A glitchrich tracking day. XR in airplane mode. WindyMaps running in foreground.
The walk today delivered a tracking stop after making a 90° turn (again). I have to mention we turned from walking along the edge of a forest (South to North) into the forest (East to West). See picture 1. After a while tracking went on again, but the glitch is clearly visible.
I handheld the XR for a while and saw the tracker going from tracking mode to non-tracking mode while I was walking and vice versa, several times. The app linked the broken pieces together, one by one of course. Note that this walk was within the forest, mainly consisting of deciduous trees, i.e. large beech and oak trees, without leaves, but also pines, so it looks possible that gps glitches are the cause. However, what I don’t understand, is that the blue tracker symbol kept following my pace, also during the time the top of the screen turned reddish (=waiting for movement). After a 20 to 50 meters, the top of the screen turned green again (=tracing movement) and the app nicely linked the blue maker to the where the tracer line was interrupted.
No bug report in the analysis data around the events above. I see one JetsamEvent “bug type” “298” crash report, around the time I stopped the app at te end of the hike. Probably the same as the crash report I sent to Korina by mail. Note I was still in airplane mode when I stopped and saved the walk.
Another observation: The app refuses to show the waypath ahead i.s.o. North, while another app I tried during our lunch break in the woods at the pond, had no problems doing so.
Volger wacht op beweging = Dutch for “Tracker waiting for movement”
After setting the app to English, it happened many times again, here is one of them. Note that the brief deviation from the path near the pond was due to me taking a look at the settings.
Note however, that once outside the woods, at first sight there were no glitches, but I have to say I kept the XR in my pocket. I would like to test this in open field more thoroughly. Don’t know if we go in lockdown tomorrow the way France does. Otherwise, maybe a next WindyMaps adventure.