Navigation in the altimeter page while looking at an Recorded acivity or a Saved track, and a suggested feature.

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987
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Navigation in the altimeter page while looking at an Recorded acivity or a Saved track, and a suggested feature.

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GPSMAP 66st software 4.20, gps software 2.70.

Hi.
I have observed an issue while looking into Recorded activities or Saved tracks.
If one has a saved activity or a saved track.
Enters the recording, goes to the tab for the altimeter and do one of the following things.
A)
1. Press D-pad up or down to enter into the elevation plot.
2. Press Menu -> adjust zoom ranges.
3. After adjusting press Quit.
4. Press up or down to re-enter the elevation plot.
5. Now try to move left or right, instead of moving along the elevation plot, the unit moves to the information or the map tab (not expected).

B)
1. Press D-pad up or down to enter into the elevation plot.
2. Move left or right to a position on the plot.
3. Press Menu -> View map.
3. After viewing map press Quit.
4. The elevation plot stills shows the position you selected.
5. Now try to move left or right, instead of moving along the elevation plot, the unit moves to the information or the map tab (not expected). This also occurs if one first tries to press up or down to select an elevation plot.



A new feature i would like to suggest is that the elevation plot should calculate and show an "current speed" at the plot position.
Something which one can see in some computer program, but it could be a nice feature on the device as well.
I don't know if sensor data is stored and could be shown as well in the plot. For example the current temperature, cadence and other information that connected devices send to the GPS unit. Since i don't have such sensors i cannot verify how it works, but i think it could be interesting for persons who has such sensors.
I understand that it would be limited to be saved only as often as a point is saved, but it would still be a lot better and nicer than nothing.

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Re: Navigation in the altimeter page while looking at an Recorded acivity or a Saved track, and a suggested feature.

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987 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:07 pm
GPSMAP 66st software 4.20, gps software 2.70.

Hi.
I have observed an issue while looking into Recorded activities or Saved tracks.
If one has a saved activity or a saved track.
Enters the recording, goes to the tab for the altimeter and do one of the following things.
A)
1. Press D-pad up or down to enter into the elevation plot.
2. Press Menu -> adjust zoom ranges.
3. After adjusting press Quit.
4. Press up or down to re-enter the elevation plot.
5. Now try to move left or right, instead of moving along the elevation plot, the unit moves to the information or the map tab (not expected).

B)
1. Press D-pad up or down to enter into the elevation plot.
2. Move left or right to a position on the plot.
3. Press Menu -> View map.
3. After viewing map press Quit.
4. The elevation plot stills shows the position you selected.
5. Now try to move left or right, instead of moving along the elevation plot, the unit moves to the information or the map tab (not expected). This also occurs if one first tries to press up or down to select an elevation plot.
Sounds a lot like Bug 70 in GPSMAP 66 > Common Issues, of which Garmin is aware and have assigned case #881.

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Re: Navigation in the altimeter page while looking at an Recorded acivity or a Saved track, and a suggested feature.

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987 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:07 pm
A new feature i would like to suggest is that the elevation plot should calculate and show an "current speed" at the plot position.
Something which one can see in some computer program, but it could be a nice feature on the device as well.
I don't know if sensor data is stored and could be shown as well in the plot. For example the current temperature, cadence and other information that connected devices send to the GPS unit. Since i don't have such sensors i cannot verify how it works, but i think it could be interesting for persons who has such sensors.
I understand that it would be limited to be saved only as often as a point is saved, but it would still be a lot better and nicer than nothing.
All very popular requests since the first GPSr capable of showing elevation plot information (Colorado series) was introduced. But Garmin have elected to maintain that the 'Elevation Plot' is just that, and 'Elevation Plot', no more, no less.

I certainly agree it would be nice to view all these additional details for each plot point of a recorded track, but those requests, made many times over the previous decade have always fallen on deaf ears.

Perhaps it is time to remind Garmin of this common request for possible consideration in newer devices under development.

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Re: Navigation in the altimeter page while looking at an Recorded acivity or a Saved track, and a suggested feature.

Post by 987 »

Thanks for pointing me to bug 70, for some reason i missed it while searching.
I will write a suggestion to Garmin. This whole topic can be removed if you like, since the bug was already present is just noise.

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Re: Navigation in the altimeter page while looking at an Recorded acivity or a Saved track, and a suggested feature.

Post by gpsrchive »

No removal necessary, your post just reinforces the desire of their customer base!

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