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Turn-by-Turn Audio Notifications for Route Navigation (mobile)

Audio turn by turn voice directions of a Strava Route from the mobile app.

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  • Does Rungo work with road cycling?

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  • Yes, it would be good to have turn by turn voice directions, as well as any sort of useful voice feedback on distance/speed etc (like you get on Mapmyride). Turn by turn directions are available on Rungo which I use in conjunction with Strava premium to avoid getting lost (on android phones).

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  • I wonder why strava is so quiet on this subject. Some kind of roadmap or a yay or nay would be nice. Subscribing to both strava and ride with GPS seems silly to me. Strava had a great route builder but it's pretty useless a of now.
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  • I've just signed up for Premium but having now found out that turn by turn nav is not available I'll be cancelling it - the additional functionality of Premium doesn't warrant the subscription

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  • Agreed - turn by turn and voice feedback for average speed/distance/cadence/HR would be excellent
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  • I don't want Strava wasting my premium subscription on this. It's a big job, and it risks being another Apple Maps on iPhone debacle as they'll always be trying to catch up with Ride with GPS, for whom navigation is one of their main reasons for existence.

    Strava have got a lot better things they should be putting their limited resources on, like getting barometric elevation data from the phone working natively in the app and uploading to the website instead of having to use workarounds like Cyclemeter spoofing a RFLKT+ to get the data accepted.

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  • I saw this request on Map My Ride and the response was that the agreement with Google Maps, which MMR uses, prevented them from using turn by turn directions. IDK if this is accurate as I'm having trouble with using premium features on MMR and haven't much faith in them.

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  • Hey folks - have you tried:  https://support.google.com/mymaps/answer/3024836?hl=en&ref_topic=3024924&vid=1-635769409002363393-270710662&authuser=0

    I was able to at least export my map from strava as a GPX file and then import it into google My Maps.  

    This is for Android:  On your mobile device go to settings / your places / maps, and you can pull up your map.  I haven't tried it yet, but it's on the device as a map so looks like google maps will give you the turn by turn on the route you made.

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  • @Geoff Hudson I was able to export my gpx file from Strava and import it to Google maps on my PC using your link. But how do I cannot see the ride in Google maps on my iPhone, so I don't get how to receive turn-by-turn voice notification from the Google maps app.

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  • Sorry - I wasn't able to get it to do turn by turn on the Google android mobile map either - was only able to get it to pull up as a highlighted raod without the turn by turn voice nav.

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  • Looking at OSMand+ it might work off road as it seems you can upload your GPX tracks to augment the world map.

    Anyone tried it?

    If Strava Heatmaps were uploaded to OSMand+ we would have all trails logged and with turn by turn navigation. 

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  • Francis,

    OSMand+ works great, and I have tried them all! OSMand+ gives you free offline (or online) turn by turn voice navigation. I always import new tracks. Make sure you use GPX tracks though. I use RidewithGPS to generate maps and then export it as a GPX file, and check the option to include POS (points of interest) as waypoints. OSMand+ will read out your points of interests. I usually include notes in the points of interests title, like look for this or that, or bathroom break here. You can also export cues as waypoints, but that's gets annoying since there will be so many cues. 

    I've used this for both on road and offroad. Offroad is a little tricker, make sure you setup your OSMand+ profile to not snap to streets though. The best thing about OSM+ that is far ahead of the rest is that it will reroute if you get lost. It's also pretty easy to import tracks if you use Dropbox or Google Drive. I just click on the link on my phone and OSMand+ will import it! So far nobody's paid programs work near as well as this. If I put my phone (Galaxy S6) in airplane mode with Bluetooth on, it will easily last 10+ hours with GPS navigation on, Strava, OSMand+, and music playing!

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  • Jamie - great write up of OSMand+.  I continue to use it and the recent updates to the UI have improved it considerably since I first mentioned it on this thread.   I use dropbox and the auto import feature into OSMand is great, just click the file and OSMand opens automatically with the route.    Very efficient with battery also.  Since the maps are downloaded to your phone, a data connection is not necessary so you can go to airplane mode with just GPS active to further extend battery life.   Great solution for voice directions.

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  • Turn by Turn navigation is free~!  

     

    The process of navigating a route on Android is a bit complicated so I’ll give detailed instructions. First, we need to install and set up the GPS mapping software. This part only needs to be done once.

    1. Install OsmAnd. It’s a great app with all the features we need.

    2. Launch OsmAnd, and go to Settings->Navigation->Voice Guidance and select your language.

    3. In Settings->Data Management download the maps for the area you are interested in (e.g. your country or state).

    Next, we need to get the route into the phone. This is best done when the phone is connected to a PC rather than directly on the phone.

    1. Download the GPX file for this route.

    2. Copy the GPX file to osmand/tracks on the phone’s sd card. You may need to make the tracks directory yourself.

    3. Launch OsmAnd and go to the map.

    4. Click the menu button (three lines on top of each other).

    5. Click Map Layers and then GPX track.... Select the track from the list. It should now display on the map.

    6. Finally, click the menu button again, and click Directions. Answer yes to the dialog that pops up, and then to actually start the navigation, press the blue triangle symbol in the bottom right corner.

