eXplorist 310 - Software Version 1.17 | General 510 610 710 | Forums

Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_TopicIcon
eXplorist 310 - Software Version 1.17
December 18, 2011
9:06 pm
Avatar
Sockeye
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 170
Member Since:
July 18, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4737sp_Permalink sp_Print

Paganel wrote:

In the vector map also does not include much. On the vector map can not be labeled rock dumping (do not know how you call it a vertical cliff). In vector maps is simply no such this symbol. In the mountains there are still nasty as bergschrund and rantklyuft. The rivers have rapids, Shiver, spillways.

This depends on the quality of the vector maps you use...


(New OSM USA Top map 2012)

Symbols is not the issue of vector maps, they can be created. Good vectorized data is the challenge...

BR
Sockeye

December 14, 2011
1:12 pm
Avatar
Paganel
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 116
Member Since:
November 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4734sp_Permalink sp_Print

In eX 310 version 1.17 a new keyboard without Russian and Greek letters.
You can return the old keyboard.

Rename: APPKeyboardsCompass2Keyboard_RU.xml
To: Keyboard_RU.xml

For Greek, respectively - GR.

December 14, 2011
9:16 am
Avatar
Paganel
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 116
Member Since:
November 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4732sp_Permalink sp_Print

I do not want to offend you. But if you notice just a big arrow, then you're using only map screen. This is a 10% device capabilities.
I use the navigator approximately 60 percent: waypoints, routes, tracks, height profile, compass, odometer, trip computer, sleep mode, NMEA connection. I see more. But that's not all.
We have dozens of forums that discuss navigators: tourists, yachtsmen, Rally Trophy, archaeologists, surveyors, rescue workers ... Together, they use the device at 100.

I had to write programs like Compass. I imagine that to make difficult, and that simple. I am not suggesting that difficult.

Programmers would already have done it. But note once read our suggestions. For this is the front-managers. But they do not use the devices. Their skill was only enough to understand only by big arrows. Go through them very difficult. Therefore, we use the fact that there is, not what we would like.

December 14, 2011
12:00 am
Avatar
k-rok
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 49
Member Since:
May 11, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4728sp_Permalink sp_Print

sorry, i was trying t make a point and it came out wrong. my 310 has no problems except for the large arrow. i look at it like this "if it ain't broke don't fix it", your just asking for bigger problems.

December 8, 2011
10:00 am
Avatar
Paganel
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 116
Member Since:
November 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4690sp_Permalink sp_Print

k-rok wrote:

I actually spend some time in the woods with my 310. It works great.

"Spend some time in the woods" is not two weeks in the Siberian taiga. But even there, 310 worked very well. But if the navigator can do even better and more convenient, you have to do it.

GoogleEarth is good for walking. The vector map is good for car trips. There are places where in Google under the forest can not see anything. In the vector map also does not include much. On the vector map can not be labeled rock dumping (do not know how you call it a vertical cliff). In vector maps is simply no such this symbol. In the mountains there are still nasty as bergschrund and rantklyuft. The rivers have rapids, Shiver, spillways.
But all this is on paper topographic maps. 310 can display these maps.
Archaeologists use in Magellan the ancient maps of the XIX century.


That's why we use Triton and eXplorist.

Programmers and managers do not go with the navigator, even in the nearby forest. Let's help them if they agree.

December 8, 2011
4:42 am
Avatar
phild31
Nashua, New Hampshire USA
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1479
Member Since:
April 6, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4686sp_Permalink sp_Print

Um, we are not talking about maps on the 310.
We are talking about an upgrade to the programing to improve some features of the unit.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

December 8, 2011
2:49 am
Avatar
k-rok
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 49
Member Since:
May 11, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4684sp_Permalink sp_Print

i actually spend some time in the woods with my 310. it works great.i have google earth downloaded. when magellan has better sat shots for my area i'll buy them but they don't right now.
all this upgrade stuff is just bull.
if you do not believe me check out k-rok on flikr., i don't have an upgrade, geeeze. :blink:

December 7, 2011
9:06 am
Avatar
Paganel
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 116
Member Since:
November 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4675sp_Permalink sp_Print

I myself have a programmer and systems analyst.
For this improvement, there are four lines in the program. It's a small thing. But of this little things depends rescuers manage to find a man or he will die.
Rescuers use a Triton 500 and eX 310. Touch screens in the cold with gloves is inconvenient and unreliable. I am contact with them almost every day.
Every day I receive several letters from users of Magellan. I spend several hours on the answers. I have a whole list of comments and suggestions. Together, we could have done Magellan most better navigators, as they were until today. I think that this forum was created for this purpose.

If the developers will take our proposals, we will continue to work.

December 6, 2011
11:05 pm
Avatar
phild31
Nashua, New Hampshire USA
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1479
Member Since:
April 6, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4666sp_Permalink sp_Print

Yes I know there are 7 - 8 steps.
What you want is for them to change the interface design.
I agree with you!
I do not think the answer sent to you was from the development team but was from somebody in the support department.
Whoever answered you must have not understood and thought you didn't know how to use the interface.

Hopefully the developers will improve the interface design along your ideas, it would be much better.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

December 6, 2011
8:31 pm
Avatar
Paganel
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 116
Member Since:
November 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4665sp_Permalink sp_Print

In the instructions all it is. I've read all instructions carefully. I translated it into Russian for our users.
I understand English. I do not know how to properly construct English phrases. We're talking a little differently.

