Multi-sport activity sport selection
I don’t use the multi-sport option a lot but I noticed that it is only possible to select previously used sport profiles when changing sports. New sports are unavailable.
Is the by design?
I start an indoor cycling activity. After a while I want to switch to indoor rowing. I have never selected indoor rowing before so I want to select the basic indoor rowing profile. At this point the basic rowing profile is not available. I only see a list of my previous used profiles.
it was like this with the previous models, too.
I think it’s by design to pick only from the short list. normally we combine sports we do anyway, right?
@freeheeler Normally when I do a multi-sport activity is when I’m recovering from an injury and have to sport indoor. That’s why I select sport modes that I normally never use.
ah ok, that’s the complete opposite of what I thought but it makes sense
@surfboomerang you can set up a custom Multisport profile as well.
@surfboomerang I think that the sports outside the shortlist are compressed and stored somewhere, and therefore not accessible during activity. Selecting a sport outside the shortlist is slower, i.e. the start screen does not come immediately after pressing, as it happens with sports in the shortlist.
@Brad_Olwin Didn’t know that. Where can I find in the list?
You don’t mean the “Unspecified sport” mode do you?
@isazi hmm… could be. Never thought of that.
Anyway, it’s not a big deal since I do my best to keep the number of injuries to an absolute minimun over the years so I don’t need the multi-sport mode a lot.
It just caught my attention the last time I selected it.
@Egika Yes, my understanding is you can add whatever you want in the multisport mode. So, if you use two connected sports a lot just have those two default to the multisport mode.
@Brad_Olwin thank you - I am not sure if we are talking about the same thing (maybe language barrier…)
Multisport as it works now:
- start activity with any sport mode
- press and hold upper button
- select another activity from the list that holds the most recent sports modes used
Triathlon as it works now:
- start triathlon activity
- advance through the fixed set of disciplines by pressing and holding the upper button (-> transition) and subsequently just pressing the upper button (-> next discipline)
What I understand, a custom multisport mode could be:
- set up the sequence of activities in the app with dedicated screens and pod connections (like MTB -> transition -> trailrun -> transition -> canoe etc).
The latter is not there yet as I understand and has be requested a lot to also customize thiathlon screens, set up swim-runs etc.
@Brad_Olwin what are you referring to by mentioning “setting up a custom mulitsport profile”?
Custom sports mode are always in the short list, so you can always use them for multisport