Changelog

19.10.2020
Infrastructure

Internal version upgrades

Upgraded different parts of Runalyze to new versions

Bugfix

Polar Health Sync

Due to a bug no weight or rest heart rate data was received. This should work again for future entries.

12.10.2020
Added

Option to switch off power calculation

Runalyze can automatically calculate power for running and cycling activities. Previously, this was always done when no recorded data was available. From now on you can choose for each sport whether Runalyze should calculate power always, never or only when empty.

08.10.2020
Info

Option to limit Polar Sync

Runalyze now has same settings for limiting Polar Sync as for Garmin Sync. Still, sleep sync is not yet available for Polar due to problems on Polar's side

Bugfix

Fix aerobic decoupling calculation

Bugfix

Fix trimp calculation in case of partially missing heart rate values

07.10.2020
Added

Option to limit Garmin Sync

As some users have requested we have now created a setting to restrict the Garmin synchronization.

Select whether you want to have the resting heart rate, sleep data and/or body composition automatically synchronized. Default remains "yes"

Info

Withings Sync is now available for all users

05.10.2020
Bugfix

Fix pace in race prediction calculator

01.10.2020
Bugfix

Fix activity form: calculate kcal only if distance changes

28.09.2020
Bugfix

Fix disconnecting accounts from Garmin/Suunto/Withings

In rare cases an invalid connection to these services resulted in problems disconnecting those accounts. This has been fixed.

Added

Date, time and number format

You can now set your locale dependent date, time and number format in your account settings.

20.09.2020
Feature

Color route according to speed

Garmin beat us to it a few days ago, but this feature has also been on our wish list for a long time. Now it’s done and you can also colorize all your tracks by speed in Runalyze. So you can see directly on which sections you were especially fast or slow.

Read more at our blog.

17.09.2020
Bugfix

Fix time zone issue for posters

Some activities were assigned to the wrong day within the poster tool.

Added

Start of the week: new option "Saturday"

15.09.2020
Bugfix

Fix gap calculation for extreme gradients

Gradients above 40% (or below -40%) were incorrectly evaluated when calculating the Grade Adjusted Pace.

13.09.2020
Info

Device detection: Updated list of devices and vendors

We have updated our device list and are now able to detect a lot of new devices and vendors.

Feature

New beta feature: Withing Sync

Synchronization of health data from Withings is now enabled for Runalyze Supporters.

09.09.2020
Feature

Garmin History Import: Limitation removed & history health sync added

The Garmin history import can now be used again without any limitation by Garmin. Requesting more than 1000 days of history is possible again.

Body composition, sleep data and resting heart rate are now available for syncing too. Duplicates can occur for health data if entries already exist for requested time period.

08.09.2020
Added

Recovery heart rate in activity view

The recovery heart rate (2 minutes after stopping) had been available as dataset value and is now shown in the activity view as well.

Added

Edit activity: 'Save and close' button

03.09.2020
Added

Relative TRIMP has been added to dataset and ANOVA and trend analysis

Relative TRIMP is simply TRIMP per hour. It can be used as an intensity metric, similar to average heart rate, but taking into account the changing workloads during the activity.

02.09.2020
Bugfix

Respect privacy settings for shared activities

The 'main' privacy settings from your dataset are now respected for your shared activities (daytime, title, notes, route name, training partners, tags and equipment). You may want to set those fields to private in your dataset settings.

31.08.2020
Bugfix

FIT files: Fix for files from FORM smart swim goggles

21.08.2020
Added

Polar Sync: Resting heart rate and weight

Resting heart rate and weight should now also be automatically synchronized from Polar to Runalyze. Sleep data cannot yet be synchronized due to a problem with Polar.

18.08.2020
Bugfix

Garmin Sync: Duplicates with weight and resting heart rate

Due to a misunderstanding of sleep and resting heart rate synchronization with Garmin, there were many duplicates. A fix was applied. Most duplicates for Resting Heart Rate and sleeps have been removed.

