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    Colin Hoppe   Saturday 21 Apr 2018 22:37:33

    Hello - I've not been to this site for a while ... but if you want a simple app which will read just the turn info generated by Plotaroute - and which you can amend, improve, supplement - try Track Navigator.  It just navigates you around the track by voice.  Nothing more.  I download the GPX file and use nothing else.

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    Lister Farrar Monday 30 Oct 2017 14:45:15

    Corinne, I don't know. I tried it yesterday. I'm a newby to a garmin, but it warned me of every turn 150 m before, when I went off course, stopping and starting.

    I was in a data screen (time and distance etc), but instructions popped up over top. I didn't find the screen with the line on the screen and moving triangle representing me.

    Why do you need a cue sheet? The garmin tells you when to turn.  (Honest question, haven't used cue sheets).

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    Corinne Grayston Monday 30 Oct 2017 12:33:31

    Hi ,can you download cue sheets with this ?

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    Lister Farrar Sunday 29 Oct 2017 04:22:00

    I may have found a nearly as good alternatvie to voice turn-by-turn.  Garmin Edge 500's can read a TCX file, show a route, where you are on it, and warn you of turns.  And plotaroute exports TSX files, as John pointed out.

    Here's what it looks like to use:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAEM26w0bgg&app=desktop

    Here's how to export TSX files from plotaroute to your garmin.  

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO6z83sOBdw

    Anyone tried this?  Are the warnings adequate for trail junctions? 

    Trying tomorrow am, and will post a report. 

    Lister

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    Lister Farrar Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 16:43:45

    Thanks John. I figured out how to download the file.  But can't find CoRider in the App Store, iTunes or with Google. Tried a few different spellings.  Got a link by any chance?

     

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    plotaroute admin   Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 08:59:09

    Hi Lister,

    The best thing to do is download the route as a TCX file and then import it into a navigation app.

    The following mobile apps have been recommended by other users of the site:

    iPhone - CoRider

    Android - OSMAnd

    I believe that both have voice prompts.

    Hope that helps.

    John

     

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    Lister Farrar Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 01:58:41

    Hi:

    I'm a youth cycling coach and use plotaroute to map out suggested routes (openstreetmap layer for trails) for group rides.  Often i'm suggesting routes to coaches who do not know the trails as well as me.  Is there a way to easily convert a map that I send them, to turn-by-turn audio instructions on their phones so they can hear via an ear phone or phone pouch on a backpack strap?  I prefer audio to visual instructions as we often ride in the rain and need to have phones protected.  

    Thanks!

    Lister

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