The biggest of these is a redesign of the QuickView. It's a big deal for you, and for us. Our QuickView is the most used function in the entire app. It is opened more than 3 million times every month, and is the primary input and editing tool for recording and viewing your workouts. Because of its importance, we really wanted to get it right, and I think you're going to love the changes.
QuickView Redesign - more planning, customization and cleaner design
Along with cleaning up the user interface by making it more readable, removing extraneous borders and "chrome", we also tackled some great new features:
- Each sport has new default stats - no more "elevation gain" for swims (unless you really want that).
- Fully customizable stats by sport. You get to pick what you want to see for every workout type (read on for how to customize).
- We introduced 7 new stats that can be planned, including planned TSS, pace, elevation gain, and calories. Before, you could only plan distance and duration.
- The QuickView can now show planned and completed results side-by-side.
- Eliminated the "Stats" tab and allowed users to choose which stats they would like to see. Essentially, your QuickView will now serve the functionality of the previous "Stats" tab.
- Reduced clicks and time to add a workout/meal/metric.
- Made workouts/meals/metrics have a consistent look and feel.
- Reorganized the layout of the QuickView to make reading workouts easier, especially for structured workouts.
You can see the old and new QuickView in the screenshot below. Note the addition of the "Planned" column for items including TSS, IF, and pace; as well as how we've brought file uploading and the Map & Graph buttons up to the top of the QuickView, as we recognize that these are key steps in the typical workflow. You can also see that min/average/max fields have been migrated onto the QuickView rather than showing separately on a "Stats" tab.
The initial "add" screen has also been revamped, in fact, we replaced three lines of "add" text on the Calendar with a simple "+" button. Now adding a workout is never more than two clicks. You can even upload a device file right here on the initial step of adding a workout, saving several steps in the process.
To customize the QuickView, you can go to Account Settings -> Quick View, or scroll down on the QuickView and click the blue link that says "add/remove stats". In settings, you select the stats you want to track on your workout.
Note that there are two groups of stats below. The first set of data reflects stats for which a single value can be planned (e.g., avg. speed, elevation gain, energy expended, etc) and then observed. The second set of data below reflects stats for which a min/average/max will be calculated from your workout data. Note that you cannot plan the stats in the second set by their nature - for example, you cannot plan min/average/max heart rate for a workout.
As always, we look to balance form and function, steak and sizzle, and this new and improved QuickView is more functional and cleaner than ever before.
One of our marquee features is the Performance Management Chart. It's that single place that allows you to track and visualize your fitness, fatigue and form. Until now, it's only been useful looking at your recorded results. I'm incredibly excited to announce that it now has future planning functionality. Using the "planned TSS" stat that we just introduced when adding a workout to your Calendar, the PMC will model your fitness into the future so you can see exactly how your CTL, ATL and TSB (fitness, fatigue and form, respectively) will look come race day.
(Not sure what TSS means? Learn about TSS and the Performance Management Chart here.)
There is no new chart. Simply adding workouts with a planned TSS, and adjusting the PMC date range (there are new choices that have future dates) allows you to model your training into the future.
You can see below that the graph lines turn to dotted lines for all future dates so that you can plan to peak at just the right time for your 'A' race.
With the powerful Calendar editing features that are built-in to TrainingPeaks for future workout planning, you can easily plan workouts with a planned TSS, copy and paste weeks at a time, and model you or your clients' fitness perfectly, right up to race day. You can also easily see planned vs. completed TSS on the Calendar by turning on those workout details in Settings as shown below.
This chart has become very popular, and we've added two highly requested features:
1) It now respects the "ending" date range of the date selector on the Dashboard, so you can use the chart and go back in time for reviewing your training in years gone by. Whatever the end-date is of the date selection you choose, it will go from that date backwards.
2) We also added the ability to have it accumulate data for multiple sports, so you get a global perspective across all sports. You can add a Fitness History chart for each sport you want to examine, plus have one for all sports. It's a very convenient way to look at your training and your peak numbers (called "CP values" in WKO+). Tracking your fitness with this chart gives you the data to know if your training is paying off and your fitness is improving...and by how much.
Finally, you'll see we also revamped our store experience, and we can now take PayPal for all our recurring Athlete subscriptions. These are just the highlights though - for a complete wrap up of our new features, click on over to our what's new page.
One more thing...
We've got one more big feature to announce, but we're going to let our Ambassador Team take a crack at breaking it before we open it up to the public. It is truly a first of its kind feature for the web, and we'll announce it on Twitter and Facebook when it goes live, so stay tuned - your data is going to love this.
We want to hear from you - what do you think of the new features?