17.08.2020
Added

Full tables for all health data

All kind of health data like weight, sleep, mental state, blood pressure, maxium heart rate and resting heart rate have their own tables now where you can edit and delete all entries.

Info

Garmin History Import is back again (with limitation)

The Garmin history import is available again. But as we are limited temporarily by Garmin with 1000 days/minute the tool maybe shows an information that you need to wait a minute.

16.08.2020
Feature

Sync for Garmin weight, sleep and resting heart rate.

Weight and sleep data is now synced automatically from Garmin to Runalyze. Resting heart rate should be synced automatically too.

14.08.2020
Feature

Refactored health section

New health section: We have migrated all data to the new health section.

A blog post with all changes will be available in the end of the next week.

Feature

Track mental state

Mood, fatigue and stress can have quite an impact on everyday training. Both positive and negative. Looking at these values over a longer period of time is therefore not only important for training, but also to be able to counteract in everyday life if the fatigue and stress continues for too long.

Feature

Track blood pressure

You can track your blood pressure. Automatic sync with e.g. Withings is in work

03.08.2020
Info

FIT files: Update for internal fit parser module

30.07.2020
Feature

New Metrics: GAP, xGAP, xPace, Variability Index, Aerobic Efficiency, Aerobic Decoupling and Uphill/Downhill Efficiency

We will explain to you in detail what the values mean in detail soon. But you can already find the values for all future (!) activities in the activity view, in the dataset (must be activated) and in the usual tools (trend analysis, ANOVA, sorting by search). - And you can find a short info about the values in our glossary.

We know that you would like to see the values for all past activities - so would we. But this requires the re-processing of many millions of activities. We have this on our radar and will let you know as soon as this is possible or available.

Infrastructure

Rebuild of database infrastructure

We have rebuilt, updated and extended our database infrastructure.

22.07.2020
Feature

Grade adjusted pace for running

After a long time in beta status, the Grade Adjusted Pace (GAP) is finally here. We have made some adjustments to the calculation parameters and from now on we will show you the GAP for the running activities, for single laps and for climbs.

20.07.2020
Bugfix

Facebook Login fixed

15.07.2020
Added

Streak view shows total distance

We have added the total distance to the shown streak (statistics 'plugin' below calendar view).

14.07.2020
Added

Equipment table: last use

The full equipment table has a new column for the last use of each object.

04.07.2020
Feature

Show climbs in activity view and dataset

Climbs are now available in the activity view. In addition, you can activate the number of climbs (and their categories) in your dataset for the calendar view.

28.06.2020
Bugfix

Fix weather mapping

Some weather conditions were wrongly assigned for data of the service provider darksky with us.

26.06.2020
Feature

Progression Graph

From now on you can view the progress chart for the different sports and time periods on Runalyze.

Compare your distance, duration, ascending altitude, TRIMP or number of activities in the current period (year/month/week) with a previous one (up to the beginning of last year at the most), and keep track of where you will end up.

10.06.2020
Bugfix

Fix reading developer fields for multisession files

04.06.2020
Bugfix

Fix gps parser for non-defined namespace extensions

02.06.2020
Feature

Support for all developer fields from FIT files

Runalyze does now import and store all developer fields from FIT files. Read more at our blog.

01.06.2020
Bugfix

Fix default privacy for all sports

Due to a bug in the new account setup guide we had to reset the privacy settings for all users in the sports to private. If you want to have the activities automatically set to public when importing, you have to reconfigure that setting for each sport.

29.05.2020
Feature

Easy account setup

Athletes can now easily set up their account to provide all the data necessary for specific calculations. Read more at our blog.

26.05.2020
Bugfix

Fix best sub segments for non-equidistant data

There was a bug resulting in wrong best sub segments for power data in case of non-equidistant data. This behavior has been fixed.