    All done. Enjoy your ride :-)

     

    You can find GPX files of documents on Mapmyrides.com or ridewithgps.com you just need to be members of each, but not paid members as regular members can download gpx files as well! 

     

    I road today with a GPX file that I downloaded from mapmyrides and I was able to put my phone in airplane mode and it was able to follow me via the gps in my phone. It gave me turn by turn very accurately. And as a perk my battery on the phone lasted forever!  After years of riding..this is by far the way to go and save money :) I was able to log my strava too using the gps on my phone too and when i had service I uploaded my ride.  

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  • @Daniel Rossano The OsmAnd looks easy enough, and free, but the issue I have is that it is not available for iOS in my region. I have no intention to jailbreak my iPhone.

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  • @ P P does this link work for you? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/osmand-maps/id934850257?mt=8 

    The instructions say to go into the itunes store to get the app and I'm assuming it can be installed onto your phone as well. I rock an android so Im 100% on apples app installation process, but it sounds pretty straightforward and it sounds like you shouldn't need to jailbreak your phone. 

     

     

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  • @ P P does this link work for you? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/osmand-maps/id934850257?mt=8 

    The instructions say to go into the itunes store to get the app and I'm assuming it can be installed onto your phone as well. I rock an android so Im 100% on apples app installation process, but it sounds pretty straightforward and it sounds like you shouldn't need to jailbreak your phone. 

     

     

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  • @Daniel Rossano The OsmAnd Map doesn't have navigation feature on iphone.

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  • Ming, RunGo has navigation and route creation on the phone here's the link:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rungo/id712628644

    There is also a way to make routes on the rungoapp.com webisite now.

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  • Run.GPS UV, which costs 5€ in the play store, has a nice voice navigation, which is suitable for trail running. Komoot ist also quite ok for voice guided navigation in the woods, one map tile is free, if you need the whole country or the world map, you will have to buy the map key.

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  • Again Strava: Please implement this feature. To run two applications for tracking and navigation is not a seet solution.

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  • I am a premium Strava member and use routes on my iPhone. I have used Ride with GPS and they have excellent turn by turn directions providing audible and visual cues during the route. I have been waiting for many months for Strava to come out with something similar but still have not seen anything so I emailed Strava customer support yesterday and here is the response when I asked about their plans to add Turn By Turn directions for routes.

    "We don't have any immediate plans to roll out that feature. We do welcome feedback though! The best way to share your idea is to post your suggestion in our community forums. We use these forums to consolidate and collect feedback from our community so if there is enough interest, it may be something we put on the road-map."

    Post here if you want the feature so hopefully it will become implemented. Personally I feel it is poor business sense by Strava because most of my cycling friends use the free version and many would subscribe to premium for this feature alone. I am actually considering going back to free Strava and subscribing to Ride with GPS. The competition is closing fast on Strava and it would be easy for their to be a new KOM. 

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  • I can't believe this still hasn't been implemented yet!  Strava is great, and would gladly pay for this turn by turn option if they implemented it.

    May have to start looking at the competition and switch if it's not implemented soon.  Running 2 apps for this is not an option.

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  • +1 for this feature for cycling

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  • I lost my Garmin front mount while travelling in the USA. I realized this just before today's ride; so I loaded the course on my iphone Strava app and switched on the features (audio prompts, etc). Then I put the earplugs in. I pressed  START and hey a message came that said STARTING RIDE! At the next corner I had to stop for traffic and the voice said PAUSING. Then I rode further and the prompt said STARTING again. So I thought this was it, the app would guide me through the route. How wrong can you be! I had to stop at every major junction, and at times ride back half a mile because I had missed a minor road. Any app that provides this functionality will get my business. Strava, do you hear me?

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  • +1 +1 +1, Come on Strava, I switched froma premium Strava member to premium RideWithGPS for this functionality over a year ago.  The fact is that I LIKE STRAVA better.  I want to give you my money, but you need to put up this one critical feature.  Turn-by-turn voice directions.  Please!

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  • This is a no branier. I go design a route and then expect the app running the route to guide me. Is this too much to ask? Premium app with high monthly cost and it offers zero audio cues for cyclists except auto pause which is super slow. 

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  • the app must have:

    • turn-by-turn audio and video notification
    • auto-zoom on change direction
    • map orientation (north, travel direction, etc.)
    • more detailed map
    • some of the basic features that normally are found on any navi system
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  • Uh, planned a route, fired up the iphone app on my handlebars, selected the route and started pedaling only to realize nothing was happening. If you don't want to support turn by turn that's fine (actually, it's not but whatevs) but it's just bad UI/UX to let the user load a route and then just give them a static photo of it and not provide navigation. What's the point? All the effort spent on the route planning tool kind of seems fruitless if you're not going to also guide me through it once I start pedaling.

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  • At least tell me how much further till my next turn! The map is so zoomed in, i either have to zoom out or scroll to see more than 500 feet down the road...

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