More Options for Recorded Tracks
I use Locus most for backcountry skiing. I often record my ski days. It would be awesome if I were able to look at the "Laps" tab of a recorded track and see laps listed as when I skied downhill and/or when I skinned uphill. This would also be nice for skiing at a resort.
Currently laps are defined by distance, but in many mountain situations, a lap is more accurately defined by elevation gain or the change from ascending to descending. On an old Suunto altimeter watch (barometer), it would count a new lap whenever you gained x meters in altitude (100m). It's important to have a threshold so it doesn't count a new lap for a 10m uphill section. Maybe the threshold could be set by the user for greater control?
I'm not sure if on the "laps" section it would make the most sense to show each uphill/downhill together or separate all of them. For granularity, I'm thinking separate for now. Like 2 backcountry ski runs showing as 4 laps: Uphill 1, Downhill 1, Uphill 2, Downhill 2 etc.
Along the same lines, it would be awesome if my recorded track could be two different colors: one color for when I'm going up-hill and another color for when I'm going down-hill. Or solid line vs dotted line. This would allow me to easily see the skin track / ski lift vs the ski run. This also applies to alpine climbing and mountaineering, where the approach / ascent route is often different from the descent route and thus different colors would be useful.
I can see how in other uses, laps measured as distance are better (running, cycling) and how the separating recorded track colors for uphill/downhill might not be that useful. Maybe it would make the most sense for the user to select all of those settings in the track recording profile (I created one for ski).
Thanks so much. Love your app already but it would be even better for skiing with these improvements.