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iPhone app to measure hill gradients?

CyclingObsessionCyclingObsession Posts: 314
edited May 2012 in The bottom bracket
Is there an iPhone app that can calculate the hill gradient through the GPS I don't want to spend a fortune on a dedicated gadget

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  • ProssPross Posts: 34,821
    There's plenty like Strava or Endomondo that show the gradient on a recorded ride.
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    theyre not always reliable though - last week apparently I went up a 645% gradient.
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  • topcattimtopcattim Posts: 766
    If you don't need it live, i.e. if you don't need it displaying as you ride, you can just export a .gpx file from most apps (e.g. Cyclemeter) and drop it into the bikehike website and then just set it to show gradient rather than elevation across the route. Job done.
  • slowondefy2slowondefy2 Posts: 348
    MotionX GPS will give you a current (live) gradient reading, as well as total ascent, total descent and a little chart showing the altitude of your ride so far.
  • why does strava not have an autopause feature it's so annoying as I have quite a lot of heavy traffic on some of my route and lights etc.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    why does strava not have an autopause feature it's so annoying as I have quite a lot of heavy traffic on some of my route and lights etc.

    Your ride is what it is. Otherwise I could ride 5 miles flat out, have a rest for half an hour then do it again, smashing my 10 mile PB.
    It's like people on Sportives using their 'moving time' as the time taken to finish the route, ignoring the 3 x 20 minutes spent at feed stations...
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  • nickelnickel Posts: 476
    NapoleonD wrote:
    why does strava not have an autopause feature it's so annoying as I have quite a lot of heavy traffic on some of my route and lights etc.

    Your ride is what it is. Otherwise I could ride 5 miles flat out, have a rest for half an hour then do it again, smashing my 10 mile PB.
    It's like people on Sportives using their 'moving time' as the time taken to finish the route, ignoring the 3 x 20 minutes spent at feed stations...

    Absolutely, if this was the case you could ride half way up a hill. Have a 30 minute tea break. Then ride up the other half to claim the KOM.
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