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Offline joart

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Re: Samsung Gear/Galaxy Watch add-on feedback and testing
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2019, 20:21:45 »
Hi Milan,
recently I made some experiences with the combination Samsung Galaxy S7 and Gear S3.
Actually it works quite stable and the functionality (map view, start/stop function and selection set of data ) is really suitable to use the watch as a kind of remote control.
hence it would be closed to perfect if the set of data  could be extended to the ANT+ sensors which can be paired with most Galaxy Smartphones  (e.g. heart rate or speed sensor).
maybe you can consider this point for future updates.
In any case - thanxs for your great work.

Cheers
Jo
 

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Re: Samsung Gear/Galaxy Watch add-on feedback and testing
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2019, 08:01:57 »
Hi again
I now bought the Galaxy Watch anyway. Switching phones is in fact reasonably doable when using Samsung backup. Of course, app settings are not restored (including Health data, which is ok when using Samsung Health on the phone, too), but the important stuff like watchface, widgets and app order are. So I'll do that for longer trips with another phone, and for shorter ones, I'll just go without connection (don't need mail notifications on a hike, anyway). [that's nonsense, of course, as Locus won't work then - so either do the reset-switch-cycle or go w/o Locus on watch]

Apart from that, I find the Locus app very nice, but I agree with others before that the recording mode should have a map page, too. Going back to map and then back to the dashboard again is just the kind of annoying actions that you don't want to do on a trip (back button - tap the small icon and then again). Please consider, as proposed before, to add a zoomable, non-movable map screen as part of the dashboard. Thx!
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Re: Samsung Gear/Galaxy Watch add-on feedback and testing
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2019, 08:29:44 »
@joart @slarti76
thank you for the information and the feedback about how you are using or would like to use your watch and the app. I will keep these improvement tips in mind.
 

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Re: Samsung Gear/Galaxy Watch add-on feedback and testing
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2019, 11:21:36 »
Well, alternatively (but probably more complicated) would be to include a Widget that displays the dashboard data and a tap leads you to the map. Just dreaming...  ;)
 

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Re: Samsung Gear/Galaxy Watch add-on feedback and testing
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2019, 21:46:34 »
Oh, one more question:
What GPS is the app using? The one in the phone or is everything just being transmitted from the connected phone?
 

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Re: Samsung Gear/Galaxy Watch add-on feedback and testing
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2019, 06:35:03 »
@Milan:
I got another idea/request:
Right now, the map displayed is the exact same as on the phone. So any zoom factor is also used on the phone. That's not so great, as I change the phone's zoom factor with my presets, e.g. having higher zoopm for biking because the phone's further away. But the watch is always more or less same distance.
So it would be much better, if the phone had its own zoom factor. Would that be possible?
 

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Re: Samsung Gear/Galaxy Watch add-on feedback and testing
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2019, 13:59:55 »
@slarti76
hello,
GPS data are currently taken solely from the phone since the app cannot work in stand-alone mode anyway.
You are right that the same zoom factor might be unsuitable for both the watch and the phone depending on your preset/usage. To be honest we still have to debug some issue in map rendering core because some overlay icons and symbols are a bit off by a various factor depending on DPI screen ratio of the watch versus the phone. So maybe the zoom factor will not be such an issue once we fix these little problems. But even so, it is a valid point and could be useful, thank you for noticing this :)