Garmin Varia - quick on/off of sounds/alarms

Ulrich Kiermayr shared this idea 9 months ago
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Hi.


I like the Garmin radar Integration. One thing I noticed on tour:


While being on a road, the radar alarms are really helpful. While being on a bike-path parallel to a road they are rather pointless, because it alerts cats on the road - Which is not relevant fΓΌr me.


Since it is not possible to decide the two cases automatically, I suggest a way to turn the alerts on and off via a single button that is easily reachable.


(For me a dashboard field would be best, but anything easier than going through several submenus is ok)


Greetings, Ulrich

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Hello Ulrich,

it should be easily possible to place "Sensors manager" shortcut to the side functions panel. It is then just three taps to disable the sensor and return back to the map. Hope this helps.

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In principle yes (which is what I am doing now), but this has 2 drawbacks:


1. In have a lot of sensors and varia is the last one - so scrolling down is required. And 3 clicks and a scroll are still a lot to Klick and hit while riding (today more than 10 times on our tour in Hungary, where there are a lot of stitches between bike path and road)


2. This way I can only turn off the radar entirely and not only silence it, restraining the graphical information.


Greetings, Ulrich

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Thanks for the small "push" Ulrich. Thanks to this, I've made some improvements I missed as well.

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- visible battery level directly on the panel

- visible "mute" state

Both are visible on the screenshot. Currently highlighted part of the panel is clickable and it toggles mute on/off. I need to test it in the field if this smaller area will be sufficient ... we will see.

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Great πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜


I am on tour for one more week. So i can test if it helps

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Thanks for the offer. If you want, give a try to the fresh Beta version. Hope it will work without a problem.

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Hi. The mute button works great πŸ‘


What I noticed: the battery indicator jumpes (the levels) if it is showing multiple different values alternating.


Greetings, Ulrich

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May you please describe the battery problem in detail? I see a stable valid icon in my case.

The value may also be checked in the "Sensors manager" screen, where is visible battery level in percents in the radar panel.

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The icon jumps between one showing a higher charge and one showing a lower charge.


I will check in the sensors manager later today and try to capture a video of this.


LG Ulrich

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@Menion what is the best way to share the video with you?

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Hello Ulrich, most easy is to upload it to any own cloud (Google Drive, ...) and share the link. I may alternatively create a place on our cloud where you may upload it if needed. Thanks

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Eh, thanks, how this may happen? 😒

In the Sensors manager, this value is constant or is it jumping as well?

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To my observation it is constant. For sure not jumping at that rate.

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Thanks Ulrich, so this is really a problem of the main screen only. I still can't simulate this issue.

It looks to me like you are connected to two radars at once with different battery levels :)


I do not want to bother you now with some special version, so I'll firstly try it properly on the bike, thanks for now!

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I am always happy to help. So no bother if you want me to test things ,πŸ˜‰πŸ‘


On a serious note: I do not have 2 radars (obviously). But I also have a speed and a cadence sensor that report battery levels. So maybe they get mixed in?

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Ah, that helped!!! Indeed, once I've connected spd&cadence sensor, the same issue happens.

Nice, fixed, thanks a lot!

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Always a pleasure πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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