Current Altitude in Cycling mode.

battutone
battutone Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
I know it's been asked already, but it seems such an easy improvement that I want to point it out again.
Current altitude is a very interesting information when cycling, and it is available in other sport profiles. Why it wasn't included in cycling mode remains a mistery to me.
Someone uses "Freestyle" profile and changes activity type later in the app, which is a workaround as great as absurd (I'd have to change it in connected apps as well), for an info which is just there, but hidden.
Thanks TomTom.

Comments

  • Daniel B
    Daniel B Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Traveler
    That would be very great to enable this missing feature (it's absurd). As battutone said it's very important information while you are riding on bicycle in terrain. Maybe it's time to split cycling to road and mtb?
  • ridemtbsnow
    ridemtbsnow Registered Users Posts: 4
    Master Traveler
    I would also vote for a MTB and Road cycling function. I've noticed that my calories burnt on my mountain bike rides is pretty low yet I feel like I get more out of an hour mtb ride compared to a road ride.
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,976
     Superuser
    I would also vote for a MTB and Road cycling function. I've noticed that my calories burnt on my mountain bike rides is pretty low yet I feel like I get more out of an hour mtb ride compared to a road ride.

    That is because calories burned in cycling are based on METs, not HR which derives calories from pace, not your HR. Since you are going slower but at higher intensity in MTB it will not capture the increased intensity as all it is looking at is your speed. A MTB mode would not change this as there are no MET tables for MTB to base calculations on. Ideally they would ditch METs altogether as just use HR for calories across all modes but for some reason they are resistant to this.
  • tumppi0
    tumppi0 Registered Users Posts: 3
    New Seeker
    Hola
    How can I get ALTITUDE-info to my GO CLASSIC screen?
  • Willy875
    Willy875 Registered Users Posts: 6,611
    Elite Voyager
    Hi
    On a Go classic, there is no Altitude option.