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MotionX-GPS

Backing up your waypoints and tracks

Backup your waypoints and tracks using the iTunes Drag & Drop feature in MotionX-GPS.  Here’s how:

  1. To backup your waypoints and tracks with iTunes, select Menu>Setup>iTunes Drag & Drop.
  2. Turn Drag & Drop on.  This will prepare your waypoints and
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Viewing multiple tracks at once

Follow these steps to view more than one track on the map at once:

1. Select Menu>Map.

2. Select the Maps menu button on the map.

3. Select Recorded Tracks then either select Show All or select a folder of … more

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Broadcast your position using Auto Live Updates

Auto Live Updates is an optional feature which allows others to see your position in real-time on a map or via email, Facebook or twitter.  To enable, go to Menu>Auto Live Updates

  • Broadcast your position when skiing to let your
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Downloading Maps

MotionX-GPS allows you to download maps for offline use.  Below are instructions for downloading map tiles for use when you are in an area without network coverage.  Map Downloads are supported for MotionX Road, MotionX Terrain, and NOAA Marine map … more

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Sharing via Email, Facebook or Twitter

If you’re having trouble sharing a waypoint or track to Email, Facebook or Twitter, the suggestions below may help:

1. Begin by rebooting your device – press and hold the sleep/wake button for 4-8 seconds, slide the red arrow to … more

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Importing waypoints or tracks

There are 3 methods supported for importing GPX files into MotionX-GPS and MotionX-GPS HD.

 

Use gpsimport@motionx.com

1. From your Mac or PC, email the gpx file to gpsimport@motionx.com

2. Check your email (the same account you used to mail … more

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Connecting a heart rate monitor

MotionX-GPS version 18.0 or later supports connectivity with both ANT+ and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) heart rate monitors.  ANT+ requires either a dock port receiver or an ANT+ iPhone case to receive the signal from the heart rate strap.  BLE … more

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What happens when a phone call comes in?

Apple® shuts down all third party apps when a call comes in. MotionX-GPS saves your current state, and once the call is finished, you are returned to where you were. Your stopwatch will still be running, and we will include … more

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Are jail-broken iPhones compatible with MotionX-GPS?

Yes, our goal is to support all iPhone™ users. However, some jail-broken iPhone™ configurations and applications interfere with other iPhone™ applications such as MotionX-GPS. Some users have experienced trouble getting past the terms and conditions page of MotionX-GPS with jail-broken … more

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GPS Signal Troubleshooting

First, make sure you are using an iPhone™ 5, 4S, 4, 3GS or 3G. First generation iPhones and the iPod® touch do not have the necessary GPS chipset to acquire an accurate signal.

Ensure your iPhone™ has a clear view … more

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What file types can I import into MotionX-GPS?

The import feature supports waypoints and tracks only in the GPX file format. If you have a waypoint or track in a different file format, use a file converter such as GPSVisualizer or GPS Babel to convert to GPX.… more

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How do I export my waypoints and tracks?

There are two options to export waypoints and tracks.

1. You can export your waypoints and tracks by email. Go to the MotionX-Tracks or MotionX-Waypoints page, touch the waypoint or track you wish to export. Touch the “Options” button and … more

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How can I increase my battery life while running MotionX-GPS?

Turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use and dimming the screen brightness from within your iPhone’s Settings you can reduce power consumption. In addition, turning off Accelerometrics Assisted GPS from Settings>Global Settings will further reduce power consumption.… more

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How long can I run MotionX-GPS before I run out of power?

MotionX-GPS is optimized for minimal power consumption on the iPhone and iPad. Make sure you have selected the Optimized mode under Menu Multitasking. This mode will continue to record your track or navigate while the app is in the background … more

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Can I repeat a single music track?

Playlists can be repeated, but single music tracks cannot be repeated unless it is the only track assigned to a playlist.… more

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Can I listen to my iPod® music while I’m using MotionX-GPS?

Yes. For the iPhone 3.0 OS and later, it is possible to access your playlists directly from within iPhone applications. MotionX-GPS has a dedicated iPod control interface that includes music control, playlist access, and album cover art.… more

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How do I delete a waypoint I’ve added?

You may delete a user created waypoint in three ways.

1. From the map view, use the TapTap tool to open the waypoint option dialogue. (simply tap the waypoint twice) The dialogue gives you the option to Edit, Share, Start … more

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What formats can I use to enter coordinates?

Coordinates can be entered in Degrees/Minutes/Seconds using the waypoint selector wheels.

Menu Waypoints New Wypt Enter Lat/Lon

Alternately, you can choose direct entry using the keyboard for greater input accuracy in either degrees with decimal minutes (DM), decimal degrees (D) … more

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How do I export my waypoints and tracks?

There are two options to export waypoints and tracks.

1. You can export your waypoints and tracks by email. Go to the MotionX-Tracks or MotionX-Waypoints page, touch the waypoint or track you wish to export. Touch the “Options” button and … more

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How long do maps remain in cache?

Maps remain in cache until the size limit has been exceeded. At that time, your oldest map views (tiles) will be removed automatically to make room for new ones. Go to ‘Settings’ then ‘Maps & Tracks’ and touch “Clear Cache” … more

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How do I use map caching?

Map caching works automatically in the background. Just use the MotionX-Road, MotionX-Terrain, or NOAA maps while using the MotionX-GPS app.

Every map tile which you view while recording a track or just panning around will be saved in the cache … more

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