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Informational widgets

Information widgets are needed for quick access to information important to the user. This can be data on speed, weather, parking position, data from external sensors, and much more. Widgets can be configured according to the user's specific requirements, enabling their visibility on the application screen or disabling them if necessary.

Informational widgets

Altitude widgets​

Altitude widgets display the height above the sea level of the current geolocation and the elevation of the map center.

Altitude: current location​

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Altitude may not be displayed correctly on some Android devices. To resolve this problem, download an altitude correction map: Menu β†’ Download maps β†’ All Downloads β†’ World maps β†’ World altitude correction.

Altitude widget Android

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Left / Right panel β†’ Altitude
By tappingNo changes.
FormatMenu β†’ Settings β†’ App profiles β†’ General settings β†’ Units & formats β†’ Units of length

* Elevation: map center​

⚠️ Android only
This feature is currently not available for the iOS version of the OsmAnd app.

To display Elevation widget among Altitude widgets:

Elevation widget Android

caution

Elevation widget will display information only when the hightmaps of the required area are downloaded.

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Left / Right panel β†’ Altitude
By tappingNo changes.
FormatMenu β†’ Settings β†’ App profiles β†’ General settings β†’ Units & formats β†’ Units of length

Current time​

This widget shows current time from your device.

Current time widget

EnableAndroid: Menu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right panel β†’ Current time
iOS: Menu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right panel β†’ Current time
By tappingNo changes.
FormatTime & Format is configured by device settings.

Current speed​

Speed widget shows your current speed detected by GPS-sensor.

Speed widget

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right panel β†’ [object Object]
By tappingNo changes.
FormatAndroid: Menu β†’ Configure profile β†’ General settings β†’ Units & formats β†’ Unit of speed
iOS: Menu β†’ Settings β†’ App profiles β†’ General settings β†’ Units & formats β†’ Unit of speed

Average speed widget​

⚠️ Android only
This feature is currently not available for the iOS version of the OsmAnd app.

This widget shows your average speed in the past for a selected time interval and doesn't require any other features such as recording track or navigation. And you can easily use it for validating your average speed against speed limits on highways, for recording last 5-15 min average speed riding a bicycle.

Click on the Settings button of the Average Speed widget to select the time interval and the stop on/off option: Menu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Widgets β†’ Available widgets β†’ Average speed

Time interval.
The average speed is calculated for the set interval of time, according to your choice. Thus, you can set the interval for calculating your average speed from 15 seconds to 60 minutes. In general, the average speed is taken from recorded points by GPS: Average Speed = AVERAGE(GPS_LOCATION.speed).

Take stops into account.
Off setting: If you stop for a while, zeroes will also be added to the average speed calculation, which can significantly change the overall value. On setting: If your average speed is less than 1 speed unit per hour, this value will not be added to the average speed calculation. This allows your average speed not to change much when you stop, for example, at a traffic light or want to take a break from cycling.

Average speed Average speed

Average speed widgets

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Left / Right panel β†’ Average speed
By tappingNo changes.

Battery level​

This widget shows the battery level of your device.

Battery level widget

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right panel β†’ Battery level
By tappingNo changes.

Coordinates widget​

This widget is displayed at the top of the screen and shows the current geographic coordinates.

  • Coordinates: map center - shows the geographic coordinates of the current map center.
  • Coordinates: current location - shows the geographic coordinates of current geolocation.

Icons with a green background show the latitude and longitude of the point in the center of the visible part of the map, and those with a blue background show the coordinates of the user's current location.

Coordinates widget Android Coordinates widget Android

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Widgets β†’ Top panel β†’ Coordinates widget
By tappingCopies the coordinates to the clipboard.
FormatMenu β†’ Configure profile β†’ General settings β†’ Units & formats β†’ Coordinate format

GPS Info​

⚠️ Android only
This feature is currently not available for the iOS version of the OsmAnd app.
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You can reset the current GPS-cache via: Menu β†’ Open settings β†’ Browse map β†’ Configure profile β†’ OsmAnd development β†’ A-GPS info

GPS (Global Positioning System) info widget shows a number of satellites that device detects and uses at that moment. It could be used to check GPS-status in case of a bad GPS-signal.

GPS Info Android widget

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Left / Right panel β†’ GPS info
By tappingOpens GPS status menu with 3rd party tools for tuning onboard GPS device.

Sunset and sunrise widgets​

⚠️ Android only
This feature is currently not available for the iOS version of the OsmAnd app.

Sunset and sunrise widgets show the time of the next sunrise or sunset for the center of the map. Widgets can also display the remaining time ("time left") until the expected sunset/sunrise (also for the center of the map). In both cases "time" or "time left" is indicated by the device time.

