Navigational widgets are mostly used with active or passive navigation with navigational profiles, so they are not available in Browse Map profile.
Active navigation requires to set a destination, calculate the route (Directions) and start navigation (Go), not necessary with voice guidance. All navigational widgets support that type of navigation.
Passive navigation doesn't require to have å destination point set and works automatically once you switch to any navigational profile, for example 'Driving'. In that case application will try to determine which road you are following and display extra information about it i.e. name, lanes info, max speed available. Please note that this approach is quite unreliable and doesn't support all features.
Bearing widget shows relative or magnetic bearing in angular unit (Degrees 180, Degrees 360, Milliradians).
Bearing requires to have a target point selected. In case you have destination or first intermediate point (if present) selected for navigation, it will be used as a target point. Otherwise, top selected marker will be used.
Magnetic bearing is the clockwise angle between north and a target point observed from your location. So, if you start moving by compass, that the compass value equals to Magnetic bearing value, you will reach the target point. For example, if Magnetic bearing is 0, then you need move strictly to the North to reach target point.
Relative bearing refers to the angle between the forward direction and the target point. Forward direction is a direction of your movement taken from GPS-device or head of device orientation (GPS-compass) in case you stand still. For example, an object relative bearing of 0 degrees would be straight ahead; an object relative bearing 180 degrees would be straight behind.
|Enable||Magnetic or relative bearing: |
Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Relative bearing or Magnetic bearing
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Magnetic bearing or Relative bearing
|Format||Supports different angular units: |
Android: Menu → Configure profile → General settings → Units & formats → Angular unit
iOS: Menu → Settings → App profiles → General settings → Units & formats → Angular measurement units
|On Click||Changes between Relative bearing or Magnetic bearing (with "M")|
Destination widget shows the distance left to the last destination point by following the calculated route.
|Enable||Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Destination |
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Destination
|On Click||Moves the map to a destination point.|
Intermediate Destination widget shows the distance left to the first intermediate point by following the calculated route. Once intermediate points is passed, the distance will be updated to the next intermediate point. If there is no intermediate points, widget is not displayed.
|Enable||Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Intermediate destination |
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Intermediate destination
|On Click||1 intermediate point - move the map to the intermediate point, |
2 or more intermediate points - opens Destinations list menu.
The widget shows Arrival time or Time to go to complete navigation. Time is constantly updated during navigation and it is equal to the route time from the current location. For example, if you stop moving, "Time to go" will stay constant and "Arrival time" = "Time to go" + "Current time".
|Enable||Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Arrival time or Time to go |
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Arrival time or Time to go
|On Click||Changes between "Arrival time" to "Time to go" and vice versa.|
Intermediate arrival time or Intermediate time widget shows Intermediate arrival time or Intermediate time of navigation to the first intermediate point. Once intermediate points is passed, the time will be updated to the next intermediate point. If there is no intermediate points, widget is not displayed.
|Enable||Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Intermediate arrival time or Intermediate time |
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Intermediate arrival time or Intermediate time
|On Click||Changes between "Intermediate arrival time" to "Intermediate time" and vice versa.|
Speed limit widget shows a speed limit for a current driving road. It works in passive and active navigation mode. The data is taken from OpenStreetMap project.
|Enable||Android: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Speed limit |
iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Right panel → Speed limit
The widget shows information about your next turn with a picture of maneuver and distance to it. There are 2 variants of next turn widget (small and big) and 2nd next turn which is enabled if turn within approaching distance.
|Enable||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
|On Click||Speaks out next maneuver and distance to it, if voice guidance is turned on|
Trigger display time, color is related to the voice navigation prompts and related to the time left to reach maneuvre. So color indication, distance & turn visualization could be used instead of voice navigation.
|Distance||Prompt type||Color||~ Trigger Time|
|Close by||Turn now||Green||5 seconds|
|Approaching||Turn in X m||Yellow||20 seconds|
|Distant||Prepare to turn||Grey||> 100 seconds|
Lanes widget shows the current road lanes layout and highlights lanes to drive with active navigation. With passive navigation, the widget displays lanes layout for current driving road. The data is taken from OpenStreetMap project.
|Enable||Android: Menu → Configure screen → Remaining elements → Lanes|
|iOS: Menu → Configure screen → Remaining elements → Lanes|
Display time, color is related to the voice navigation prompts and related to the time left to reach maneuvre.
|Name||Prompt type||Color||~ Trigger Time|
|Close by||Turn now||Green||5 seconds|
|Approaching||Turn in X m||Yellow||20 seconds|
Alert widget combines multiple type of alerts that are displayed in the lower left corner during navigation.
