Saved track statistics

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ianchapp
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Saved track statistics

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Probably me being dumb, but I can't see how to view the data of a saved track? Not really needing all the 'Stopped Time', 'Moving Time', 'Average Speed' etc. Just the length would be good!
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This is for a PC.

In basecamp, import the GPX file from your satnav. Or you can drag and drop the active log file from windows and drop it into any list folder/list in Basecamp.

Double click the route you want the info for.

Track Log.jpg

This shows the first few entries of a list that has about 1500 entries and covers about 77 miles. At the top of that window is a tab for Graph. You can select speed or elevation. Alongside is another dropdown so you can super impose Speed on top of Elevation. Or vice versa. As you move the mouse along the graph, a figure moves along the track to indicate where on the map that point is.


Track Log Speed.jpg

Track Log Elevation.jpg

I find this sort of data a very useful record of where we have been over the years. (I use MemoryMap to show it on a UK Ordnance Survey map.). The Zumos keep a certain number of log files (20 on the 590), after which it erases the oldest and creates a new one. They are stored in GPX/Archive and are numbered consecutively. The most recent trips are not added to the Archive folder. They are saved in Current.gpx (590/595) or CurrentTrackLog.gpx (XT). This file can also be accessed, but it will be added to the next time you go out, and will continue to grow until the satnav decides to add it to the archive folder and start a new one.

It takes quite a while to start overwriting old log files. For me it will be 2-3 months when I was doing about 10K per year. Keep an eye on it and you will get an idea of how frequently you need to download them without losing any.
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Thanks, I've use MapSource and Memory-Map for around fifteen years!

I meant on the XT ?
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Ah - sorry.

I can get an elevation profile of a track, but not a speed profile. Not so far, anyway.

Track->select the lower tab on the right hand side of the screen (looks like a calculator)->choose date/time for the active log****
Then click the spanner tool and select elevation profile. But it isn't like the facility you get on memory-map or on basecamp.

****The list that is displayed shows the length of the trip in that log - but as you will know, a log file does not necessarily contain the entire trip. You could work that out from the date and time that is displayed.

The elevation profile also shows the distance of covered in that log file.
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I can see how to do that with the Active Log, but not saved tracks. Am I missing something?
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No - I couldn't see how to do it with Saved Logs either. But the Active logs record everything anyway without having to set it going (although it can be turned off). I like to keep it running, it records my trips without me having to do anything, and I download them every couple of months or so. I think Garmin think that people will use the online link to their Explore App which will probably do it. I don't know - I have dabbled with it, but I am not a fan.
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OK thanks.

So I'd guess most people would be saving tracklogs in case they wanted to repeat (maybe reverse) at a later date.

I'm sure the first thing anyone would like to know is 'How long is it?'. Seems very odd that this basic stat is missing!

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