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The GPS/Compass button/indicator can be placed in one of the Functions panels:

It indicates your internal GPS status:

  • - acquiring of location is disabled
  • - searching for location but valid location not found yet, location on the map is marked by an orange circle
  • - the same as above, but Internal GPS Auto-off is enabled (see more in GPS settings >>)
  • - current location is valid (GPS is fixed), location on the map is marked by a blue circle
  • - the same as above, but Internal GPS Auto-off is enabled (see more in GPS settings >>)
  • - GPS simulation is on

The GPS/Compass button switches on a separate two tabbed window displaying GPS skyplot and Compass. When you hold the GPS/Compass button, a menu appears for a fast switch of GPS status.


The first tab displays the skyplot - placement of monitored GPS satellites and other useful information like current altitude, speed, GPS accuracy, current coordinates, number of fixed/visible satellites and time of the last GPS fix.


  • Circles - satellites of U.S. Global Positioning System
  • Squares - satellites of the Russian Glonass positioning system
  • Triangles - satellites of Chinese Beidou system
  • Rhombus - satellites of the European Galileo system
  • Color - signal quality (red - low, yellow - middle, green - high)
  • Height of bars - signal to noise ratio
  • Asterisk above bar - dual-band satellite, using both L1 and L5 frequencies - much more accurate

Tapping the skyplot or the button in the bottom switches GPS on/off.

Source selection

Tapping the side of the bottom button opens a selection of available location sources:

  • Internal GNSS - satellite localization unit built in your device combining various providers - GPS, Galileo, Beidou, Glonass…
  • External GNSS - a device connected to Locus via Bluetooth or USB

GPS simulation

  • Indoor training - turn on when you need to record your indoor workout
  • NMEA - simulation of movement read from NMEA files stored in /Locus/cache/nmea/ directory
  • Track - simulation based on a pre-recorded track (beta testing versions only)

Active simulation is indicated red:

Topbar menu

The topbar menu contains shortcuts to several items of your device sensors' settings:

3D skyplot

The skyplot can be switched into a 3D version:

Settings > GPS&location > 3D skyplot mode - check

The globe can be enlarged by pinch zooming and rotated.


The other tab displays the compass, azimuth, the distance of your navigation target, and tilt of the phone. Lower line contains also fields for time to next waypoint active in navigation and declination value.

The compass ring displays the current position of the Sun in the sky.

Tapping the tilting indicators opens a menu offering sensor calibration.

manual/user_guide/tools/gps.txt · Last modified: 2023/05/05 08:27 by mstupka