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New Feature - Fitness Maps

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hi everyone

We're very happy to announce Fitness Maps. This feature allows you to measure, save, and see how far you walk, run, or bike when exercising outdoors. What we love about this feature is that its very easy to use. Just:
1) Go to the Fitness Maps page (it is located under Healthy Lifestyle/Fitness, in the center of the page)
2) Enter the starting address
3) Click points on the map to draw your route; note that you can zoom the map in or out for more or less detail
4) Enter the amount of time it took you to complete your workout (to calculate your average speed)

We will then give you your total mileage your average speed, and even the calories burned. You can then add your calories burned to your fitness tracker.

In addition you can also:
- Save your route to access later
- Share your route so other members can see
- Use the city dropdown at the top of the page to see routes in your city

We hope this feature makes it easier to calculate your distance and calories for routes, to remember your routes, and to find great new routes that other members have done! If you have any questions or comments please make a comment below.

This works for any country in the world supported by Google Maps. We experimented with routes in Paris, Toronto, London, Sydney, Seoul and other world cities!
You CAN edit your route or delete steps (click on the red marker to delete a leg of your route).

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JEAND01247 3/17/2009 8:42PM

    This site just keeps getting better! Thank you for the continued support by adding such terrific tools.

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BUBLEH 3/17/2009 8:03PM

    omg... you guys are so fantastic! I cant believe how awesome this feature is!

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LOLAJO54 3/17/2009 7:31PM

    Now this is something to get really excited about.. thank you ever so much..
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LUV_VICKIE 3/17/2009 7:09PM

    WOW Spark people has another new super feature. It is so easy to map out all my walks.
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TXLADYJAN 3/17/2009 7:05PM

    I love this! Thanks for making SP that much better.

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KSMILEY69 3/17/2009 6:29PM

    OMG ! I love this. I just went for a walk tonight and was curious how far it was. When I got home I opened my email and saw this blog. I was so excited to try it to see how far we had just walked. It was awesome. Thank you, Kat

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NMUMOM 3/17/2009 6:12PM

    I love this!!! Just mapped out a 2-mile and 4-mile route in my little town of 7000+. Saved me some bucks on a gps I've been too cheap to buy and verified a route I'd been using.

Thanks again--this is the best tool ever.

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THENEWJOSIE2 3/17/2009 5:53PM

    Wow ...... how awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was wondering if it would work for me because I live in a very small town in a very rural area ...and it works just great !!!!!!

You guys {and gals} rock !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment edited on: 3/17/2009 6:05:07 PM

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TOPS2KOPSVILLE 3/17/2009 5:36PM

    I cant wait to use it. It just like the map and fitness run maps. Thanks for creating all these awesome features.

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BOOPBETTY7 3/17/2009 5:21PM

    I don't think it will work for my area. I live in a very small town.

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JULESGL 3/17/2009 5:20PM

    That's fun! I like that it works a lot like gmaps-pedometer, but I don't like that it only has the straight line feature rather than the "follow the road" feature. GREAT to be able to save it and refer to it again in the future. Thanks SP!!!

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MARYANNE4403 3/17/2009 5:10PM

    this is going to be so GREAT, i can't wait to give it a try!!

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NELLGWYN 3/17/2009 5:05PM

    It even works in my little village in Scotland! Awesome! Thank you, SP.

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    Thanks for the update Dave!!!

I checked it out and it's pretty cool!!! Only a few suggestions, if you have the ear of the powers that be!!!

It would be great if there were an UNDO option, a link directly on the fitness page or listed with the other quick links, if the starting point could be saved and also if it tracked elevation!!! I'm sure as a fiddle with it, I'll have more suggestions!!! LOL!!!

I love that you can add it directly to your tracker as well as being able to edit the calories burned based on HRM readings!!!


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IVYLASS 3/17/2009 4:59PM

    What a cool feature! Thank you so much!

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NANCY-GIRL 3/17/2009 4:28PM

    Yay! I've been using for ever. It would be great to have an integrated map w/ SP!!!

BONUS!!! It works for Canada, too!!! Yippee!!!!!

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LADYROSE 3/17/2009 4:26PM

    This is great! I can get rid of my account now! :)

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SASSY_QUEEN 3/17/2009 4:26PM

    This is awesome. Thank you so much. Jo

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STRETCH84 3/17/2009 4:24PM

    What a great tool!!! I love this!!!!! It's so easy to use. thanks!!!!!!!

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TAZ675 3/17/2009 4:22PM

    That's Awesome!! Thanks!

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COLEMANSR 3/17/2009 4:14PM

    Sounds like a great idea, emoticon

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    Wow! You guys are coming up with so many new cool ideas. Thanks. emoticon

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LAURABRAT 3/17/2009 4:10PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Spark People, this is the one thing I was missing! Awesome addition:)

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MISS_VIV 3/17/2009 4:10PM

    this sounds like a great idea.. I am off to check it out. I hope it is something that will work for me.

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ZSAZSAJANNY 3/17/2009 4:04PM

    Ahhhh! This sounds great! I'm off to check it out! emoticon

I'M BACK. I CAN'T FIND IT. Has it been put out there yet?

Comment edited on: 3/17/2009 4:09:25 PM

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