Navigate between points A and B with ease whilst also knowing your remaining time and distance, your speed and elevation, and the altitude of the route. The speech output that has been included is especially useful for when your smartphone is in your pocket or if you are traveling by bike.
How do I start navigation?
Step 1: Find the route you want to navigate. If it is one of your own routes, you will find it under your name on the right top -> My Content -> Routes. Alternatively, you can open routes from the Route Finder
Step 2: Tap on "Start navigation" in the menu and off you go.
You can control, guide and guide the navigation using the "Pause" button to rely on the map.
Navigation instructions and information
On the slider above the map you can see the following information:
- A graphic showing the altitude of the entire route
- The remaining altitude in altitude until you reach your destination
- The time remaining to reach your destination
- Your current altitude
- The time already spent on the route
- Your current and average speed
To view the information, swipe the slider from right to left. Use the small arrow under the slider to open the data or hide it to enlarge the map.
The speech output that has been included for navigation means your smartphone can remain in your pocket throughout the duration of the route. The following languages are currently available: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Hebrew and Chinese.
- The language used in the app (and therefore also in the Navigation function) depends on the language setting of your device.
- Please ensure you set the media volume of your device accordingly to get the best out of Navigation’s speech output.
Navigation and maps
Our app allows you to choose from and view different styles of map. Each of these styles is based on different sources of data, e.g. OpenStreetMap, official surveying bodies or Alpine clubs. The navigation information for the maps can vary depending on the data set, which then either increases or decreases accuracy. This means the map style you choose has an impact on the quality of the navigation you get.
Navigation uses the data of the map you selected at the start. Whilst you can change the map style when navigating, this is not recommended as Navigation will continue to use the data of the map you selected originally. This means that the information you receive from Navigation might not correspond with the newly selected map.
Navigation’s other features
You can zoom in on the map while navigating and change the orientation. If you stop for a longer break, the map will align itself again with your route. The screen will stay on during navigation unless turned off manually. If you are listening to music on your smartphone whilst also running navigation, its volume will decrease during the voice announcements so that you are able to hear all the information.
Please note: The quality of your route planning can have a big impact on the quality of the navigation. If you set your waypoints inaccurately or on intersecting tracks, the system may not be able to assess the course correctly. Therefore, it is best to set waypoints in front of or behind intersections as opposed to directly on them.