[Loadstone] approaching a point
charlieofalbany at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 5 22:20:37 GMT 2007
If yours is announcing at 10 meters I'm assuming you are walking because
according to the documentation the software will calculate distance or time.
I'm usually using Loadstone on a bus as this is my biggest problem as a
blind person depending on the driver to remember the stop and let me know
when I'm there. Loadstone was usually letting me know of my next point
between 130 and 160 yards. I'm sure this is depending on the current speed
as buses don't tend to travel very fast. I was just messing around with max
distance today and changed it to 200 then 100 as the first setting was
announcing my next point before I would arrive to the previous point, over
300 yards which is apparently longer than most city blocks. Setting it to
100 is getting announcements just over 200 yards. I'm not really sure what
the value means as I thought setting it to 200 would give me announcements
as I come within 200 yards.
I use a Nokia 6682 and since it was asked, the vibrate works, but the record
memo doesn't seem to work. I'd like that record memo feature as the
extended recorder that came with Talks sounds good in theory but made real
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cathomas Jürg" <Juerg.Cathomas at sbv-fsa.ch>
To: "General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program"
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Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 1:45 PM
Subject: [Loadstone] approaching a point
when approaching a point, the first checkpoint announcement happens here at
about 30 meters.
Often, this is the only anhnouncement, because at 10 meters, it would not
I don't understand in this context the meaning of "approach time", maybe
ssomeone can explain me.
My idea is:
i can define a "first announcement distance", e.g. 75 meters.
At this distance, it wil announce
a first time "
approaching x 75 meters north"
When coming to a second approaching distance, e.g. 40 meters (a second
parameter) , it would ggive me constant information, but only about
changings in distance and direction.
So, if direction is always the same, it would just count donw and announce
(maybe, we can even omit "meters" because what esle can it be?)
if direction changes, it would aalso announce direction, e.g.
40 meters north
20 meters north west
10 meters north
Best regards and thanks a lot for implementing the german version.
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