ELEMNT Summit Climb Features

What is Summit?

A group of expanded climbing features leveraging our computers' expanded color, map data, and processing capacity to help the rider identify and anticipate climbs on the road ahead.

Compatibility

Requirements

  • iOS Companion App: 1.68.0+
  • Android Companion App: 1.68.0.14+
  • ELEMNT Firmware: 15943+
  • Up to date local maps

Summit subfeatures

Remaining elevation of route added to route cue sheet 

When a route is loaded, the elevation remaining in the route is added to the cue sheet subpage of the Maps page.

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Colored grade fields

For ELEMNT computers with color screens, a new grade data field, Grade (slope background), that offers a color background to match the color of current grade , can be added to any page with customizable data field.

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It can be found in the ELEMNT app in Settings > Customize Pages > selected page > Climbing > Climbing > Grade (slope background).

Grade color categorization

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Climb detection customization 

Climbs are classified as small, medium, and large by their average grade and distance. Uphill sections with less than a 3% average grade OR less than 250 meters in length are not classified/defined as climbs.

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You can set which climbs (all, medium and large, or only large) are identified in the Summit Segments feature described below in the ELEMNT app Settings > Summit Segments > Climb Detection.

Colored elevation profile preview 

With a route loaded, Roam v1/v2 and Bolt v2 will provide a colored elevation profile, subdivided in 10m increments, corresponding to the grade color categorization above, of the next 2 miles / 2 kilometers on the Summit Segment, elevation, or map page (if Show Elevation Profile is toggled on).  On the elevation or map pages, the profile view can be adjusted using the side buttons from the default 2 mi / 2 km to 20 mi / km, distance remaining on the route, or the whole route's elevation profile.  Additionally, colors have been added to the elevation profile in Strava Live Segments. 

 

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Note: The route-less elevation preview only presents the elevation ahead of the road you are currently riding on, and cannot anticipate turns you might wish to make. In places where the road you are currently riding has less than 2 mi / 2 km remaining before a turn or name change, the computer will show the topography remaining on that road section.The computer may take up to 90 seconds to recalculate / regenerate the new topo preview after a turn.

Summit Segments 

Routed climb detection

With a route loaded, a Roam v1/v2 or Bolt v2 will detect significant climbs along the route and generate a list of upcoming climbs.

Summit Segments automatically detects climbs on a preloaded route, giving you in-depth information about upcoming, in-progress, and completed climbs. You'll see the number of climbs, when they occur, length, and average gradient

Climbs List page

This list of detected climbs will be provided on a new Climbs List page. Initially all upcoming climbs will be listed with distance to climb, length of climb, and average grade of climb. As a climb is begun, that climb will be listed as 'In Progress', and later 'Completed'. This page will exist as a subpage within the Elevation page flow and you can toggle between the two using the left button on the face of the computer.

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Climb Live Segment notifications

As you approach a climb, you will be shown notifications at the bottom of the screen alerting you to the distance to climb, length of climb, and average grade of climb. If not on the climb page, notifications will also be provided for starting the climb, approaching the end of the climb, and finishing the climb. This setting can be toggled off in the ELEMNT app in Settings > Summit SegmentsNotifications on other pages.


Summit Live Segments page

Once you've started a climb, a new in-climb page (Summit Segments Live) will appear, with new data fields for:

      • time elapsed in the climb
      • vertical distance to go
      • distance to go
      • current grade
      • estimated total time to complete climb
      • the elevation profile of the next 2 mi / km 

When enabled, you will be able to toggle between this page, the Climbs List page, and the Elevation page using the left button on the face of the computer.

The Summit Live Segments page is set to automatically appear immediately before a climb. This automatic page change can be toggled off in the ELEMNT app in Settings > Summit SegmentsAutomatic page change.

The data fields of this page can be replaced in the ELEMNT app > Settings > Pages > Summit Segments > Summit Segments Live. Also, these data fields can be added to other pages. Please note, they will only provide data when a climb is detected. The data fields can be found in Climbing > Summit Segments Live. For more details on the process of page data field customization, please see the guide here.

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For more details, see the ELEMNT Summit Segments Feature article.

Summit Freeride

Route-less Climb Detection

Similar to routed climb detection described in Summit Segments above, Roam v2 and Bolt v2 can also detect climbs along the road ahead without a route loaded.

The computer uses the installed maps and elevation data to detect the road that that you are riding on, then calculates the elevation profile ahead, and uses the profile to detect climbs.  After a climb is detected, you will be alerted when approaching the start of the climb and it will be appear in the upcoming climbs list on the Climbs List page.

If you make a turn onto a new road to continue a climb, the computer will recalculate and extend the climb.  If you make a turn onto a flat or downhill section, the climb will be recorded as complete at the point of the turn. When a detected climb is completed, it will be added to the completed climbs list on the Climbs List page.

Note on predictive limitations:  Because there is no route loaded, the computer can only predict the topography ahead based on the road you are currently riding on. This can present some limitations - for example if a popular climb has several turns, the computer will only detect the profile of the climb up to the first turn. Once the rider makes a turn onto a new road, the climb will be recalculated and extended, but you will see the climb page values and elevation profile ‘jump’ to the profile on the new road. To prevent this experience, we would suggest loading a predefined route containing that climb. 

Additionally, due to the accuracy limitations of off-road data, Summit Freeride will not work off-road

 

Route-less elevation profile preview 

With or without a route loaded, Roam v2 and Bolt v2 will provide a colored elevation profile, subdivided in 10m increments, corresponding to the grade color categorization above, of the next 2 miles / 2 kilometers on the Elevation page or Map page (if Show Elevation Profile is toggled on).  
Note: The route-less elevation preview only presents the elevation ahead of the road you are currently riding on, and cannot anticipate turns you might wish to make. The computer may take up to 90 seconds to recalculate / regenerate the new topo preview after a turn.

Climbs on Map

With or without a route loaded, Roam v2 and Bolt v2 will display colored chevrons on the map page indicating the location and gradation of a climb, corresponding to the grade color categorization defined above.

For more details, see the ELEMNT Summit Freeride article.

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