1. Activating time and distance estimates
While planning a route, Fellbase is already providing some time and distance estimates depending on your walking speed in your
Settings and depending on the elevation and length of your planned route.
In addition to the planned estimates, it is also possible to activate realtime estimates while on the route. This allows you to see if you are on track with your planned time. To do this make sure the route is loaded into the
Map view and click the
play button at the bottom which should highlight the first section of your route. You can keep on pressing the same button to advance the current section until you reach the end.
There are two info views for time and distance estimates at the top of the map view. The info box that is visible by default is the one for the full route. To see estimates for the activated section, swipe the info box to the left.
It is also possible to see route and section information directly under the
Routes tab. From here you can also
Activate estimates or
Deactive estimates for a section instead of using the
play button inside the map view.
Note that you do not have to activate estimates at the start of a walk. You could for instance just activate and skip to the section you are currently walking at any time during the walk. It is entirely possible to follow the planned route on the map without having to activate the estimates at all.
2. Using the summit compass (iOS)
The summit compass can help to check if your current position matches the coordinates of the actual summit. More often than not it’s enough to just check the location marker on the map. For fells where the summit location looks confusing on the ground, it’s nice to double-check if you are at the right spot by using the summit compass.
The summit is represented by the inner small circle. The radius between the inner and outer circle represents 100m on the ground. To use the summit compass, rotate your body with the device pointing away from you. The mountain icon will turn from red to green to show you that you are pointing in the direction of the summit. You have reached the summit once the mountain icon appears inside the inner circle.
Don’t follow the summit compass blindly, especially in bad weather conditions where the accuracy of the GPS signal can be weak. The summit compass is just meant as a means to verify the summit location or direction to the summit in a direct line (as the crow flies). It’s not a navigational tool you follow over long distances.
The summit compass has the
Add to Logbook button. Carry on reading at Use Your Logbook to learn about this feature.
Have a look at the FAQ page if there are still some outstanding questions.