Ascent
Ascent
1.11.8

4.5

Ascent free download for Mac

Ascent

1.11.8
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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Freezyjosy
17 August 2008

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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.
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Version 1.9.7
lbarold2007
07 June 2018
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
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Version 1.11.8
Donmontalvo
22 March 2015
Its been a few years since this software has been updated. Switch to rubiTrack 3 (App Store). Don
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Version 1.11.8
Charles-Bouldin
10 September 2010
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.
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Version 1.11.4
neil-14
22 February 2010
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
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Version 1.10.2
dabcca
07 December 2009
While the UI is in desperate need of a make over, Ascent is the best application of it's kind on a Mac
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Version 1.9.17
Blloyd
12 December 2008
You could have a look at rubiTrack as well. Wow.
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Version 1.9.10
Freezyjosy
17 August 2008
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.
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Version 1.9.7
Donmontalvo
08 June 2008
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
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Version 1.9.7
Hazmat
22 March 2008
Ascent is awesome. So much better than MotionBased, and as has been said, the developer is very open to feature requests.
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Version 1.8.14
Sbordsenius
22 October 2007
This app will do everything motionbased does, and a lot faster. Excellent in all ways, works perfect with my Garmin 305.
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Version 1.8