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Offline aggie

Route Directions
« on: March 25, 2017, 07:40:22 pm »
I downloaded the free sample for Rt 66 and Transam and it looks like I will use this format on my next ride (if available).  It appears there is a lack of written directions or am I not looking in the right place.  Also on my phone and IPad the street names for the route are very small and difficult to see.  Since I only stop periodically to check the map when I'm riding I look for the street sign to turn.  I won't be using a phone mount on my bike to monitor my progress so larger street names just for the route will be very helpful.

Offline jsieberMT

Re: Route Directions
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 08:21:05 pm »
Thanks for taking a look at the apps! We don't currently have turn by turn cue sheet functionality built into the maps but will keep it in mind for down the road. 

Offline mdxix

Re: Route Directions
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 06:23:09 pm »
I look for the street sign to turn.
Alternatively, follow the highlighted route, street names or not.

On the mobile phone, there will be an arrow indicator with your location in relation to the designated route. Make sure that arrow stays on the highlighted route.

Offline aggie

Re: Route Directions
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 01:17:15 pm »
I'm sure there are a few individuals that will have a mount for the phone and it will constantly display the map.  The arrow and map will then be easy to follow.  However I don't have a phone mount (and no intent to get one) so I will only periodically check the app to see where I'm at and whats coming up.  I'm also a little concerned about battery life.  If the street names are visible I can plan on a turn and don't have to backtrack or find a way back to the route.  I definitely won't be riding with one hand on the handlebar and looking at my phone in the other hand.   

Offline canalligators

Re: Route Directions
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 12:14:51 am »
Some people like the map, others like turn-by-turn.  Personally, I much prefer the map.  On the paper maps, I only use the narrative when there are a lot of turns in a small space, e.g. Downtown Cleveland.  The ability to zoom negates that need, for me.  But I understand that some don't get on well with maps.