Snowboard tracking


Since getting the iPhone one app I was hoping to find is one to use while snowboarding. I’m looking for something that will do the following

  • Include Piste Maps (pre-downloaded)
  • Have the ability to track selected runs – detail max speed
  • View Tracks on google earth at a later date
  • NOT require data download on mountain (via WiFi in village is OK)

I have been looking at the following apps and found the following

iMapMyRide
I have not really used this yet. Hope to try it out driving localy first to see how it works. Have noticed it does not record max speed which is a shame as its somethig I look for when tracking a run
Unfortunately this is just another general tracking piece of software so does not have any of the piste map facilities etc

RunKeeper
I have sampled this on a drive home at a steady rate. This hightlighted this apps biggest problem. The speed was not very accurate – was 10mph off and also had a number of very wild spikes – 200+ mph.   Location tracking was fairly good when viewed via the web site.  Required roaming to upload track to internet to be views
Unfortunately this is just another general tracking piece of software so does not have any of the piste map facilities etc

iTrailMap 3D
The piste maps are a good feature but the resolution make them very hard to read. Great to have an 3D map of the mountain with the lifts marked on it.  Looking forward to trialing this one in resort as it already covers many European resorts.

 Snocater3D
USA/Canada Only – Such a shame as there is a huge European market.


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