The first tests have been completed and we are very positive, there’s a future for this!
You first create a route via MyRoute-app WEB for PCs, laptops, notebooks and tablets. Watch out; Sygic can only process up to 47 route points! The created route can be opened in MyRoute-app for Android smartphones. Now you must choose ‘Start new track’ before you see the navigation symbol. We will change that in the next update, the navigation symbol should be visible directly when you’ve opened a route. Click on the navigation symbol, then a window shows up in which you can click on ‘Sygic’. Sygic is opened and the coordinates of the route points will be removed from our server and converted directly. This will take some time depending on how long the route is and how many route points you have placed. Then the route will be shown on the Sygic map, now you can still adjust the route if you want. If you touch a route point with your finger and hold it for a moment, you’ll see a cross which you can use to delete the route point. If you hold the route point for a bit longer, you can move the route point around. If you like the itinerary, you can click ‘Start’ and go for a ride. While writing this text, there is still a bug in the system, in one way or another the last route point always gets removed. We do not yet know why, but it will be solved as soon as possible. The workaround is quite simple; put another route point ten meters before your goal in MyRoute-app WEB, the last route point will be removed, but the penultimate route point remains.
Then here are a few tips for Sygic:
- When purchasing, you can choose between several maps, after the purchase you can use Settings> Manage Maps to decide which maps you want to download, only download the country where you want to drive, because you can still download more later. The downloaded maps are available offline!
- Choose horizontal or vertical screen, and then switch off ‘Screen rotation’, then Sygic won’t switch between horizontal and vertical when there are vibrations.
That’s it for this time, now I’m going to buy a smartphone holder for my motorbike and drive a really long route, to be continued!