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Did you know that … you can update your GPS TwoNav with just a click?

This week in our ‘Did you know…?’ instalment we explain how to keep your TwoNav GPS updated using Land software. In less than one minute you’ll have the latest version of TwoNav on your GPS!

 

 

Many of our users are unaware that, once purchased, the GPS can be constantly updated.

If you use a TwoNav GPS, we offer you free software updates. These updates are published periodically and include new features, corrections of bugs, and performance improvements.

 

GPS

 

Follow these steps to update your device to the latest version:

1. Download and install LAND software (free software to prepare and analyse tracks):

DOWNLOAD LAND

2. Connect your GPS to your PC’s USB port. The new device will appear in the ‘Storage files’ section of the data tree.

3. Right click on the name of the GPS in the data tree and select ‘Update TwoNav software’.

4. If there is an update available for your device, a download button will appear. Accept it and ‘TwoNav’ will be updated automatically.

5. At this point your TwoNav will update automatically.

6. After completing the update, just disconnect your device and … get out there and enjoy your adventures!

 

We are attaching a video so you can see how easy it will be for you to update your TwoNav GPS using Land:

Don’t think twice! Update your GPS to the latest version now, and enjoy an enhanced user experience.

It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pin Mode

Did you know that… TwoNav features several tools in the Pin mode?

Did you know that… TwoNav features several tools in the Pin mode?

 

This week, on a new instalment of “Did you know that”, we show you how to use TwoNav’s pin mode. Though it generally goes unnoticed, it has a lot of potential, as we’ll show you now.

 

What is TwoNav’s ‘Pin’ Mode?

 

Pin mode

Pin mode is a powerful tool that lets you use very useful information to analyze your surroundings. To activate the pin mode, click and hold on a point on the map.

 

The selected position will be marked on the map with a pin, and a window will open on top showing information on that point (TwoNav will shift from ‘Data’ mode to ‘Pin’ mode).

 

 

What information can I see in ‘Pin’ mode?

 

Main information

 

Depending on what you selected, TwoNav will show one of the following:

 

  • Bearing from your current position to the point selected.

Pin Mode

 

  • Name of the element selected (if you clicked on a waypoint, track, route, street, POI, etc.).

Pin Mode

Pin Mode

 

  • Coordinates of the point (if no element is selected).

Pin Mode

 

Secondary information

Pin Mode

 

The second line in ‘Pin’ mode will show the following by default:

 

  • Distance from your current position to the point selected.

 

  • Altitude of the point selected

 

To see more information, you can add more fields from ‘Main menu > Settings > Full settings > Map page > Pin mode’.

 

 

What can I do inside ‘Pin’ mode?

Pin Mode

 

If you click on the top window, you’ll be able to do several things:

 

  • Create an element on the selected point: Waypoint, track or route.

 

  • Edit the properties of the selected point:

 

  • For waypoints: Change the waypoint icon, move the waypoint to a new location, etc.

 

  • For routes: Change the icons of the waypoints that make up the route, edit the route layout, add more waypoints to the route, reverse the route direction, show a graph with altitudes on the route, and more.

 

  • For tracks: Edit the track layout, divide the track into laps, show a graph with altitudes on the track, play back a simulation of the track, etc.

 

  • For maps: See the map’s properties, show the map’s contour, arrange maps into several layers, etc.

 

  • Anchor your selected position: Replace your current position by marking another position on the map. Once set, the information shown in the distance fields will be based on the new, anchored position, not your actual position. Also, if you hit ‘Re-center’, TwoNav will re-center on the anchored reference point instead of your current position.

 

  • Navigate to the selected point: The navigation will start from the current position to the point selected (waypoint, track or route).

 

Pin Mode

Remember that once you mark a location on the map, you can change the position of the pin by clicking elsewhere on the map. The information shown in ‘Pin’ mode will be updated based on the location you mark.

