O’Route is an app the helps you to evaluate your orienteering directly after the race. It is an ideal tool to use at ordinary orienteering training or at competitions where it is allowed to bring a smart phone. Only a few simple steps are needed, then you can see your leg times, route lengths, pace, your track on the map etc. that will help you to analyze your race.
Follow the steps below:
1. Run the orienteering course as usual and use O’Route to record your track. Or import gpx-/tcx-file from GPS watch.
2. Take a picture of the orienteering map with the built-in camera. Or import map file.
3. Adjust your track to the map.
4. Now you can see your result on the map, in a table and as a profile diagram.
Step 1: Run the course
a. Create a new training by selecting ‘New training’
b. The training gets a default name on the form ‘date_time’. Change the name by selecting ‘Rename training’ in the menu.
c. Select ‘Run course’ in good time before the race to let the GPS stabilize. The accuracy should be good ( less than 10-15 meters, see upper right corner).
d. Press ‘Start’ to start the recording of your movements. You can cut away the beginning of the recording in step 3, if you start the recording before you actually start the race.
e. You can punch at the control points if you like. Punch by pressing the control point number. You can also punch by slowly turning the smartphone vertically back and forth a few times (|_|_|_). If you have the smartphone on your arm, then stand still and raise and lower your arm a few times to punch. You can also add and remove punches in step 3.
f. End the recording by pressing ‘Finish race’ and wait until your track has been saved.
An alternative is to use a GPS watch to capture the track, copy the gpx-/tcx-file from the GPS watch to the smartphone and then import the track by selecting ‘Import track’ from the menu.
Step 2: Take a photo of the map
a. Select ‘Photograph map’
b. Take a photo of the map as flat as possible oriented in north-south direction. You can crop the image in step 3, if needed.
An alternative is to select ‘Import map’ in the menu and select ‘Smartphone’ to import a map file located on the phone or ‘WorldofO Leaderboards’ to download a map from WorldofO Leaderboards. Supported file types are jpg, png, tif and gif.
Step 3: Connect your track to the map
a. Select ‘Connect map’.
b. Crop the image of the map, if needed by selecting ‘Crop’ in the submenu.
c. Adjust your track to the map using the frame-tool and select the ‘move’-function. Grab and drag the dotted blue frame to move one side. Save your changes when you are ready.
d. Then select the ‘control point’ tool to add, remove or adjust the position of your punches. If you like to remove the beginning of the recording, then add a punch where you actually started and remove the first start punch. In similar way you can remove the end of the recording if you have stopped the recording after you have actually finished the race. Save your changes when are ready.
Step 4: Analyze your result
Selecting ‘See result’ will show your track on the map and information signs beside each control point.
Your track is coloured depending on the current speed. Green means high speed and red means low speed. Define the colour-coding of the track with the function ‘Track settings’ in the submenu.
The information signs shows leg time, leg length, pace etc. You can define which information to show with the function ‘Info settings’ in the submenu.
You can also replay your race at any speed.
It is also possible to load multiple results and show or replay them.
Select ‘Show profile’ to view a graph over current speed, mean speed, height etc. You can define which data that shall be shown in the graph.
Select ‘Show table’ to see leg times, lengths, pace etc summarized in a table.