[Loadstone] approach announcement
shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Wed Aug 8 08:08:28 BST 2007
This could be true but I think you'd have to have a lot of checkpoints
before things started being effected. The problem you'd probably notice
first would be a general slow down of the program. I don't know what the
number of checkpoints would have to be for this to happen thoe.
On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Charlie Richardson wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> my phone is in my pocket and when I feel the vibration it's time to pull
>> bell for my stop.
>> Someone once asked me how I knew exactly where to pull the bell for my
>> I could have made it an ancient blind man secret, but I showed them the
>> on my phone.
>> They said the bus should use whatever I'm using because the display sign
>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>> every major intersection. This works extremely well. What happens at a
>>> interchange, though, is that several announcements quickly follow one
>>> with point 2 being annonced before I've even passed point 1. What I'm
>>> 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
>>> from it) before locking in on the next one?
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