 

To close the ‘Pin’ mode, press the ‘Back’ button on the top bar.

 

 

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It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

 

  • Download TwoNav (Free, unlimited version)

 

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roadbook

Did you know that… thanks to Land, you can create digital Roadbooks?

This week in “Did you know that…”, we show you how to create your own e-Roadbooks and add all kinds of information to them. Forget about paper!

WHAT’S A ROADBOOK?

For those who don’t know, a roadbook is a route guide with all kinds of information on the route: coordinates descriptions, diagrams and more. They are generally written on paper and describe waypoints along the route and maneuvers that make it easy to navigate.

 roadbook

This tool is normally used both by rally drivers and hikers who want to navigate with complete confidence in unknown terrain. Here’s a sample roadbook for rallies:

roadbook

Digital, or e-roadbooks, leave behind the paper world and use specialized software to customize routes and include very useful information (diagrams, enhanced descriptions, photos, links to external websites, etc.).

So forget about paper and create your e-Roadbook at home on your computer with just a few clicks!

HOW DO I CREATE AN E-ROADBOOK WITH LAND?

roadbook

Next we’ll show you how to transform your tracks into e-Roadbooks. These are the materials you’ll need to make the most of your adventures:

  • The route track
  • Any notes you’ve taken along the route (waypoints, landmarks, maneuvers, images, etc.).
  • Land software (lets you turn tracks into e-Roadbooks)

DOWNLOAD LAND FOR WINDOWS/MAC

We’re attaching a video to show you how easy it is to create your own e-Roadbooks using Land:

Tutorial: How do I create an e-Roadbook?

To summarize, these are the steps to follow to customize:

  • Step 1: Create roadbook points on the track (waypoints and landmarks).
  • Step 2: Add diagrams and comments to each point in the roadbook (maneuvers to make or important details to note).
  • Step 3: Once you’re done editing, save the track in the *.BTRK format.

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It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

  • Download Land (30-day Premium trial version)
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way back

Did you know that… TwoNav offers the peace of mind of finding your way back at any time?

Despite the multiple navigation functions that TwoNav offers, this week in “Did you know that” we present three options for finding your way back if you get lost.

way back

The easiest way to find your way back is to simply look on the map and trace back the route you recorded. If this isn’t enough and you’ve gotten yourself lost, follow these steps to find your way back.

  1. In the map window, do a short press on the map to show the tool bar.
  1. Then select ‘Page tools > Go back’.
  1. Finally, select one of the options described below.

GO BACK TO START POINT

To return to the point where you started the activity, press ‘Start point’. Two Nav will calculate the shortest route from your current position to the start point of the track.

way back

This requires loading a road map (OSM or TomTom). If you don’t have a routable map on your device, TwoNav will calculate a straight line to the start point.

TRACKBACK

Another option to return to the start point is to retrace your steps by navigating the track backwards. In other words, TwoNav will reverse the track you have recorded so far so you can navigate it in reverse.

NOTE: The inverted track will be saved under a different name, with the two tracks stored in separate files (’Original track’ and ‘Trackback’).

way back

RETURN HOME

If what you want is to finish your activity at that point and go directly home without passing through the start point of the track, hit ‘Home’. This feature is mainly intended for car navigation. TwoNav will calculate the best road route back to your home.

way back

It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

 

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Did you know that… TwoNav lets you analyze tracks using laps?

This week in “Did you know that…”, we show you how to analyze the laps created in any TwoNav GPS in detail.

As we explained earlier in another installment of “Did you know that…”, TwoNav lets you subdivide the track you’re navigating into laps based on time or distance.

At the end of the activity, if you download Land you’ll be able to analyze your track more accurately thanks to more than 80 data fields and graphs that Land puts at your disposal. Land is the perfect tool for analyzing your workouts or outings in full.

WHAT TYPES OF LAPS ARE THERE?

