New features and tips for using gpsloglabs.com
Plenty of things on GPSLog Labs have been slowly improving and it's about time that I mentioned a few of them:
Maps and graphs can be displayed if this isn't enough:
Once a working format has been found, you can continue using the site:
Merge two adjacent log segments by removing the "cut" between them
Remove a stop at a place and merge the adjacent segments into a single segment
As always, I'd love to know what you think and hope you enjoy the site.
There was a good reason for it being on the Settings page previously, but I've forgotten what it was...
You can see graphs of your Heart Rate vs Time and a histogram of your heart rate on the activity detail page:
Heart rates will be repeated to fill in gaps if the readings occur less than once per second, up to a maximum of 5 minutes.
If you have a device that logs heart rates, and the graphs aren't showing up in GPSLog Labs, please let me know and I'll add support for it.
Note that this will only work for logs out doors where a latitude and longitude is recorded with the heart rate, so if you're using something like a Garmin EDGE705 in indoor mode, you won't be able to view your activity or heart rates.
If you don't have a GPS logger that records your heart rate at each point, you can still record average and maximum heart rates against your activity manually (i.e. based on a non-logging heart rate monitor strap.)
To switch heart rates on manually:
Once the system has heart rates recorded against your activity (either automatically or entered manually) they will show up in summary and comparison tables and graphs for routes and tags.
This post outlines a few of the recent updates to GPSLog Labs:
Previously, the choice of device to upload to wasn't shown on the form if you had only one device, and now it will always be given.
To process the log files you upload, the system needs to know what the format of the file is. When you first upload a file, there is a page that automatically detects this format, but that isn't practical to do for every file that is uploaded, so the setting is stored in a "device". This means that each device can handle one format only, and therefore, if you want to upload files with a different format you'll need to create another device to do so.
The other purpose of devices is to track battery life. If you upload all logs you record, then GPSLog Labs knows how long your logger has been switched on so can predict how much time you have before you need to recharge/replace your batteries and therefore prevent you getting a flat battery in the middle of an activity, which can be rather frustrating!
When the logged usage goes over 75% you'll get a warning:
Marking the point where you recharged or replaced your batteries is easy too: