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TomTom Adventurer: splitboard version of snowboard activity

wiqwiq Posts: 2 [Apprentice Traveler]
edited January 2019 in TomTom Adventurer
I love the snowboard mode in my watch.
But when I go up on a split board the watch does not detect it as approach (too slow pressure / altitude change).

I'm guessing that the same is true for skis - the detection of the lift will not work.

Maybe it would be possible to add a new mode - backcountry?

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  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 16,572
    Superusers
    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. If they start adding sports modes then you may want equestrian sports and I may want football and someone else may want paddle sports, this is why then went with the generic Freestyle. The existing sports also tie into the lifetime totals on MySports. If they add more sports modes they would also need to redesign all of MySports to capture them. 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.

    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.
  • wiqwiq Posts: 2 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Well, maybe this is not about new mode, but about turn on/off lift detection in ski/snowboard mode. But when "The final and most important factor is that TT has left the wearables industry" there nothing more to think / wrote. Sad.
  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 16,572
    Superusers
    wiq wrote:
    Well, maybe this is not about new mode, but about turn on/off lift detection in ski/snowboard mode. But when "The final and most important factor is that TT has left the wearables industry" there nothing more to think / wrote. Sad.

    Sad but not unexpected. Everyone is struggling to compete with Garmin in this space. Smaller companies (TT is not small in general but is small in the wearables space) seem unable to compete and quickly fall to the wayside.

    I imagine this is not what you were hoping to hear but let me know if this answered your question. If it did, please mark it as a solution so other can look for it if they have the same question.
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