Use vibration alert during navigation / instead of voice navigation
I like the idea of navigation, but quite honestly, it talks too much and I prefer to find my way with some assistance, but without being overly pampered.
What I would like to see, is or or two new modes
- a mode which just vibrates when one reaches a junction point (blue circle where normally it would make a voice announcement) so I know I need to look at the map where to proceed.
- a mode which just vibrates (or uses voice warning or beep) if I get too far away from a track (e.g. miss a junction), so the phone stays silent as long as I stay on track and just warns if I get 100m away from the intended track.
thanks a lot for this interesting idea!
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Xavier Gantois commented
I use the wake up screen a lot, as soon as you near an intersection, screen wakes up, you immediately notice when off track
The Idea is nice. The phone also could vibrate 1 long (2 sec) for right turns and 3 short (1/2 sec) for left turns. It could even announce a turn that way:
3 times long - turn right in 300m
2 times long - turn right in 200m
1 time long - turn right in 100m
5 sec - turn now right
The same principle for left:
3 times short - turn left in 300m
and so on
5 sec intervall vibration for turn left now.
Missing turns due especially to car/truck noises. Especially in towns (where turns happen most!) with paving stones.