25.05.2020
Bugfix

Fix false duplicates for short transitions

Multisport sessions (e.g. Triathlon) with short transitions (less than one minute) led to false duplicates.

Bugfix

Fix time zone issue for sports panel

The sports panel did ignore the user's time zone when showing e.g. current week.

22.05.2020
Info

Out of beta: improved views for marathon shape and running performance status

Our two new views for the current marathon shape and for the running performance status are now available for all users. Read more on marathon shape view and running performance status at our blog.

18.05.2020
Bugfix

Fix imperial units in plot tooltip

Plot tooltips in activity view did not respect imperial units.

16.05.2020
Added

Option to recalculate a single activity

It is now possible to recalculate TRIMP, VO2max and altitude for an individual activity.

08.05.2020
Added

Activity view: dynamically show inactive laps

30.04.2020
Feature

History import for Decathlon

You can now take over your complete history via Decathlon sync.

24.04.2020
Added

Support for treadmill incline from Runn sensor

We have added support for incline data from Runn™ Smart Treadmill Sensor from North Pole Engineering.

Feature

New beta features: improved views for marathon shape and running performance status

For users with supporter status there are two new views for the current marathon shape and for the running performance status. We explain the new Marathon Shape View in detail on our blog and an article on the running performance status view will follow. After a few weeks those features will be freely available for every user.

22.04.2020
Added

Various minor improvements for activity view

We have internally refactored the activity view (to get rid of some legacy code) and added a few improvements. Heart rate and pace zone tables as well as computed laps do now show average power and power zone table does now show average pace.

Bugfix

Fix Google login for some users

The Google login did not work for everyone lately. We have fixed the issue by updating a third-party library.

18.04.2020
Feature

Decathlon: automatic synchronization

Direct synchronization with Decathlon & Domyos E-Connected is now possible. Read more at our blog.

16.04.2020
Added

Glossary: running dynamics

We have added various new entries in our glossary for running dynamics (cadence, stride length, ground contact time/balance, vertical oscillation/ratio, flight time/ratio).

13.04.2020
Added

Climb score: show avg. power

Average power was added to the Climb Score view. You can switch between pace and power now.

12.04.2020
Info

Increased max length of equipment notes

10.04.2020
Info

NEW: Become a RUNALYZE SUPPORTER

To be able to invest more time in RUNALYZE in the long term, we are now launching a subscription model. You can become a RUNALYZE supporter. Read more at our blog.

08.04.2020
Added

Special event: Easter Run 2020

In view of the current situation and numerous cancelled events, we have organised a virtual Easter run. Read more at our blog.

04.04.2020
Bugfix

Fix map for poster tool

27.03.2020
Info

Coros added export to RUNALYZE

Read more at our blog.

23.03.2020
Info

Internal refactoring for account activation/deletion and password recovery

Added

TCX export of activities without datapoints

22.03.2020
Info

Revert using fit files for Polar sync

19.03.2020
Info

Polar sync now uses *.fit-files by default

Polar sync now uses *.fit-files by default. The option to switch formats has been removed.

Info

New elevation correction config option

The user can switch between "Never correct", "Only if device has no barometer" or "Always". The new option "Always" is intended for cases when the barometer of a device is broken or provides useless data.

17.03.2020
Feature

Do not correct elevation for devices with barometer

If a device that has a barometer is detected during import, no automatic altitude correction is performed, even if it is activated in the configuration. Barometric altitude data is usually much more accurate than data corrected by satellite data. A manual correction is still possible afterwards.

Bugfix

Fix altitude data from barometer

Elevation data from a device with a barometer was erroneously stored as 'corrected' data. Affected are activities between 13 and 17 March. In this case the data was not corrected, only the displayed message is incorrect.

Added

Glossary: rest days and calculated power

Due to some recurring questions, we have added new glossary entries for rest days and calculated power.

13.03.2020
Feature

Automatic device detection

When importing fit files, the device is now automatically detected in almost all cases.

