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Proximity alerts


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

The GPS positioning must available and turned on to use this feature.

You can completely close the application while using this feature, notification sounds will still be played. Be careful to leave your device access the open sky so the GPS can get your precise location and the process work properly.


How to create a proximity alert?


To create a proximity alert:

  • Tap on the center screen icon and on Create a landmark ;
  • Scroll down the list and select Proximity alert ;
  • Optionally, type a name for the alert in the Name field ;
  • Choose a distance at which you'll start to be notified in the Distance field ;
  • If you want the application to repeat identical notifications every few seconds, check Repeat notifications ;
  • If you want to set this new proximity alert as the current target, check Set as target ;
  • Tap on Ok to validate.

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The GPS positioning is turned on and the proximity alert displayed on the map . Various shades of transparency indicate the 1/4, 1/2 and 1/1 notification distances from the alert center location.

To modify or delete a proximity alert:

  • Tap on the proximity alert center location and on its name ;
  • Select Edit details to modify the proximity alert or Delete to delete it.

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How to create proximity alerts from an existing set of waypoints?


To create proximity alerts from a set of waypoints, be sure this one is displayed on the map. Then:

  • Tap on the Landmarks menu icon and on Displayed landmarks ;
  • Tap on the set icon or long-tap on its name;
  • Select Proximity alert .

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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.

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