Zoomed-out map detail feedback
After playing with my Vertical in the last two weeks, there is one main thing that bothers me with the map. When zoomed-out to 500m view, most mountain paths in my area are not rendered. Only larger roads are.
I find the 500m the most usable as I can see enough context to understand where I am. But with the paths not being visible, I often need to use the 200m view. Even though I understand why the map is simplified in the zoomed-out position, I think it’s too much and the 500m view could work much better with more visible paths.
Does you have the same experience in your area? Could Suunto consider adjusting this?
(I would also appreciate even furher zoom-out option but that’s beside the point)
@Honza I would like the same to view more detail in the 500m range. However, I suspect the watch isn’t capable of rendering it quickly enough (or at all).
It could also be a design decision. Maybe too much information is displayed in a small screen.
@Honza yes, Suunto is currently looking at map details (plus possibly adding other content not there yet).
I hope that in any future update will be change current zoom-out. For me 500m are a few uncomfortable because when I do some big round I can’t see my start point and I can’t easy choose way for return.
Otherwise the watch is great. I hope and want to use it very long time.
I tend to find I bounce between all three. I often switch between the 500m and 200m screen, then I’ll zoom in to the 100m if I need to be sure that I’m taking the correct turn or path. I had a 20km run in and around a forest with some friends at the weekend and because I wasn’t familiar with this area I had the map on the whole time. No issues, worked great and I felt like I had enough detail and information on the watch to know exactly where I was; there were plenty of small trails which all showed on the 100m screen and most of these were still visible on the 200m screen
FWIW personally I would like one more option that is zoomed out a little further, something like 800m or 1000m would be quite useful for those sections where it’s straight and you haven’t got to worry about making any turns for a while. Also the option of having just one or two pieces of info that you can manually select to display whilst using the map screen would be great, for example I would really like to have the distance I have ran showing somewhere
@MiniForklift 100%. as i replace my garmin i was used showing basic information on top of the map (for me it was pace and HR, but of course other fields make sense). so adding the possibility to overlay 1-2 fields over the map would be highly appreciated.
otherwise > best map on a watch I’ve ever seen.