Navigational widgets

Navigational widgets are used to display information related to the navigation such as distance, arrival / left time, next turns, bearing, current street name, lanes information, max speed, approaching alerts, POIs, waypoints.

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Navigational widgets show information about your route during navigation or moving. It helps you to take information about maneuvers, moving time, directions, etc.

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Compass

Compass widget shows North on the map. For showing Compass widget on the screen:

Android: Menu → Configure screen → Left panel → Compass

iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Left panel → Compass

Clicking to Compass widget changes [Map orientation](/osmand/navigation):
  • Movement direction
  • Compass direction
  • No rotation (north always upwards)

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Relative / magnetic bearing

In navigation, bearing is the horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north.

You can choose Magnetic bearing or Relative bearing in the menu:

Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Relative bearing or Magnetic bearing

iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Magnetic bearing or Relative bearing

Relative bearing refers to the angle between the craft's forward direction and the location of another object. For example, an object relative bearing of 0 degrees would be dead ahead; an object relative bearing 180 degrees would be behind. Bearings can be measured in mils or degrees.

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Magnetic bearing is measured in relation to magnetic north, using the direction toward the magnetic north pole (in northeastern Canada) as a reference point.

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Cliking to this widget in the screen you choose between Relative bearing (degree) or Magnetic bearing (dergree with "M").

Destination

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The widget shows current distance to the finish line:

Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Destination

iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Destination

Clicking to this widget move to finish point.

Arrival time or Time to go

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The widget shows Arrival time or Time to go of your navigation:

Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Arrival time or Time to go

iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Arrival time or Time to go

Clicking to this widget to change "Arrival time" to "Time to go" and vice versa.

Speed and Speed limit

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Widgets show your current speed (speedometer icon) and speed limit (red speedometer icon) for the current road:

Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Speed or Speed limit

iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Speed or Speed limit

Lanes

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The widget shows which lanes you need to drive during navigation. Yellow is the usual position, green is the approach to the nearest maneuver (100 meters before the maneuver). The numbers on the widget are the distance to the nearest maneuver.

Android: Menu → Configure screen → Remaining elements → Lanes

iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Remaining elements → Lanes

Alert information

  • Purpose
  • How to use
  • How to configure

Next turns

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The widget shows warnings about your maneuvers with a picture of maneuver and distance to it. The color of a maneuver can be grey, yellow (less 900m), or green(less 100m.), depending on the distance to it. Up to three turns can be shown:

Android: Menu → Configure screen → Left panel → Next turn, Next turn (small), Second next turn

iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Left panel → Next turn, Next turn (small), Second next turn

Street name / POIs (Android)

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The widget shows the name of the street or of the road (with road shield) for maneuver during your navigation and shows your POI, Favorites along your route:

Android: Menu → Configure screen → Remaining elements → Street name

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