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Kurviger Pro 1.x: Navigation, Simulation, GPS logging, Screen lock, Rerouting, More, Offline use

App Version 1.14.17
The information in this description refers to the mentioned version. More recent versions of the app may differ from this description.

Previous topic: App: Route planning, Routing, Route, Instructions, Overlays, Track, Transfer, Waypoints

Operating guide for the app Kurviger Pro

The app Kurviger Pro offers more things than the app Kurviger (Free). This part of the guide describes the most important things. Short overview:

  • Navigation
    • Rerouting
    • Off route
    • Quick access to actions
    • Avoid roadblock
    • Skip next waypoint
    • Zoom, Auto zoom
    • Voice guidance
  • Navi simulation
  • GPS loggng, Track recording
  • Screen lock
  • Color, Transparency, Font size of panels
  • Map color
  • Address lookup provider
  • Settings: Reset, save, load
  • Offline use
    • Offline maps
    • Offline routing

For links to the other topics of the user manual and more info about the Kurviger app see at the end of the page.

And now enjoy the doc and using the Kurviger app.


Navigation, Navi mode

In the app Kurviger Pro there is the Navi mode. In this mode, access to the location must be enabled in the device. A route is required.

To be able to use the navigation, the navigation mode must be activated beforehand. You select the navigation mode with

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Navigation mode >

Dialog opens.

Dialog Navigation mode

  • o Normal (this setting is required for the navigation (navi-mode))
  • o Simulation (for navi simulation, see below)

Select the required mode.

In Navi mode, the map is automatically moved on the screen so that the location is displayed in the visible area. Guidance along the existing route takes place with the help of various display panels. Depending on the settings, voice guidance is also possible. Voice guidance is also possible with the screen switched off (see also FAQ, Link at the end of the page).

Kurviger Pro offers very flexible navigation by popular demand. An automatic route recalculation (rerouting) can be switched on.

If automatic rerouting is switched off:

  • the original route can be left at any point if necessary and you can return to the route at any point.
  • There is no route guidance off the route but a warning sign is displayed. In addition, a direction arrow indicating the direction to the route.
  • When returning to the route, the route guidance is continued.
  • Off route, a route recalculation can be started manually.

If you are on a route and switch on navigation on the section of the route between the last waypoint before the destination and the destination, navigation may not take place. To prevent this, the following recommendation can be made: When planning the route, set a waypoint (shaping point or via point) on the route shortly before the destination.

When rerouting is started automatically or manually, the route is recalculated according to the selected navigation type (previously: route recalculation mode) to a point located on the current route.

As a newcomer, first test navigation with route recalculation switched off and deliberately deviate from the route. Observe the behavior of the app. With a little familiarization, you can then make your first attempts with manual or automatic route recalculation. This is possible both online (with Internet connection) and offline (without Internet connection).

When using the Navi mode, there are the following recommendations:

  • Save route as *.kurviger file in device (internal or SD card) (See “Route planning, …, Transfer” at “Additional topics of the operating guide to the Kurviger Apps”, Link at the end of the page)
  • When importing the route, also import the track as an overlay (See “Route planning, …, Transfer” at “Additional topics of the operating guide to the Kurviger Apps”, Link at the end of the page)
    • *.kurviger route file and its track display can be very helpful for the continuation of the tour in case of intentional or unintentional deviation from the route.
  • Use offline maps for the required area (See below “Offline maps”)
  • Leave automatic rerouting off or switch it off (see below “Switching on / off automatic rerouting”)

Operation without Internet connection (offline operation) see below in the respective sections.

Note:
In case of poor or no internet connection, it is recommended to disable automatic route recalculation (see more below) and / or use offline routing data for rerouting in navi mode.
With offline rerouting and offline routing, the Kurviger routing options cannot be taken into account!
If the *.kurviger route file of the original route exists, this file can be loaded if required (e.g. as an overlay). By setting waypoints accordingly, a route corresponding to the original route can then also be calculated offline.


Interface navigation

Navigation mode (only Kurviger Pro):
op_app_016.jpg op_app_017.jpg
Pictures: Left: On route Right: Off route
Elements in Navigation mode:
1) Map 1a) Scale (and depending on the setting zoom level) 2) Location 3) Compass (optional)
4) Address Lookup Button (optional) 5) Navigation Button (optional) (only in Kurviger Pro) 6) Menu Button (optional) .
7a) +Zoom Button (optional) (and depending on the setting zoom level) 7b) -Zoom Button (optional) 7a,b) are only visible for a short time after touching the map 8) Location Button (optional)
12) Route 15) Direction and Distance Panel 15a) Direction and Distance Panel (bee line) for route continuation 16) Preview Direction and Distance Panel
17) Instruction Panel (optional, shows e.g. next street or waypoint name) 18) Distance Panel 19) Time Panel 11) GPS Logging Panel (optional) (only Kurviger Pro)
20) Speed Panel (optional) 21) Altitude Panel (optional) 22) Off route-Symbol .
For panels 11, 15 to 21 you can set color, transparency and font size.
For more info on the elements and their actions, see also in this and in the other topics of the guide, Links at the end of the page
Elements at navigation, operating steps, actions:
(5) (Switched off) Navigation button (Short) > Switches on the navigation.
Navigation button (Long) >
(5) (Switched on) Navigation button (Short) > Pauses the navigation.
Navigation button (Long) > Opens dialog for ending navigation.
(5) (Pause) Navigation button (Short) > Continues navigation.
Navigation button (Long) > Opens dialog for ending navigation.
(Details see “Switching on and off, pausing and resuming navigation”
. . .
(15) Direction and Distance panel (Short) > Opens Quick Access menu for action selection for navigation
Direction and Distance panel (Long) >
. . .
(17) Instruction panel (Short) > Repeats the instruction to the next turn point by voice when voice guidance is switched on.
Instruction panel (Long) >
For individually desired announcements, the screen must be switched on and operable!
. . .
(18) Distance panel (Short) > Switching the display between end (destination) and next waypoint and vice versa
Distance panel (Long) >
. . .
(19) Time panel (Short) > Switching the display between duration and arrival and vice versa
Time panel (Long) >
. . .
(20) Speed panel Only display of speed, otherwise no action.
(21) Altitude panel Only display of altitude, otherwise no action.
. . .
(22) Off route sign (Short) > If rerouting is disabled in settings, rerouting from location is started manually depending on the settings for online and / or offline routing.
Off route sign (Long) >