There are options to turn on and off specific alerts such as: Traffic warnings, Pedestrian crosswalks, Speed cameras, Tunnels. Other alerts are active by default, if alert widget is enabled. For speed limit alert, you could configure Speed limit tolerance within voice prompts to relate vehicle speed with GPS-speed more precisely.
Most of alerts are displayed and announced within 15 seconds, same as Passing waypoint / favorite / POI.
|Enable||Android: Menu → Configure profile → Navigation settings → Screen alerts|
|iOS: Menu → Settings → App profiles → Navigation settings → Screen alerts|
Alert types have different visuals that depends on Driving region which could be configured via Settings → General settings. OsmAnd doesn't have a goal to represent 100% identical road signs but to indicate some similarities.
|Traffic warnings||Traffic calming uses physical design and other measures to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.|
|Pedestrian crosswalks||A pedestrian crossing (primarily British English) or crosswalk is a place designated for pedestrians to cross a road, street, or avenue. OsmAnd shows the alert of uncontrolled pedestrian crossing.|
|Speed limit||In most countries the Road speed limits are used to set the legal maximum, middle or minimum speed at which road vehicles may travel on a given stretch of road. In OsmAnd the alert is shown when you exceed the speed. You can set parameters of speed exceeding (0, 5, 10.. km/h).|
|Tunnels||A tunnel is an underground passageway, esp cars that pass under a mountain, river, or a congested urban area. In OsmAnd the alert "Tunnels" has information about tunnel length. If you are in a tunnel it shows distance to the end of the tunnel.|
|Speed cameras||A traffic enforcement camera and speed camera are cameras to detect motoring offenses, including speeding, going through a red traffic light and others. |
NOTE: Speed cameras alerts in some countries is prohibited by the law. To uninstal speed cameras from OsmAnd (Android only): Menu → Settings → OsmAnd settings → Uninstall speed cameras
|Stop sign||A stop sign is a traffic sign designed to notify drivers that they must come to a complete stop and make sure the intersection is safely clear of vehicles and pedestrians before continuing past the sign.|
|Railroad crossings||This warning means that there is a railway crossing ahead.|
|Border control||This warning indicates that border control is ahead.|
|Border control||Hazard symbols or warning symbols are recognisable symbols designed to warn about hazardous or dangerous materials, locations, or objects, including electric currents, poisons, and radioactivity.|
|Toll booth||This warning indicates that a toll booth for a toll road is ahead.|
Street name widget shows current street name with straight location arrow or next street name with the maneuver has to be completed. Street name typically consists of highway shield, name, ref, internation ref, destination. Switch between the current street name and the next street name happens when you approach the maneuver location (~20 seconds), same as 'Turn in X m' voice prompt.
When driving along a street or highway, the widget shows the name or designation of the current street (road) with a blue arrow.
When maneuvering, the widget shows the scheme of the maneuver and the name (designation) of the street (road) where to turn.
|Enable||Android: Menu → Configure screen → Remaining elements → Street name |
iOS: always active
Approach POIs/Favorites/Waypoints widget is combined with Street name and displays approaching and passing Points of interest, Waypoints of followed track, Favorites along the route. It displays name, icon of the point and 2 distances: route distance and deviation distance. Route distance (top) displayes how much distance needs to be covered by following route, deviation distance is a straight distance from the closest route point to the point itself.
iOS: in addition to the distance from the nearest route point, the side (left or right) of the route where point is located is also shown.
|Enable||Android: Menu → Directions → Settings → Show along the route → Points of interest (POI), Favorites, Traffic warnings |
iOS: Menu → Start navigation → pencil button