Skiing

SkiingIf you’ve used the workout editor or uploading GPX files manually you may have noticed that you can set the workout type to “Skiing”.

This means that you can now use SportyPal to record your skiing workouts. While none of the client applications have skiing as a selectable activity at the moment, you can set the type to “Free style” and after uploading, use the editor to set it to skiing.

Setting a workout to skiing not only labels it, but also allows it to get a calorie count and a special analysis that automatically labels continuously ascending parts as paused and continuously descending parts as active.

Obviously, you need altitude data for this to work properly, so if you’re uploading GPX files you should check if they show the altitude/elevation for each coordinate and Windows Mobile users should make sure that their altitude is being recorded.

To check if your altitude is being saved in the Windows Mobile version of SportyPal, you should make and upload a workout of any type, then view the altitude graph on the website. If it isn’t a straight line, you’re good to go. Otherwise, go to the “My Profile” screen in SportyPal, scroll down to the “Advanced” part and change the “Use altitude tweak” option. Note that the altitude tweak option is only available in versions 1.0.9 and above, so if you have an earlier version and aren’t getting any altitude data, head on over to the download page.
UPDATE: as of version 1.2, SportyPal autodetects your altitude settings. The option is still there in the profile screen if you need it for any reason, but you shouldn’t have to use it.

You’ll be able to select skiing (and more) from inside SportyPal in future versions.

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9 Comments on “Skiing”


  1. I tried it and is really easy to change. Another interesting feature, good works 🙂

    Ah, I wrote an article on my blog about SP, you can find it here: http://www.dreamtec.cc/caioblog/index.php/2009/12/sportypal-gps-tracking/

    Good bye and Merry Christmas!


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  3. Tarvo Says:

    I wish there would also be a cross country skiing option

  4. Tero Says:

    Can I change my uploaded workouts type from blading to cross country skiing?

  5. hbphd Says:

    I looked at the ski/ snowboard workouts that are on here – why do the skiing workouts calculate kcal but the snowboard workouts do not?

  6. joakim Says:

    Please remember to add telemark


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