There are two types of laps:

  • Automatic laps: The track is divided into sections of equal size based on a fixed interval (every kilometer, every hour, etc.).

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  • Manual laps: These are sections of the track that are not necessarily the same size (distance or time). With manual laps, it’s the user who decides where to start a new lap.

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HOW CAN I DISPLAY LAPS?

You’ll be able to see the laps (both manual and automatic):

  • Overlaid on the map

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  • In the data tree

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  • On the listing of laps

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HOW CAN I ANALYZE AUTOMATIC LAPS?

Thanks to Land, you’ll be able to see the automatic laps for your track from the comfort of your home and analyze them using graphs and comparison tables:

  1. Open the track you want to analyze.

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  1. In the map window, open the context menu for the track and select ‘Laps > Autolaps’. Then decide whether to subdivide the track into laps based on time or distance:
  • Autolaps by distance: By default, the track will be divided into 1-kilometer laps.
  • Autolaps by time: By default, the track will be divided into 1-hour laps.

Note: To modify either of the two intervals above (for example, divide the track into 5-kilometer laps instead of 1-kilometer), change it directly by going into ‘Main menu > File > Options > Track > Autolaps’.

  1. Land will also highlight each lap using a different color.

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HOW CAN I ANALYZE MANUAL LAPS?

If the automatic laps aren’t enough to analyze your performance on the track, Land lets you create your own manual laps, meaning you can specify the start and end of each lap  to suit your needs.

  1. Open the track you want to analyze.
  1. In the map window, open the context menu over the point on the track where you want to start a new lap and select ‘Laps > Change of lap here’.

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  1. In addition, Land will highlight the new lap using a different color from the rest of the track.

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Note: You can readjust or erase the area covered by a lap at any time by simply setting a new lap start and end point. To do so, press ‘Move lap start to this point’ or ‘Move lap end to this point’.

  1. If you want to create more laps, repeat the above steps as often as you need.

WHAT FEATURES CAN I USE WITH LAPS?

In addition to creating and analyzing laps, Land offers the following options:

  • Save lap: The selected lap will be saved as an independent track.
  • Unify laps: All of the laps will be merged into a single track.
  • Delete lap: The selected lap will be deleted and the two adjacent points will be joined using a straight line.

It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

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create tracks

Did you know that… TwoNav lets you create tracks using laps?

This week in “Did you know that”, we discuss one of TwoNav’s least known features: dividing tracks into laps.

One of TwoNav’s least known features is the ability to subdivide the track you’re navigating into sections, either by time or distance. These sections are called laps, and they’re very useful when analyzing each section in more detail, letting your improve your performance with every lap.

WHAT TYPES OF LAPS ARE THERE?

There are two types of laps:

  • Automatic laps: The track is divided into sections of equal size based on a fixed interval (every kilometer, every hour…).

create tracks

  • Manual laps: These are sections of the track that are not necessarily the same size (distance or time). With manual laps, it’s the user who decides where to start a new lap.

create tracks

HOW CAN I CREATE LAPS AUTOMATICALLY?

TwoNav lets you create laps automatically for any type of activity without having to interact with the app, TwoNav will create the laps using your previously specified settings. What’s more, with every new lap, TwoNav will show very useful information on the screen:

  1. Before starting the activity, set up TwoNav to create laps automatically during the activity. Go to ‘Main menu > Settings > Autolaps’ and specify whether to create laps based on time or distance.
  • Autolaps by distance: By default, the track will be divided into 1-kilometer laps.
  • Autolaps by time: By default, the track will be divided into 1-hour laps.

Note: To modify either of the two intervals above (for example, divide the track into 5-kilometer laps instead of 1-kilometer), change it directly by going into ‘Main menu > Settings > Navigation > Autolaps’.

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  1. Start your activity as usual.
  1. When you go over (1 kilometer or 1 hour), TwoNav will display a pop-up window showing highlights from the lap you just completed. This information will help you improve your performance on every lap.