ATTENTION!
Operation with gloves requires special gloves and increased care!
For safety reasons and to avoid incorrect operation, only operate the app at a safe stop!


Especially for round trips

For round trips, do not switch on the navigation at the start, but possibly start in follow mode and switch on navigation only about 50 to 100 m after the starting point. Otherwise, it can happen that the app leads you to the destination in an unfavorable constellation (map data, GPS signal) and displays the message “Arrive at destination” and ends the navigation.


Switching on and off, pausing and resuming navigation

Switch on:

If you are in map or follow mode, you can switch on navigation by tapping the navigation button (5).

  • Navigation button >

The navigation button (5) is blue when navigation is on.

Switch off:

When you reach the destination, navigation is switched off and depending on the setting, the app then automatically switches to follow mode.

If the navigation is running or paused, you can turn it off by long touching the navigation button (5).

  • Navigation button (Long) >

A dialog opens

  • confirm with OK that navigation is finished.

This is to avoid that the navigation is terminated unintentionally.

The navigation button (5) is then displayed in the usual neutral color again.

The app then returns to the previously set mode. See therefore “At destination switch from Navigation to Follow mode”.

Pause:

Navigation can be stopped (paused) without ending it. This can be useful when leaving the route, e.g. for a stopover (e.g. refueling, sightseeing, eating near the route). When navigation is paused, there is no unintentional route recalculation. During the pause, the navi panels are not displayed.

You can activate the pause while navigation is running with

  • Navigation button (Short) >

Navigation is paused.

Continue navigation, end pause:

You can continue the navigation with activated pause with

  • Navigation nbutton (Short) >

The pause is finished and navigation continues.

Note:
When pause is enabled, you can zoom and move the map to explore the area.
When the pause is activated, the map does not follow the location. By touching the location button, you can position the map at the location. Follow mode is not possible during the pause.
When the pause is over, Auto zoom will take its setting into account and if the location is out of view, the map will automatically be displayed at the location.
At sightseeing, it can be helpful to place an address point or bookmark at the location of the vehicle (see topic “Map, …, Bookmarks, …, Address”, Link at the end of the page). This may make it easier to find your way back to the vehicle.


At destination switch from Navigation to Follow mode

The Kurviger Pro app offers the option to automatically switch from navigation to follow mode when you reach your destination. This offers advantages if you want to drive an additional route at the destination and follow it with the app.

This requires the corresponding selection of the following option for the following setting:

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Follow after arrival [_]

Note:
This setting option is used to flexibly adjust the Kurviger app to the user's preferences.


Switch on / off map rotation in Navi mode, show route from current location to destination.

In Navi mode, a display with or without map rotation is possible. If you want an overview of the route from the current location to the destination, you can also display this.

  • Compass button >

By touching the compass button (3) a dialog is opened

  • Map orientation
    • No rotation (The map does not rotate. North is at the top.)
    • Movement direction 2D (The map rotates. Drive in the direction of the top.)
    • Movement direction 3D (The map rotates. Drive in the direction of the top.)
    • Route overview (Distance from current location to destination is displayed. North at the top.)

When driving, one usually uses the navigation without map rotation (No rotation) or with map rotation (Movement direction 2D, Movement direction 3D).
If one then wants to have an overview of the remaining route, this is selectable in this dialog with the option Route overview.

To switch from route overview back to navigation with larger zoom or auto-zoom touch the compass button again and select option No rotation or Movement direction 2D or Movement direction 3D.


Rerouting, Route recalculation

Rerouting is route recalculation when leaving a route. It is a special function of route calculation.

This function is automatically active or not, depending on the setting, when you leave the current route.
(See below “Switching on / off automatic rerouting” at “Settings, dialogs for affecting rerouting”.)

Rerouting calculates a new route from the current location to a point on the current route selected in the “Navigation type” (previously: “Rerouting mode”) settings. If this point is not the destination, the route from this point then follows the original route to the destination.
(See below “Navigation type” at “Settings, dialogs for affecting rerouting”.)

Rerouting can take place online or offline. The selection takes place in the settings Routing service.
(See below “Routing-Service” bei “Settings, dialogs for affecting rerouting”)
For online operation, the Kurviger route options are taken into account for rerouting; for offline operation, the “Fastest route” route type is used
.

If rerouting is not started automatically, a warning symbol Off route is displayed when leaving the route. Rerouting can then be started manually.
(See below “Off Route, Rerouting trigger manually”)

Note:
Due to new findings and / or suggestions in the forum, there may be changes here from time to time.


