Hillscore...what is it?

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Jun 2023
3:03pm, 20 Jun 2023
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Bowman πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ
Great addition Fetch, thanks. And as StuH says, exactly how is it calculated?
I got a solid 3 for a 15km run that had 96 ascent meters. i don't see the connection :)

Also it's unfortunate that some ascent numbers are so wrong for some people.
I know it's depending on Watch, and settings and what not.
But i wished it was a simpler way so it was the same data for everyone :)
Jun 2023
3:29pm, 20 Jun 2023
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Never noticed the hillscore for routes is different to hillscore for actual entries until now. I couldn't even guess how it's calculated other than hillscore (for routes) is about elevation in metres (and for entries about 10x).
Jun 2023
6:38pm, 20 Jun 2023
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Bowman πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ
Now I ran a fast 10km, with less ascent. But I got a 4.. Help us out here fetch :)
Jun 2023
10:21pm, 20 Jun 2023
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Happy to share. It ignores the ascent figures, and instead looks at the sum of the individual hills on your route as follows:

Hill Score = Ξ£ (ascent X gradient / 1000)

I have a script running that is amending all your routes to use this same formula.
Jun 2023
10:34pm, 20 Jun 2023
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Here's my run from today:


Hill: Length in metres @ Gradient%

21m: 513m @ 4.1%
19m: 1313m @ 1.5%
12m: 541m @ 2.3%
11m: 668m @ 1.7%

HS = (513*4.1 + 1313*1.5 + 541*2.3 + 668*1.7) / 1000 ~= 6.45
Jun 2023
6:35am, 21 Jun 2023
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Bowman πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ
Ok nice, thanks.
Is it always rounded to a whole number? I think it would benefit of a decimal?
Aug 2023
9:45pm, 13 Aug 2023
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And now it all makes sense...sort of...

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Just a quick one (hopefully), the hillscore on a route, what exactly does it relate to?

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