Support for Galaxy Gear (Tizen OS)

jpservices01 shared this idea 2 years ago
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Hi:


I am a happy user of a Galaxy Gear S2 and lover of Locus. Is their a way to bring a dashboard of Locus on the Gear? Or even get a portion on the displayed map?


When guide on or navigation is active that would be nice to be able to go without having to pull your phone out of your bag. Maybe recording a point directly from the watch would be great...


I guess this could be come something rather similar to the add on for the Sony watch.


Thanks.

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Same here. I am a regular user of Locus Map Pro and a simple dashboard of Locus when there is an on-going track with main information (elevation, distance, time since start) would be great!

This would come very handy and this is where a smartwatch shine. I hate having to take out my smartphone when hicking and it is not even possible when biking whereas the watch is always at my wrist.

Thank you!

Keep up with the good work!

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Another vote for this - New Gear S3 owner and heavy Locus Pro user!

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Pareil pour moi ,j’utilise locus pro pour des randonnées sur mon téléphone et S-Health

sur ma Gear S3 en attendant un add on de locus pour les Gear S3

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I am also a Gear S3 owner and Locus Pro user since years and would like this feature very much!


Thanks for your excellent work on locus map!

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Hi, First of all: great job on the app. I use it all the the time. love the features.

But as a sportsmen (running mostly) I was searching for a new sport(smart)watch with navigation capabilities.

Therefore I find a pity that samsung gear isn't supported, since it will probably become the most common wearable (Samsung is promoting the wearables in my country actively).

I've read you not support the OS of the samsung gears.

But I can tell you as a member of a running community, this might be the future. Because a Gear Fit 2 cost only ±€200 so a lot (and I mean a LOT) of (amateur sports) people will become potential buyers (for LM). Don't miss the that train. Other developers are catching up.

I love Locus Maps and I want to use it for running purposes. running a GPX tracks with navigation at your wrist. A dream comes true.

Thanks anyway.

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One more voice for adding appl also for Samsung Gear S3 system!

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I own a Gear S3 Frontier and would love to have Locus on my watch!

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Yes please!!!! Thumbs up all the way!

Gear S2/S3 DON'T HAVE A SINGLE APP available so far that can be used for waypoint navigation!

If that's not convincing enough then I don't know what is?!

I'd be willing to pay for an app that can either work with Locus android app and be standalone app on the gear itself: nothing fancy, as long as it allows recording waypoints and navigate to previously recorded/imported waypoints or tracks. If you could pre-load offline maps that would be even better but atm there's absolutely nothing allowing waypoint nation as a standalone feature on Gear watches. Tbh I bough it hoping it would have that capability so it was a bit of shock to learn that it doesn't...

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Oh my god...Locus Map on the Gear S3...THAT WOULD BE AWESOME...just a twist of the hand and a map shows me where I am. I LOOOOVE Locus Map and use it on every mountain tour all over the world. Please guys from Locus, get his thing going and enable us to leave out phones in the backpacks.

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just want to keep this idea alive.

Would love to use locus map on my s3

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There's absolutely nothing for the s3 and hiking besides fitness apps which are not as "geared" to hiking as locus.

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Please Locus make support for S3.

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Please add support for the S3 watch!!

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I would be happy to see Locus on the gear S3 watch!

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Would be great opportunity !!!

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Hopefully we will see this soon: https://twitter.com/locusmap/status/938352629066891269

That would be so great.

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Unfortunately it looks more like Android wear support is coming as this http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/android-wear-support is marked as In progress and Galaxy S2/S3 is still marked as Collecting votes …

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Many applications develop extenstion for andorid wear, but tizen has a larger market share than android wear. So it must be the interest of the developers to propose extensions where there is the most user

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Good day Hean,

it does not be a must of interest! We are thinking about making add-on for a Tizen devices, but decision was not yet made. Creating Tizen based extension is a lot more complicated then creating Wear extension, so it is more about finding compromise between invested time & usage of what we create.

We'll inform in this topic, in moment we make final decision. Thanks for understanding.

