This watch face is actually a location and magnetic sensor based Android Wear application, that navigates you to predefined points in terrain or along Google Maps based tracks. Use while cycling, sailing, paragliding, trekking, mushrooming, sightseeing - in any situation you need the information on your current target distance and direction, and your trip/workout stats. Rambler will also come in handy when you track your workouts with some other app, and need navigation info on your watch. Now you can get your most advanced GPS cyclocomputer or a running watch without spending a fortune.Caution: Some options described below are unavailable in the free version (grayed out in settings). You may buy the pro version here: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.nwg.dev.wear.ramblerpro. Due to the Consumption Tax the paid version is unavailable in Japan, sorry.
The application consists of 2 watch faces useful in different conditions. The classic one works in 2 modes: compass based, and location (movement) based. The compass based mode will show the direction even when youre not moving, or location data are unavailable. In location based mode all the info you see bases on your movement. You can use this watch face while sightseeing, trekking, etc. Turn on "auto" to switch between modes according to the current speed.
The LV watch face aims at readability and power saving. It doesnt use compass, that costs a lot of the battery life. You can see all the info in the ambient mode, and get up to 14 hours of constant navigation (measured on Sony SW 3). To extend the battery life, turning "Tilt to wake screen" is recommended in this mode.
The application displays data in widgets:
- Current speed (SPD)- Average Speed (ASP)- Maximum Speed (MSP)- Speed Made Good (SMG)- Estimated Time Enroute (ETA)- Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)- Distance made (DST)- Time elapsed (ELA)- Altitude (ALT)- Azimuth- Current heading- Current bearing- Time of sunrise- Time of sunset- Time left to sunrise- Time left to sunset
Additionally in the LV watch face:- daily steps counter
The MOB button launches the Man Over Board mode. Your current location is being saved as the target, and navigation starts.
For the compass to work properly, it must be calibrated. Stay away from magnetic fields, press the navigation button. When the menu appears, the compass sensor is being switched to the highest sampling rate, to ease the calibration. Now you can either hold the watch up in front of you and wave it around in a figure 8 pattern, or rotate it slowly in all three axes. You must find out on your own which of those methods fits better you and your watch. Be patient. :)
Battery consumption: If youd like Rambler to stay your daily watch face, use the LV layout. When youre not navigating anywhere, it doesnt consume more power than usual watch faces, and still provides you with quite a lot of useful info.
The sunrise and sunset widgets base on the SunriseSunsetLib library by Mike Reedell. It may not work properly in all possible locations. If it happens to you, you may always turn it off. You have been warned. ;)
More info youll find in the manual at http://dev.nwg.pl/rambler-watch-face. You can leave feedback, and bug reports in the same place.
MANY THANKS to Afonso Santos for countless ideas, beta testing, and great pictures. The application would not be half as useful without your help!
This application utilizes The Android Open Source Project code, (C) 2014 The Android Open Source Project, licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Sunrise/sunset calculation is being performed with SunriseSunsetLib by Mike Reedell, licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.