Hello here is the little description of the Navigation possibilities and method of the GH625
Navigation with Training Gym (TG) V2.1 from Global Sat.
In the watch Firm Ware (FW) version 1.12 F-GGH-2A-0905191
1. Making an track and import it:
• You can make a track with different programs, like Nokia sport tracks, Bikely.com or GPSies.com. and many more or download from the watch.
• Important is the fact that a file GPX or KML should not have waypoints, you get an ERROR when you want to import them.
• Tracks can’t be done with TG, you can download from the watch or import.
• Tracks can be uploaded to the Watch; the destination in the watch is in the [Activity] menu.
2. Working with a track:
• If you look in the submenu [activity info] you will see the tracks you did your self or the uploaded ones.
• Select one by pressing [OK]
• You now see the results of your training track, select [TRACK BACK ?]
• Select [BACKWARD] or [FORWARD]
• Before you can start you need a fix on the satellite.
• You now can follow the track; in case waypoints are loaded into the watch you will see them as well on the map screen.
• Before you start you should press [OK] in the user page to start the recording.
• If you not close to the track you can [GO TO START] or [GO TO END]
• In the map you will see a dotted line and a line a little bit thicker then the track, the thicker line is the actual recording from your self while you busy with your activity.
• In the map screen you can zoom in [۷ ]or ۸] ] zoom out, range is 5 meters to 200 km
• Experian’s tell that 200 m for cycling is good to do, but you can select what you like.
• Don’t forget that the map always stays North, if you traveling South and the line shows a left line it means you have to go a right!
• After finishing press [ESC/LAP] to so save the data. You can download the track in to TG, and you will see the track displayed on Google map, and see the training results.
3. Waypoint navigation:
• Since the new software TG V2.1 you can create waypoints with [PLANNING TOOL] in [main menu] (see fig.)
• The waypoints are alphanumeric sensitive, so you should label them for example A001 or smaller A01, gives still the possibility of A99 numbers.
• The A standing for route A, B for route B
• The letter in front is necessary if you have more then one route, because in the watch you will see all waypoints.
• In the LOCATION NAME there is space for maximum 6 characters.
• With creating the waypoints I personally use behind the LOCATION NAME an space and the letters L (for Left turn) and R (for Right turn) the S (can be used for Straight)
• The positioning from the waypoints can be done in the next road, but not always to far in, otherwise you can confuse your self by the distant you still have to go. I.e. two side ways to the right within 100 m. with a waypoint say 100m in the first right can let you go in to the second right because of the distant display gives A003 R with 100m to go. Of course you can turn back, but you don’t want to do that too often.
• Make sure that the last waypoint is near the place you want to finish, because at the last waypoint the watch wants to save the data.
• After you finished you can download the track from the watch, if you want to see the waypoints as well make sure you download them as well in the same day.
• Working with waypoints has the advantage that you always can see if you go in the right direction.
• After you created the waypoints you can upload them to the watch, by selecting those you want.
4. Making a route in the watch and follow it:
• To create a route you have to go to the menu [NAVIGATION]
• Select [ROUTES], select [CREATE NEW ROUTE], if you not having a route already.
• You will see ------- -:- --.- km, press [OK]
• Now you see your created waypoints, made in TG, in alphanumeric order.
• You select each waypoint by pressing [OK] then [OK] again, go arrow down and select the next waypoint by [OK] etc.
• Don’t press [delete?], all waypoints will be deleted, so no route is created.
• If you made a mistake, finish the route first and then use the option to insert or delete.
• If the waypoints are all in, you press [FOLLOW]
• The question [DO YOU RECORD RUNNING DATA?] [YES] [NO] comes up.
• Normally you would press [YES]
• Now the map appears automatically and shows the first waypoint in the right hand screen. An arrow showing the direction you have to go, the location name (in capital letters and only 5 char) + the distant to go ( straight line of course) to the next waypoint. In this case the first one.
• If you near to the waypoint it beeps and go’s on to the next.
• From now on a line is drawing between the waypoints, with your recording line together.
• If you missed one waypoint, you can skip with press [OK] your self. It go’s to the next waypoint, this is a very nice feature. With the [ESC/LAP] button you go a waypoint back, every time you press the button.
• If, and this is important, you reach the last waypoint the route wants to save the data. So if you want to have from beginning to end the recording you should put the last waypoint just before home finish.
• Another way is [PG] [NAVIGATION] [STOP ROUTE], after this you can [RETURN TO START] in [NAVIGATION] this brings you back where you started the recording.
• I did not talk about [SAVE WAYPOINT] and [FIND WAYPOINT] but they not difficult to understand.
• I did not mansion the grid screen with compass, because I don’t see the value of this in the way it works now in route mode. In track mode it is nice to have.
Hopefully this explains a lot more for you all, with tanks to Hubert and Roger.
Best Regards, Albert