Sunset and sunrise widgets

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right panel / Left panel β†’ Sunrise, sunset
By tappingChanges betweenΒ "Time left" and time of next sunrise / sunset and vice versa.

* Trip recording widgets​

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You can read a more detailed description here: Trip recording plugin.

Trip recording widgets refer to Trip recording plugin. You can use them to view brief information about the track recording on the screen. Such as Distance, Duration, Uphill and Downhill for the Android version and for iOS version only Distance/Start-Stop.

trip_recording_widget

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Widgets β†’ Left / Right panel β†’ Trip recording
By tappingStarts/Stop track recording or View the graph.

* External sensors widgets​

⚠️ Android only
This feature is currently not available for the iOS version of the OsmAnd app.
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External sensors widgets can be added to the map screen only when OsmAnd External sensors plugin is enabled.

External sensors widgets refer to External sensors plugin. You can use them to view brief information from your external sensors, such as: Heart Rate, Bicycle Power, Bicycle Cadence, Bicycle Speed and Bicycle Distance.

External sensor widgets Android

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Left panel /Right panel β†’ External sensors
By tappingNo changes.

* Weather widgets​

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Weather widgets can be added to the map screen only when OsmAnd Weather plugin is enabled.

The Weather widgets display the current weather information for the central point on the map. The Weather widgets are automatically enabled on the Weather screen. They can also be placed on the main screen for everyday use (see).

Weather widget Android

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Left / Right panel β†’ Weather
By tappingWhen the development plugin is enabled, weather forecast information is displayed in a pop-up notification.
FormatMenu β†’ Plugins β†’ Weather β†’ Settings or Menu β†’ Settings β†’ App Profile β†’ Weather

* Parking widget​

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Parking widget can be added to the map screen only when OsmAnd Parking plugin is enabled.

This is a Parking plugin widget that shows distance from your screen center to the parking place.

Parking widget

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right panel β†’ Parking
By tappingMoves map view to the parking position
FormatAndroid: Menu β†’ Configure profile β†’ General settings β†’ Units & formats β†’ Units of length
iOS: Menu β†’ Settings β†’ App profiles β†’ General settings β†’ Units & formats β†’ Units of length

* Mapillary widget​

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Mapillary widget can be added to the map screen only when OsmAnd Mapillary plugin is enabled.

This is a Mapillary plugin widget that provides quick access to Mapillary app to add Street-Level-Imagery.

Mapillary widget

EnableAndroid: Menu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Left / Right panel β†’ Mapillary
iOS: Menu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right panel β†’ Mapillary
By tappingOpens Mapillary application.

* Audio/video notes widget​

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Audio/video notes widget can be added to the map screen only when OsmAnd Audio/video notes plugin is enabled.

This is an Audio/video notes plugin widget that provides quick access to start or stop recording (audio/video or photo).

You can configure which action can be selected by default:

  • On request – every time dialog to choose aciton is displayed. (default state).
  • Record audio – takes an audio note by default.
  • Record video – records a video by default.
  • Take a photo – takes a photo by default.

Audio-video notes widget

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right panel β†’ Audio/video notes
By tappingStart / stops taking a note

* Tracker widget​

⚠️ Android only
This feature is currently not available for the iOS version of the OsmAnd app.
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Tracker widget can be added to the map screen only when OsmAnd Tracker plugin is enabled.

For the plugin and widget to work, you need to install OsmAnd Online GPS Tracker** from Google Play or other sources.

This OsmAnd Tracker plugin widget is used to quickly access the OsmAnd Tracker app and share your location information with other users.Β It shows whether connection is online or offline and if sharing location is enabled, then the time since last successful sending is dispalyed.

Tracker widget

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right panel β†’ OsmAnd tracker
By tappingOpens OsmAnd Tracker app.

* Developer widgets​

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Developer Widgets can be added to the map screen only when OsmAnd Development plugin is enabled.

Developer Widgets are used to get information about map rendering speed and virtual camera position: zoom level, distance to map center, camera elevation and incline.

FPS widget​

The FPS Widget shows how fast the map and map elements are displayed and refreshed: the higher the rendering speed, the greater the quantitative values in frames per second.

FPS widget Android

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Left / Right panel β†’ Developer widgets
By tappingNo changes.

Camera widgets​

⚠️ Android only
This feature is currently not available for the iOS version of the OsmAnd app.

Camera widgets can be used to compare the OsmAnd map and the earth's surface. There are four Camera widgets: Camera tilt widget, Camera Elevation widget, Zoom level widget and Distance from camera to target widget.

Camera position widgets

EnableMenu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Left / Right panel β†’ Developer widgets
By tappingNo changes.