Settings, dialogs for affecting rerouting

Switching on / off automatic rerouting

When leaving the current route, there is a possibility of automatic rerouting from the current location to a point on the current route selected in the Navigation type (previously: Rerouting mode). If the (automatic) rerouting is switched off, a warning symbol is displayed and you can start the route recalculation manually.

Automatic rerouting is turned on or off as follows:

Variant A: In settings

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Rerouting [_]

Variant B: During navigation Quick access by touching the “Direction and distance” panel

  • Direction and Distance panel >

Dialog opens, Title: Navigation

  • [_] Rerouting

Enable or disable automatic rerouting during navigation. Change is applied to the settings.
See also above “Quick access: Open navigation dialog for actions”

Note:
In the forum, some users of the app recommend not switching on automatic rerouting. This can avoid unnecessary rerouting when leaving the route. If necessary, rerouting can then be started manually (see Off Route).


The Navigation type (previously: Rerouting mode) e.g. defines to which point of the current route the route recalculation should be calculated from the current location. The setting is taken into account for automatically and manually started route recalculation.

Open the corresponding dialog:

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Navigation type >

Dialog for selecting the navigation type opens. The following is available for selection:

  • Nearest waypoint (Unvisited waypoint with shortest distance bee line from the current location.)
  • Next waypoint (Unvisited waypoint in the direction of the route from the current location.)
  • Strict navigation (Waypoints are traveled in their order. When leaving the route, the following waypoint is taken into account for the route recalculation).

Routing service

Route calculation (routing) and / or route recalculation (rerouting) can take place in different ways. For this purpose, one can select a routing service. The following applies to the routing service:

  • Kurviger (Route calculation by Kurviger, the Kurviger route options and avoidances are taken into account)
  • BRouter (Route calculation by BRouter, BRouter app must be installed, by default only option “Fastest route” possible, turn instructions can differ from turn instrucctions created with Kurviger online)

When selecting the routing service, online and offline operation is also taken into account:

  • Menu button > Settings > Routing > Route service >

Dialog for selecting the routing service Online and / or Offline opens.

  • Kurviger (online) (Kurviger route calculation is only possible with internet connection.)
  • Kurviger (online) / BRouter (offline) (As long as internet connection is available, Kurviger is used. If there is no internet connection, BRouter is used.)
  • BRouter (offline) (With and without internet connection BRouter is used. Restrictions see above.)

Note:
When selecting an offline routing service, the associated offline routing data of the corresponding area must be saved in the device (See below at “Offline routing”).
To be able to use the Kurviger route options, Internet connection should always be available for routing and / or rerouting and the routing service “Kurviger (online)” should be considered in the selection.
The option ““Kurviger (Online), BRouter (Offline)”” can cause problems with rerouting if the Internet connection is weak. Especially with automatic rerouting!


Off Route, Rerouting trigger manually

When automatic rerouting is switched off, the navigation interface changes when you exit the route. Instead of turn instruction, an arrow indicates the direction and distance of the bee line from the location to the point selected in navigation type. Instruction, distance and time panels show no values. Warning sign “Off route” is displayed. When Auto Zoom is on, the zoom level goes to the value of the Zoom Level Off Route setting (see Zoom, Auto Zoom).

Rerouting can be started manually.

Off Route (Interface)

Navigation Off route
op_app_017.jpg 1) Map 1a) Scale (and depending on the setting zoom level)
2) Standort 3) Kompass
4) Address lookup button (optional) 5) Navigation button (optional), only App PRO
6) Menu button (optional) .
7a) +Zoom button (optional) (and depending on the setting zoom level) 7b) -Zoom button (optional)
7a,b) are only visible for a short time after tapping the map
8) Location button (optional) 11) GPS logging panel (optional), only App PRO
12) Route .
15a) Direction and Distance panel Direction and distance (bee line) to the route continuation
17) Instruction panel .
18) Distance panel 19) Time panel
20) Speed panel (optional) 21) Altitude panel (optional)
22) Off route symbol .
The panels for Instruction (17), distance (18) and time (19) do not show any values away from the route

By touching the Off route symbol, a route recalculation (rerouting) can be started manually, depending on the Internet connection or settings. Details about the settings and further see at “Rerouting, Route recalculation”.

You can find more information about the route linked at the end of the page.


Start rerouting manually

There are 2 conditions where the Off Route symbol is displayed and rerouting must / can be started manually.

Condition A: When starting navigation you are off route

By touching the Off route symbol you have to open a dialog to select the entry point to the route, to start rerouting and to start navigation:

  • Off route symbol >

Dialog for selecting the route entry is opened. The following can be selected as the entry point

  • Start
  • Nearest waypoint

After selection, the route recalculation is started, the current route is displayed and navigation is started.

Condition B: You deviate from the route

By touching the Off route symbol you can start rerouting:

  • Off route symbol >

The rerouting from the location to the set re-entry point is executed, the current route from the location is displayed and navigation is continued.

You can set the re-entry point under

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Navigation type >

See above at “Navigation type”.


Quick access: Open navigation dialog for actions

During navigation you can open a dialog for distinctive navigation actions.

  • Direction and Distance panel >

Dialog opens, Title: Navigation

  • [_] Rerouting (Enable or disable automatic route recalculation. The change is applied to the settings.)
  • [_] Auto zoom (Switching the auto zoom on or off. The change is applied to the settings.)
  • [_] Voice guidance (Switching the voice guidance on or off during navigation. The change is applied to the settings.)
  • Avoid roadblock button (Opens dialog, see below)
  • Skip next waypoint button (Opens dialog, see below)
  • CANCEL
  • OK

Select the desired action. If the dialog is not closed automatically, confirm with “OK”.


