Waypoint and Courses
This plugin provides two powerful addons for SportTracks: Waypoints and Courses.
Courses are available on Garmin GPS devices designed for sports usage (Forerunner, edge, ...).
These devices allow you to perform a training ride/run as a race against a "Virtual Partner".
There's a brief training video for "Virtual Partner" on the Garmin web site that gives some more insight.
This plugin seamlessly integrates courses into SportTracks. You no longer need other applications like Garmin's Training Center to handle courses.
Waypoints are available on nearly all GPS devices of all brands. You can use them in your GPS device to "navigate to" a certain point.
The plugin provides an abundance of actions to create and edit these items as well as import and export them.
It has some outstanding features that go well beyond those of similar applications:
- you can create courses with an autorouter (based on services provided by Google and MapQuest);
you can even use this to find alternative routes for parts of a course
- you can create waypoints from postal addresses (based on services provided by Google and MapQuest)
- the plugin can automatically set or correct elevation for waypoints, courses and activities
- it lets you apply GPS tracks of activities, routes and courses to other activities
- it lets you load maps onto Garmin devices that have mapping support (e.g. edge705, edge800),
both routable maps from cloudmade.com and Garmin Custom Maps
- the plugin provides some support for geocaching
The plugin is integrated with some of our other plugins:
- Activity Documentation and Reporting plugin can now search for waypoints and courses.
- After Import plugin can automatically add/fix elevation of activities during import
- the next version of Training
Analysis plugin can compare an activity with a course when
you recorded the activity with "Do course" on your Garmin
- View "Waypoints":
- You can find more information including a full-blown manual on our multilingual plugin homepage at http://www.sporttracks-plugins.com.
- New features of the latest version: please see here.
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Keywords: waypoint, course, address, geolocation, elevation correction, GTC, Garmin Training Center, Wegpunkt, Strecke, Autorouting, Routing, Autorouter, Adresssuche, Adressuche, Google, MapQuest