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thank you for your answer I totally understand your point of view I hope you find an economical way to satisfy the Tizen users

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Yes i'am waiting for this features Gear S3 also

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Support for Gear S3 would be awesome...

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I also expect the LOCUS map to work on gear s3

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I´m also user from the locus pro since many years and very happy in using by hiking. Since one year I have a Gear S3. I´d like to use the gear with Locus. I´m looking forward for a decision for this. Thank you in advance.

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Do you think,you could get any support from Samsung? From my Point of view it would increase the usage of LOCUS and the watches from Samsung. If I would like to buy a watch, it would strongly influence my purchase decision.

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Ein Add-On für die Gear das wär der Hammer.

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I would also be very happy to have Locus Map for Samsung Gear S3. I'm using Locus map since couple of years, I also have Gear S3 since one year, and some functions like, Record track, store waypoints, map navigation, etc. would be awesome to have on my Gear. Thanks for support.

Peter

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People.. use the vote button in the first post instaed of just posting text..(except if you have some more information to bring to the attention of locus staff)

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I would also love to see a tizen app/widget from Locus. Would head to purchase loads of maps straight away. as of now, there is no way to get topo maps onto tizen, so I would say the market and the demand is definitely there!

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Samsung Gear s3 is actual one of the best smartwatches in combination of civil+outdoor+sport. Please support this. Im using Locus now a long time and i'm happy also in using itg for geocaching. The connection to the smartwatch, maybe together with the android phone would be really great.

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Please add also the TAG "Samsung Gear S3".

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a combination of Samsung Gear S3 and Locus Map would be perfect. I hope that a positive decision in support of Samsung S3 Gear will soon be taken.

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Hope soo too samsung s3 and locus prefect match

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Basically the S3 is useless for me without this feature. I searched the whole net and there are many people looking for a true hiking app with maps on the gear s3. I still wonder why nobody did this.

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Ci sono novità per quanto riguarda l'uso di Locus pro sull'orologio Gear S3 Frontier? Io lo userei in abbinamento a Samsung S7 Hedge. Sarebbe l'unica app ad offrire un servizio di navigazione per questo orologio, che è tra i migliori in commercio nel suo genere (secondo me, alcuni forum e riviste del settore mobile). Sono arrivato a Locus pro per altre esigenze, ma se nel cercare un'app per gear s3 avessi trovato l'aplicativo che richiedeva l'acquisto dell'app sul cell, non avrei esitato a comprarla... Di conseguenza credo porterebbe anche diversi nuovi acquirenti per l'app...

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I take advantage of this new comment to report to yoi an application for gear that works very well with Maps. This is smartwatchstudio's gear navigation (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=smartwatchstudios.app.com.gearfitnavigation)


We follow directly on the watch a route planned on maps. If this developer can do it you can do the same or contact this company for know-how transfer.

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Scusate ma non sono riuscito a capire se possibile visualizzare su Samsung Gear spot (tizen os) locus maps pro?

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I would love to get support for my Gear S3 Frontier! I have an app on the watch that takes the turn information from Google maps and sends it to the watch. Quite useful when walking in a different city!

My wife has Cachly on her iPhone and Cachly on her Apple Watch is very cool. I'd love to get that functionality for Locus and my Gear S3.

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Now that Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch running Tizen also, it would make sense to add support for Tizen. It's here to stay.

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Hello Jan,

thanks for the info and your interest in this topic. In fact Menion and I have been following the situation around Galaxy Watch release as there have been speculations that the new Samsung watch could be running Wear OS. But in the end and honestly not so surprisingly it will be built on Tizen 4.0 OS. So yeah, Tizen is here to stay and I will be doing some research on Tizen SDK as a result. Cannot promise anything right now though, Tizen is still a big unknown for us and is unfortunately completely different from our Android/Wear OS ecosystem.

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There are so many of us Samsung smart watch users keeping our fingers crossed for your team to successfully implement Locus Maps on Tizen!I really hope that the new Samsung Watch will motivate you guys to make our "dreams" come true. :)

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I absolutely agree. Without a hiking/mapping app, this watch is pretty much worthless to me. If Locus would support Gear, this could be a success.

