Purpose of feature: to specify settings for behaviour of the App - and constitute a place for getting help and giving feedback.
Below the looks of the Settings mainpage, with its default values after installation:
An a small screen, scrolling reveals the bottom:
The page has a set of Settings pickers plus a set of ON-OFF Settings switches. All are set mutually independently. They are saved whenever the home button is pressed. At the bottom there is a set of Settings buttons.
The topmost part of the page has seven pickers. Each picker has a dedicated page with abutton. Tapping it opens a popup with a summary of the desciptions in this manual. Such popup is shown for the first picker below.
Defines unit for measuring distances and speed. The options are:
Most sailors will probably prefer the default (Nautic), but for terrestrial use one of the other units may fit better.
Defines unit for measuring windforce. The options are:
The following table gives the relation between the measuring units:
|< 1 m/s: Calm (nil)||< 1 kn: Calm (nil)||0 B: Calm (nil)|
|1- 2 m/s: Light air||13 kn: Light air||1 B: Light air|
|2 3 m/s: Light breeze||46 kn: Light breeze||2 B: Light breeze|
|4 5 m/s: Gentle breeze||710 kn: Gentle breeze||3 B: Gentle breeze|
|6 7 m/s: Moderate breeze||1116 kn: Moderate breeze||4 B: Moderate breeze|
|810 m/s: Fresh breeze||1721 kn: Fresh breeze||5 B: Fresh breeze|
|1113 m/s: Strong breeze||2227 kn: Strong breeze||6 B: Strong breeze|
|1416 m/s: Near gale||2833 kn: Near gale||7 B: Near gale|
|1720 m/s: Gale||3440 kn: Gale||8 B: Gale|
|21-24 m/s: Strong gale||4147 kn: Strong gale||9 B: Strong gale|
|2528 m/s: Storm||4855 kn: Storm||10 B: Storm|
|2932 m/s: Violent storm||5663 kn: Violent storm||11 B: Violent storm|
|32 m/s: Hurricane||64 kn: Hurricane||12 B: Hurricane|
The terms follow this convention.
When tracking, a beep is heard when a plot is made, i.e. at start and end of tracking, when you have moved between 10 and 200 meter, or you make an event. This way you may check that the GPS works ok. The options are:
If you don't need or want any noise from the App while tracking, select the None option. Otherwise select a sound that doesn't conflict with other sounds, to avoid confusion.
The App is always silent in the background - irrespective of beep setting.
Determines how precise a track should be recorded. The options are:
The same walking trip (Gåtur) of 3.2 miles done three times, each with a different precision setting:
The trips did cause 70, 107 and 166 plots respectively. Below a combined screendump with a detail where the track bends a lot:
Choosing the best option is a compromise between precision and storage consumption.
Check the Presentation styles chapter for details.
Check the Notes chapter for details.
Some functions / subpages will never exclude Notes, if any are found in a given context:
Other functions / subpages will always exclude Notes (as they have no temporal extent):
Finally, some functions / subpages will include Tracks and / or Notes directed by the Composition setting:
The middle part of the page has four switches:
|Assume sails set at start||- ON: the Sail attribute will be set to Full sails in the first plot event (when starting a new track)
- OFF: it will be set to No sails in the first plot event. See below.
|Assume engine running at start||- ON: the Engine attribute will be set to Full ahead in the first plot event (when starting a new track)
- OFF: it will be set to No engine in the first plot event. See below.
|English time designations||As default, weekday names (Monday, Tuesday, ...) are shown in English. Likewise some time indications (hours, minuts, ...) are shown in English form. If your first preferred language is not English, this can be changes. See below.||-|
|Hide default Tzone number||- ON: the default Tzone number (zero) is hidden in both the black tab bar and in teal blue navigation bars
- OFF: any Tzone number - including the default - is shown. See below.
You will probably want to have one and only one of the two Assume switches set to ON. Together with recorded values of the Sails and Engine attributes, these switches affect the Sails time and Engine time calculations.
Whenever the setting of one of the two switches is changed, a popup appears:
Set Assume engine running at start to ON if you usually depart from harbor by engine. And whenever you stop and start the engine during cruising, make an appropriate event.
You don't need to make an explicit stopping engine event at arrival, since ending a track implicitly signals engine stopped. Similar rule applies to setting and taking in sails.
Your iPhone / iPad Language is determined in the Language & Region section of the System Settings App:
If your first preferred language is English (like above), the English time designations switch has no meaningful function. Trying to switch it OFF gives this popup:
However, if you first preferred language isn't English, but instead for example Spanish:
- then tapping the English time designations switch turns it OFF and opens this popup:
A second tap on the switch turns it ON again, and gives a popup, reverse of the above.
One benefit of 'changing to your own (non-English) language' is, that contents of the Breadtext subpage reflects this.
Once you have started Using Track zones, it's a matter of taste whether you like to display the default Tzone number (zero) in both the black tab bar and in teal blue navigation bars.
In the example below, the default Tzone was selected for next track in the Track mainpage, but its number (zero) is hidden in the tab bar. In the History mainpage, the virtual Tzone (number nine) was set to access all Tzone's.
When the switch is ON, the tab bar appears as:
Tzone numbers other than zero are never hidden.
Setting the switch OFF exposes even the (default) Tzone zero:
The switch setting affects the Track mainpage and the History mainpage as well as their subpages. The remaining three mainpages, as well as any or their subpages are not affected, as Tzone's don't apply there.
The last part of the page has two buttons:
The first button opens the Sailor Logbook Homepage. Here you'll find a link to the Sailor Logbook S App manual (this manual). The homepage can also accessed by entering SailorLogbook.com in a browser.
Feel free to tap the second button and write a review!
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