Navigation made simple

Navigate between points and keep track of your time, distance, speed, and elevation. The speech output is especially useful when your smartphone is in your pocket or if you are traveling by bike.

How do I start navigation?

Step 1: Find the route you want to navigate. If it is one of your own routes, you will find it under "Routes" in "My Content" . Alternatively, you can open routes from the Route Finder.

Step 2: Tap on "Navigate" in the grey menu bar at the bottom of the screen and you're all set.

You can pause, resume and finish the navigation at any time using the "Pause" button, which is located at the bottom center of the map. To end or finish the navigation, tap 'Pause', and then 'End'.


Navigation feedback

On the slider above the map you can see the following information:

  • The altitude graph of the entire route
  • The remaining altitude until you reach your destination
  • Your current altitude
  • The time remaining to reach your destination
  • The time already spent on the route
  • Your current and average speed

To view the information, swipe the slider from right to left. Use the small arrow under the slider to open the data or hide it to enlarge the map.


Speech output

The speech output that has been included for navigation means your smartphone can remain in your pocket throughout the duration of the route and is available for all live system languages. 

 

Useful tips: 

  • The language used in the app (and therefore also in the Navigation function) depends on the language setting of your device
  • Please ensure you set the media volume of your device accordingly to get the best out of Navigation’s speech output
  • You can deactivate the speech output by selecting the 'mute' icon at the top of the screen. 
  • Android: If speech output does not appear to be working, please check your device's settings.  Select "System/General management" → "Language and input" → "Speech" → "Text-to-speech". Default settings may vary depending on the device you have. You can press "Play" at the bottom of the screen to check whether the speech output works in general. You can also change the "Preferred Engine" if necessary. Under "Language" you will most likely want to "Use system language".
  • iOS: If you have problems with speech output, please go to your device's Settings → Accessibility → Speech→ Voices and check to see if your language is set. If it still does not work, tap your language once and change the voice.

Map layers

Our app allows you to view different styles of map depending on your requirements. Each of these map styles are based on different sources of data, e.g. OpenStreetMap, official surveying bodies or Alpine clubs. The navigation information for the maps can vary depending on the data source, which in turn, either increases or decreases the accuracy of your navigation. This means the map style you choose has an impact on the quality of the navigation you receive.

Navigation uses the data from the map you selected at the start. Whilst you can change the map style when navigating, this is not recommended as Navigation will continue to use the data from the map you selected originally. This means that the information you receive from Navigation might not correspond with the newly selected map.


Additional features

You can zoom in on the map while navigating and change the orientation. If you stop for a longer break, the map will re-align itself with your route. The screen will stay on during navigation unless turned off manually. If you are listening to music or media on your smartphone whilst running navigation, the volume of your media will decrease during the voice announcements so that you are able to hear all of the information.

Tip for cyclists: You can also zoom in on the map with just one finger. To do this, tap the map twice in quick succession. If you swipe upwards directly afterwards, the map zooms out. If you swipe down after the double tap, the map zooms in. Practical!

Please note: The quality of your route planning can have a big impact on the quality of the navigation. If you set your waypoints inaccurately or on intersecting tracks, the system may not be able to assess the course correctly. Therefore, it is best to set waypoints in front of or behind intersections as opposed to directly on them.


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