Temporarily Switch Off a Running Navigation
I use Locus as an universal "all-in-one" tool. Therefore I have also replaced my Garmin/TomTom car navigation device by Locus with OAM maps. It works fine.
One change I would ask for:
If I want to navigate from A-village to B-town and B-town is about 500 km away then the most normal route leads over a highway. The problem for what I need the navigation help is
- how to find out of A-village and
- how to find into B-town?
The 450 km in the middle are uncritical.
Once I am on the highway I want to switch off the Locus device until the difficult approximation to my destination. Not to be missunderstood, I firstly do not want to save energy power - the car's battery is big enough :-)
But the most important reason to switch off the mobile in the meantime is:
Normally these travels take place in summer and holiday season where the cockpit temperature not uncommonly rises up to 50 degrees or more. Even if I have 25° C in the car the temperature of the Locus device (mobile phone) rises rapidly over 40° C if it runs on heavy load during navigation. Already to protect the mobile device's accumulator I have to switch off the phone whenever it is possible. (Commercial navis like Garmin are designed to work until 90° C but also there's accumulator is suffering on high temperatures.)
So my aim I want to ask for is to temporarily switch off or disable the Locus app but without losing the configured route. Currently it is impossible. If I switch off the decive, the navigation process is further working. Maybe others like exactly this behavior.
It could be possible to distinguish between
- switch off with power button and
- minimize first and then switch off with power button
to realize the temporary disable of a configured and running navigation. Or with an additional pop-up question.