Mountain Biking feature on the Adventurer

LisaCavanagh Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
I use the adventurer watch and would love to have a mountain biking option. The standard cycling option doesn't recognise the different levels of effort needed to ride off road. How do other mountain bikers out there account for this?


  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,973
    Unfortunately, this is likely not going to happen for several reasons. First, there needs to be enough demand to justify the resources so there needs to be a large enough percentage of users that would use that feature to make it worth the investment of time for TT to program it. Second, there needs to be underlying data available for it. Calories for each activity are calculated based on METs tables so if there are no METs tables for an activity they cannot add it or else they have no way to calculate calories (they do not default it to HR as not everyone has an HR device). The final and most important factor is that TT has left the wearables industry and is no longer producing new devices, so I would not expect much beyond bug fixes go forward as they devices are now legacy products. They will likely support what they have but not add anything new. Essentially the devices are what they are at this point and we are going to have to live with them as the are.

    If you want to have the HR and calories reflect your effort use Freestyle mode, which will still give you speed, distance, etc.,. and you can reclassify it as you like after wards on MySports.

    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.