Back to Val D'Isere for Christmas
2012, the trouble with using a pocket GPS system is that it is in your pocket!
at times your body shields the device from the satellites and other devices like
phones in your pockets and metal tabs on your ski jacket shield the device. As I
own a Nike+ Sportswatch with GPS, I thought I would give a try using it for
skiing. The Nike+ sportswatch is designed for running so the stats
produced are not useful for skiing, but the tracks should be good.
The following images are the tracks skied for each day. It
looks like the GPS is accurate, but unfortunately the tracks cannot be exported
from the watch of the Nike website. The best you can do is to screen grab the
map images from the Nike Website. Its convenient to have the GPS watch on your
wrist but the output is not useful for skiing, If you could export the data it
would be great! Come on Nike, provide an export facility! Other people like
eagerfeet may be able
to provide a solution if the can gain access to the data.
Update: Matt Stuehler has written a utility to download the Nike+ Sportswatch GPS data, the utility does require you to enter the email address and password you use for the Nike website. I took the precaution of setting the password before I did the download and reset it afterwards. The utility does need you to be using one of the latest browsers, I used Chrome. The utility is on this page.
The downloaded GPS files follow at the end, they have been overlaid onto a map using Google earth and my lift file.
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