25.02.2020
Added

Suunto: Force sync of individual activities

Sometimes Suunto only informs us with a significant time delay if a new activity is available. If in doubt, you can now directly trigger a sync of individual activities.

Bugfix

Fix invalid vo2max correction factors

In rare cases an invalid vo2max correction factor was calculated.

22.02.2020
Bugfix

Fix generation of social images

After a recent change the generation of the images did not work anymore.

21.02.2020
Added

Anova and trend analysis: total strokes and swolf

We have added the swim metrics total strokes and SWOLF to our anova and trend analysis tools.

20.02.2020
Bugfix

Fix account deletion link

The link to delete the account in the account settings was temporarily not available.

18.02.2020
Info

Limit number of zones

We have limited the maximum number of zones you can set per metric (heart rate, pace, power) to 20.

Added

Add range for easy trimp

Instead of a single value (to reach TSB = 0) 'Easy TRIMP' now shows a range to keep an optimal workload ratio of 0.8 < A:C < 1.3.

12.02.2020
Bugfix

Fix anova tool

The anova tool wasn't available after our latest internal framework update.

09.02.2020
Info

Internal framework update

We have updated the framework we use internally.

Bugfix

Fix menu on mobile devices (logout link was not reachable)

06.02.2020
Info

Running Effectiveness: clearify 'levels'

The levels we have shown so far for Running Effectiveness are only valid for data coming from Stryd. Running Effectiveness based on calculated power data (as done by us via GOVSS) do not have a high information content.

31.01.2020
Bugfix

Fix power calculation for files with only zeros in power stream

Power values have not been calculated if the imported file contained only zeros. This behavior has been fixed now.

16.01.2020
Bugfix

Fixed Polar History Import tool

Due to another uncommunicated change on Polar's side our history import for your Polar data did not work correctly.

14.01.2020
Added

Gravatar as profile image (optional)

You now have the option to use the gravatar as profile image (shown in the upper right corner of the dashboard and your public athlete page).

13.01.2020
Added

Race performance chart: date on x-axis

The Race Performance Chart has a new option to use the date as x-axis.

07.01.2020
Added

FIT files: support for Anaerobic Training Effect

Bugfix

Fix adding race result for activities with very long titles

02.01.2020
Info

Mapzen is the new default service for elevation correction

The elevation data from Mapzen has been set as the default elevation service. The service uses the terrain tiles dataset from AWS' open data registry.

27.12.2019
Bugfix

User Backup creation failed

Backups were not working since 4th December. This has been fixed now.

Info

Disabled Runtastic converter

Runtastic's official backup does include gpx files with heart rate and altimeter information from now on. The converter is not required anymore and has been disabled.

Feature

Ascent/Descent instead of a single elevation value

Ascent and descent can now be edited and can be entered for activities without elevation profile. So far, most sections used only a single elevation value (which was the maximum of ascent/descent). From now on, a single elevation value always shows the ascent.

15.12.2019
Feature

New power value: xPower

xPower is a weighted average of your power output and serves as an alternative stress metric.

Read more in our glossary.

04.12.2019
Added

FIT files: support for description field by Suunto

From now on the developer field "description" Suunto uses in FIT files is mapped to our description field in RUNALYZE.

Bugfix

Fix for imports of invalid power data

Invalid power values (e.g. negative values) are now ignored when parsing a file. We discovered some tcx files that failed while importing because of those invalid values.

Added

Export of a single activity: use correct laps

Exported activities (e.g. as tcx file) will now contain the correct laps instead of default 1k auto-lap.

Added

Acute:Chronic workload ratio in calculations panel

The Acute:Chronic workload ratio (ACWR), which is simply the ratio of ATL and CTL, is now shown in the calculations panel. It can be used to determine injury risk.

Read more in our glossary.

Added

RSS Feed for this changelog

You can now also subscribe to the changelog as an RSS feed.