Note: You can specify the information to be shown on this pop-up window by going into ‘Main menu > Settings > Alarms > Lap change’.

HOW CAN I CREATE LAPS MANUALLY?

In contrast, if you want to zero in on your performance, TwoNav gives you the option of defining your own laps. This way, you can decide when to start and finish a lap:

  1. Start your activity as usual.
  1. When you want to create a new lap, just press ‘Page tools > Mark > Lap’.

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  1. TwoNav will then display a pop-up window showing highlights from the lap you just completed. This information will help you improve your performance on every lap.

Note: You can specify the information to be shown on this pop-up window by going into ‘Main menu > Settings > Alarms > Lap change’.

  1. In addition, TwoNav will highlight the new lap using a different color from the rest of the track.
  1. If you want to create more laps, repeat the above steps as often as you need.

HOW CAN I DISPLAY LAPS?

Once they’re created, you can see the laps (both manual and automatic):

  • Overlaid on the map
  • On the listing of laps

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It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.

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customise tracks

Did you know that Land and TwoNav let you customise the look of your tracks?

This week in “Did you know…?”, we discuss the many possibilities that Land and TwoNav offer to let you freely customise your tracks so you can get the most out of them.

One of the most powerful tools in Land and TwoNav is track customisation, especially so you can see them clearly over any type of map, even when more than one map is loaded. You can modify tracks from:

  •  The properties of a specific track (the changes will only be applied to that track)
  • The general Land and TwoNav settings (the changes will be applied to every track loaded)

TRACK PROPERTIES

More than anything, any good user of Land or TwoNav loves the endless possibilities our software offers to change how tracks look. These are some of the most important customisation properties:

Track colour

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Track width

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Track line type

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Edit these and many other properties from:

  • Land: ‘Select track > Click on the button bar > Select View category’
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Files > Tracks > Select track > Select View category’

Note: These properties will be saved in tracks with the *.TRK format (they will not be saved in tracks with the *.GPX format)

GENERAL LAND AND TWONAV SETTINGS

Track with directional arrow

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Even using the above properties, it’s often hard to know what direction the track is going. If you enable this option, you will see the direction of the track overlaid on top.

Show directional arrows from:

  • Land: ‘Main menu > Options > Tracks > Draw arrows over the track’
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Full settings > Map page > Objects on map > Tracks > Draw arrows over the track’

Variable colour tracks

One of the least-known features of Land and TwoNav is the option to show a track with various colours that represent the how a field changes over the course of a route (altitude, speed, slope, time, heart rate…).

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This tool provides visual cues to give you an overall idea of the track. In other words, if you select the “Altitude” field, Land/TwoNav will show you the altitude along the track route (the brighter the colour, the higher the altitude at that point).

Enable the track gradient from:

  • Land: ‘Button bar > Track variable color’
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Full settings > Map page > Objects on map > Tracks > Track variable color’

Look of the navigated track

If you’re navigating, Land and TwoNav let you highlight the track so you don’t have to strain your eyes and can instead enjoy your outdoor activities.

customise tracks

Of the many possibilities available, we would like to point out the option of showing the current track with a double line, of changing its thickness, or even its colour:

  • Land: ‘Main menu > Options > Navigation > Tracklog’.
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Full settings > Map page > Objects on map > Tracks > Navigated track’
Track colour by laps

customise tracks

If a track is divided into laps, open it and you can analyse the track laps with visual cues that show each lap in a different colour. To change the colour of a lap, go directly into that lap’s properties and change its colour:

  • Land: ‘Select lap > Click Properties on the button bar > Select View category’
  • TwoNav: ‘Main menu > Files > Tracks > Select track > Lap analysis > Select lap > Properties’

Both Land and TwoNav let you analyse automatic segments, in which case they will be shown in alternating colours. To turn off the alternating colours, press ‘Automatic laps on map’ in the advanced settings.

It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.