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Proximity alerts

Proximity alerts allow you to be automatically warned by the application if you go close enough from a location.

How to create a new proximity alert?

  • Click on the Landmarks menu and select the Create a landmark item;
  • Alternatively, you can click on the center icon and select Create a landmark ;
  • In the displayed list, select Proximity alert ;

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  • If you want, you can choose a name for the alert in the field ;
  • Choose a distance at which you'll start to be notified in the field , or leave empty to use the default value;
  • Click on the Ok button.

The GPS Position is turned on , and the proximity alert is displayed on the map . Various shades indicate the 1/4, 1/2 and 1/1 notification distance from the alert location.

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How to create proximity alerts from existing waypoints and sets?

In order to create proximity alerts from existing waypoints and sets, display them on the map and:

  • Click on the Landmarks menu and select the Displayed landmarks item;
  • Long press the waypoint or set from which to create the alert(s) ;
  • Select the Proximity alert menu item.

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Notification signals when approaching an alert location

As soon as you enter a location alert circle, the application will play sound notifications to help you find your way to the location without handling your device:

  • When going towards the location, while being in the external circle area (from 1/1 to 1/2 of the alert distance), the application will play one (1) “good way” beep;
  • When going towards the location, while being in the middle circle area (from 1/2 to 1/4 of the alert distance), the application will play two (2) “good way” beeps;
  • When going towards the location, while being in the center circle area (closer then 1/4 of the alert distance), the application will play three (3) “good way” beeps;
  • When going away from the alert location, the application will play one (1) “wrong way” beep;
  • When going out of the alert distance circle, the application will play two (2) “wrong way” beeps and then stop sounds.

The application repeats the sounds approximately every 3 seconds.

The GPS Position must available and turned on to activate this feature. You can completely close the application while using this feature, sounds will still be played. Be careful to leave your device access the open sky so the GPS can get your location, otherwise the notifications won't work properly.

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