Quickly change recording profile while track recording is going on

ta-ka shared this idea 4 years ago
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A new track recording panel has been introduced since Locus 2.20.2.x and the panel has a selector of the track recording profile. I like it very much because it gives an easy and quick way to change the recording profile.


However the selector is available only before starting the track recording. Once track recording is started, you have to go through the settings menu to change the profile. It takes 5 taps which is a lot and hard to do that especially in the outdoor.


So, I would like to request to make the quick profile selector possible to use also while track recording is going on.

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+1 ;)

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I'd also like to be able to quickly switch

profiles during track recording, e.g. I'm hiking, at some point I see that the upcoming path is

not yet mapped, thus switch to maximum recording accuracy, and later

again to normal hiking profile.


Suggestion: Add "profile switching" as a

source for the elements (like "Speed", "Chart (Altitude)" etc) so those users that want it can add it to Track record side panel.

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During last vacation in Scotland and a business trip to Switzerland, Locus was again useful, but I missed this option again: I often walked a while on a mapped path (=I wanted only few track points to make track compact & fast loading), then for some minutes on an unmapped (=wanted maximum track points for accurate mapping), then again longer time on mapped ways,... so I was changing profile maybe 10 times per hour.


Alternative or supplementing feature: Add "reduce track points" function (e.g. Douglas-Peucker algorithm which does not simplify too much despite massively reducing amount of points) so I can always record with maximum accuracy (even when recoding 6 hours a day) and, after having exported & mapped, reduce track in Locus to reasonable size and make it load much faster.

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I would like to suggest one improvement for profile change from the widget(3.4.0.x) which has a settings button to directly open track recording settings screen.


The proposal is: just after new profile is selected in the track recording settings screen, Locus automatically closes the settings screen. Then, one tapping action is reduced and the profile selection from the widget practically acts as quick change.


Since the green popup message notifies the selected profile name, there seems no strong reason to stay in the track recording settings screen. And even if profile change action is started from locus map screen, the same behavior shouldn't be a problem.


Could you think about this possibility?

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Hello ta-ka, guys,


In latest beta version was introduced change in track record settings. Direct tap on profile change it! and tap on settings button next to name allows to edit profile settings. I believe, this change allows a lot faster change of profile and keep ability to simply edit it's settings.


What you request is immediately after change, return back. I'm trying to think, what as user may expect after tap on any item in list and I have to say, that definitely not that whole screen closes before hand and return back, sorry.


Take new solution as final as it keeps a good compromise between usability and speed of selection.

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I gave it a try inv3.5.2 Now it's 6 taps in quickly appearing windows to change the recording profile - the division into 2 parts (profile activiation and opening the settings) improved the situation :-)


Although I can live quite well with it, I'd still prefer a button for dashboard and/or recording side panel -- but what I picked up in other topics like pop-up, I doubt deep customization is currently matching Menion's mind/ideas ;-| which I find a little odd, because right panel, main menu function list, dashboards etc. can be customized and this made Locus the app of my choice: It simply matches best to my needs. I packed only the functions I really need to the quickly accessible positions, but sadly, some often used functions like recording profile choice can't be added there, so customization is limited "a little too early" for me.

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Hello guys,


I've made this our small "topic of the day" in company discussion and we see this as really special request that has use case only for a minority of users. As Georg mentioned, latest 3.5.2 bring new improvement that allows to tap directly on profile name to activate it. It improve speed of change a lot.


It should be enough for now, guys. Sorry. Another improvements declined.