Gradient indicator

(A driano! WBR (C)) #1

Hey there!

So this has been on my mind for quite a while and it’s extremely clear to me that this feature is clearly needed in our world of zwift.

I’m having a difficult time evaluating what gradient/percentage a section of a hill is when riden (especially when racing)

When entering a climb/hill is impossible to determine the gradient/percentage by the tools available, the profile of the map is to small to determen the climb and the gradient is dramatically shifting so the currant gradient display is to little use.

I would strongly recommend the profile of the map to be displayed bigger (with color gradient displayed) or even better, have the gradient display in world on the side of the road (with the already in use color code, green to red)
Are you guys familiar with virtual racing lines in racing games, they are used to assist the player in where to turn and when to break.
This could be used for zwifters to know the gradient of the hole climb not just the current displayed gradient.

To summarize, a visual guide of more then the current gradient would be awesome and is needed imho.

So what are your thoughts guys, experiencing the same or have a better solution?


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(Robban Buzasy 🎅PinkSanta ZHR(d) WBR(C)) #2

Yepp somekind of solution to the gradinent
Maybe time to let the rider be able to choose and zoom profile.
Choose what you want to see and where.
For me the gradient in the corner is a joke.

Make some changes and soon

(A driano! WBR (C)) #3

On second thought, I get that a new overlay with what I call racing line is a bit of an challenge to implement in a short time.
But just move the tiny gradient displayed at the top right corner and make it huge and transparent on top of the current power and hr overlay!
This should be an easy fix right?

kinda like this.