Avoid roadblock

When you are on the route, you have the possibility to avoid route sections with roadblocks. On the current route, the route section following the location in the route is replaced by an alternative and a route is calculated from the location with the service selected in the routing service, taking into account the remaining waypoints. The properties of the corresponding routing service are taken into account.

To the action Avoid roadblock you come with:

  • Direction and Distance panel >

Dialog opens. Here select:

  • Avoid roadblock >

Dialog opens:

  • Select approximate length of blocking, confirm

Route calculation takes place. Updated route is displayed. Navigation is continued.

Note:
If an offline service is used instead of Service Kurviger (online), the updated route may differ significantly from the original route!
Reason: The route is updated using the set routing service (e.g. route type Fastest route for offline service instead of e.g. route type Curvy for online service Kurviger).
If original route is available as *.kurviger file, you may be able to import it again after rerouting and use it for the remaining route. Also here the display of the imported track can be a great help.
See also Offline routing.
Possibly do not use “Avoid roadblock” with offline routing. Instead, follow the detour signs without rerouting until you are back on the route or leave the route and use (manually started) rerouting. (see also above note track display).


Skip next waypoint

When you are on the route, you have the option to skip the next waypoint. On the current route, the waypoint following the location in the route is deleted and a route is calculated from the location using the service selected in the routing service, taking into account the remaining waypoints. The properties of the corresponding routing service are taken into account.

To the action Skip next waypoint you come with:

  • Direction and Distance panel >

Dialog opens. Here select:

  • Skip next waypoint >

Route calculation takes place. Updated route is displayed. Navigation is continued.

Note:
If an offline service is used instead of Service Kurviger (online), the updated route may differ significantly from the original route!
Reason: Remaining route is updated using the set routing service (e.g. route type Fastest route for offline service instead of e.g. route type Curvy for online service Kurviger).
If original route is available as *.kurviger file, you may be able to import it again after the next waypoint and use it for the remaining route.
Also here the display of the imported track can be a great help.
See also Offline routing.


Zoom, Auto zoom

Zoom:

The Kurviger app is used on a wide range of devices with screens from about 4 inches to about 10 inches. Depending on the user, more or less of the map or route should be visible.

For example, you can use the zoom buttons to zoom more or less into or out of the map. The corresponding zoom level can be made visible by a value or can be predefined.

Depending on the zoom level, more or less roads, POIs, details are displayed or not. The higher the zoom level, the more accurate details are displayed.

Auto-Zoom

For navigation, you can switch auto zoom on or off. With auto zoom, depending on the setting, the zoom is changed depending on distance or speed when approaching instruction points. This happens within certain limits, which can be set by minimum and maximum values. If you deviate from the route, a special zoom value can also be set for this.

Due to the different devices and user preferences, the values are adjustable!

Recommendations for finding suitable settings for auto zoom:

  • Due to the different devices and user preferences, no general recommendation is possible except for the basic setting. If this does not fit, determine settings by trial and error.

Preparation:

  • Set the zoom level display (the map scale) to “Advanced” (see below).
  • At first don't modify the auto-zoom settings.
  • At Auto zoom switch on “Navigation” (see below).
  • Set the auto zoom mode to “Distance” (see below).
  • Set the auto zoom scale to “100%” (see below).
  • Route recalculation (see above) must be switched off!

Test route:

  • Create a test route with at least one turn point and a free stretch of about 1 to 2 km. This route should have little traffic, so that it can be driven along easily (at low speed) and also left sometimes, and it should also be possible to stop without danger.

Try out test route in navi simulation mode:

  • Set the navigation mode to “Simulation” (see below at Navi Simulation Mode)
  • Run this route in navi simulation mode (see below) and observe the map display on the open road and when approaching the turn point.The respective zoom level can be read easily when the simulation is stopped (via Start/Stop play panel).
  • Check if the settings on the existing device match your preferences.
  • If you want to make changes, then change the values of the Minimum and / or Maximum zoom level step by step if necessary.

Try out test route and off route in Navi mode:

  • Set the navigation mode to “Normal” (see above at Navi mode)
  • Drive this route in navi mode (see above) at low speed and observe the traffic and the map display on the open road and when approaching the turn point. When leaving the route, the behavior of the display can be observed off the route. The respective zoom level can be read easily when stopping at a safe place.
  • Check if the settings on the existing device match your preferences.
  • If you want to make changes, then change the values of the Minimum and / or Maximum zoom level step by step if necessary. Also adjust the Off route zoom level.

If necessary, adjust auto zoom scale and/or auto zoom mode:

  • If these values are what you want, adjust the auto zoom scale if necessary.
  • By user request, the speed-dependent auto-zoom has been added. If necessary, you can also select this auto zoom mode. You may then have to adjust your zoom levels again. With distance-dependent auto zoom, you've learned about auto zoom in a simple way. Speed-dependent adjustment can be more problematic.

Zoom level display

You can select the zoom level display with the map scale setting:

  • Menu button > Settings > Map > Map scale >

Selectable is:

  • Normal (Shows the map scale, shows the zoom level at the zoom buttons)
  • Advanced (Also shows the zoom level in the advanced map scale)
  • Off (Does not show map scale, shows zoom level at zoom buttons)

Auto zoom ON / OFF

Auto zoom during navigation can be turned on or off:

Variant A: In the settings

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Auto zoom

Dialog opens, Title: Auto zoom

  • [_] Navigation (Auto zoom according to setting in Auto zoom mode)
  • [_] Follow (Speed dependent auto zoom)
  • CANCEL
  • OK

Variant B: During navigation Quick access by touching the “Direction and Distance” panel

  • Direction and Distance panel >

Dialog opens, Title: Navigation

  • [_] Auto zoom

Switching the auto zoom on or off during navigation. Change is applied to the settings.
See also above “Quick access: Open navigation dialog for actions”


Auto zoom settings

Setting the auto zoom depending on distance or speed

You can select whether the auto zoom is distance- or speed-dependent:

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Auto zoom mode >

Dialog opens. Make the desired setting.

