- Question for GPS nerds
If I go up a big hill does my GPS give a distance based on the horizontal distance between the top and bottom or does it calculate it on altitude too?
Taking it to an extreme if I climbed a vertical wall 1 mile high will the GPS tell me I’ve travelled 1 mile or 0 miles.
What I’m getting at is; am I actually faster up hills than my GPS is telling me, in which case I’m fitter than I think and don’t need to feel bad about drinking lots of beer tonight?Posted 7 years agobananaworldMember
Most GPSs will tell you your rate of altitude gain/loss. Not sure if that’s of any use to you…
That statistic was quite interesting when I had my GPS running for take-off and landing in a jetliner. (The plane didn’t crash, BTW, despite their warnings to turn electronic stuff off.)Posted 7 years ago
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