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 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?
Depending on what you selected, TwoNav will show one of the following:
- Bearing from your current position to the point selected.
- Name of the element selected (if you clicked on a waypoint, track, route, street, POI, etc.).
- Coordinates of the point (if no element is selected).
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?
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).
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.
It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.
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