Osmand: how to stop it from telling me a corner is comming up

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by NorskieRider, May 28, 2018.

  1. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    I'm new to Osmand and working out the kinks.

    One very annoying kink is that when I'm going down a curvy road, the damn voice guidance tells me to 'turn slightly left' or 'veer right' etc. It is VERY ANNOYING.

    I still want to hear guidance, like when I reach an intersection and need to turn. But I don't want it to tell me about every damn curve in a twisty road.

    Any ideas?
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  2. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    What Nav unit?
    Doubt you can be selective about spoken directions.Turn volume down,so as to be minimally intrusive.

    Can you just put direction arrows as an overlay or separate area on your screen,so that you do not miss turns,then you could silence the voice.
    Most Garmin units allow this in some form.

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  3. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    Osmand is an Android navigation app.
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  4. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    Oops,sorry,was thinking standard OSM maps.

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  5. Bozze

    Bozze n00b

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    I had the same problem at some point, but only when using a GPX route. Can't remember exactly what I did to get rid of it, but you could try:
    Settings -> Navigation settings -> Announce.. -> uncheck Track waypoints
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  6. Limbow

    Limbow Been here awhile

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    Just as frustrating is the speed limit reminder! It seems I'm always above it!
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  7. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    Yep, that's unchecked (and the corners aren't waypoints for that matter).
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  8. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    Fortunately that can be turned off (Settings -> Navigation settings -> Announce.. -> uncheck Speed Limit)
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  9. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Are you using Brouter?
    I found it was MUCH worse using Brouter and it missed many of the real turns too.

    In the end I gave up on trying to use Osmand for turn by turn routing.
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  10. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    Well ...
    No, I'm usng Osmand.

    If both Brouter and Osmand exhibit the same behavior, then I wonder if the problem is with the open source maps?

    I miss too many turns when I switch off voice guidance - it helps me keep my eyes on the road rather than constantly checking the device.
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  11. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I dont think its the maps, but maybe.

    Brouter is kind of an add on thing in Osmand.
    You still use Osmand, but with Brouter chosen as an option for your navigation service.
    It routes a bit differently and much faster, but does that turn notification every 50' thing even worse than regular Osmand routing.

    Yea, I like turn by turn notification stuff too.
    Osmand was near useless for the type of roads I like to travel.

    FWIW I have found Co-Pilot does work pretty well for turn by turn, but it has other limitations/issues.
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  12. Albie

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    I switched to Kurviger Pro for turn by turn routing. Only prompts at actual turns. I am pretty sure though you will have to load up any .gpx file into their onsite planning app and convert it there, then upload to your phone to get it to work right. I've successfully converted a couple files and navigated them without any hiccups, but most of my testing has been creating the routes on their website then transferring to the phone. The biggest advantage I've found with Kurviger, is if you stray off the route and get back on it further down, the app lets you continue on instead of prompting you to return to the last missed waypoint.
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