Adjusting the auto zoom scale

The auto zoom scale allows the auto-zoom to be further customized to user preferences:

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Auto zoom scale >

Dialog opens. Make the desired setting.

Setting the zoom levels of the auto-zoom

You select the lowest zoom limit with :

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Minimum auto zoom level >

Dialog opens. Make the desired setting.

You select the highest zoom limit with :

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Maximum auto zoom level >

Dialog opens. Make the desired setting.

You select the zoom level off the route with :

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Off route zoom level >

Dialog opens. Make the desired setting.


Voice guidance

During navigation, you can also have the instructions announced via voice. In addition to switching the announcement on and off, you can adjust the voice guidance to the device and your own needs with various settings.

With voice guidance, a switched-on screen may be undesirable. However, this can cause problems. See “Kee screen on” in the topic “Interface, …” at “Additional topics of the operating guide to the Kurviger Apps”, Link at the end of the page


Switch on / off

The voice guidance can be switched on or off as follows:

Variant A: In the settings

  • Menu button > Settings > Voice guidance >

Settings voice guidance menu opens

  • Voice guidance [_] Voice guidance in navigation

Switch on or off as desired. The setting is taken into account each time the Navi mode is used.

Variant B: During navigation Quick access by touching the “Direction and Distance” panel

  • Direction and Distance panel >

Dialog opens, Title: Navigation

  • [_] Voice guidance

Switching the voice guidance on or off during navigation. The change is applied to the settings.
See also above “Quick access: Open navigation dialog for actions”


Settings

Through various settings, the voice guidance can be adapted to the device (e.g. smartphone, headset, …) and own needs.

You can access the settings with :

  • Menu button > Settings > Voice guidance >

A menu is opened. In it, various dialogs for editing the associated settings can be opened or various settings can be made directly:

  • Voice guidance [_] (Voice guidance in navigation ON / OFF)
  • Voice language (Opens dialog zur Auswahl der Sprechsprache. There are more speech languages than languages for the user interface)
  • Voice guidance output (Opens dialog)
  • Prepare audio connection (Opens dialog)
  • Voice volume (Opens dialog)
  • Pause music [_] (Voice prompts pause, not just fade, music playback ON / OFF)
  • Street names [_] (Speak street names in voice guidance ON / OFF)
  • Speed [_] (Influence of speed on voice guidance ON / OFF)
  • Voice instructions frequency (Opens dialog)
  • Off route warning [_] (Spek warning once when off route ON / OFF)
  • Off route tone frequency (Opens dialog)

Depending on the device, make settings according to your own preferences. Try out how it works best. See also FAQ, Link at the end of the page.



Navi Simulation Mode using

With the navi-simulation you can run a route automatically in the app Kurviger Pro. This gives you an impression of the associated directions in graphical and, depending on the setting, also in voice form.
You can also run the simulation faster than calculated. The time data will not be changed by this.

One also has the possibility to jump forward or backward around a turn point. This function is good for checking the route, because you can easily see the turn instructions and depending on the zoom the route course at the turn points.

To be able to use the navi simulation, the navi simulation mode must be activated beforehand. You select the navi simulation mode with

  • Menu button > Settings > Navigation > Navigation mode >

Dialog opens.

Dialog Navigation mode

  • o Normal (for navigation (navi mode), see more above)
  • o Simulation (this setting is required for the navi simulation)

Select the required mode.


Interface and operation of the simulation

Navi Simulation Mode (only Kurviger Pro):
op_app_018.jpg op_app_019.jpg
Pictures: Left: Stopped (Paused) Right: Running (Screenshots: Kurviger Pro 1.11.10, graphics from S2 and S3 may be modified at newer versions)
Elements S1 - S4 (Simulation-Play-Panel) are only available in Navi Simulation Mode:
1) Map 2a) virtual location 12) Route .
3) Compass 5) Navigation button 6) Menu button (optional) 8) Location button (optional)
S1) Start / Stop Simulation S2) To previous instruction point (Short) S3) To next instruction point (Short) S4) Factor for speed of simulation run
S2) Back to the start (Long) S3) Forward to the end (Long)
For more info on the elements and their actions, see also in this and in the other topics of the guide, Links at the end of the page
Elements in navi simulation, operating steps, actions:
(5) (Switched off) Navigation button (Short) > Switchs on the simulation.
Navigation button (Long) >
(5) (Switched on) Navigation button (Short) > Exits the simulation.
Navigation button (Long) >
Elements only in Navi simulation mode (Simulation play panels):
. .
(S1) Start/Stop panel (Short) > Starting, stopping (pausing) the navi simulation
Start/Stop panel (Long) >
. .
(S2) Forward panel (Short) > Jump forward to next instruction point
Forward panel (Long) > Jumping ahead to the destination or last instruction point before the destination
. .
(S3) Back panel (Short) > Jump back to previous instruction point
Back panel (Long) > Jump back to start
. .
(S4) Speed factor panel (Short) > Dialog for setting the factor for simulation speed is opened. The panel is displayed only in Navi simulation mode.
Speed factor panel (Long) >
Element is active, associated function can be triggered.
Element is inactive, there is no triggerable function at the moment.
. Depending on the version, graphics and associated function of the simulation play panel may still change. Panel color and transparency as for the navigation panels.

