The node hunter and the LifeMap live are a huge help, but when you have been running for a while, maybe by night, in an unfamiliar neighborhood with many similar streets and no geometric structure, it is difficult to keep in mind where you have been or not.
My idea: the Live Trace
If the LifeMap live could display a trace of the current run (in a different color), I would know immediately where I have already been during my run and avoid:
- to leave some nodes that will cost me a lot of time if I have to come back just for them
- to run a street twice just because I was not sure if I had been there.
Is it feasible?
Pacman-style alternative: instead of a live trace, the nodes from the node hunter could change color live when caught. It would “gamify” CityStrides even more.
I understand that there could be some GPS tracking issues between the Live trace (on my phone) and the activity (tracked by my GPS watch) but it would work 99% of the time.