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Map My Track apps for clubs

We've been working with our local cycling club, Canterbury Bicycle Club, to develop an app for its club members to can use in conjunction with Map My Tracks.

CBC

The Map My Tracks club app integrates with the Map My Track Event planner so events and club rides get featured in the app. This means that a club can publish their group rides and have them listed in the app. Users of the app get all the details of the rides including route maps, file download, live tracking.

The app comes packed full of other features to help club members stay up to date. News, photos and social buzz all get included in the app so everyone stays connected and up to date with club activity. The leaderboard also provides some friendly competition throughout the year.

The social map features club members out riding using Map My Tracks’ live tracking. It’s a great way to keep tabs on riders are when out training or on a club ride.

The Canterbury Bicycle Club app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

Does your club want an app?

We’re looking for other clubs to work with to develop the app further. We’re interested in hearing for clubs that have regular club events, rides or runs.  If you think your club would be a good fit for this then get in touch.

 

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The Eddington score is now available on Map My Tracks

We've added the Eddington score to profiles on Map My Tracks.

What’s the Eddington score I hear you say! It’s a neat number to illustrate the volume of long distance bike rides or runs a person does. It can equally be applied to other endurance sports.

The Eddington score is defined as the “maximum number E such that a cyclist has cycled E miles on E days”. For example, an Eddington score of 60 would imply that a cyclist has cycled at least 60 miles in a day on 60 occasions.

It’s a tough score to improve on. In the example given only rides over 60 miles would contribute to an increase in the score. So if your score is 70, only rides over 70 miles contribute to your score. It gets tougher and tougher!

Staying true to the original score created by Author Eddington we have kept all scores on Map My Tracks based on imperial distances, that is, miles in a day.

You’ll find your Eddington score on your public profile on Map My Tracks. It’s also available on the Map My Tracks app inside your profile Insights page. The app breaks down the score by each activity type you have undertaken, while the website is based on all your activities. It also give you a breakdown for the past 4 weeks, year and all time.

The website Head-to-Head also gives you an easy way to compare your score against others when logged into the website.

Eddington score

As it stands, my cycling Eddington score is 53 which means I’ve cycled at least 53 miles in a day on 53 different occasions. Room for improvement I think!

Eddington score

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Easily duplicate events

It's now a breeze to duplicate events on Map My Tracks.

This new feature is great if you organise similar events that happen regularly. It’s perfect for clubs that organise weekly rides/runs or if you are a charity putting on an annual fundraising event.

It’s a feature that has been asked for by event organisers so we are pleased to see if finally go live.  It makes managing events on Map My Tracks even quicker than before.

To duplicate an event is simple. First open up the event in the Event Planner. Then click on the Duplicate tab. From there you can set a new title for the event and also set a new start date. That’s it.

The duplication process will copy across everything about the event but leave out who attended or followed it. Once the new event has been created you can edit it as normal to personalise it for the new date.

Using this along side the new Upcoming embed option means that you can easily manage regular events on Map My Tracks and display them on your own website.

As ever, we hope you enjoy the new feature. Keep the suggestions coming as we really do try to work on all of them.

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Add your upcoming events to your own website

We've added an option to embed your upcoming events on your own website or blog. It's a handy feature for any event organisers with lots of events.

All upcoming events are listed in date order making it a great addition to your own event pages.

Here’s an example of the events on Map My Tracks published by us.

It’s easy to set up. Lists are embedded on your site via an iframe. If that doesn’t mean anything to you then send the embed code over to your web developer and they will be able to add it to your site. It takes just minutes to set up.

Your own embed code can be found when you log into the Event Planner.

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Segment leaderboards now include weather conditions

Segments are a great way to measure your performance over short stretches of a ride, run or walk but up until now the segment leaderboards have not been telling the whole story.

With today’s update all segment leaderboards include the weather conditions experienced during an activity and, mostly importantly, how the wind direction affected it. This makes is super simple to see if the leaderboard if full of tailwind efforts or if a headwind has slowed down your performance.

Segment weather conditions

Each activity is now attributed with headwind, head crosswind, crosswind, tail crosswind or tailwind classification. It also include the wind speed, direction and temperature experienced during the activity. See it in action here and here.

It’s the second weather related update this week which we hope you like. If you’d like to create segments from your own activities then they are easy to set up. Here’s how.

Have fun.

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Better understand your performance with weather data

We've all been there when there was a block headwind slowing you down or a tailwind pushing you along. Now with each new activity uploaded to Map My Tracks you got a record of the weather conditions experienced.

