Stages Dash to get ClimbPro lookalike – July 2020
The official Stages Cycling video, below, teases a somewhat poor-quality image of someone cycling up a mountain with a Stages Dash L50. Nothing unusual there you might say; except the Dash clearly has a ClimbPro-like feature up and running a-la-Garmin.
All that the teased images show us is a coloured elevation plot. Wahoo, of course, already do that as do other bike head units. But some of the features that set Garmin’s ClimbPro apart from an elevation plot are
- the ride’s full elevation is separated into individual climbs. These individual climbs are what are displayed when you are riding them
- Metrics relevant to the climb are given eg metres -to-go.
- Colour-shading or greyscale-shading is used to distinguish grade changes
- Climbs are saved into the FIT file as a different flavour of lap so that they can be viewed post-ride more easily if your software supports it (Golden Cheetah does)
When will we see this? A firmware release is due this month although sometimes these things do slip a couple of weeks.