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bikeCOLORADO 01-11-06 01:51 PM

I am really impressed with SportTracks.
http://www.zonefivesoftware.com/SportTracks/

Here is a screen shot of a summary page from yesterday's lunch ride (Captured on a Garmin Forerunner 301).:
http://www.csbomb.com/GoogleEarth/Ute-Summary.jpg

Now notice on the "Workout" screen, it breaks my heart rate into the different zones showing duration in each zone. Now a very handy and usefull feature, click to highlight a zone and IT SHOWS YOU ON THE GPS plot AND the graph where you were in that zone!!
http://www.csbomb.com/GoogleEarth/Ute-Workout.jpg

Now here's the "Elevation" screen. Graphing and breaking down the elevation gain and loss into "descending, flat and ascending" zones. Again, click on the zone and it shows you where on the graph AND THE GPS plot where you hit that zone!
http://www.csbomb.com/GoogleEarth/Ute-Descending.jpg

And one more Google Earth export, plotted as speed in 3d relief on the GPS plot:
http://www.csbomb.com/GoogleEarth/Ute-GE-SpeedPlot.jpg

Angus 01-11-06 04:45 PM

This is extremely cool. But it's disappointing that it won't work with Macs, especially now that Google Maps is available for Mac OS 10.4.

HiYoSilver 01-11-06 09:41 PM

I don't get it. Where does the data come from? i.e. what do you need besides the software????

Grasschopper 01-12-06 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HiYoSilver
I don't get it. Where does the data come from? i.e. what do you need besides the software????

Check his first line:


Quote:

Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
(Captured on a Garmin Forerunner 301)


DEK 01-12-06 07:51 AM

Way too geeky for me. :)

bikeCOLORADO 01-12-06 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HiYoSilver
I don't get it. Where does the data come from? i.e. what do you need besides the software????

The data can be captured with most any GPS that has the ability to download the data to a computer. The device I use is the Garmin Forerunner 301. It's a compact package that you wear on your wrist and has all the features of a GPS (minus some mapping capabilities), PLUS the functions of a cycle/fitness computer including a Heart Rate monitor.

http://www.garmin.com/products/forer...r301-rf-LG.jpg

Product Page:
http://www.garmin.com/products/forerunner301/#

HiYoSilver 01-13-06 10:32 AM

Ok, thanks. Got it now, but not likely to get product. Too many other biking "needs". Mostly a new bike and I don't have 8k now.

curt in denver 01-14-06 11:53 AM

Cool!

norsehabanero 01-14-06 12:03 PM

will have to try it looks cool, i use a garmin legend, gps is the only way to go for biking nothing wrong with gagets or having to much mapping software,

bikeCOLORADO 01-17-06 10:31 AM

Ride data from Saturday the 14th - I love this gadget.

http://www.csbomb.com/images/060114C...Loop-North.jpg

http://www.csbomb.com/images/060114C...eLoop-West.jpg

bennyk 01-17-06 11:08 AM

this is awesome

CB HI 01-17-06 06:10 PM

Does it require a paid account with "Google Earth" to do the mapping?

Brian 01-17-06 06:29 PM

Something like that could complete my geek conversion. I'm only a nerd right now.

bennyk 01-18-06 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CB HI
Does it require a paid account with "Google Earth" to do the mapping?

I think it requires the "Google Earth Plus" version, which is $20 / year.


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