The dwMap Elevation Profile Data Field shows you your route's elevation profile, and where you are on it.
We also have added a Distance to End custom data field, which uses the same data as the elevation profile field.
NOTE: We can only offer this feature on watches with 96kB or more of memory allocated to each app. These watches are listed in the article dwMap Background Maps. This field can also be used on the Instinct 2 and Descent G1 watches, although be aware the screen resolution of those watches is quite low.
NOTE: When you send a route to your watch using the dwMap Companion Phone App on your phone, it will NOT include the necessary data to show the elevation graph or distance-to-end. For this and many other reasons, we highly recommend you use our (mobile friendly) website, and do not use the Companion Phone App.
Adding the Elevation Profile field to dwMap
- On the website in Settings, choose Custom Data Fields and choose Elevation Profile as a field on one of your three available data fields pages. Learn more
- Start dwMap on your watch. It should pick-up your latest settings as soon as it starts (when it is also checking to see if you have a new route to show).
Using the Elevation Profile field
- The Elevation Profile field shows your current position as a blue vertical line, with 0.5 miles (0.8 km) behind you and 2.0 miles (3.2 km) ahead.
- For 3 seconds out of every 15, it shows the full elevation profile of the route.
- It also will show the full route profile if it thinks you are off-route.
- The numbers shown to the right of the profile are the minimum and maximum elevations of the profile currently being shown.
- Both the Elevation Profile and the Distance-to-End field rely on being able to detect where you are along the route. For most routes this should work great, but it may have problems on routes where you cover the same path, in the same direction, more than once.