Equipment tracking // a general approach
There are already a number of requests in this forum to enhance the ability to enhance the ability to auto-assign and track the equipment used for activities.
While most suggestions focus on individual use cases (e.g., wheel sets), I propose a more general approach:
Please add different equipment types or a "other equipment" category. This would allow us to track the use of not only a pre-set equipment type (like e.g. wheels) but chains, cassettes, tires, helmets (e.g. UV exposure), smart trainers, etc.
Additionally, please enable us to set default equipment based on activity types, eg. one shoe for running activities and another for cycling activities or a certain piece of equipment (like a smart trainer) only for virtual cycling activities like Zwift or TrainerRoad (e.g. to track the mileage on a cassette).
That said, in a "other equipment" category, please allow multiple items to be "default" (each again referenced to all or only certain activity types) to automatically apply multiple equipment items to an activity or, in general, to apply multiple "other equipment" entries to an activity.
So I am voting for this because it's the overarching idea. However, while setting default equipment per activity type (road, mountain, indoor etc.) would be a good start, the best way to do this (for bikes) is to allow us to set the equipment based on sensor data. Specifically power meter serial in the .FIT file.
Intervals.icu allows this and it's a super great way to have all my activities automatically assigned to the appropriate bike, which then lets me set e.g. "lube chain every 400 miles" alerts. So far it's the only platform able to do this well (Garmin Connect and Strava equipment tracking are both as bad as TrainingPeaks is now, the site activityfix.com can improve it for Strava with the heuristics I just described, but Intervals.icu is doing it best).
Please, when you do this, let me assign each bike as default based on the attached power meter!
Edit: an existing issue describing this ask: https://peaksware.uservoice.com/forums/106657-trainingpeaks-customer-feedback/suggestions/41885053-automatic-bike-selection-based-on-ant-ble-ids
can you add another gear column for ski equipment? I want to track my xc skate and classic ski and also roller ski distances. Thanks!
When entering a new shoe to the equipment section, there is already a prompt asking what the max mileage should be. With this information, a notification of some sort could be sent alerting the user that their shoe has reached max mileage.
Can you add shoes (equipment) in the export workout summary data?
Glenn Aarhus commented
As a user, I would like to go back an view the size of previous shoes when I order new ones of similar model or brand.
Add a field to shoes in the Equipment section to add the shoe size.
The user should be able to choose between the unit (EU, US, UK, etc.) OR the user should be able to enter each of the common sizes.
Hendrik Dienst commented
I think this is (beside editing in workouts in app) one of the greatest improvements they could do!
Em Fuller commented
Hello, I’ve just started using the gear tracking feature on the desk top site and am surprised this features isn’t easily accessed via the App. I see that many users have requested this feature already and am pretty surprised that this hasn’t been enabled. Especially for runners who have several pairs of shoes on the go at the same time, this feature would be so handy.
Jeff Miesemer commented
Sometimes I use my trainer power meter, power meter pedals or crank based power meter. I could then use that in the search-> equipment filter.
Eric Siebert commented
I’d like the option to ‘hide’ the shoes and bikes that I’ve retired. I’m accumulating quite a few pairs of shoes that are retired, but still have important sizing, drop, etc info in the notes that I refer to from time to time.
Please add the option to HIDE shoes and equipment once retired. That will instantly clean up what is becoming a long list of important data, but used only sparingly.
Glenn Aarhus commented
Add shoe selector to workout quick rating on mobile app.
As a runner, I want to easily select and be reminded to select shoes used for the workout, to track my shoe usage.
Currently, I have to go to the workout, select edit and then choose the shoes used.
It could be shown only if:
- The workout is a run
- The user has multiple active running shoes in the equipment list.
This is similar to the request here:
I completely agree, being able to select basic equipment types (beyond bike and shoe) would be very helpful
Trying to bump this up. Once again, being able to track mileage on components like chains/cassettes/tires/ etc. would be very helpful in being able to manage our equipment
Create chart for Equipment in Chart Library.
There is a Complete item from 2014 that says there was going to be a chart for equipment in the chart library 'soon'.
I would like be able to know the mileage on equipment in the dashboard.
Susan Shields commented
Jacques Renaux commented
I know it is not really TP's core business but I believe it could nicely complement it.
If I could define devices and parts in TP, link them to a value and set a threshold that would trigger an alert, that would be very handy.
In other words, if I could define my Garmin Vector 3 power meter, link it to the number of hours of my workouts and set up an alert at 150 hours, it would help me check the battery before it fails me.
Same principle with my Di2, the chain of my road bike and gravel bike, the tires on my wheelsets.
You already allow to defined bikes and shoes under the Equipment tab in Settings, that would go a little bit further, allow for proactive monitoring of devices and parts and be super user friendly.
I am a cyclist, but I imagine it could apply to other sports.
Thank you for considering my request!
I still don't understand why the selections are just limited to "Bike" and "Shoe". Use cases outlined above AND adding the ability to track Distance and Time for each should be a simple add.
It's one of the things I miss the most about SportTracks that should be easiest to add.
It would be awesome if you could connect default equipment to a sport. If a default bike is a racebike and yoi go mountainbiking you always have to change the equipment in the workout file from racebike to mountainbike. If you can connect the mountainbike as the default bike for mountainbiking, you would not have to change it anymore. Same for shoes. You could connect specific trailrunning shoes as the default equipment for trailrunning.
Daniel Fredsgaard Jensen commented
Would love the opportunity to see my shoes and how far they've traveled in the app so I don't have to turn on the computer to see 👍🏼
Carl Newton commented
Hello Admin, Product Manager,
Thank you for your response to this person's request. My request is that you DO prioritize this item, since as you stated it is a common request.
Carl Newton commented
I sent this to TrainingPeaks about 6 months ago, and got a glazed over non-answer-answer:
I would really like to see "equipment" metrics in the app. Specifically, I would like to have quick access to view the total miles that I have accumulated on each of my shoes-- this function exists in the desktop web browser page of TrainingPeaks, but I hardly ever use that and it is fairly inconvenient for me to find a desktop to log in to and pull up the page just to see shoe volume (since all other TrainingPeaks functions I use are on the app). The point of utility is that I'm often selecting which shoes I want to use in the morning based on their volume, and need a quick way to check that. Seems like it would be a pretty easy thing to add into the app since they're already collecting the data.