Downhill pace on Adventurer

GioCo Registered Users Posts: 3
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edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
When I run downhill, even if the path is very good, the speed shown by my adventurer is similar or even sometimes less than showed when I run on a flat.
This puzzles me, of course I think I'm faster downhill, could this be related to how the clock calculates the distance?
maybe if for the calculation it uses the GPS signal, it may consider only the projection in a horizontal plane and not the real distance traveled.
Has someone any suggestion?


  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
    It is just very slow to catch up on changes in pace, choosing to have a long lag period to get smoother data. It will catch up eventually, but depending on the length of the hill it may not catch up while you are still on the hill. It uses 2D distance in running mode and 3D distance in trail running, but unless you were on a very steep hill for a sustained period it would not have a material impact on speed or distance.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.