Benefits of "activities" selected for tracks?

Georg D shared this question 1 year ago
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In all the time, the Locus dev team never created features without clear benefits, but I have difficulties to find them for the "activity" that can be chosen for a track since v3.18.2 - where can I find more info about that? I expected it to be a metadata information to organize my tracks, so that I can sort or filter my track list based on activities, to restrict track search to tracks of certain activities,... but somehow I can't find all of that. I already searched http://docs.locusmap.eu/ but mostly got other semantics of the word "activity".

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Good day Georg,

very good question. It all started with idea, to compute calories. Because of this, I needed to allow user define type of activity he/she was doing during recording. And "track activity" were on the world.


Except compute of calories, there is currently no other benefit, as you already correctly found!


Anyway I see in this feature a lot of benefits to the future. My main idea is to create screen where you will be able to filter and "analyze" tracks based on "activity". Filtering by activities and searching for certain activities is also interesting idea that I believe, will be useful. Because this feature is quite new, there is not much feedback ... to be true, you are the first one :).

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Okay, so it's what we make out of it :) You've already 3 ideas from me, one more is to set in track recording a default activity for the recorded track, e.g. recording profile hiking also sets activity hiking. Let's see what ideas others come up with :-)

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In recording profiles it's already set as you wrote. When you create a new profile, you have to choose an activity. All new users will have this already preset. Just old profiles needs to set activity manually (first option in profile).


Other ideas from you are exactly place where I personally also expect some extra work with these activities. Currently there is no a single idea as separate topic, anyway even without support from users (votes), at least filtering is something I'll want to implement soon!

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Hello Menion,

Good idea for "Activity" type, and great benefit for future, for statistics, etc..

So, I have one question about setting. As you wrote in answer before, there is possible in setting assign activity type to track profile. Im currently using version 3.23.2, I have already created tracks profiles for my activities (like Cyklo, Beh,...) recorded to own preffered folders (Cycling, Running,...), but in "Recording profile" there i have no this option for "Type of activity".

How could I assign this option to existing profile, or where could I find it?

In attached files are screenshot of setting from my device, and from your online help

Thank you for your help

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Dear Mato,


simply create new profile for track recording and Locus asks for activity in the first step. Basically the profile can be thought of as an activity. By default has profile the same name as chosen activity.

Best regards

Petr

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[SOLVED] I have recreated activity recording profiles and first step was select the activity. Now it si ok, when I record cycling autonatically is cycling activity type :-). Howgh

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