And now enjoy the simulation and the app.



GPS logging mode and related actions

GPS recording, track recording or GPS logging are different names for the same action. In order to make a recording of the track to be driven in the app Kurviger Pro, you must first switch on the corresponding mode. A recorded track can be displayed on the map.

Switch on / off the view of the recorded track in the map:

  • Menu button > Settings > GPS logging > Map [_]

The recorded track is displayed regardless of whether GPS logging mode is on or off.

You can set the appearance of the recorded track (color, width, style) at

  • Menu button > Settings > GPS logging >

Note:
To distinguish the recorded track from a track displayed as an overlay, the appearance should be different. E.g. recorded track style solid line, track uploaded as overlay style dashed line.

Switch on / off the GPS logging mode:

  • Menu button > Settings > GPS logging > GPS logging [_]

When GPS logging mode is on, the GPS logging panel (Recording panel) (11) is displayed in the upper right area.

States of the GPS logging panel and recording:

Recording OFF Recording ON Note Action on touching the GPS logging panel
(11) (11) No track data recorded Switching the recording on or off
(11) . Track data are recorded, length of the recorded track Open a dialog (see below)
. (11) Track data are recorded, length of the recorded track Open a dialog (see below)

Possible actions when touching the GPS logging panel and the associated dialog selection:

Actions if no data has been recorded yet
Panel Possible action Note
Switching on the recording GPS recording mode is switched on. However, there is currently no recording. No dialog is displayed when switching the recording on and off.
Switching off the recording
Actions selectable in dialogs when switching recording on and off, if data has been recorded
Panel Dialog, select action Recording paused, handling of recording when action is triggered.
Start GPS logging Recording is continued and a segment start is set.
Save current track Android storage access framework is opened to save the track (see “Android storage access framework” in the topic “Interface, …” at “Additional topics in the user guide”, link at the end of the page). Previous recording is continued without influencing the segments. If necessary, the recording must be deleted separately.
Clear GPS logging The previous recording is deleted directly. If desired, please save the recording before deleting it.
.
Panel Dialog, select action Recording in progress, handling of recording when action is triggered
Stop GPS logging Recording is ended and an end of segment is set. The recording is retained even when the app is switched off.
Start new segment During recording, a segment end and a new segment start are set.
Save current track Android storage access framework is opened to save the track (see “Android storage access framework” in the topic “Interface, …” at “Additional topics in the user guide”, link at the end of the page). Previous recording is continued without influencing the segments. If necessary, the recording must be deleted separately.

Switching the recording on and off:

Touch GPS logging panel for any length of time:

  • GPS logging panel >

There are four different states (recognizable by the recording symbol and display value) and corresponding actions. Depending on the state, recording is started or stopped directly or a dialog for starting or stopping recording is opened (see also tabs below at “States of the GPS logging panel and recording” and “Possible actions when touching the GPS logging panel and the associated dialog selection”).

Saving the GPS recording

Touch GPS logging panel for any length of time:

  • GPS logging panel >

If a recording is available, a dialog for saving the recording will be opened.

  • Select the corresponding action in the dialog

Android storage access framework is opened to save the track (see “Android storage access framework” in the topic “Interface, …” at “Additional topics in the user guide”, link at the end of the page).

  • ATTENTION! When changing the file name in the input field DO NOT OVERWRITE THE FILE EXTENSION (e.g. .gpx). The file extension must be preserved!

When saving, the recording is not deleted. The recording must be deleted separately if required.

Delete the GPS recording:

Touch GPS logging panel for any length of time:

  • GPS logging panel >

If a recording is present, a dialog for deleting the recording will be opened.

  • Select the corresponding action in the dialog

The recording is deleted.

Start new segment:

Segment? A segment is a “block” in which the recording data is “collected”. Normally such a block begins with the start of a recording and is terminated with the end of a recording. Segments enable e.g. with some track viewing or evaluation programs different display.

During a recording, such a segment or block is open for the collection of the recording data. For example, you want to end the segment or block at an intermediate destination without ending the recording and continue the recording with a new segment or block after the intermediate destination. For this purpose there is the action “Start new segment”.

Touch GPS logging panel for any length of time:

  • GPS logging panel >

If there is an existing recording, a dialog for creating a new segment will be opened.

  • Select the corresponding action in the dialog

The recording continues with a new segment.



Activate / deactivate Screen lock

To avoid incorrect triggering of the app functions, e.g. by raindrops, a screen lock can be switched on in the Kurviger Pro app.

Switching on the screen lock:

  • Menu button > Tools > Screen lock

The app can no longer be operated via the app user interface when the screen lock is switched on!
To be able to operate the app again, the screen lock must be switched off beforehand.

The screen lock is switched off via the device.

Switch off the display lock:

  • Open notifications of the device (swipe down from the top edge) (This is possible when the screen lock is switched on!)
  • Tap notification regarding screen lock

Now the screen lock has been removed again. The Kurviger app can be operated as usual again.



More

In the app Kurviger Pro you have more possibilities than in the app Kurviger (Free). E.g. you can influence the display of the navi-panels, the map display and the address search by choosing options.


Color, Transparency, Font size of the panels

You can set the color, transparency and / or font size of the display and partly the control panels.

Set color and transparency:

You can set the color and transparency of the panel with

  • Menu button > Settings > Application > Display color >

Dialog opens. Set the desired color and transparency and confirm with OK.

