Support for Garmin Edge Remote

Greg Bradley shared this idea 2 years ago
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Hi,


does locus maps support the Garmin Edge Remote? If not, do you play to support it in a future release?


Thanks in advance

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Good day Greg,


this piece of hardware is currently not supported.


If such device will be supported in future is in starts, currently can't promise.

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Hi Menion,


it would be a great and unique feature - i loved to control the map-zoom level without putting my hands from the handlebar. Before i sold my edge 1000 and switched to locus maps...


As you already support other ant+ devices, maybe its not much effort for adding this device...#

Many greetings

Greg

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Hello,

Is there any other chance to control the zoom level and display on/off from the handlebar?

I saw that o-synce has launched a product called multi remote which is supposed to control some android navigation software but locus is not mentioned there. Is there any remote that can be used for locus?

Thanks for your suggestion,

Dirk

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Hello Dirk,


I'm not aware of any such device, anyway if any device support using "Android Intent" system to control any application, it may then be possible to use it also for Locus. But if such device exists, sorry, don't know.


Maybe you should read this topic as it's close to what you want achieve: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/to_control_the_track_recording_via_a_remote_device_e_g_a_bluetooth_headset .

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Hi Menion,


any news about supporting this device (ant+, Garmin Remote)?


Many greetings,

Greg

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Good day Greg, no, not planned for now.

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is it possible to sponsor this support?

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Good day Greg, I'm sorry, but our main problem is time. And this topic does not seems to bring enough interest in users to consider it's implementation for now. I'm not marking this topic as "declined", because there is a chance that Garmin Edge will be in interest of more people later. Thanks for understanding.

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Hi Menion,


any new plans for this feature? Is there anything i can do for that (may be beta testing, translations...)?


Many greetings,

Greg

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Good day Greg,

as you see by number of votes, no change. And no change on my side as well.

To be true, do not expect it will be ever implemented, thanks for understanding.

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I use O_synce ANT+remote with IPBike. It is very usefull when you are Mountain Bike at rainy / snowy days.

I think the trick is to put the sensors (ANT+/ BT Le) seperatly in a second Program. Like IPsensorman / IPbike do.

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This would be a pretty awesome feature. If it isn't something you want to deal with in terms of bluetooth/ant+ device support, you could always add public intents to the locus api for things like: Map Zoom In, Map Zoom Out, Toggle dashboard overlay, etc? Then we could either write our own locus plugins or use something like tasker to control the zoom level. The biggest plus on the Edge 1000 (and other Garmin devices supporting the remote) from my experience is navigating through the data fields without having to reach up and swipe along the screen. With Locus maps, we don't have access to multiple dashboards at once (via swiping or any other method aside from going into the settings, selecting a different dashboard and that one loads), so... that's kind of moot, but zooming in an out and toggling the dashboard display would be nice. Hey, a quick way to toggle between the available dashboards would also be pretty awesome (then you could just delete all the dashboards you don't want in your toggle style, or keep navigating through the dashboards until you reach the one you want).


The idea of a remote from a cyclists perspective is just... awesome. Anything that reduces the time your hands are off the bars increases safety, especially when your focus is already compromised by looking elsewhere (i.e., at Locus).

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Oh, and it would also be nice to have a public intent to show the cue sheet (itinerary) during navigation :) For cycling.

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It would be a very useful feature for people with a dupuytren's contracture - like me (in both hands)...