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Locus Map Watch


About

Android Wear/Wear OS extended screen for Locus Map in mobile or tablet. You can control comfortably the most frequently used features by it:

  • display, zoom and browse map and show your GPS position on it
  • control track recording
  • place waypoints
  • display track statistics
  • navigate your route with visual commands
  • control the app both from the display and HW buttons

App communicates with Locus Map in your mobile phone or tablet via bluetooth.

FAQs

Which watch would you recommend for Locus Map Watch?

There is no list of officially tested or supported watch for the add-on. However, Locus Map Watch should be compatible with all watches running Android Wear 1.x/2.x or Wear OS. Since you probably plan to use the watch for outdoor and/or fitness activities it might recommended to aim for the watch having its own GPS module, heart rate sensor or other hardware features you might find useful for those activities and which might be used in future versions of Locus Map Watch to extend the core functionality. Still we are committed to continue to support all the watches with Android Wear/Wear OS without any requirements on hardware features.

I have selected a new watch I want to buy. How can I check that Locus Map Watch will be compatible?

Please just look at the manufacturer's specification and search for Android Wear or Wear OS in the product description. If the watch is running any version of Android Wear/Wear OS then the add-on should work without any problems.

Please beware that some watches can actually run normal Android OS which is quite different from Android Wear operating system and is not compatible with the add-on.

How do I install Locus Map Watch on Samsung Gear S/Fit?

Unfortunately, you don't. Samsung wearable devices are using Tizen OS made by Samsung and the add-on is not compatible. Please vote for this idea at Locus helpdesk if you would like to see Samsung Gear support.

My watch use Android as OS. Can I use Locus Map Watch? Is there a support for round screen if I use Locus Map Free/Pro directly on the watch?

Unfortunately Locus Map Watch is only compatible with Android Wear/Wear OS devices. Running the add-on on such watch is not possible and by installing Locus Map Watch on the watch you are actually installing the phone counterpart of the add-on.

You should be able to install normal Locus Map Free/Pro application to your watch but its usability might be severely limited with the round screen. There is no support for round UI in Locus Map and it is not planned in the future.

Can I use Locus Map Watch as stand-alone app without a paired phone running Locus Map?

Stand-alone function is not possible at the moment. If you would like this feature please vote for this idea at Locus helpdesk >> and possibly describe what specific function you would use in a stand-alone mode.

All add-ons need to be connected to Locus Map. Switch the connection ON in Locus settings > Miscellaneous > Connect with add-ons.

manual/user_guide/add-ons/wearforlocus.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/29 11:13 by mstupka