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Have you looked at Map My Run in the Galaxy Apps store? That will record your hiking stats. I don't believe it provides any navigational support, though. I use the supplied Samsung Fitness app on my S3 to record my hikes while geocaching. It records the track, heart rate, altitude, speed/pace etc. and displays it on a map when finished. I had no problems running it concurrently with Locus. I exported the track as GPX and imported into Locus. But again, no navigational support while hiking.

The S3 is certainly more robust for this than my wife's Apple watch, though. On a recent 6 hour hike, we both started recording a 'Hiking' activity on our fully charged watches. The Apple Watch put out a low battery warning at about the 5 hour point. My S3 was still around 85% at that same point.

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You are right recording a hike is supported by many apps. But what I really need is an app that shows me the map with bread crumbs where I started and the pre-loaded GPX path I want to follow (with zoom in/out capabilities) and start/stop. This is really for navigation purposes. Today I have to take the phone out of the rucksack switch it on/log in and check it.

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I totally agree with Ingo. Just this last few weeks we hiked in the Harz in Germany. I had to dig up my phone every time we came to a junction. The watch app would allow me to see where I need to go. Zoom in and out rotating the bezel and swiping.

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You can use for that GPX tracker it is a gear apps on samsung store

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The GPX Tracker app seems to allow only to send tracks from the watch to the Phone. No views on the watch itself. However there is another app "GPX Route Tracker" that allows to send from the phone a GPX route to the watch (or alternatively download from the internet a GPX route directly to the watch). Have to check this further out, So far performance of this app seems pretty slow, map providers are limited to Google and Leaflet, GPX transfer is a bit cumbersome. Will test and get some feed back.

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I agree. It will only register a track and allow you to transfer it to the phone. I installed it but found it to be unreliable. In several cases the track looked like Micado....

The locus tracking function is very robust and reliable. I also love the interface with the altitude graph.

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it is gpx route tracker

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Locus is great for hiking, taking walks through the rough. Locus provides the maps to do so. Otherwise I could have used Tom Tom or Sygic, the latter I happen to use in my car. To give you an idea: this summer vacation I plotted a hike which took me along paths that were partially overgrown. They were on the Locus map! I would like to be able to glance at my Gear Sport to see if I have to take the next path to the left, right or straight ahead, without the need to pull my phone from my pocket.

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Hi, any news? :)

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Ditto!

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Hello guys,

sorry for the delays, the beta version of the add-on is now ready for couple of weeks and its is intended to be used with current Locus Map Free (we will probably have to release LM Pro add-on separately later because of some Samsung limitations).

We have not yet managed to release it though, because we are not meeting Samsung validation requirements and each iteration of testing done by Samsung validation team takes a couple of days so that is a problem. The add-on seems to be basically OK for Gear S3 and Galaxy Watch but we have trouble on Gear S2 for some reason and it cannot be unfortunately released without full Gear S2 support. So we will be buying some used Gear S2 now to be able to continue working on the add-on which will probably lead to additional 2 weeks of delay. Sorry.


Now if you still wanted to try the add-on even in this state and you have Samsung phone with Galaxy Apps and have Galaxy Apps account (only Samsung phones paired with Samsung Watch are supported for closed beta test for some reason ) you could write me an email at milan.cejnar@asamm.com saying that you would like to test the add-on and include your Galaxy Apps account email so that I could release a beta test targeting your account directly. I would also start a new forum thread if there is anyone interested in this form of testing.


Anyway thanks for being patient, hopefully we will manage to sort out all the problems soon.

Best Regards

Milan

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Dobrý den měl bych zájem o testování doplnku na Galaxy watch . Děkuji Hájek

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thank you for all these explanations I understand the difficulties you;I do computer development myself. I wish you a lot of courage and I will have patience as much as it takes to solve your problems .


Best regards


Jean-Marc

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Excellent! I, and I think many others, am very pleased that you decided to do the work. Looking forward to next summer to use it.

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Great. I am interested. Sent you an email with the requested info. Pls open a new thread for feedback on beta testing. Looking forward to it.