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Feature enhancements - Fitness Maps & Video Blogs


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009



Hi everyone

I wanted to let you know about two feature enhancements today:

1) Tweaks to Fitness Maps
- The biggest change we made is that you can now search maps by any city name or zip code (including international). Previously you could only search by choosing from the 100 biggest US cities.
- We also made some smaller changes, including the ability to rename your route and use metric measurements.
- As a reminder you can find Fitness Maps by going to Healthy Lifestyle, then Fitness, then find a link in the center of the page. You can click here to visit directly.

2)New page to view Video Blogs - You can now view all Video Blogs on one page. You can sort them to see the most recent or most popular. We encourage you to visit this page for inspiration and to browse videos from members like you! You can get to this page by going to the Community tab and clicking the "Explore Video Blogs" link in the Blogs section, or can click here to visit the page directly.



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SO_ROSE 9/9/2009 2:06PM

    Love the Fitness Map idea, but the streets in my neighborhood are drawn incorrectly. I'm not sure if this is through Google Earth, but they are incorrectly drawn there as well. How are things like this corrected?

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KIDSATHART 9/8/2009 8:16PM

    Thanks for the info.

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SHARYNAT 8/30/2009 9:25PM

    Thanks!!

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MIS2101 8/30/2009 12:46AM

    Thanks!

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LINDA6105 8/29/2009 2:10AM

    I just found the Fitness Maps and now have 3 custom maps for my neighborhood it's great. I find some new tool everyday I just love SP


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GRATEFULADY 8/28/2009 11:35PM

    I just found the feature a few days ago. It really motivated me to get out in my small town and walk. Before I could only guess how far I was walking and then walked the same route all the time. This way I can mix it up.

Thanks Spark!!! emoticon

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DENRNAJ 8/28/2009 6:23AM

    never knew about this feature- SP is just getting better and better for me- thanks

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BETWEENUS 8/28/2009 5:59AM

    I just found the fitness map. Great feature.

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LAURIE5658 8/27/2009 3:17PM

    I LOVE the fitness maps and use them when I don't use my Nike + Ipod system. Thank you!

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CALIDREAMER76 8/24/2009 9:17PM

    I LOVE THE FITNESS MAPS!
I GO AROUND BRAGGING - THAT I WALK A 5K! I never knew its mileage equivalent and thought it much more. I've mapped a few routes at home and one at my Dad's home when I'm visiting there.

GREAT feature!

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SEXYNAILS 8/24/2009 5:14PM

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JENNDELGADO 8/24/2009 3:32PM

    I love the fitness maps helps me on those days that I just want to get out of the house and go for a walk

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HTHINER 8/24/2009 10:46AM

    The maps are a great idea and will be more helpful as people add routes.

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PTEMPLETON 8/18/2009 10:35PM

    Thanks!!!

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SUDDENLYISEE 8/18/2009 9:53PM

    Thanks! I use fitness maps all the time. BTW, is there any way to find the record for the last time a route was used? I want to see if I went faster than my previous time.


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JLPNURSE 8/17/2009 3:57PM

    yah

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KRISTY7746 8/17/2009 1:28PM

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SCWEBER 8/16/2009 10:16PM

    Thanks! I love fitness maps! SparkPeople is the greatest.

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MARILEDAY 8/16/2009 7:18PM

    Thanks!!!

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PRUPLEBEAR 8/16/2009 5:55PM

    Thanks

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MICHELE_L 8/16/2009 3:39PM

    You continue to amaze me with the improvements you keep making to this wonderful site! emoticon

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CAREWREN 8/15/2009 9:42PM

    Thank you!

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FEWCHERNERSE44 8/15/2009 5:56PM

    This is wonderful news. Thanks!!!