The color and transparency setting affects the Navi display panels as well as, for example, the control panels in Navi simulation mode.

Set the font size of the display panels:

You set the font size in % of the standard font size with

  • Menu button > Settings > Application > Font size (restart) >

Dialog opens. Set the desired font size and confirm with OK.

  • Change only takes effect after restarting the app.

The font size setting affects the font size in menus, dialogs, and display panels.


Select map color

Depending on the ambient light and personal preference, you can select a map color from different patterns in Kurviger Pro:

  • Menu button > Settings > Map > Map color >

A dialog will open and you can choose a map color according to your preference.

Note:
Recommendation: Dark for night view and High Contrast for daylight.


Select provider for address lookup

In Kurviger Pro you can change the provider of the address search. Open the corresponding dialog with :

  • Menu button > Settings > Routing > Address lookup provider >

In the dialog that opens, you can then choose a provider.

Note:
OpenCageData offers the lookup for the locality of UK postal codes.
The address lookup itself is only possible with an Internet connection.


Settings: Reset, save, load

The app can be customized to the device and user preferences by modifying the settings. In Kurviger Pro the settings can be reset to the original state. In addition, the settings can be saved and reloaded. When saving, different file names can be used. For example, thus you can use different user settings.
Some settings only take effect after restarting the app.

Reset all settings:

You can reset all settings to the original state with:

  • Menu button > Settings > Application > Preferences (restart) > Reset >

Dialog opens

  • Title: Preferences
  • Reset preferences?
  • CANCEL
  • OK

When you confirm with OK, all settings are reset to their original state.

Export (save) settings:

You can save your settings with:

  • Menu button > Settings > Application > Preferences (restart) > Export >

The Android storage access framework will open. In it, you can save the desired pref file in the folder you want.
The name of the file is automatically a timestamp. You can rename it in the Android storage access framework before saving or later in the file browser of your device.

  • ATTENTION! When changing the file name in the input field DO NOT OVERWRITE THE FILE EXTENSION (e.g. .pref). The file extension must be preserved!

See also “Android storage access framework” in the “User interface, …” topic in “Additional topics of the operating guide”, Link at the end of the page.

Import (load) settings:

You can load saved settings with:

  • Menu button > Settings > Application > Preferences (restart) > Import >

The Android storage access framework will open. In it, in the folder you want you can select and import the desired pref file.
See also “Android storage access framework” in the “User interface, …” topic in “Additional topics of the operating guide”, Link at the end of the page.



Online use, Offline use (in Kurviger Pro)

When using a smartphone or tablet without a SIM card, you usually do not have an Internet connection while driving. However, there are ways to establish an Internet connection of the device without SIM card via devices with SIM card.
This description does not distinguish whether the device is operated with or without a SIM card, but whether the app is operated with or without an Internet connection.

There may be no Internet coverage in certain areas due to poor network.

When the app is operated with an Internet connection, it is referred to as online operation; operation without an Internet connection is offline operation.

If there is no internet connection, some functions of the app are missing or there may be problems that do not exist with an internet connection. The following things, for example, no longer work or do not work to their full extent:

  • Online map display (limited, previously shown maps are mostly still available)
  • Hillshading (limited, previously shown mountains are sometimes still available)
  • Online route calculation with the Kurviger route options (not possible)
  • Address lookup (not possible)

With the above restrictions, even the Follow and Navi modes can be used without an Internet connection while driving. Thereby already opened routes can be used without route recalculation. Importing *.kurviger route files and using them is also possible without an Internet connection. Problems occur if the map data of the visited area is not available and / or a route recalculation is required. An overlay (e.g. track from a *.kurviger or *.gpx file) can be imported and displayed without an internet connection.

In offline mode Kurviger Pro offers the following:

  • Display of offline maps.
    • To do this, the offline maps of the desired area must first be saved in the device (internally or SD card) and opened in the app.
  • Offline routing or offline rerouting of different providers.
    • For this purpose, the offline routing data of the corresponding provider and the desired area must first be stored in the device (internally or SD card) for the desired area.
    • The Kurviger routing options cannot be used. Routes calculated offline can therefore deviate significantly from routes calculated online.

Offline maps and offline routing data are in different files! To use both, one must open the associated files stored in the device in the associated app for both for the desired area! (See below)

Offline Address lookup is not possible.


Offline use

In Kurviger Pro, several things are available for using the app without an Internet connection. This part of the user manual describes these things.


Offline files

Files in Kurviger (App and Web)
Route files In Kurviger (App and Web) routes can be exchanged (imported, exported) with route files. The *.kurviger file format is recommended for exchange in Kurviger (app and web).
For exchange (e.g. on the internet, other apps or devices) other file formats (e.g. *.gpx, *.itn, *.kml) can be used.
Route files are only used to exchange or save routes.
Files for offline use in Kurviger Pro
Map files In the app Kurviger Pro map files for desired areas can be downloaded from the Kurviger website, stored in the device (internal or SD card) and opened in the app.
The map files opened in the Kurviger Pro app are used with and without an Internet connection for the map display of the area in question.
Map files are only used to display maps and POIs contained therein!
The Kurviger offline map files are updated approximately monthly.
Routing files In the Kurviger Pro app offline only can be accessed to offline routing with the BRouter routing service and its routing data (and files). With the BRouter routing service, the BRouter app must also be used to download the associated routing files and to calculate the route.
If route calculation in the app takes place only with internet connection, the online routing data is accessed and you don't have to use routing files!
Routing files are only used for route calculation or route recalculation!
The Kurviger offline routing files are updated within a few days.
If only online maps and online routing are used, no special measures are required from the app user. Access to the corresponding data is then automatic if an Internet connection is available. If there is no Internet connection, the map area without data cannot be displayed; if there is no routing data, a corresponding message is displayed.

