Enable Elevation Profile when Following a Route

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    jyturley

    This is a crucial feature. What's even the benefit of route planning on the app if you can't use that data effectively while actually out in the field?

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    paulvaughn

    Robyn,
    Your official answer seems like this is news to GAIA somehow. This has been a request for years. Get it on your roadmap so you don’t lose users. I am unsure what your dev team is prioritizing over this feature but stop and get this done. It’s that easy. Hurry.

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    gavaletz

    I'm very surprised this isn't already a feature. It can make it much easier to know when to transition for BC Skiing along a trail/road with rolling hills. For example, yes, it's downhill now, but for how long...

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    DownEastWalking

    I keep waiting for this feature. When my hikers want to know what's ahead my guesses are usually bad. My Garmin 62st and its predecessor from 20 years ago had the route's elevation profile showing current location, and it was SO helpful. It doesn't help much that my elevation profile is back at home on my desktop.

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    mpoucher

    New member; haven’t even done a hike with Gaia yet. Elevation tracking is what I’m looking for. Elevation preview would at least be useful. I saw this when creating a route—- then it disappeared!

    I guess I’ll do the same. No sense in giving Gaia all of my data, if they won’t even make informed improvements to the app.

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    dfeld

    Plus 1 - would like this feature on the iOS app. 

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    rodrigo.morelli

    Dear lord Gaia team, AllTrais has this feature for more than 5 years. I bought your paid licenses assuming this basic feature would be there. Disappointing to see that it has been requested more than 4 years ago and you haven't implemented it yet. So, again, AllTrails have this feature for more than 5 years.

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    nitewulf50

    Wow, really glad to see that I'm not a moron and just couldn't figure out where the button to tap on to view the elevation profile in relation to my current position.

    Hey Gaia.  EVERY other company out there has this basic functionality.  It's really unfortunate that the official answer is "That'd be great, but we aren't doing that."

    I hiked a portion of the Art Loeb trail last week and was surprised by the elevation in places.  It's hard (for me at least) to look at a topo map and really understand what the elevation change is going to be like.  I love being able to create routes in the App (which AllTrails can't do).  But I'm going to cancel my membership and switch back to AllTrails simply for this missing feature.

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    ikimchi

    Adding my voice. This is the most necessary missing feature.

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    Doc

    Putting a +1 for an upvote for this feature.  The desktop version has it, but I don't carry my computer with my while out on the trail.  It would be a tremendous phone app addition.  Thank you for your consideration of this request.

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    AT-Reactor

    Is omission of mobile trail profiles is a glaring deficiency.

    Omission of this feature has me looking for looking for alternate mobile mapping apps.

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    sarahcornett

    I thought I must be doing something wrong in the Gaia app that I couldn't find this feature while actually hiking.  Nope, guess it is just not there!  What a glaring oversight.  I use it in Alltrails all the time, but have started using Gaia for more functionality in route planning.  However, I guess I'm going to have to toggle through two apps while on trail?  What a waste of time, and phone battery!  I probably won't renew my Gaia based on this.

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    DownEastWalking

    This issue is also not the reason I will not be renewing

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    DownEastWalking

    Redo previous: This is the reason I will not be renewing

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    rodrigo.morelli

    Gaia, impressive how a 4-year-old feature request, that exists for many years in the competition, and has been receiving a lot of comments/complaints from customers, can be totally ignored by you. Such shameful customer service. This is the reason I won't renew [2]

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    stephen

    Rodrigo, I agree 100%.  They should at least acknowledge this issue and offer an explanation.  My subscription has expired and I let them know that's the reason I won't renew until this is a feature with this app.

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    alaska_av8r

    I am not sure why everyone rates this app as the best,  I don’t think I will be renewing either not only due to this elevation profile feature missing but there are numerous other improvements that should have been made over the past few years.  GAIA is so close to being a really good app, but for me I honestly think the ones rating it as wonderful don’t really use it in the backcountry and are only using the eye candy features.  I also agree that customer service is not there either.  I submitted a question/bug 2 weeks ago and haven’t heard a single response.  Right now, the only reason I continue to use it is the fact that I can use it on apple carplay (CarPlay is so buggy I end up frustrated and cursing like a sailor) as I am driving around to get me close to trailheads, be able to see non routed terrain etc.  Then when I head off cross country, I use other means.

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    gavaletz

    My guess (someone at Gaia can prove me wrong) is that Gaia has been trying to grow their user base outside the hiking, climbing, backpacking and skiing folks. It is much more profitable to promote and develop features that will get them users with large numbers of those that hunt, fish and drive 4x4s off road than it is to develop a feature that will stop them from loosing a fraction of their already captive audience.

    I'm a climber, and my guess is that a lot more people hunt in the US than climb. You can tell them how you are cancelling your subscription because it lacks this feature, but they obviously don't care. Now that they are owned by Outside (https://blog.gaiagps.com/outsideplus/) they are even less likely to care given the diversified revenue streams.

    As I have said before, I think it's a frustrating feature to be missing. But, I'm not going to hold my breath.

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    Rodney

    Really need this. I'm so disappointed it's not on the mobile app. And I just signed up for a year of premium. Ugh. Going back to Topo Maps+ as this is a very necessary feature. 

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    Brodie

    Gaia,

    I'm in the market for a one and only mapping app that I can stick with for the next few years of adventures. I really like what your service offers, but this is a deal breaker! Disheartening to see people have requested this for years and you have been silent and unsupportive of this ESSENTIAL feature. Please consider adding this realtime elevation tracking, or I too will have to revoke my premium subscription and take my business elsewhere.

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    Tim Hill

    Holy smokes, thank you! Honestly, I had given up hope, but I'm glad to see it's (finally) here ...

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    Brodie

    So great! Thank you for this update! Now one GPS app to rule them all!

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    NorCalAjit

    When can we expect to see the feature in the android app?

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    Chukiat

    we hope to see this feature in the andorid too.

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