We are probably talking about one of the most important actions a GPS can offer us. A track is, in the last analysis, a set of chronologically organized checkpoints. In this regard TwoNav allows us to use it as a destination to provide detailed information on the route one must take on any of his rides. Let’s take a look at how to manage tracks and the information they offer us.
The first step will be to choose, from amongst all the tracks stored, the one you want to take. You can access the track management through the main menu by choosing “Start.” TwoNav will offer you 6 options, including: “Track.” Hit “Track” and a list of all the tracks scored will come up. At this time you can choose whichever one you want. Initially the track chosen will give you a “preview” of basic data. Then you just have to decide whether to press “Start!” in order to navigate the track selected. Once it is functioning a red arrow indicates your position and confirms that you are navigating on the track (which sticks out on the map in blue and white).
The blue and white line is the reference point to guide you in the direction you should go along the track. One of TwoNav’s notable features with reference to following tracks is its “Off-Track Alarm:” if you get over 50 meters from the track (the distance is configurable), TwoNav “decides” that you are too far off track, and warns you with an acoustic and visual alarm.
Another track-related TwoNav tool is its guide line, which perpendicularly unites the red arrow icon (our position) with the track. If you get too far from the track the guide line will show you where it is so that you can decide whether to backtrack, or look for a better alternative on the map.
*In another article we will address Twonav’s different programmable “Alarms.”
When you select a track a set of relevant data appears at the bottom of the screen, such as altitude, distance to destination… In any case, if you want additional information, or graphs … you can access it by clicking on the bottom bar and hitting the “Page” icon on the main menu (in the lower right). Once there you can get more useful information on the track, like aggregate ascent, time remaining to your destination, and the track graph.