Offline maps

With offline maps for the desired area opened in the Kurviger Pro app, the corresponding area can be displayed in the app without an Internet connection.

In order to open the offline maps in the app (see below “Open, show offline maps”), they must first be downloaded from the Kurviger website with an internet connection and saved in the device (internally or SD card) (see below “Offline maps download”).

In the Kurviger website, the offline maps are updated approximately every month or every 2nd month. The current maps for the desired areas must be manually downloaded from the website and stored in the device.

With large map files, there may be problems when downloading with the smartphone depending on the browser. Possibly choose another browser or download the maps with the PC and then transfer them to the device.

If you have several offline maps open, you may have the following display problems, for example:

  • In the area of touching or overlapping maps, the water areas of lakes are sometimes not displayed
  • In the area of touching or overlapping maps, country borders are sometimes not displayed depending on the zoom level

If possible, use larger map networks instead of individual maps (e.g. for the water area of Lake Constance open the map “DACH” instead of maps “Baden-Württemberg” and “Alps”).

Consider: Downloaded or opened offline maps do not affect the route calculation. Different data and files are used for route calculation than for map display.


Offline maps download

Download the offline maps in the app:

  • Menu button > Map > Download maps >

Browser mit Verzeichnis der Kurviger Offline Maps wird geöffnet.

  • Select and download the desired map(s).
    • If you have more than one map, you may need to select and download each one separately
  • when all desired maps are downloaded close browser
  • Downloaded map(s) are in the download folder of the device (for the test device, may be different depending on the device)
  • Move downloaded map(s) to a folder of your choice outside the app using any file browser, if necessary

Detailed illustrated instructions see ““Offline-Karten” at “Quick access to further information:” (Link at the end of the page).


Open, show offline maps

Open the offline maps in the app:

  • Menu button > Map > Open maps >

Dialog opens

  • Open maps (Previously displayed offline map(s) are replaced by newly selected offline map(s))
  • Add maps (Selected maps are added to the previous displayed maps)

Android storage access framework opens.

  • Select the desired folder.
  • Select the desired map(s).
  • confirm with “OPEN”

The opened offline maps are displayed

  • A list of opened offline maps can be displayed with:
  • Menu button > Tools > Info >

Detailed illustrated instructions see ”“Offline Maps” at “Quick access to further information:” (Link at the end of the page).


Offline routing

Offline routing is currently only possible in Kurviger Pro with the BRouter routing service.

Kurviger offers several options in the settings to select from Routing services for online and offline operation.

The BRouter service requires the BRouter app to be installed. The associated offline routing data is maintained by BRouter and downloaded with the BRouter app app.

The actual routing data of the desired service for the desired areas must be downloaded manually from the Internet and stored in the device.

The data can be downloaded and saved directly with the smartphone.

Detailed illustrated instructions see “Offline routing” at “Quick access to further information:” (Link at the end of the page).

In offline routing, the Kurviger routing options cannot be taken into account. By default, only “Fastest route” is taken into account as the route type. This can lead to a route that deviates considerably from the route originally calculated online if the same waypoints are used in offline routing!
Depending on the location and set waypoints, this can lead to undesired results of the remaining route when routing offline (e.g. avoid roadblock or skip next waypoint).
In such a case it is advantageous to have the original route saved as a .kurviger file in the device. This file can then be loaded as an overlay. By setting waypoints along the track, you can then calculate the remaining distance of the original route offline and navigate along this route.

Consider: The downloaded offline routing data is completely independent from the downloaded and / or opened offline maps.

Note:
The offline route calculation with BRouter does not offer all options of the Kurviger online route calculation!
Offline rerouting is therefore not intended for general route planning. It is intended for rerouting, e.g. when deviating from the route (as in the case of detours or when consciously or unconsciously deviating from the original route), if no Internet connection is available.
Users who are very familiar with BRouter can possibly achieve a route similar to Kurviger by specifying customized profiles (not explained in detail, without recommendation, without guarantee).


Offline routing data download

For the offline routing service (BRouter), the associated routing data for the app must be downloaded.

For routing service BRouter (offline):

Download of offline routing data:

  • Start BRouter app when connected to the Internet
  • In the opened dialog “Select Main Action”(only displayed with internet connection):
    • Download Manager selecting
    • if a message with “I know” and “Cancel” is shown, please tap I know
  • BRouter map selection window opens
    • Select required map areas (areas are marked with a thin grid in green, to select / deselect / delete touch briefly until respective color change corresponds to desired action)
    • color coding of selected areas and associated action:
      • black crossed square (Area is already present in app, outdated, to update tap area for color change)
      • blue crossed square (Area is already available in app, actual)
      • green crossed square (New area selected for download)
      • yellow crossed square (Existing range selected for download, update old data)
      • red crossed square (Existing area is deleted in app)
    • After selecting the areas:
    • Download touching to start action (or touching Delete, depending on selection) (bottom right).

For the selected map areas, the routing data is updated in the app.

The BRouter app can be closed, but must remain installed for the use of offline rerouting or offline routing with routing service BRouter (offline).

The data can then be used in Kurviger Pro for offline rerouting or offline routing with the appropriate selection of routing service.

Detailed illustrated instructions see “Offline-Routing” at “Quick access to further information:” (Link at the end of the page).



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