Dashboard: Add Vertical Distance to Target

schach shared this idea 4 years ago
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During mountain-biking or mountain-hiking one of the most important guiding infos is the vertical distance to a target waypoint.

For example how many altitude meters to hike/climb to an alpine hut or the peak of a mountain? Or how many altitude meters to downhill to the bottom of mountain-bike trail?

Maybe also important for paragliders: how many vertical meters down to the landing area?

So, would be great if you could add the following field to the dashboard:

- Vertical Distance to Target [unit: "am" for "altitude meters" to easily differ from horizontal meters during guiding.

May also add the following intersting infos chooseable for dashboard

- Vertical Speed [unit: am/hour].

- Expected Arrival Time at target ("Time to target" is already chooseable)

- Map Name (when using Locus in full map screen with dashboard and top bar with this info is hidden)

- Date

- Battery Status of mobile phone

Comments (3)

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When using guiding, it's at least as important as horizontal distance - it's usually shorter & easier to walk 5000m in flat than to ascend the tenth of it, 500m.

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ETA, battery status is already exist if I'm right? Other values I don't find so important but I upvote vor VAMs (should be under recording stats since it's computed from passed part) and especially altitude meters to finish (ascent/descent only separately give sense). This data is really missing in navigation/guiding category. Should I add it as separate idea?

I'd also think that showing separated vertical speeds on track stats would come useful.

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Just want to add my cope.

Vertical distance would be useful even with "Line to GPS". Now it shows azimuth and horizontal distance. Vertical distance would be appreciated. Now I have to read my current height, destination height and calculate.