Pace advice and hill run

ColonelFazackerley
ColonelFazackerley Registered Users Posts: 27
Outstanding Wayfarer
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
I did a hill run and the app advises me "5k pace: men your age typically run 5k in 29:05 mins. if you ran faster you'd keep up with them"

feature request:
option 1: gradients above a threshold, just silence the pace advice.
option 2: this would be super cool and easy to implement. give a pace using a Niasmith correction. here's an example calculation (different run to the one above). I ran 5.48km in 28:53 sec (ie 1733 sec total). The total ascent was 97m. A simplified version of Niasmith's rule uses a factor of 8. So my actual 5.48km should be compared to a flat 5.48+8*0.097=6.26km. 1733/6.26 = 277s/km = 4:37/km. my flat road 5km PB is 22:10 (ie 4:26/km) so I slacked a bit, but it's not too far off.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naismith's_rule

Comments

  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,935
    Superuser
    This is not a bad idea, but they are trying to limit the amount of data and complexity and focus on actionable data so this may not be at the top of the list:

    https://www.wareable.com/tomtom/tomtom-boss-meet-the-boss-2397

    In any case, TomTom will not comment on planned or future updates publicly (here or elsewhere) so we will just have to wait and see.

    I hope this helps, please let me know if this answered your question. If it did, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • ColonelFazackerley
    ColonelFazackerley Registered Users Posts: 27
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    I thought I had seen posts where staff add the feature requests to a DB.
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,935
    Superuser
    They read everything and make note of it, but it would need to see a lot of demand to make it worth the resources, particularly in light of the stated mission to avoid complexity and the amount of data given on the device and in the app.