Product Documentation

Welcome to Waldup!

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Getting Started

Planning your first activity

  • Sign in and go to
  • #1 Click/tap on New Activity in the top menu bar
  • #2 Select an existing track, or upload a new track since you probably don't have any in your profile yet
  • #3 Select the time option
  • #4 Click/tap on Create Activity, and we'll do the rest


You should now see the track displayed in the map and elevation profile. We also created some waypoints for you. Click on the flags to edit/delete, and drag them in the map or elevation profile.

  • Creating waypoints: Just click/tap on the elevation profile or the map to position them
  • The activity sheet (waypoint table)

    It will dynamically update the distance, time, elevation ... between two waypoints, so you can better plan the splits and complexity of each section

    What about the times?

    Based on the method you chose, our engine has calculated estimated times for each waypoint and in between them. This are indicative and should be reviewed to adjust to your current fitness level, terrain and weather conditions ... but still better than juggling spreadsheets or a calculator, don't you think?

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    Working with Activities

    Activities vs Tracks

    Waldup differentiates between tracks (that is, a gpx route) and activities. An activity extends the functionality by letting you plan times, add notes, work with waypoints and splits ...
    Each track can be used in as many activities as you'd want to, so you can have different time settings to each. Let's say, you want to plan conservative for a reco round, and have more aggressive timing or different waypoint positionings for the real deal.

    Create a new activity

    From the Plan Activity window, click/tap on New Activity
    Give a name, and select a track (or upload a new one). Currently we support gpx tracks with elevation information.
    Optional: Time settings (more on this below)

    • Target time - Set the average target tme, and Waldup will work out the splits
    • Target pace - Set the average target pace, and Waldup will work out the splits
    • Previous track - Not sure of what pace/time to aim for? Upload a similar track and Waldup will calculate it for you
    If no option is selected, Waldup will read the time information from the gpx file, assuming there is any

    The activity page

    The activity page is divided in three main sections, the map, the elevation profile and the activity sheet:

  • From the map you can create/edit/move/delete any waypoint. Just click/tap on it for the pop up to appear, or on the track to create a new one
  • The elevation profile gives you a different perspective. Click/tap or drag to call the pop up or move the waypoint to a new location. You can also create new ones by clicking on it.
  • The Activity sheet provides an overview of all key information: Section details (split times, elevation, distance ...). It is automatically updated as you interact with the waypoints

  • Sharing

    Activities are by default private. If you are planning to run it with friends, or have a crew that will support you, you probably want to share it with them.
    You can do so by using the share button. This will turn the activity public any accessible to anyone with the link
    Activites can be set back to private from the profile page

    Exporting to PDF

    By clicking on the print button on the elevation profile, you can generate a pdf version of your activity which includes the elevation profile and activity sheet
    Save it to your phone/print it out to take it with!

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    Adding and creating Tracks

    From the Create track page you can create new gpx tracks, choose between a broad number of maps and routing options (manual, follow tracks) according to your preferences.
    Click/tap on save to add it to your library. It will make it available for new activities.

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    Tracks can be deleted from the profile page. Please note that only those tracks not being used by any activity can be deleted

    Timing engine

    One of the features that sets Waldup apart from other products is the timing engine.
    Tailored to the needs of the trail runners, it allows you to plan in different ways:

    Time options explained

    • Target time - Set your target total time, and Waldup will work out the splits taking into account the track elevation profile, distance ...
    • Target pace - Similar to the option above, for those that rather plan on pace
    • Previous track - Better suited for tracks you are not familiar with, the idea is to derive the pace and time from a previous outing (track). Just upload a track and Waldup will calculate it for you. Results will depend from how close the tracks are to each other in distance, elevation, type of terrain ...
    • "No option"
    • - If no option is selected, Waldup will attempt to read the time information from the actual track. This is best suited if you are going for a new attempt to a known track. Load the track and tweak the times in the map (waypoint pop-ups)
    The times created by all options can be further customised using the waypoint pop-up window.
    All times are indicative and do not represent or replace any professional advice. When planning, make sure you take your current fitness level, the track and weather conditions. And remember to always plan conservately.

    Profile page

    Managing your subscription

    From your profile page you can check your current subscription level, upgrade or cancel it.
    All payments are handled by Stripe. We do not store any credit card information in our servers.

    Managing tracks and activities

    From your profile page you can delete tracks or activities you no longer need.

    Activities' privacy levels

    Activities are per default private. Using the profile page, you can toggle the status from public back to private.

    Download activities (gpx)

    The activities in gpx format can be downloaded from the profile page