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Old 01-17-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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creating and using a custom route in Sygic GPS on a Android phone

Here is how I created and used a custom route in Sygic GPS. I like Sygic because it allows you make a route on the roads you want to ride and you can skip a waypoint on the fly with 2 presses, recalculates (very fast) without further input and it also allows creating a new waypoint on the fly with 3presses. I am using a cheap (about $100 USD) Chinese Phablet, an Akaso E20 with Android 4.2.2 as a dedicated gps device. It has a 6” screen. I did my test route in the car, it’s been really cold here is southeast PA and it was safer and warmer to just pull over to use the screen capture. I used the Tyre (Trace Your Route Everywhere) program on my PC to plot a route from the Fort Washington Post Office to the Ambler 7/11. The Screencaps below have my original route in blue and my on the fly route change in red. I saved the route on my PC as a .gpx file named “test route 1_15_15”. I then used the ITN converter program to change the .gpx file to an .itf file for use in Sygic. I connected the Phablet to the pc turned on usb storage and copied the file to the directory: Sygic/res/itinerary.

The Tyre program can downloaded here:

The ITN converter program here:

I recognize the are other ways to do this but this is what worked for me.

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Here is a screen cap of the ITN converter.

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This is the screen when you open Sygic on your phone/tablet. Press the Icon in the upper right corner.

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Press Favorites and in my case then "test route 1_15_15"
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This is the next screen.
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Next press Route then Navigate

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The navigation begins:
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My original route had me make a left on Highland Ave to take me to a waypoint on Fort Washington Ave. I wanted to test the skip waypoint feature so I pressed the blue box with the street name: Highland Ave.

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Then skip waypoint.
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The new route:

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Then I wanted to test adding a waypoint and I zoomed out to an intersection in Maple Glen and with a long press at the intersection I created a new way point I then pressed the resume icon and Sygic recalculate my route to that way point. I had to use the skip waypoint feature to skip 974 Susquehanna Road waypoint as it was after my turn onto Fort Washington Ave.

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Here is the recalculation: press Resume again.
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Sygic took me to the new way point and then back to the waypoint I had at 1326 Cedar Road and then to my destination the 7/11 at Butler Ave and Bethlehem Pike in Ambler. I am pleased.

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Old 01-17-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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Great Info!
The adventure riders are the ones, I think, that push their comfort zone whatever that means.

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