Ascent
Ascent 1.11.8
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Performance data analysis tool for cyclists, runners and hikers.   Demo ($40.00)
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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
What's New
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
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Display with resolution of 1024x768 or greater
  • (for optional GPS syncing) Garmin USB GPS device (see compatibility list)
  • (for optional GPS syncing) USB port



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Ascent User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+3

Charles Bouldin reviewed on 10 Sep 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.
[Version 1.11.4]


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+4

Barrikady reviewed on 21 Feb 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
[Version 1.10.2]


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+1

+42

Dadama reviewed on 07 Dec 2009
While the UI is in desperate need of a make over, Ascent is the best application of it's kind on a Mac
[Version 1.9.17]


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+1

+160
blloyd commented on 12 Dec 2008
You could have a look at rubiTrack as well. Wow.
[Version 1.9.10]


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+1

+6

freezyjosy reviewed on 17 Aug 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.
[Version 1.9.7]


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+162

donmontalvo reviewed on 07 Jun 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
[Version 1.9.7]


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+10
hazmat commented on 22 Mar 2008
Ascent is awesome. So much better than MotionBased, and as has been said, the developer is very open to feature requests.
[Version 1.8.14]


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+1
sbordsenius commented on 22 Oct 2007
This app will do everything motionbased does, and a lot faster. Excellent in all ways, works perfect with my Garmin 305.
[Version 1.8]


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+160

blloyd reviewed on 18 Aug 2007
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 ;-)
[Version 1.7.3]


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+4
Barrikady commented on 01 May 2007
Works very well with my Forerunner 205 interfaced with a G5 and a MacBook.

Excellent data and map displays.

Responsive developer.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Ken Tonks rated on 17 Jan 2011

[Version 1.11.4]


Downloads:18,945
Version Downloads:2,796
Type:Home Personal : Health and Fitness
License:Demo
Date:11 Oct 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $40.00
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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.


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