GPS track recording interrupts on Samsung A5 (2019) with Android 8

Boris shared this problem 1 month ago
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Hello Locus-community,


I'm new to this forum but using Locus since years - without any issues - until now. Thanks for this graet App!


My new Samsung A5 (2017) interrupts GPS track recording with Locus There are some points recorded, then there is a long pause, then there might be som more points. I cannot find a system behind it.

I switched off energy management and put Locus on th list of non-optimized Apps.

I also contacted Samsung and I am very angry about their 'support' telling me simply, the App causes the rouble.

Locus workes fine on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and did work fin on my S5 mini. Samsung tells me, the App (Locus) would have troubles with Android 8. I doubt...

Are there any experiences with that? How to handle??

Thanks,


Boris

Comments (6)

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Hi Boris,

we discuss this problem in our team and unfortunately, no one has a clear idea, what may cause this problem. We've prepared a special test version for you here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AWWCKKv6jkap-5nD5m39t8lLPKvjUPLH/view?usp=sharing . This version works as Locus Map Free, but prints various test messages into Locus/logs directory. So please try this version and if the same problem appears, close app at this moment and send us here log files found in mentioned Locus/logs directory. I'm anyway worried that this won't help, but at least we may try it. Thank you!

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Hej Michal,


thank you for your quick answer!

I installed the test version (with a little fear concerning co-existence with the pro-version, but I made a backup).

Later, I will reproduce the problem and send you the logs.

Thanks,

Boris

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Hej Michal,

this is both sad and good: The test version created a track without problem!

Mmmhhh.... OK, it was quite a short track and it was with "walking" as

resolution.

I will go on and try to reproduce the prob.


Boris

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Hej Michal,


here we go: Attached there is a gpx file and a coresponding log file.

What did I do? With the test-version of Locus running and tracking, I went out from harbour with the boat an put out the anchor to have a refreshing bath. After some time I left the place and went home.

Remarkable in the track is, that during the time of anchoring there are only few points recorded. I thought, a tracking was made by recording a point every 5 seconds or so. With that, it seems there are points recorded whenever there is a change of position... ??

Thanks,

Boris

<trkpt lat="54.437126" lon="10.179458">

<ele>3.55</ele>

<time>2018-07-24T13:35:17.000Z</time>

<pdop>4.00</pdop>

<extensions>

<gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension>

<gpxtpx:course>294.4</gpxtpx:course>

</gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension>

</extensions>

</trkpt>

<trkpt lat="54.437037" lon="10.179398">

<ele>6.55</ele>

<time>2018-07-24T14:08:49.000Z</time>

<pdop>4.00</pdop>

<extensions>

<gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension>

<gpxtpx:course>332.1</gpxtpx:course>

</gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension>

</extensions>

</trkpt>

<trkpt lat="54.437127" lon="10.179401">

<ele>6.55</ele>

<time>2018-07-24T16:13:12.000Z</time>

<pdop>4.00</pdop>

<extensions>

<gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension>

<gpxtpx:course>112.2</gpxtpx:course>

</gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension>

</extensions>

</trkpt>

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here's the log.....

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Hi Boris,

check your Locus settings > Track recording > select your recording profile settings > Record only when moving - is it switched on?