i'm going snow boarding soon and want to use race chrono to plot my routes and also to measure speeds etc. But i'm not sure how acurate it'll be. Does anyone know if the speed will be measured by actual distance travelled with the altitude changes taken into acount, or will it only measure horisontal speed from point to point and not take into account the fact i have traveled half a mile down, but only a few hundred meters across?
Any comments will be welcomed as i really need this to work so i can settle a long standing bet with my brother on how fast we are actually going lol
To your original question, I think it's the horizontal / forward speed only. Don't take this as fact though, because I'm not entirely sure about it.
If it was a tight course and he used a good 5hz receiver...would it show all the turns Lateral Gs?...and wouldn't you get altitude in the nmea somewhere?
Anybody have a screen grab of skiing or boarding RC data?
they are doing it here but not sure how well http://dataracing.net/
It's just a question how useful the racing oriented data from RaceChrono is for a downhill skier...