Tracking

Track your voyages

Tracking

Tracks

The Tracks-section shows the recorded tracks. It uses OpenSeaMap. You may choose between different maps - Open-Street-Map, Bike-and-Hike, Topographie - in the settings dialog.

Currently these data is stored: Time, position latitude and longitude, speed, heeling. The distance value of a waypoints in track is calculated when showing.

Tracks

The main view shows your tracking data of one or several days (1).

At the top some statistical information is given (2) as start time, end time, time spent, top speed (speed), and average speed (avg). You may wipe at the top section to move to your next / previous track.

The edit button (3) opens a popup menu that lets you edit your track. The things you can do to tracks:

  • export the track to gpx
  • export it to csv to edit it in ms excel or google spreadsheet.
  • export the map to jpg image
  • share tracks stats
  • delete the whole track.

Exported files are stored in the Downloads section of your phone. You'll find a notification in the notification area to directly open them into a suitable app.

The show track button (4) lets you choose one or more tracks by date.

Tracks

When you zoom in, markers for the recorded waypoints are shown. Tapping at a marker detailed information is displayed in the marker bubble (1):

  • heading at this point
  • speed
  • total distance up to here
  • heeling if selected in the sailing view
  • date and time
  • position

Format and units are shown as configured in the settings dialog.

When you tap at the bubble a popup menu appears where you can:

  • delete the waypoint,
  • delete the waypoints to this waypoint
  • delete the waypoints from this waypoint,
  • copy the coords to the clipboard,
  • share the data by the system's share function.

Backup and Restore

Backup

You can backup your tracks to a zip - file and restore it if required. Use the option - menu at the tracking - screen and choose the desired location on your device or the cloud on the dialog that follows.

Tracking

allows you to store the geocordes as well as the speed and bearing of your trip. You can start or stop tracking here.

Tracking

There are three modes:

Regatta (8) - mode stores your position every 30 seconds, while the distance to the last position must be at least 10 meters. The location is not stored if the accuracy is not at least 10 m. By this a lot of data is produced and a lot of battery consumed, so this mode only fits for few hours.

Daysail stores your position every 2 minutes while the distance to the last position must be at least 20 meters, as well as the accuracy must be less than 20 m. This mode is suitable if you sail next to the coast and need detailed data.

Cruising (7) takes the data every 10 minutes if your position has changed for at least 20 meters. Use this mode if you want just an overview for your trip or if you are sailing far from the coast.

Tracking continues running in the background as long as the phones gps-sensor is active. You can also stop tracking by pointing at the notificaition shown in the notification selection of your phone. If the notification is not shown tracking is no longer running, possibly beeing stoppend by the android operating system.

Long Time Tracking

When tracking and not using your phone for a certain time the system will go into a battery-save-mode and stop all applications and background services, including tracking. In this case tracking won't work until you wake up your device again by switching it on and starting an app.

To avoid this we give you the possibility to exclude Boatspeed from battery-manager and provide you with a dialog and shortcut link. For security reasons we can't free Boatspeed directly from battery manager, and maybe you don't even want it. Anyway you can do it easily now.

Removing the app from battery management might help with the problem, but it is not garanteed. Most devices also seem to disable gps and location services while sleeping, and in this case boadspeed tracking might even start but not get any data. And unfortually ther seems to be no way to exclude the location services from battery - management.

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