Proximity alert

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    FritzNuffer

    I second this request. Very useful.

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    Matthew

    I agree!  Being able to set radius for activation and then use this feature would be extremely useful for me as well.

    It would be important to be able to mass select waypoints and apply a single alert -- or simply be able to apply it to a folder of waypoints.

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    markbgriffith

    My use of Gaia falls into two categories :

     

    1) Firing up Gaia to see if I am "on the trail" or "which way to go"

    2) Using Gaia to set a way point and navigate to that point. Either by line of sight directionally (if I am bushwhacking) or by traversing path until that point. That point has some function, its where I need to pay attention to not miss a turn off, or I want to make a new navigational path. In this later case I have to keep the app open often, instead I'd really like to set a proximity alert, put the phone/app in my bag/vest and then wait for Gaia to alarm me.

     

    PS. I work in software. These "voting" mechanisms as a way to show the "need" is not really a good way to assess need or interest.  What if no one else asks for this? Or knows to ask? or to vote?  For example more people are following this than voted, did they even know what vote vs. follow was?

    But what if you built it because its the "right thing to do" and everyone loved it? ;)

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    b.martin92685

    This feature would sell me on Gaia. Once I can have my phone in my pocket and get an alert through my headphones that I’m nearing a reminder waypoint I created I’m all in.

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    tjprescott

    I third, fourth, whatever this request. I'm teaching a digital navigation class where Gaia is the recommended GPS app, and while I stress the use of waypoints to mark things like critical junctions and decision points, it is disappointing that you can't be alerted in some way when you are close to the waypoint you are being guided to. You would have to keep pulling out your phone to recheck, and by that point you may have blown past it.  Some kind of alerting mechanism would be fantastic!

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    David Adriaanse

    Ditto - come on! can we have this already!?

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    matthewmoran

    Any progress on this and seems like it keeps getting asked for and in general "alerting" for Off-Route, Waypoint, etc have been asked for a few times but no progress? Do we even know if it is on the roadmap?

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    Matthew

    I don't mean to be anti-Gaia GPS, but in the interest of helping out those that need this feature, I have moved on to using Locus Map Pro and haven't looked back. It works very reliably to alert proximity. Scalability without slowdown with massive number of POI is very good also, I have thousands of POI in my trip groupings sometimes.

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    matthewmoran

    No diss to me and I’m just trying to find a hiking app that is on par with handheld unit and struggling to do so which I find very surprising. Unfortunately I only have apple devices....

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    apexbeat

    It's sad that GAIA's popularity has made it less receptive to its users needs. This is a really simple request and it's been ignored for so long.

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    mikef17+gaia

    I would like to see a proximity alert also at the folder level. Say I have a folder containing several waypoints (POIs). If I am near any of them, I would like a proximity alert. I would like to be able to set that proximity to sometimes be 100m and for others I'd like it to be 10km.

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