Let's count the steps in the instruction.

Displaying the Dashboard Screen
1. While viewing the Map screen, press BACK. [BACK]
2. Select the Dashboard icon. [Down] [Down] [Enter]
3. The currently chosen Dashboard screen is
displayed.

Changing the Dashboard Screen
1. Access the Dashboard screen.
2. Press MENU. [Menu]
3. Select Switch Dashboard. [Enter]
4. Select the icon o f the Dashboard screen you
want to display. [1 or 2 shift joystick] [Enter]

Total 7 or 8 action. What I was saying.

I suggested to use the keys Zoom + and Zoom- are not used in the main menu.
[BACK] [Zoom-] instead of [BACK][Down][Down][Enter] to go to Dashboard
[BACK] [Zoom+] to select map screen from any screen.

If you can switch between Dashboards around the ring it will be much faster. Can I get any Dashboard for 3 clicks [Zoom+] or [Zoom-] instead 4 - 5.
Repetition of actions performed in 2 - 4 times faster than the movement of the joystick in different directions or pressing differnt keys. This is one of the main rules of interface's optimization.

Interface design - it is also a science.

December 6, 2011
6:23 pm
Avatar
phild31
Nashua, New Hampshire USA
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1479
Member Since:
April 6, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4663sp_Permalink sp_Print

Yes, the person answering you may never have used a 310 and was just reading from the user manual.

I think the main problem is language.
When they say 'touch' they must mean press the joystick or highlight?
The dashboard icon is lower left of the menu.

This is from the 310 user manual, in English;

Accessing the Dashboard

Displaying the Dashboard Screen
1. While viewing the Map screen, press BACK.
2. Select the Dashboard icon.
3. The currently chosen Dashboard screen is
displayed.

Changing the Dashboard Screen
1. Access the Dashboard screen.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select Switch Dashboard.
4. Select the icon of the Dashboard screen you
want to display.

That is how a 310 works, it is also how a GC works, if you want one keystroke display of the dashboard you will need a 510 with customizable buttons.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

December 6, 2011
9:56 am
Avatar
Paganel
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 116
Member Since:
November 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4662sp_Permalink sp_Print

I'm shocked.

I wrote to the developers that the eXplorist 310 for switching to any Dashboard takes seven keystrokes. Four more need to go back to the map screen.

They answered me:

Required Dashboard window is available for a touch of both devices –

Compass&Touch.

Touch – click by left top screen icon;

Compass – push JoyStick

It seems to me that those responsible have never had in his hands 310. It is impossible to make "Touch". There does not "left top screen icon".

A conversation between deaf and blind. 🙁

December 5, 2011
8:25 am
Avatar
Paganel
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 116
Member Since:
November 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4651sp_Permalink sp_Print

With the Germans understood. How to be Russian and Greek?

And more:
The keyboard press BACK, the question should be "Exiting will delete all inputs. Yes / No". For any choice back into the keyboard.

This firmware someone tested it?

December 4, 2011
10:54 pm
Avatar
S!G
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 251
Member Since:
March 17, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4648sp_Permalink sp_Print

Try pressing long on the letters. This is how to get the german letters on the ex 710.

¡¿ʎɐqǝ ɟɟo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ sıɥʇ ʎnq ı pıp ʎɥʍ

December 4, 2011
8:13 pm
Avatar
Paganel
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 116
Member Since:
November 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4647sp_Permalink sp_Print

Many thanks to the developers for the new keyboard. 🙁
It only has 26 letters and all the letters of the English.
The fact that there are no Russian letters, I'm not surprised. But there is no French and German letters.

Were all testers live only in the U.S.?

December 1, 2011
9:07 am
Avatar
Paganel
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 116
Member Since:
November 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4628sp_Permalink sp_Print

Checked out. Anything useful. Only joy - the cursor no longer run.
Can I still someone explain why there is a choice of settings, "PC Connection" / "Power Only"? When you connect the GPS is still a question. Set in the settings are ignored.

December 1, 2011
6:48 am
Avatar
allory
Laramie, Wyoming
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 56
Member Since:
February 17, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Windows: http://support.magellangps.com.....itemid=305

Mac: http://support.magellangps.com.....itemid=306

Software Improvements

New keyboard layout for easier text entry
Change auto-zoom default to OFF
New popup message that informing the user that a waypoint was created when the joystick was pressed/held
Moved NAD27 CONUS to the top of the datum list (under WGS84)
Waypoint/Geocache default for Favorites is set to "All"
Contextual menu improvement
Removed ability to inadvertently delete pre-loaded maps
Improved Area Calculation function
Fixed coordinate display issues
Renamed "Proximity Alarms" to "Alarms"
Provided GPX format for Active Track when device is connected to a PC
New Smart Arrow
Added "Next Waypoint" to “Data Fields”
Various bug fixes

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 99
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 8
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
phild31: 1479
David: 646
denisetdoris: 400
pprass: 264
S!G: 251
ShortcutHicksy: 250
jmebd: 184
Sockeye: 170
Caotix: 143
Paganel: 116
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 5
Members: 805
Moderators: 0
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 15
Forums: 42
Topics: 921
Posts: 7306
Newest Members:
savannahtindale, Wat, KHB3, ethanwetherspoon, EmilyAnges, cletachristie0, Robert Temple, OSS-SAS
Administrators: jg_the_Prophet: 29, mike_the_Enforcer: 0, OSS-SAS: 1

Leave a Reply