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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.

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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.

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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’).

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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.

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

 

Tutorials
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…).

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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 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.