You can let Argo record your track without having to start a voyage and get trip information along the way, such as time, distance, average speed and estimated fuel used. You can then save your track and trip information to your Captain’s Log.
Start Recording a Track
Press the Track Button found in the top menu next to Search.
Note: To ensure recording all gps points along your track, Location Settings should be set for Always Allow. You can find these Location Settings in the General Settings of your device. If Argo is in the background, it will only track your location when on a voyage or recording a track.
View Info When Recording Track
The following information are displayed when recording a track:
Track – your track (white) is displayed on the map and updated while enroute.
Trip Info – time, distance, average speed and estimated fuel usage are continuously updated while on your trip.
Adjust Map – You can pinch & zoom the map to adjust your view while enroute to see more or less map data details or move to view different areas on the map.
Save & Discard Buttons – Pull the lower drawer up & down using the grey bar in the center to get to the Save and Discard buttons.
Note: You can adjust the map view, units displayed and map data you see during the track (depth, buoys, marinas, etc.) by tapping on the Map Options icon.
Use Navigation Features
The following navigation features are available while enroute:
Distance Scale – displayed in nautical miles, statute miles or kilometers.
Speedometer – current speed in knots, mph or kph. Tap to adjust settings.
Depth Gauge – depth (low-median tide) at your current location in feet or meters. Tap to adjust settings
Depth Finder – tap this icon and then tap anywhere on the map to reveal the depth at that location.
Compass – indicates north and by tapping on it you can change the map orientation from North Up to Course Up.
Location Indicator – shows your current location. Tap on it to toggle a heading line on and off. A heading line is helpful to keep your track aligned with the route.
Recenter Button – tap to center the map on your current location. This is also helpful to engage the auto-recenter feature to ensure you stay in the center while enroute . If you move the map, hit the Recenter button to re-engage this feature.
Create Report Pins
You can drop report pins while enroute. Tap on the icon, found in the lower right hand corner, choose which type of report, add comments and a photo and then hit Save.
Save & Exit Track
Once you’ve reached your destination, press Save Track to save it to your Captain’s Log. You’ll be prompted to give the track a name and description. Then press Save & Exit.
Within the Captain’s Log you can tap the Take Voyage icon and it will convert the track to a route that can then be used for a return trip or a future trip.
If you don’t want to save the track to your Captain’s Log, simply press Go Back and then Discard.
If you inadvertently close the app while record your track, you should get an option to Resume Track when you reopen the app. You will not lose anything from your track as long as your Location Settings are set for Always Allow. You can find these Location Settings in the General Settings of your device.