03.12.2019
Bugfix

Fix for poincaré plots

Until now, poincaré plots of hrv data always displayed only one (the last) y-value for an x-value. This behavior has now been fixed.

01.12.2019
Added

FIT files: support for estimated vo2max by Suunto

From now on the estimated vo2max by Suunto is mapped to our internal "estimated vo2max field" from fit files. You can activate this value in your dataset.

27.11.2019
Bugfix

Performance bug

We have fixed a configuration that resulted in slower page calls.

04.11.2019
Bugfix

Various bugfixes and improvements in our activity importer

30.10.2019
Bugfix

Fix 'remember me' for login

The "remember me" functionality has not worked correctly since our recent redesign. This bug has now been fixed so that users can stay logged in for a longer period of time.

29.10.2019
Bugfix

Automatic time zone detection for file imports

The time zone detection, based on the activity's coordinates, was broken for some time. During that time, we only used the user's default time zone which may be incorrect in case of e.g. vacations.

Feature

Auto-fill route names with start location

The start location is now automatically added to the "Route" field if the activity contains gps coordinates.

25.10.2019
Info

New design for landing page, login, registration, ...

We have redesigned the publicly accessible pages such as the landing page, login and registration or our glossary and help pages.

24.10.2019
Bugfix

Calculated power is now correctly updated when the sport or altitude profile is changed

For all running and cycling activities for which no recorded power is available, power is automatically calculated. This calculation is now correctly performed (or removed) even if the sport is changed later and updated if the elevation profile is changed (by elevation correction or removing a data series).

23.10.2019
Info

Suunto Sync: Fixing laps

When syncing Suunto activities there were problems with the laps. We only support flat laps. This if fixed for all future activities.

22.10.2019
Bugfix

TCX files: Fix empty altitude values

Missing altitude values were wrongly imported as "0", which leads to different problems. These values are now imported correctly as unknown.

Bugfix

Power calculation for running: Fix for potentially negative values

Illegally high speeds (e.g. due to errors in data recording) may have led to negative power values. This behavior is now suppressed.

16.10.2019
Info

Automatic translation of help articles

Help articles will be automatically translated into German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Polish or Russian if we have not translated them yet manually.

14.10.2019
Info

Activity data: New data series for Air Power from Stryd

Air Power data streams by Stryd will be imported for all upcoming activities. Still, we don't show the data in the activity view yet.

13.10.2019
Feature

Storing original FIT files

From now on we are storing all uploaded fit files. You can download them from every individual activity.

10.10.2019
Added

Show/Add equipment categories in sport settings

In the sports configuration, the individual equipment categories of a sport can now be viewed, assigned and removed.

09.10.2019
Feature

GOVSS/Running power for everyone

The automatic estimation of power data, if no recorded data is available, was previously only available for cycling. We now have such an estimate for running activities as well.

Read more in our blog post Running Power for everyone.

30.09.2019
Info

Workaround for activity upload from mobile devices

Mobile browsers like Safari do not support the list of supported file extensions. We added a temporary workaround until all mobile browsers fix that issue.

Bugfix

Fix stats view for some rare cases

21.09.2019
Bugfix

Fix table headers in statistics plugin for year on year view

20.09.2019
Info

Added a changelog

We work on RUNALYZE day in and day out. To give you a better idea of all the changes, bugfixes and new features we're releasing, we've added a public changelog.

Infrastructure

Centralized logging for the growing infrastructure

13.09.2019
Bugfix

Fix trimp calculation after removing heart rate series

Bugfix

Fix for calculated training paces

The calculation of the paces in the section "Training paces" contained a small error. Speeds below 100% were a bit too fast, above 100% a bit too slow.

12.09.2019
Added

Design: Adjust colors to match logo

07.09.2019
Bugfix

Fix fit parser for swimming heart rate in multisport files

Problem was caused by swimming heart rate, which is at the end of the file but belongs to the second session.

