Track recording in Locus Map can be controlled by two kinds of Locus screen panel and a widget (available only in Locus Map Pro). The type of the track recording panel that can be selected in track recording settings - sliding side panel, which is set as default, and compact bottom panel.
It slides from the left side of the screen and can be slid back by a finger. In case track recording is launched from a dedicated button in the function panel it can be slid by the “back” HW button. Its content is different in two phases of its use:
The track recording can be started with countdown that can be defined in track recording settings
Ongoing track recording is also indicated by a tab on the left edge of the screen:
Major part of the panel is covered by the track parameters that are actively monitored and displayed during the recording.
You can set which values you want to monitor:
During the recording the elevation gain value can look confusing as it displays quite large numbers - however, the value is true and displays total of elevation gain measured by your device. As the GPS-measured altitude values are quite fuzzy, the result has to be optimized. The optimization is calculated later after saving the track so as not to waste battery life of your device.
Controls of the track recording are under the monitoring items:
stops recording and proceeds to saving the track
pauses recording. Paused recording is also indicated by a on-screen label:
Repeated tapping unpauses the recording.
adds a waypoint to the track - you can select among a simple point, photo point, audio point and video point.
Options can be found in the topbar.
An additional compact bottom panel is another option of displaying track recording. It can be set in track recording settings.
After track recording start, controls change into following:
In this panel you can insert a waypoint in the track as well:
Settings icon indicates used recording profile.
Widget is available only in Locus Map Pro Track recording in Locus Map can be comfortably started from a widget. There are two sizes available:
Widget (both sizes) in recording-ON mode: