[Loadstone] approach announcement

Charlie Richardson charlieofalbany at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 8 02:29:19 BST 2007


I also remember hearing on here that if too many check points are marked 
that it is more a drain on the phone's battery because of the calculations.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlie Richardson" <charlieofalbany at hotmail.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] approach announcement


>I found that in a route you don't want to have too many check points 
>checked
> because it will start announcing them rapidly.  While on a bus my check
> points are probably 4 blocks apart from each other and riding to work in 
> the
> morning which is about 13 blocks I only have the check point of my stop
> marked which before I get on the bus is 1.46 miles away.  For the most 
> part
> my phone is in my pocket and when I feel the vibration it's time to pull 
> the
> bell for my stop.
>
> Someone once asked me how I knew exactly where to pull the bell for my 
> stop.
> I could have made it an ancient blind man secret, but I showed them the 
> GPS
> on my phone.
>
> They said the bus should use whatever I'm using because the display sign 
> on
> the bus has the wrong location on it a lot of times.
>
> I'm not sure that the bus system uses GPS.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dave Mielke" <dave at mielke.cc>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 8:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] approach announcement
>
>
>> [quoted lines by Shawn Kirkpatrick on 2007/08/07 at 17:23 -0700]
>>
>>>Nothing will turn off an approach announcement for a checkpoint (that's
>>>kind
>>>of the idea of having it checked). The isolate checkpoint just makes it a
>>>bit easier to track the next checkpoint without worrying about what way
>>>you're pressing the joystick. Probably easier to just use the 5 key and
>>>not
>>>the isolate checkpoint option.
>>
>> I don't think I explained clearly enough what I'm getting at. I like the
>> announcements on.
>>
>> I've found it effective to use a street intersection map with checkpoints
>> at
>> every major intersection. This works extremely well. What happens at a
>> major
>> interchange, though, is that several announcements quickly follow one
>> another,
>> with point 2 being annonced before I've even passed point 1. What I'm
>> asking,
>> therefore, is how the announcements are supposed to work. Is each point
>> announced as soon as it is within 10 seconds (in my case) range, or is it
>> supposed to wait until I've passed the first point (started moving 
>> further
>> away
>> from it) before locking in on the next one?
>>
>> -- 
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