Add Altitude audio announcements to Audio coach

Michael burek shared this idea 2 years ago
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I frequently hike in mountainous areas, and it would be very useful to get audio announcements of altitude (in feet or meters) along with the other audio announcements already available in the training manager.

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I suggest two, altitude-related enhancements for the Training Manager:

Altitude variable

This is the same as Michael Burek's suggestion. Add an "Altitude variable" in order to report the current altitude (elevation) during a Distance or Time event.

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Altitude event

Add an "Altitude event" to the existing Distance and Time events (i.e. notifications). It would permit Locus Pro to report statistics at altitude intervals. For example, for every 100 meter change in elevation (interval is user-defined), it could report one or more of the five variables (Distance, Track time, Avg. speed, Altitude, Heart rate).

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This Idea is currently classified as "Other add-ons" but probably should be "Locus Map" because the Training Manager is a feature of the core product.

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I like this ideea(Taras D ideea) :)

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It would also be nice to have options for "Track time (moving)" and "Speed (moving)". But the more options the better, especially regarding altitude! :-D

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Audio Coach reports elevation data, but it adds elevation gain and elevation loss. For example, if I ascend 1000 meters and descend 500m, Audio Coach will report 1500m. In all fairness we should be able to chose to report Elevation Gain and Elevation Drop separately. For mountain runners or alpinists, the aggregate up and down report is confusing.

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+1 positive and negative altitude gain must be two distinct values

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Absolutely YES. Quite frankly, I don't have the slightest idea where Locus preference for adding climb/drop values originates from. It is completely pointless and majorly confusing for any sport/activity I can possibly imagine.

Maybe I lack imagination, but certainly road cyclists, mountain bikers, hikers, runners, basically anything that you're doing yourself... you want separate values, not some phantasy mix.


I actually thought this was just a tiny, unintentional bug that would be fixed in no-time. But apparently Locus is really serious about that...


Speaking about elevation values... it would be great if audio coach could talk about destinations as well. I added a separate idea for that instead of messing up this thread: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/add-destination-values-to-audio-coach-from-guidingnavigation

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Hi,

I was happy to see the elevation gain in the selection of audio announcements. I was disappointed when I found out it was elevation gain, not absolute altitude, and that the reports of altitude gain that it gives are vastly too high as is noted elsewhere. Can absolute altitude alone be reported at the intervals as one of the options? Thanks for your continued support!

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Good day,

absolute altitude value will be added into "Audio coach" in next Locus Map version.