04.09.2019
Added

Show dataset labels in statistics

21.08.2019
Bugfix

Elevation calculation: Correctly respect pauses

Tracked pauses must cause elevation calculation to split trackdata into different segments and add ascent/descent values of all segments separately to total ascent/descent.

20.08.2019
Infrastructure

Single queue for activity import

As a preparation for scaling the activity import, activities from history import, API import and normal sync now end up in the same queue.

15.08.2019
Added

New service for elevation data: Mapzen

We are evaluating new data sources for elevation data and added Mapzen as a new elevation service. The service uses the terrain tiles dataset from AWS' open data registry.

13.08.2019
Info

Sport type can be guessed by title

Activity titles (as provided in some file types) will be used to guess the user's correct sport type.

12.08.2019
Feature

New tool: Convert Runtastic backup to gpx files

Runtastic has decided to discontinue its web platform. Downloading all your data from Runtastic is easy, but the data is stored in a non-usual format. We made a converter written by Glenn Reyes available to let you get your activity files in a standard gpx format. You can find our converter at runalyze.com/runtastic-converter.

09.08.2019
Bugfix

Fix social image download

07.08.2019
Info

Internal framework update

We have updated the framework we use internally by some versions.

04.08.2019
Added

Refresh Suunto API Tokens automatically

03.08.2019
Bugfix

Fitbit sync: Ignore duplicate notifications

01.08.2019
Bugfix

Garmin sync: Check content type

Garmin's new API provides information about the file type. Unfortunately, for older activities, this is always mistakenly FIT, whether or not the file type is actually GPX. Garmin knows the bug but will not fix it. We now check the file content so that the import works accordingly.

Added

Single fields for ascent/descent in tools and dataset

30.07.2019
Added

FIT files: Recovery heart rate 2 Minutes after end of activity

21.07.2019
Info

Removed dataset style option

15.07.2019
Info

Remove old Garmin api

The outdated Garmin api has been removed. Users that have not switched to the new api will not have any activities synchronized until they have connected to the new api.

Info

FIT files: Update for internal fit parser module

06.07.2019
Bugfix

Fix multisession files from Suunto

30.06.2019
Added

Activity data: Added Peak EPOC and support for recovery time from Suunto

17.06.2019
Added

Activity data: New data series for Respiratory Rate from Garmin devices

12.06.2019
Added

FIT files: Support for Power by IQ app Running Power Estimator

Power by Garmin Connect IQ app Running Power Estimator does not use the standard power field to store power data. This is now mapped to the power field in Runalyze.

Feature

Full Garmin import via new api

We are now able to provide a full history import (except third party activities and manual activities) from Garmin.

05.06.2019
Added

Subjective feeling in activity

03.06.2019
Added

Gradient distribution in climb score

Added

Polar Sync: Option to choose between fit and tcx format

30.05.2019
Bugfix

Fix social images to correctly respect pauses

25.05.2019
Bugfix

Adjust tile url for hikebikemap

18.05.2019
Added

Stride length available in anova and trend analysis

13.05.2019
Info

New uploader: Zip is extracted in browser

02.05.2019
Bugfix

Fix wind chill to ignore temperatures above 10°C

15.04.2019
Bugfix

Fix climb score view for imperial units

13.04.2019
Info

Improved fitlog import

05.04.2019
Bugfix

Fix reading gpx extension values (ns1)

27.03.2019
Bugfix

Fix Suunto API deauthorization

11.03.2019
Feature

Full Suunto import (with range option)

01.03.2019
Info

Improved requeuing of activity sync and import

28.02.2019
Added

Shape plot: New option 'Last 24 months'

Bugfix

Fix dashboard for users without active statistic plugins

18.02.2019
Feature

New Help and Support section

We have introduced a new Help and Support section at runalyze.com/help trying to answer the most frequent questions.

Info

Update Facebook share feature

28.01.2019
Bugfix

FIT files: Fix idle laps in swim files

17.01.2019
Added

Emoji support for various comment fields