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ALIGEE63 8/15/2009 10:09AM

  Any chance of having fitness maps for us UK members :-)



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KDMATAR 8/15/2009 2:27AM

  like the fitness maps....

future enhancement thought -- gluten free meal plans. emoticon

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NANAMOM652009 8/14/2009 8:26PM

    Thanks emoticon

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KTHUNDER15 8/14/2009 6:34PM

    Can you make a minor change to the "Add - Food Search" page to show a scroll bar? I only have a 14" monitor and can not see the bottom of the screen. Sometimes I have to turn off all my tool bars just to click on the add button. FYI I am using IE8, and adjusting the size of the screen does not help.

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CARLYNMCC 8/14/2009 4:35PM

    Yeah! More enhancements! Thanks!

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OURKAZOKU2 8/14/2009 3:55PM

  I love this new feature! We have been trying to figure out how long our usual route is, but it doesn't follow the road, so we weren't able to do it. Now we can!! I am so EXCITED! emoticon

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SHEILAS6 8/14/2009 9:52AM

    Another wonderful TWEEK, would be to allow us to add to the route daily creating a VIRTUAL WALK. I began walking shortly after joining SP in May of 2007 and have mapped a walk from my home in Canada to the Golden Gate Bridge,( using another program). I am closing in on that beautiful bridge and being able to see my efforts towards that goal has inspired me to keep walking, and keep my weight and physical health in check.

I believe the Fitness Map to be one of the best new features ever added to Sparkpeople, and applaud the efforts of all who make "Spark" the fabulous website that it is.





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ARTSYGIRLV2 8/14/2009 7:15AM

    This is ve-ry cool. I started tracking my daily walks a while back on a site that I can't recall the name, but after a while, they lost all my data, and I got frustrated and didn't start again. Thank you very much for giving me the chance to do it on a site that I trust.

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RIGHTNOW61 8/13/2009 9:06PM

    Love the Fitness Maps update.

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VIVIANS_ZONE 8/13/2009 7:52PM

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ASKETCH 8/13/2009 5:57PM

    I sure love the mapping of the routes in my city. Thanks emoticon

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TAMMY0911 8/13/2009 3:37PM

    Excellent!! Thanks!!

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SANGAFAYE1005 8/13/2009 12:49PM

    Just when we think it could not be any better... you rock. Thanks

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COUSINCAROL 8/13/2009 10:34AM

    What a great help. Thanks

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JAGRACER 8/13/2009 10:16AM

    Thanks!

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JLPNURSE 8/13/2009 7:20AM

    Thanks for the improvements

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PAVELKA6 8/13/2009 6:51AM

  It means so much that you all are continually making SP more user-friendly! Thanks for all your dedication & hard work!

The fitness maps "upgrade" is absolutely wonderful. I think they are a great resource & I use them all the time.

Thanks!

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TAMI1691 8/13/2009 3:22AM

    This is a great feature. The fitness maps. I was surprised to see even my little town in there. is great.

Does anyone know how we can add it to our favorites in the fitness section so that I dont have to go to the maps all time to add it to my tracker???

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ANIDUCK 8/13/2009 1:01AM

    Thank you; love the maps feature and being able to put my running route into the tracker so quickly. This is great!

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NOMOREFAT24 8/13/2009 12:27AM

    Thanks for the up date! This helps out alot.



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BARBARII 8/12/2009 10:28PM

    very excited to check out some additional routes! Thanks!

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GOSPELCLOWN 8/12/2009 10:18PM

    I'm impressed! I'm going to check out some Canadian maps for sites around me!
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I'm pumped!
Karen

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DIDI440 8/12/2009 9:47PM

  Thanks for the updates. I am loving this.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/12/2009 8:16PM

    Thank you so much!

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AHEALTHIERME9 8/12/2009 8:04PM

    Sounds great! Many thanks!

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ONE_TINY_LADY 8/12/2009 7:12PM

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GIANNI98 8/12/2009 7:05PM

    That's an excellent enhancement to an already dynamic feature. THANK YOU!!!!

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