Better Elevation Stats
I'd like to request better elevation stats displayed when view track stats on the iOS app. In particular:
1) Min and Max elevation reached during the trip
2) Cumulative elevation logged during the trip. This in addition to the min/max difference you currently show.
Note that you have five lines for displaying speeds: Average, Moving, Max, Current, and Pace. These are interesting for trail running, cycling, or drag racing. However they are not much use for hiking with a pack in the mountains where those don't change a whole lot.
But elevation changes really matter a lot in that situation.
You already have all the data at hand, since you can draw an elevation profile graph. Trying to determine a accurate min and max from the graph is darn near impossible. And it is impossible to determine cumulative gain and loss. But you guys can display or compute that with relative ease.
View Ranger has these stats and when I hike with my friend I'm tempted to change apps for them, so please consider adding them.
Thanks much and for the Gaia product.
Thanks for posting - we appreciate the feedback. Currently, the ascent stat displayed for track recordings is cumulative.
As a hiker, I can definitely see the benefit of also seeing the min and max elevation reached during a trip and encourage others interested in this stat to upvote this post to show their support.
Thanks for the reply. I hope folks upvote this! Min/Max Elevation would be trivial for you guys to add, so I think as a former software nerd.
I'll check the ascent stat you display. It didn't seem cumulative to me but I'll have a look at some tracks and get back to you on it. Thanks again.
I look at some tracks and indeed the ascent stat does seem cumulative. I thought I'd seen the ascent number decrease while on a hike and that should never happen if cumulative. I'll keep a closer eye on that next time.
Now all we need are the simple line items for min and max elevations. Thanks!
I agree, as a new Gaia user Living in the high desert of Southern California, and a long time back country navigator user, I strongly recommend adding a feature to graphically represent elevation changes on a hike. Most of my hikes include 600 to 1200 foot elevation changes — A graphical representation of elevation on the X axis and number of miles on the Y axis allows hikers/backpackers to plan routes Especially for groups, that will be within specific ranges of difficulty And degrees of effort specific To various parts of a hike. Please add this feature and please of vote this post if you agree
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