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Route Scout for Dummies

Posted: Jan 30 2019 11:39 am
by wonderwoman78
Hi! I feel little silly posting this but can someone please explain Route Scout to me. I downloaded my route that I want to take and previewed it. Looks great. But when I get out on the trail do I need to record my hike and will it show where I am at on the route? Do I need cell service for this? I have Tmobile and my reception is awful. Or do I just download pre hike and then I use it as a map without it showing my location because I won't have cell reception? There might be another post on here regarding this, you can just point me there :).

Re: Route Scout for Dummies

Posted: Jan 30 2019 1:54 pm
by CannondaleKid
wonderwoman78 wrote:But when I get out on the trail do I need to record my hike?
Yes. When you start hiking, just click 'begin activity' and it will begin recording.
When done hiking, click the white circle outlined in red in the top left corner to stop the recording.
wonderwoman78 wrote:will it show where I am at on the route?
Yes. It will also show the distance you have traveled as well as how far you have to travel to reach the end of your loaded track.
wonderwoman78 wrote:Do I need cell service for this?
As long as you have loaded the track ahead of time, the phone can be in airplane mode.

Re: Route Scout for Totally Awesome Hikers

Posted: Jan 30 2019 6:14 pm
by joebartels
@wonderwoman78

Before Hike in Cell Range
1) import route ( which you have done )
2) tap the file ( in the file folder ) you imported
- imported files have a blue cloud icon
3) select "follow / change off-line maps"
now it's ready for when you need it regardless of cell signal

Hike
1) Press Begin Activity
2) Once started it's best to put your phone in airplane mode if hiking more than a couple hours. Most battery drain in remote areas is the device searching for a cell signal so airplane mode is recommended.

Finish
1) Press Finish button ( upper left of map )

Optionally Share on HikeAizona.com
1) tap the recorded file ( in the file folder )
- recorded files have a green checkbox icon
2) select "Share to keep Route Scout Free"

rejoicing, singing & dancing is optional too

Re: Route Scout for Dummies

Posted: Jan 30 2019 6:24 pm
by big_load
joebartels wrote:3) select "follow / change off-line maps"
Does this step cause the appropriate offline maps to be loaded?

Re: Route Scout for Dummies

Posted: Jan 30 2019 6:34 pm
by joebartels
@big_load
yes
- offline maps are available for the last 5 files set to follow as displayed on the homescreen of RS
- only the last file set to follow will show that route on the map