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Question Touring tracking apps?

I'm looking for a good android app to track BC skinning touring.

1) This is a must: Mostly interested in a detailed analysis of ascent to get a better feel for the verts per hour. i.e. breaks should be separated.
2) Nice to have: Elevation profile, mapping the route to a map, storing the tours.

Many apps do 2), but not 1). I'm lookibg for one which can do 1).
I've tried several apps like Runtastic, SkiTracks, 3D Outdoor Guides, Orthovox, Trace. SkiTracks is at least able to give ascent as lift time, but doesn't takes breaks into account, the others don't give such statistics at all - at least not in the free demo versions - Trace being completely unsuitable.

Anyone has hints? Before buying a full version, I'd like to know if 1) can be done...


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Not familiar with Googles Play Store, but can't you search via it?????

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So you got me lookin at the APP store now!!!!!

Dunno if it's exactly what you're after, nor if Play Store has it, but "Theodolite" looks pretty good!!!!!

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Neni, Fatmap Ski app offers 3D visuals of a mountains, unfortunately the areas are limited to main North American resorts and some Swiss resorts. Still worth checking out.

Edit: My Fenix does all of this post analysis, and it does have an option to enter coordinates to follow for hiking. On a phone, I don't know. Fatmap would be cool if it offered more areas.

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Not familiar with Googles Play Store, but can't you search via it?????
Many apps offer some kind of tracking, that's why I've tried many I found on play store, but none offered the must criteria: ascent analysis. That's why I was asking if anyone found one .


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Edit: My Fenix does all of this post analysis, and it does have an option to enter coordinates to follow for hiking. On a phone, I don't know. Fatmap would be cool if it offered more areas.
Fenix... hmmm... was asking for an phone app cos I don't fancy to carry another gadget - yet another battery to load - but if it's built in a watch? Hmmm, if it gives a meter/hr ascent rate, that would be a valid option. I'll have a look at this.


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I was going to suggest MyTracks by Google but they are going to stop supporting the ap in April. I think there may be a knock off of it though? I haven't tried it. I used it for hiking and it would tell me my elevation gain and descent over the day, highest and lowest eleveation, miles hiked, etc. Fastest speed, average speed, etc. It was actually really cool and showed my trail via Google Maps and could export the .gpx data to other aps/devices.

Honestly though, I think for what you are looking for you will need a dedicated device to measure what you seek, because I haven't found something comparable for hiking yet. I'll browse the Play Store today, but I don't think I'll find anything different from what your search has already turned up. Especially backcountry touring? I would want something accurate and reliable that isn't going to use my phone battery.

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Fenix... hmmm... was asking for an phone app cos I don't fancy to carry another gadget - yet another battery to load- but if it's built in a watch? Hmmm, if it gives a meter/hr ascent rate, that would be a valid option. I'll have a look at this.
The post analysis will give you that data. You can also check it with your phone. On the computer it will trace your GPS location, so you can see exactly where you rode/hiked. In the ski mode, it gives avg speed, current speed, altitude gain and loss, temp, etc. It is fun. It is huge, and will be really big on you. They might have a variation better suited to smaller wrists. I'm still hoping that FatMap updates to more areas soon. I really enjoy playing with that app, even if it doesn't cover my local areas.

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It is huge, and will be really big on you. They might have a variation better suited to smaller wrists

I've very slim wrists. K... gonna search for a local shop to have a look n feel.

Edit: nope, no women's version


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The post analysis will give you that data. You can also check it with your phone. On the computer it will trace your GPS location, so you can see exactly where you rode/hiked. In the ski mode, it gives avg speed, current speed, altitude gain and loss, temp, etc. It is fun. It is huge, and will be really big on you.
Been to a shop and yah... It's not only huge, it's massive. The watch itself has a bigger diameter than my wrist width. But my eventing watch is even bigger so I guess I can get used to that thingy as well.

How is the handling? Does one need a migros klubachule course to be able to use the features properly or is it rather intuitive?


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