Locus Wear crashing

R5O.nl shared this problem 15 days ago
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Sorry for the vague report, but let me try: Locus Wear is crashing repeatedly on the phone, as reported by the Android system.

Setup: OnePlus 8T with Locus Classic latest, Locus Map Watch 1.2.0, and the watch: a new Ticwatch Pro 3 GPS Ultra. The OSes on phone and watch are standard, latest from suppliers. Android11 on Phone, Android 9 (Wear OS3) on watch.

Want to add that I consider myself a heavy user for years of using Locus apps and also using watches. The effect I think is occurring: I am biking and want to look at watch, so I turn my arm and wrist: the screen appears with the map and it is stuck for some seconds. Also the navigation info is not yet shown. I wait for many seconds and then the navigation info might appear, or not. I turn wrist back and repeat it all: now the nav info might appear. I think meanwhile the Wear app has been restarted and finally starts sending data to watch.

I was puzzled why my hip new equipment (new phone, new watch) was 'so slow' in showing the Nav info. I now understand that the Wear app is repeatedly crashing/restarting, which explains.

I did not try to downgrade to the prev Wear app version. Also, this setup is original, not rooted, so hard time for me to retrieve the Android logging.

Hope this is enough of a report for you guys to have a look and fix it. Tnx !

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After writing this report I decided to start testing myself: as the Ticwatches are great watches, still the step to WearOS4 has not been made yet, still stuck on WearOS3. So it should be ok to downgrade Locus Wear to the previous one.

I removed Locus Wear from Watch and from phone. On the backups of my old (rooted) phones I found Locus Wear 1.1.6 and installed that on phone and watch.

This setup also works: the app starts smoothly on the watch. Even better, it is A LOT smoother: I turn my watch and bang, it is there. Just as I expect with a Ticwatch Ultra.

I now start to think something went bad in Locus Wear 1.2.0 for my setup. I will test some more and report back to you.

EDIT: I used it for some time now: I think this app downgrade does the trick for me: the watch now responds very fast: I turn my wrist and immediately all info is there, the map, incl Nav info. Also zooming in/out is now immediately, also that was stuttering with the latest Wear app.

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I went out for some jogging and have put the Locus Wear 1.1.6 to the test: works like a charm, fast and responsive. For me it is clear there is something wrong (for me) using Locus Wear 1.2.0.

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Hello,

I am sorry for the inconvenience.

We have a new update of Locus Wear, but we have some problems with publishing it on Google Play.

Hopefully, it will be soon available in store.

Thank you for the testing and feedback.


Zdenek, Locus team

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Not sure it is comparable because I only use guidance mode. But I sometimes had problems where the position on the watch was not updated or the map material was not updated and it did only show an empty grid. As well I sometimes had the error message that there was no connection to the mobile, but the watch was still connected.

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Adding a detail I noticed yesterday (and totally surprised me): the phone is stating version 1.1.6 of Locus Wear, while the watch is stating 1.2.0. Euh??? I also do not want to touch the setup right now, because it works perfectly for me. Turn the watch to activate the screen and bang: it shows the map, route, all. Just as it should :)

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I bought myself a smartwatch for outdoor navigation and I face similar issues.


When navigating or in guidance mode, Locus Wear seems to crash regularly. This is reported by Android system and also it "feels" like it (delays as described above). And the biggest issue - the (phone's) battery lasts only half a day then. Without watch navigation / guidance it's a full day.


Recording tracks via watch is working fine.


Setup: Samsung Galaxy A52, Android 12 + Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, WearOS 3.2


Help is very much appreciated. With the current battery usage it's not really practically usable. Many thanks :)

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Any idea when pushing that new version of Locus Wear to Playstore? Do you want me to test the update beforehand?

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Hi guys,

few months already I'm trying to publish the new version on Google Play but the version is always rejected, so no success so far, sorry.

For the brave and skilled users, versions are available for download and manual install in our testing Google Drive directory (next to Locus Map 4 Beta versions), so feel free to try it and let me know if finally works as expected.

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Hi, wow, didn't know it can be such a big deal to upload stuff on Play Store...


Thanks for the link! I think I'd like to give it a try but I'm wondering - this is the main Locus app and not the Wear Plugin, isn't it?


Also I'm wondering, what's the difference between the two files?


Many thanks!

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