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View Poll Results: What's your favorite GPS Analysis Software?
MotionBased (MB)
9
33.33%
SportTracks (ST)
11
40.74%
Training Center (TC)
3
11.11%
Other (Reply with what you use)
4
14.81%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

What's your favorite GPS Analysis Software?

Old 03-28-07, 07:39 AM
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What's your favorite GPS Analysis Software?

There are 3 that are discussed here quite often and are the most popular, so that's the ones in the poll.

I am just curious to the usage %s.

Also include your thoughts/opinion why you like the one you use better.

Products listed in alphabetical order:

MotionBased (MB) http://www.motionbased.com/

SportTracks (ST) http://www.zonefivesoftware.com/SportTracks/

Training Center (TC) http://www.garmin.com/products/trainingcenter/
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Old 03-28-07, 09:20 AM
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I use SportsTracks and TC but favor ST. It is easier to use and the data storage is more compact. Issue is that it can't upload to the Edge. That is something being corrected in the 2.0 version of ST. There is an active forum for ST at the zone five site, for more information. I tried the free MB but did not want to take the time to learn it so I really do not have a valuable opinion of it.

You should have allowed multiple choices in your poll, but I voted ST.
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I picked Training center although MB works good too. but Training Center lets me do a few more things with the graphs. MB lets me use google earth. well I use both really. I like that MB lets me share the routes and info. ahhhhhhhh! it's still too early to make these kinds of decissions!
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I use all 3, but use Motion Based all the time because of the Pace field. Overall I find ST to be the best all around.
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yeah, ummm. can you explain what that pace field actually means? I've been looking at that on my rides and I still have the same "WTF" look on my face.
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ArcGIS as an other program using MS Access to compare the data- it's a little overkill and I don't use a GPS as my bike computer. On the other hand, I can look at the data how I want to see it rather than how a commercial company whats to show it. At $1500, ArcGIS is not a hobby product but I use it primarily for work.
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Originally Posted by rha600
yeah, ummm. can you explain what that pace field actually means? I've been looking at that on my rides and I still have the same "WTF" look on my face.
Pace = minute/mile

All three give you this info.
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Is sport tracks free?

I use training center because it came with my Edge 305 and I am cheap.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Is sport tracks free?

I use training center because it came with my Edge 305 and I am cheap.
yes, free
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Originally Posted by WheresWaldo
yes, free
Oh...cool I will have to check that out then.
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Originally Posted by WheresWaldo
You should have allowed multiple choices in your poll, but I voted ST.
I considered that but it was more the question of, if you had to choose, which is your favorite, not which ones do you use. If you like both the same then it would be a tough choice to pick one.
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SportTracks. It's a client program so response time is very quick unlike MB. SportTracks is very intuitive and customizable also. Plus you don't have to pay to view all your rides. MB if you use the free version I believe you can only view your last 10 activities which makes it difficult to use to track your progress over time. Just my 2 cents...
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I use ExpertGPS, GPS Trackmaker
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