June 13, 2019 | Version 1.5
On my F5x+ I noticed if I have a black background the text didn't become white - it stayed black. Not sure if beta f/w bug or not but wanted to let you know - not going to mark down as it doesn't affect the functionality at all!!
June 20, 2019, JanCapek
Thanks for the feedback Adam. We communicated via mail, so just for others: black background is not supported by this datafield. I will add some message about unsupported layout to next release to prevent confusion.
March 24, 2019 | Version 1.3
I've used it for quite some routes now and it really is a great data field. I have to look on the map screen less often.
Unfortunately it displays only 10 characters of navigation text instead of specified 15 on the Fenix 5s. And you have to plan your route carefully via third party apps like ridewqithgps to get navigation text but that's garmins fault (so no strava or garmin connect routes). Be aware that garmins waypoint limit on the Fenix 5 is only 50 TBT notifications.
Things i miss:
-More characters for navigation text (there is still plenty of room left on the side)
-some calculations like gradient (use the standard garmin calculation for okayish results)
May 23, 2019, JanCapek
Hi PePark, I am pretty sure that datafield can show more than 10 characters on Fenix 5S as I tested it a lot on this particular device. In fact I am just looking on it right now and it shows longer text. :) Are you sure that you don't have stripped length of the texts during export/import? You can try for seamless track import our another project: https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/f15dd655-e734-456e-b8f5-314d287df4a4
October 27, 2018 | Version 1.3
Great idea. A navigation field including all the relevant data. Room for improvement: An option do display white text on black background. And very important especially for mountain biking: Give an option to display gradient in % and VAM.
You could add a third field right next to the "Total Ascent"-field and make the Navigation field a bit smaller.
Nevertheless great data field
November 10, 2018, JanCapek
Hello PePark! Thank you for your ideas. The truth is, I had basic calculations of gradient in development build, but I decided to not include them to release version because of insufficient accuracy tests. I will think about it for possible future releases. Adding another field is not possible, the navigation text can use whole width of screen if longer and It doesn't make sense to make text even smaller. Ability to show long navigation message is one of the key features of this data field. I am not currently planning to implement inverted color theme due to memory efficiency + I don't think it will look good anyway. :)