longer time.

Have I missed something?
if not, a checkbox "do not show again" would be useful

on my samsung I find:
options ---> device optimization ---> Battery --> battery use --> 3 dot upper right battery optimization

Add-ons / Re: Locus Map for Garmin
« on: January 19, 2020, 16:13:31 »
Hi, doesn't your model support buttons lock feature? Start/stop feature is implemented to behave similar as native activity apps.
Create waypoint feature is also in consideration.
Now I know something new about my watch, yes it supports this features, never know about that, thank you!

Add-ons / Re: Locus Map for Garmin
« on: January 18, 2020, 13:17:53 »
Datafields are not yet customisable but it is of course one of the feature which we want to bring in some future versions.
Is there a plan for making the Garmin watch able to launch/pause/stop the track recording in the smartphone Locus Map app, in replacement (or complement) of the track recording in the watch itself (already available)...?
I do not like the start and stop feature on the watch because there is always the case that an unwanted button press stops the recording track. But the lap/point mark should be usefull.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.43.+ ( 9. 1. 2020 )
« on: January 11, 2020, 13:02:23 »
take a look at the image, 5 notification for Locus if we use add-on. Is there any chance to group them in future versions?

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Add-ons / Re: Locus Map for Garmin
« on: December 28, 2019, 18:07:28 »
Today I tested again the plugin:
recording and guide activated on the phone
the watch as a simple viewer
I found on the watch the Navigation watchface, why is it activated ? I have the guidance on the phone and not the navigation, I was following a track I did with locus planner.
Today it worked perfectly.
I'm still waiting for the custom watchfaces, than it'd be perfect for my use case, long distance running/trailrunning.

Locus Map (4+) / Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.42.+ ( 5. 12. 2019 )
« on: December 09, 2019, 09:28:46 »
heh funny. This seems to be a side effect of the installed Beta version.

Thanks all for the valuable feedback. Few comments:

  • The size of the buttons is indeed a little larger. It may look that there is a lot of white space, but it is part of buttons. There were resized from previous 48px to 56px (so +25%). Size of images remains the same. Reason? Better usability in the field = easier to press.
  • zoom buttons: definitely optional! and definitely enabled by default. During the activity, mainly on the bike, pinch zoom is quite useless
  • Size of zoom buttons: they are not so wide as before but the touch area is higher. It is the same as in for example route planner in the current version.
  • Cover of the map: agree there should be setup to have the map as clear as possible. I'll for sure try to clear almost (if not all) all components optional, so it should be possible to have a map as fullscreen as possible with additional components.
I agree with all the points you explained.
Just point 1: If you enlarged the button for a better usability in the field (I agree) I think you need to reduce the frame and enlarge also the image icon for a better readability in the field.

Locus Map (4+) / Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.42.+ ( 5. 12. 2019 )
« on: December 08, 2019, 22:10:42 »
With the two-finger zoom now default in any app I don't think the zoom buttons are needed except in particular use cases.
for me while cycling, gloves, maybe cold hands, two large zoom buttons are more reliable, vive la difference
As I wrote this is a use case, there are also the physical volume up and down buttons that activate the zoom.
 For me there must be a clean basic user interface that everyone can customize for their own purposes.

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Re: [APP] - version 3.42.+ ( 5. 12. 2019 )
« on: December 08, 2019, 18:28:07 »
Maybe I'll get too much feedback ... but I'll still try it :).

Here is how look my Locus Map now for private testing ... what you think? I won't give you any explanation or extra description, just a quick "feel" (and you may, of course, note "what you may miss on this layout most"), thanks ;)

EDIT: main moto: 1. usable outside (not just on couch), 2. simple for new users
for my taste there is too much white space wasted as a frame around the bottom panel icons.  I think it is better to reduce it to increase the visibility of the map or enlarge the icons to improve their visibility.
With the two-finger zoom now default in any app I don't think the zoom buttons are needed except in particular use cases.
In this mockup I do not understand if the upper bar will be visible and with which infos.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus Map for Garmin
« on: December 08, 2019, 17:31:33 »
Of course, the app uses sort-of continuous BT connection , so it might stress BT module little bit more. But it really just uses connection and do not control it. So I am afraid, I really can't do anything regarding its stability. But please let me know if it will be happening repeatedly.
Ok but I do not use app I not confident in while I training. I test it when I have the next walk with my family.

