Ascent
Ascent
1.11.8

4.5

Ascent free download for Mac

Ascent1.11.8

11 October 2011

Performance data analysis tool for cyclists, runners and hikers.

Overview

Ascent is an application designed to help cyclists, runners, and hikers train better by organizing activity data and presenting it in useful ways.

Using Ascent, you can download activity data directly from your GPS into the program, and immediately begin analyzing the data as it is presented to you in various graphical and textual formats. The "Animation" feature lets you re-play the activity so you can review in detail your performance during any segment of the activity.

Ascent Includes:

Main Browser

  • Ascent organizes your activities in the main browser by year, month, week, activity, and lap. Each level displays running totals for all data.
Map Viewer
  • The Map View plots the path you followed against one of several different, selectable map types.
Activity Viewer
  • The Activity View allows you to plot the activity data, such as altitude, speed, heart rate, and cadence against distance.
Summary Viewer
  • The Summary View plots totals or averages for various data items on a weekly or monthly basis.

What's new in Ascent

Version 1.11.8:
  • FIXED: TCX export problems
  • FIXED: problem displaying altitude profile in individual lap display of Activity Detail View
  • FIXED: problems displaying selected split correctly in map paths

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How would you rate Ascent app?

18 Reviews of Ascent

3
Freezyjosy
17 August 2008
Version: 1.9.7

Most helpful

I like Ascent for its raw data quality. But to be honest the app is really a feature beast with the sacrifice of "beautifulness" and "Apple likeness". I also use TrailRunner, which is a free app (though donation ware). With TrailRunner it's just the other way around, less features, more lovableness. It really depends on what your goals are and what keeps you motivated. And the third in the pack - Garmin Training Center - is just plain crap. Garmin should just buy Ascent or TrailRunner and make their customers happy. Personally I would suggest TrailRunner to them. But as it looks, they don't care anyway.
(1)
lbarold2007
07 June 2018
Version: 1.11.8
can anyone share the 1.11.9 version of Ascent by Montebello, as I can't find it online, and the previous version is full of errors? thx
(0)
Donmontalvo
22 March 2015
Version: 1.11.8
Its been a few years since this software has been updated. Switch to rubiTrack 3 (App Store). Don
(0)
5
Charles-Bouldin
10 September 2010
Version: 1.11.4
This is simply the best software available, on any platform, to monitor GPS cycling data. I've been using this for 3 years, and the developer makes steady improvements and feature additions, and he responds to user requests. This is written by a cyclist, for cyclists, and is a compelling Mac-only application. This application is routinely recommended on cycling forums. I can't recommend it too highly.
(0)
5
neil-14
22 February 2010
Version: 1.10.2
I originally reviewed Ascent in May 2007. It was very good then, it is even better now! The developer is very responsive and he has consistently updated and upgraded the program since 2007. There is a similar program available. It is called rubiTrack; it's not bad, but it pales in comparison to Ascent. My 2 cents
(0)
4
dabcca
07 December 2009
Version: 1.9.17
While the UI is in desperate need of a make over, Ascent is the best application of it's kind on a Mac
(1)
Blloyd
12 December 2008
Version: 1.9.10
You could have a look at rubiTrack as well. Wow.
(1)
3
Freezyjosy
17 August 2008
Version: 1.9.7
I like Ascent for its raw data quality. But to be honest the app is really a feature beast with the sacrifice of "beautifulness" and "Apple likeness". I also use TrailRunner, which is a free app (though donation ware). With TrailRunner it's just the other way around, less features, more lovableness. It really depends on what your goals are and what keeps you motivated. And the third in the pack - Garmin Training Center - is just plain crap. Garmin should just buy Ascent or TrailRunner and make their customers happy. Personally I would suggest TrailRunner to them. But as it looks, they don't care anyway.
(1)
5
Donmontalvo
08 June 2008
Version: 1.9.7
Well worth the shareware fee. This is an incredible application. Gives you so much that you normally need some sort of online application for (like motionbased.com) but allows you to store your data locally, without the annual fee the sites ask for. Don Don Montalvo, NYC
(0)
Hazmat
22 March 2008
Version: 1.8.14
Ascent is awesome. So much better than MotionBased, and as has been said, the developer is very open to feature requests.
(0)
Sbordsenius
22 October 2007
Version: 1.8
This app will do everything motionbased does, and a lot faster. Excellent in all ways, works perfect with my Garmin 305.
(0)
5
Blloyd
18 August 2007
Version: 1.7.3
This is a fantastic app for me -- I have a Garmin 305 and use it when road and mountain biking. It downloads from the Edge perfectly, and shows a map, my route, and all the info from along the way (speed, altitude, gradient, etc.). It is WAY better than the Garmin software -- both the PC and Mac versions of it. I was using the Garmin software for a while because I didn't know this existed... then a friend pointed it out and I tried it out and bought a license within an hour. It's already excellent and it's maturing and updated quite frequently. Always great to find small software developers to come out with specialized Mac applications like this. Hooray for Montebello Software (I wonder whether it's named after the 5 mile, 2200 foot climb in Cupertino, CA... looking at the web site I sorta think so ;-)
(0)
neil-14
01 May 2007
Version: 1.5.2
Works very well with my Forerunner 205 interfaced with a G5 and a MacBook. Excellent data and map displays. Responsive developer.
(0)
5
Chester586
24 April 2007
Version: 1.4.1
Phenomenal product. I created an account just to review it. Clearly superior to the Training Center software from Garmin. Garmin should buy this software and redistribute it as thier own. Even better than MotionBased. I bought this product within 5 minutes of using it. Outstanding!
(0)
5
Ogden
08 April 2007
Version: 1.3.4
This program is outstanding. The functionality, the fun, the look, everything is top notch. Garmin tried to put out a Mac version of Training Center but it pales in comparison to Ascent. Even the Windows version of Training Center which has more features than the Mac version can't compete with Ascent. MotionBased.com has lots of features, but it is web based and slow even with a fast connection, and hasn't fully implemented Mac support yet. The best Windows program of this type, SportTracks (Windows only), is best described as clunky compared to Ascent. The only significant feature currently missing from Ascent is an ability to download a course directly to your GPS, but I think that has been promised for the future along with other new and unique features.
(0)
5
Sherman
08 April 2007
Version: 1.3.4
I see I didn't rate this software in my previous comment. Man oh man, this application just keeps getting better and better! EXCELLENT update!
(0)
5
Cyclist
06 April 2007
Version: 1.3.3
If you own a GPS and use it for running, riding, hiking etc.... and use a Mac... it's the best software to analize data HANDS DOWN! Simply the best. Very reasonable price ($30)... great support and communication!
(0)
Sherman
26 March 2007
Version: 1.3.1
Incredibly good software, the application that Garmin Training Center should have been. Paid my $35 and I couldn't be happier! Sherman
(0)
5
curlypaws
22 March 2007
Version: 1.2.8
I found Ascent by chance, and thought initially that with Garmin's Training Center software now available for the Mac that this wouldn't offer much. How wrong can you be? Ascent gives you pretty much the same as an online service such as Motion Based, but on your own Mac. It can show you the full GPS output from your ride, you can get spot values or you can play back the ride on a graph or map and view the figures. It has some nice summary reports as well. All in all, it is hard to ask for much more. Support covers Garmin's Edge and Forerunner GPS units at the moment and can read data from them directly. It may work with other Garmin units, but that isn't guaranteed. If you have an Edge or Forerunner unit you should really check it out!
(0)
$40.00

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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