Activity summary

Activity summary

The summary gives you an overview of the effort and intensity of your activity.

Distance

By default, the distance is aggregated from the distance series of your sports watch.

By clicking on the distance field, you can also calculate the distance derived from speed. 

This can be beneficial with a well-adjusted additional speedometer, but is less accurate with normal GPS watches. The two data sources are described in more detail in the description of "Pace by Distance" and "Pace by Speed". 

In the preferences category, you can permanently set the primary distance source. 

Lengths and pool length

In addition to the distance, the length of the pool and the number of lengths that you swam are displayed.

Summary of a 200-mile bike race
Summary of a 200-mile bike race

Altitude

Altitude measurement is complex and inaccurate.

Accurate data acquisition is only possible through elaborate measurements on land and is therefore regionally limited.

Unfortunately there is no global model that provides exact data. This is for the following reasons:

  • The earth is not exactly round, so there is no real zero point.
  • Faster activities have less elevation data relative to distance because the recording interval remains the same.
  • Pure GPS measurement has extreme innacuracies of up to 50m per measuring point.
  • Satellite data is degraded by trees, shrubs or houses.
  • Barometric measurement changes with air pressure, which is variable. This is a common occurrence during a workout. A thunderstorm during a workout degrades the data immensely. Consumer devices lack the capability to perform an exact initialization of air pressure before starting an activity.

The best results are still provided by barometric altimeters, provided the weather is good. The necessary altitude data smoothing of Tredict is adapted to this measuring method. 

Tredict deliberately refrains from using satellite data for height correction, as these are generally too inaccurate and prevent comparability. If you include altitude meters, you should always use the same measuring method to ensure comparability. 

Ascent and descent in the aggregation chart
Ascent and descent in the aggregation chart
Altitude difference

The difference in altitude is the direct altitude line from the lowest to the highest point of the activity. Anyone who has walked to Mount Everest from sea level has thus covered a difference in altitude of just over 8,848 metres.

Ascent and descent

As no ascent or descent is absolutely straight, but is always a little up and down, the covered vertical meters are mostly much larger than the direct height difference. The ascent and descent show you the actual difference in altitude you have covered.

Duration

Duration is the main factor for the effort calculation of an activity. Only the active time is used for this and breaks are not included. 

Tredict also shows you the time you have spent walking while running or standing instead of sitting while cycling. 

The elapsed time is the period from the start time to the end time of the workout, including all breaks. 

Summary of a slow fell-run in Norway
Summary of a slow fell-run in Norway

Effort

The effort is the input variable for the performance chart and influences your fitness and exhaustion. 

Low efforts are marked green, moderate yellow and high red. For high accuracy you should regularly adjust the zones to your current fitness level and maintain zone revisions. 

The effort is calculated using the following criteria:

  • Active Duration - The longer the activity, the higher the effort.
  • One of the 3 performance values - heart rate, wattage or speed.
  • Zone Intensity - A higher intensity range increases effort over the same time.
  • Capacity - Maximum heart rate, FTP, FTPa

Which of the performance values should be prioritized in the calculation, the zone priority, can be defined in the preferences in the settings category. 

Intensity distribution

The distribution of the intensities allows you to quickly classify the type of training or whether you have been in the desired intensity ranges. 

Tredict defines 3 intensity ranges - low, moderate and high. 

With a click on the intensity distribution you can switch between zone types - heart rate, power, speed and cadence. 

For an even more detailed overview, you can look at the zone distribution in your training. 

Calories

The calorie consumption is measured in kCal. It can be important, for example, during particularly long runs or for precise control of food intake, in the final phase of a training period.

Steps, Pedalstrokes and Strokes

The number of steps when running, pedalstrokes when cycling and swim strokes when swimming depend on the cadence and duration of a workout.

Show running activity without walking

Running training where the walking phases are hidden
Running training where the walking phases are hidden

In a running activity, you can hide the time you spent walking in the series chart, in the performance values and in the summary. To do this, click on the walking symbol in the summary.

This can be useful, for example, when analyzing interval training to compare the performance phases more easily.