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Add-ons / Re: Locus Map for Garmin
« on: December 08, 2019, 15:28:25 »

thanks for your report. So based on your description, something in your phone crashed during your activity resulting mallfunction of Bluetooth service. I am afraid I can't affect stability of Android OS, the app doesn't do any control of Bluetooth connectivity. You are first to report such issue.
I wear the watch every day, with bt active and devices connected just for have phone notifications, this never happened before.
And ... there is always someone or something that arrives first, in my races is always someone else

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Add-ons / Re: Locus Map for Garmin
« on: December 08, 2019, 14:27:19 »
Today I have to report a crash.
Last Locus Version, last plugin version, last connect version.
Garmin forerunner 235 and Samsung A5 2017

I was recording a track with locus, ant heart monitor active from the garmin, the app watch alert me for lost connection after 1 hour of recording.

On the watch I tried to restart the app, but at restart the watch rebooted not only the app.
On the phone I noted that the bluetooth was disabled (without any action from me), no way to restart the service. I stopped locus but no way ti restart bluetooth. I noted that after the locus stop the plugin was active in the notification bar, no way to stop it.
So i restarted the phone, this solved the issue and I was able to restart locus, garmin app and connection.

I think this is a serious bug becouse I had to reboot the phone.
What I need is something to set and forget, I do not need something I have to set up during a 4 hours of trailrunning.


Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.40.+ ( 2. 10. 2019 )
« on: November 04, 2019, 09:36:21 »
Hmm with FIT files it is really a pain to do anything. So the current system is made with the method "try this, try that" and it will be maybe working.
Generally, if something does not work as expected, I need to simulate it. In this case, I need in the best case a file from Locus Map and file how it should look like. So if is possible to supply me something like this, I'll gladly look, where is the difference.
Hello Menion,
I do not usually upload FIT files to Connect, but I send there GPX files exported by Locus, the FIT files are provided directly form my Garmin Forerunner 235.
If you need it I'll try to create a Locus FIT file with HR and a Garmin Fit file from the 235 at the same time so you can compare the results but meanwhile I tried to upload the Locus FIT file to Strava and it worked like a charm. So the issue is from Garmin Connect side, I think they want only special FIT files created from their devices.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.40.+ ( 2. 10. 2019 )
« on: November 02, 2019, 18:44:34 »
Are the FIT files exported from locus compatible with Garmin Connect?
I tried to export from locus to FIT format to uplaod the file to Garmin Connect.
The track was recorded with locus using also the ant+ data from hr of my garmin 235, for this reason I used the FIT format but, Garmin Connect doesn't like it not in the form of activity neither as route.
So I used the gpx 1.1 to include hr data, Connect liked it but HR data were not imported, this is a fault of Garmin because I can see the hr data in the gpx file.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.40.+ ( 2. 10. 2019 )
« on: October 25, 2019, 21:04:18 »
Today I was playing with the locus and ant + sensors to set up Locus for Garmin.
My intent was to clean up the list of unused ant + sensors leaving only the heart rate monitor, but I made a mistake:
I activated the cadence and then removed it.
I didn't notice that when I deleted it it was active, so I also kept the only heart rate monitor sensor in the menu, but Locus was also looking for the cadence I didn't have.
I had to reactivate the cadence sensor visibility, disable it and then remove it from the menu.
I think when removing a sensor from the menu, Locus should disable it by default.

Another little bug, I deleted all useless ant sensors from ant menu, but when I choose the one I need in rec panel, automatic hardware start, they are still all proposed.

Add-ons / Re: Locus Map for Garmin
« on: October 25, 2019, 16:45:19 »
I'm an old Locus user (and beta tester) and I'm happy to see the development of Locus for Garmin.
I have a Samsung A5 2017 and a Gramin Forerunner 235.
As you suggested some post ago I tried this case of use:
track recording and navigation on the phone that receives the heart rate data from the watch and it works.
I think it's not very user friendly but the problem is from Gramin side, I need to go on Garmin options start and stop transmission of heart data if I do not use it for too much time (the smartwatch not the heart  ;D ).

Are the fields of track recording's watch-face customizable?
For my experience  TIME needs an own watch-face (as other Garmin apps and watch-faces do) and the 4 fields need to be customizable.
How about to choose the first 4 from the config of locus map recording panel ?
In this way every one can choose  the best that fits his habits.
In my case I'd like to see HEART RATE - POSITIVE GAIN instead of TIME and CURRENT ALTITUDE.

Just another suggestion: you did a good job with the data field on the DEVICES watch-face but it's graphically horrible.What about:

Phone ------ Watch
OFF     REC     OFF
OFF     GPS      FIX
62%     BAT      81%

With Phone column withe, middle coloured, Watch column black.
I also suggest a bold font to increase readability.

Good job I think you did a nice app to make our life easier.

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