Hi Stefano, I had some additonal tests.
You can't add Navigation orders on the returnpath tracklayer ?
Tested in Plotaroute: Confirmation. @ Admin ? Possible ? As I am new here maybe I missed something ?
Function: To add new directions, drag the "Edit" marker on the map to the required position seems not to be optimal.
A too 'jumpy' trackpoint to trackpoint position selector only allows to select and add new navigation/notes on the visible (top) track layer.
The Plotaroute time glider (manual playback) shows position in time and distance (distance marker) on tracks perfect from start to finish.
A timeglider selector, allows to add manual navigation/notes on any track location even between existing trackpoints, by creating a new additional trackpoint and according associated Coursepoint.
As in RWGPS: Function "ADD to cuesheet". Add free positioned (= ontrack) coursepoints by timeglider selector in RWGPS, no problem.
Start and Finish at the exact same position ? Maybe the 800 when navigation is started does see....the "finish" thinks navigation job is already done ? (In TN you can easily adjust your "on track" progress). No idea how the 800 behaves. Try alternative design where the return leg is shorter than the outgoing leg, so that start and finish have a different position on the partly common out_return track. Then move to the startpoint, start 800 navigation. Just another additonal idea...to test.
thanks a lot for all these info, I will have a look at all of them asap.
I will get back to this topic soon.
Well at least you'r using the correct file format for succesfull navigation on most complicated tracks. My (history) used gps (sold in perfect condition) was Garmin Edge 705.
Never had such a problem. Only had to pre add turn warning before turn. Well known behaviour of 705 and some other units.
No Garmin gear in use anymore now only using Android Smartphone. Apps: Track Navigator (simple) and Locus Map (needs study because of many many features).
My advise to find out your specific problem: Double check and have a quick test via Android Smartphone app Track Navigator. TN is very easy to use and understand. See the coursepointlist in the app and browse all navigation instructions. Have short demo circuit realdrive test. Find out difference with Garmin gps ?
My tcx navtracks designs: By Mapsource in combination with JavawaRTWtool. Or Website design: RWGPS and now very recently testing Plotaroute web.
TN info in tread: https://www.plotaroute.com/posts/1469/D/1 How an instruction or information sounds in TN ?
See: https://youtu.be/s5g7nJFPK1Y Very promising not ? ;-) A joke of coarse to show huge difference using tcx cuesheet with POI (wpt) announcements.
I have a Garmin Edge 800 and it does support tcx, in fact I always use tcx; anyway, it happened that pushing the "start"button on the Garmin when I wanted to follow a track, if I was on a portion of a street the foreseen an out and back, the GPS told me to go in the wrong direction; when I was pedaling in the right direction it increased the remaining km rather then reduce them.
the problem does not lie in the GPS behavior only, but also when I edit a track: regardless on which web site I am, on an overlapped track it is very hard to select the right direction in order to create a Course Point at the right km.
Which kind of try do you want me to do?
Btw. Forgot to tell. I do not think the function Plot return leg of an out-and-back route is functioning properly. At least I do not notice the new expected extra return instructions to be generated ?
Works ok: By a short test generate shortest path A to B and then generate shortest way return from B to A ... generates the instructions as expected.
Does your gps accept tcx ? Generates all commands in perfect time order (and so distance) even if design has overlapping identical positioned out and return sections. Generating different positioned out and return track by autorouter ? If there are no bicycle sideways ? = Wait wait wait. Try tcx..... now.
thanks a lot for your feedback.
Hi Stefano - this is on our Feature Requests list (number 12), but at present there are quite a few other requests that have more votes, so it may be a while before we can get to it.
any update on this topic?