Under ‘Settings’ in the main menu you can set the following. Note that some settings are only available in the full version of GPS Orienteering.

  • Punching distance – the app punches automatically when you come close to the control point. The default distance from the control point is 15 meter, but with this setting you can change it to another distance.
  • Disable auto-start – the app punches automatically when you reach the control points. This can be inconvenient for the start point, for example at a training event, when you stand at the starting point and wait for the start signal. By disabling the auto-start you have to punch manually at the start point and in this way decide when the race shall start.
  • Keep display on – prevents the display from being automatically turned off during a race.
  • Gesture punching – the app supports manual punching by turning the phone back and forth. If you have problem with unintentional punching due to gestures, then you can disable gesture punching.
  • Compass – the app can show a compass on the map during a race. Remember to calibrate the compass by making the ‘figure 8′ gesture, see image below.
  • Vibrate – the mobile can give you a haptic feedback by vibrating when a control point has been punched.
  • Zoom glass – the app supports multi-touch to zoom in maps etc. but some smartphones does not have support for multi-touch and thus need the zoom glass symbols.
  • Voice assistance (only in full version) - use voice messages during the race. You will get a voice message when you punch (e.g ‘Punched at 4′) and remaining time every 5th minute at rogaining races (e.g. ‘Remaining time 35 minutes’).

Figure 8 gesture to calibrate the compass