Once you've created your route and optimized in Road Warrior, the next step is to Navigate.
For optimized or calculated routes the optimal path will be displayed as a purple line connecting the dots. Each stop has a sequence number associated with it to indicate the order of the stops in the route.
Note that the purple path line is only high level overlay. It is not a detailed path and is not intended for actual navigation. Actual navigation is best left to your selected 3rd party navigation apps (e.g. Google Maps, Waze, Here).
How to Navigate
From either the list view or the map view, select your stop labeled #1. In the stop dialog that pops up, you will see an action button labeled "Navigate".
Once you hit Navigate, a 3rd party navigation app will launch with the stop location as the targeted destination. By default, Google Maps is the selected nav app in the settings. Road Warrior will forward the location information to the 3rd party app. Just hit go and you're on the road with turn-by-turn voice guided navigation from your favorite nav app.
After you arrive at your stop in the navigation app, press the back button until you arrive back at the Road Warrior app. Once here you can check-in or move on to your next stop by repeating the process until complete.
Navigation Settings are accessible in the Road Warrior general app settings. To get to the settings:
- Open the left side panel
- Click Settings
- View under Route Defaults
Selecting your choice of navigation app may be a personal preference, or you may also have specific requirements such as offline navigation or truck friendly routes.
You can choose to navigate to an address or to a coordinate. There are trade-offs for each and not all navigation apps support both.
In general "Coordinate" is the most reliable. However, "Address" works well in well known urban areas and has the added benefit of friendly address in the GPS.
When using coordinate, the selected navigating app may reverse lookup the coordinates attempt to display as an address (which can include a range of addresses, for example: 100-200 Main Street). This may not match exactly the address in Road Warrior, but it is only superficial and will still navigate you to the known coordinate of the stop.
- I prefer another navigation app, can I change it?
Yes, go to the left side menu and hit Settings
Select "Navigation App" where you can select your default application to open after selecting a stop in Road Warrior.
- I drive a truck, how can I use Road Warrior?
Consider downloading an offline Navigator like Sygic Truck. Sygic has a truck friendly version and is optimized for offline navigation using TomTom maps.
- "Road Warrior is saying my navigation app won't launch"
Check your settings to make sure the correct app is selected. Be sure that the app selected is installed on your device. This may need to be done separately by downloading from the Google Play Store.