Create or modify walks on the phone


To create a walk – tap the little + button in the upper-right corner of the TrackGuide opening window. Next, select “Create one by hand” from the popup menu.

add menu

To modify a walk, slide its image to the left and select the dark-grey button with the little pencil.

edit buttons on main screen

Whether you modify or edit a walk, the process for doing so is the same. Creating a walk is like editing a walk with no points. Just one difference : when you create a walk (or edit a walk without points), new points will always be appended at the end of the walk. When you edit a walk, new points might get inserted between two existing points : this happens if you tap between two existing points, or close enough to two adjacent points.

The interface

The editing window is made out of a map displaying all the points of your walk, and a table listing these points. Tapping a point on the map will select it in the table, tapping a row in the table will select it on the map. Tapping elsewhere on the map will add another point to the walk. There are also some buttons, labels and menu’s


  • It the title bar you find two buttons
    • Cancel : Leaves the edit window without saving anything. Everything you did in this window or in any window opened from this window will be discarded, and this window will transition back to the list of walks
    • Save : Does the opposite : any modification made in this window or in any window opened from this window will be saved, and this window will transition back to the list of walks. An updated list of walks will be sent to the watch – NOT the points. These have to be send from the list window, or requested from the walk details face of the watch.
  • Below the title bar are
    • A textfield where you can change the name of the walk.
    • A button to toggle between satellite view  and map view. If you toggle the map to satellite while editing, you will get a satellite view when walking as well. (except for the watch – witch does not support satellite imagery).
  • In the table, from left to right
    • A ‘minus’ button to delete an individual point
    • The sequence number of the point. These are recalculated whenever you add or delete points.
    • The cumulative distance – how far in the walk is this point situated.
    • If there is a POI attached to the point : the name of that POI (POI = short for Point Of Interest).
    • A handle to rearrange the points. Tap, hold a while and drag to its new position.
  • And finally, at the bottom, from right to left
    • A little downwards-pointing arrow to  hide the table with points.
    • A button to toggle between POI mode (to add or modify points of interest) and edit mode (to add, delete or reorder points)
    • A “…” button that opens a menu where you can
      • Clean the walk : removes redundant points, like a point close to and on a straight line between two other points.
      • Reverse the walk : start becomes finish and vice versa.

Managing Points…

…is easy. Just tap on the map where you want your point. You can still use the normal gestures to zoom in or out, or to pan and rotate the map without accidentally adding trackpoints. Use the handle next to each point in the table to rearrange them. Use the red minus button to delete individual points.

POI Mode (P-oints O-f I-nterest)

To enter POI mode, tap the ‘POI mode’ at the bottom on the screen. Its name will change to ‘Edit Mode’. Tap it to return to, well, edit mode to manage the points.

When you now tap a point in the table :

  • If the point has one or more associated POI’s, the POI edit window will open
  • If there are no POI’s associated to the point, Trackguide will propose you to add one

do you want to add a poi cropped

And the POI edit window will open. Here you can edit the name and the description of the POI. Keep the name short, as it will act as the title of any notification you’ll receive on your watch, which is just one line long.

Next to the name and the description, there is a little globe button. Tap it to add names or descriptions for different languages.

Tap the ‘Coordinates and Image’ button to alter the geographical coordinates of the POI (by default, they equal the coordinates of the trackpoint) or to add an image to the POI.