Weather data for each activity

Wind speed/direction, temperature, humidity and conditions are all now available to review for each activity. With the new weather data you can compare performance across difference conditions to see the effect it makes.

It’s a small but handy addition which we hope you enjoy.

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Super charged Map My Tracks Moments highlight more key stats from each activity

Map My Tracks Moments now highlight even more key moments from any activity. Map My Tracks Moments were launched a little while ago but they have recently benefited from an upgrade that helps to tell the full story.

Map My Tracks Moments
Key moments highlighted in any activity include the moment you hit your top speed, the moment you gained the highest elevation, the moment you completed a segment, the moment you hit your maximum heart rate, and the moment you took any picture. Moments also include comments from friends, likes and overall stats.

While we have been testing this we have been enjoying how Moments present activity data in a way that makes it easy to tell what has happened. Moments are presented in a timeline which makes it easy to see the progress throughout any activity.

TT timeline

Moments can highlight your performance in a race. RodArchibald’s 10 mile time trial perfectly demonstrates all his moments. Our very own Nick and his walk showcases the photos that have been pinned to the activity and as they have GPS data the moment location is also featured.

As ever, we hope you enjoy the new upgrade. Let us know what you think on Twitter, Facebook or by email.

Automatically sync your Garmin Connect data with Map My Tracks

We love to share things which is why we have rolled out an option for you to connect your Map My Tracks with Garmin Connect.

If you are one of many who use some kind of Garmin device to record your rides or runs then you’ll love this new feature. You can now connect Map My Tracks to your Garmin Connect account so that each activity you upload there automatically makes its way to your Map My Tracks profile.

Due to the progressive lack of browser support for the old method of uploading from Garmin devices this is a neat alternative that fast tracks the data from Garmin to Map My Tracks.

It super simply to set up and once done you can forget about it until you wish to disconnect the two accounts.

Get started

To get started first open your Settings page on Map My Tracks. Then use the options to ‘Connect your Garmin’ and follow the process. Once that is done any new activity uploaded to Garmin will be synced back to Map My Tracks for you to use. It takes around 30 seconds for the sync to complete.

As ever, we’re looking forward to seeing how you all use the new feature. Hope you like it.

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Counting steps just got fun with Map My Tracks

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Step Counter and Calorie Tracker app from Map My Tracks. It's the latest app to the Map My Tracks family that makes it fun to count your daily steps and calorie burn.

Step Counter

Step Counter & Calorie Tracker, by Map My Tracks, is a pedometer and calorie tracker that automatically tracks your everyday steps, distance covered and calories burned.

Just carry your phone in your pocket or bag and it will count how many steps you have covered, how far you have walked, and the calories you have burned. It’s always on, with no battery loss, counting how many steps you cover each day.

Step Counter makes it easy to set daily goals to stay fit, active, and healthy. Friendly reminders help to keep you motivated to reach your daily step goals.

STEP, CALORIE & DISTANCE HISTORY

Unlock your full step and calorie history by connecting to the Health App. See how many goals you have met, over each day, week, month, or year, as well as a summary of all the calories burned and distance covered.

COMPATIBLE WITH WEARABLES

Step Counter & Calorie Tracker, by Map My Tracks, is compatible with any wearable device or app that shares data with the Health App.

BATTERY LIFE

Step Counter works in the background without affecting your phone’s battery. It uses the phone’s internal step-counting feature available in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S Plus.

LANGUAGES

Step Counter is available in nine langauages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian & Dutch.

Step counter

Download Step Counter & Calorie Tracker from the App Store

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Want to see all your photos in one place? Now you can.

It's been great to see the photos being added to activities on Map My Tracks. They have added some great context on the situation and surrounds in which the activities are done.

Photo gallery

To make it super simple to see all your photos we’ve rolled out a new feature that highlights all the photos tagged to activities in one handy list. It’s like a little time capsule reminding you of your workouts, events, or surroundings.

You can launch your photo gallery from the main menu or from your profile, training room or calendar. The photo gallery includes a full screen mode that lets you browse right back through your photos. You’ll also get a preview map showing the activity undertaken at the time.

Your photo gallery is available for others to browse. They will only see photos tagged to your public activities. You’ll see all your photos, including ones tagged to private activities.

We’ve been enjoying all the photos being uploaded. Next time, take a moment to capture that perfect shot,  upload it to Map My Tracks and share it with friends.

Enjoy the new feature.

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