We are proud to present our "home-made" Strava : e-Motion
The name of the application “e-Motion” was chosen for several reasons. Some obvious, others more subtle. The term “Motion” induces movement. This new tool offers the possibility to measure the parameters of movements in a wide range of sports : running, cycling, swimming, skiing, etc. The preceding letter “e” obviously refers to the digital world and the many possibilities that digital technologies now offer: e-sport, e-business, e-book, etc. This letter also makes it possible to form the word “emotion” which is part of our attachment to sport.
Finally, the name “e-Motion” has a last meaning, more cryptic but nevertheless sincere. This suffix “e” pays tribute to two of the greatest champions in the history of sport, the Czechoslovakian athlete Emil Zatopek and the Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx. Both of their names begin with E. To complete the dedication, we could even add the name of the best swimmer of all time, the Hungarian Kristina Egerszegy, the only one in history to have won 5 gold medals in individual events at the Olympic Games. With such roots, the e-Motion application is sure to win the favor of sportsmen and women. All of them.
Measure your activities and participate easily in different challenges !
e-Motion is an application (Android) that allows you to record sports activities during digital challenges.
If you don’t like using applications or if you don’t have a smartphone, don’t worry, 2 other solutions to encode the activities are available, directly on your challenge page.
You have the choice between 3 solutions to communicate your sports activities :
1. The automatic sending of activities by using the e-Motion application
2. Entry of activities by uploading a GPX or FIT file
3. Manual encoding of activities
E-MOTION, THE AUTOMATED ANDROID SOLUTION
The e-Motion application is a “home-made” application (ACN Timing and ASBL sport et santé) which is not as efficient as Strava. For example, e-Motion does not allow a smooth cohabitation with connected watches. The automatic sending of the activity provided by Garmin or Strava, is replaced by the loading of GPX file. e-Motion is an application that will improve with time. The application is compatible with Android smartphones from this month of June 2021 but will be compatible with Apple smartphones later. e-Motion also has its advantages. The e-Motion application will remain free for participants and will no longer depend on the changing strategies of multinational companies (Strava has restricted the use of its platform for challenges, for example).
TWO OTHER SOLUTIONS DIRECTLY AVAILABLE ON THE PARTICIPANTS’ PERSONAL PAGE
File upload (2nd solution) and manual encoding (3rd solution) can be done directly on the participant’s challenge page, which should limit connection problems and make life easier for users less skilled with smartphones. These two solutions will be possible via a computer. Manual encoding will also be possible on a smartphone.
In the table below you will read a comparison of the 3 possible solutions to report your activities during a challenge.
3 solutions to communicate your sports activities
1. e-Motion, the automated solution on smartphone
Download the application here (available in a couple days) on your smartphone. It is not yet possible for this challenge to use the application with an iPhone (under development).
2. Uploading files on a computer
If you don't use the e-Motion application, because you don't want to take your smartphone with you during the activity or because you have an iphone (incompatible for the moment), this point 2 is for you. Your personal page will allow you to upload your .GPX (or .FIT) files. A GPX file is a trace of your activity that is generated by a third party application like Strava, Garmin connect or many other applications, installed on a smartphone or a connected watch. Beware, these GPX files are generally not available for consultation and download via the applications, they are found via the web version of these applications (www.strava.com etc.). That's why, except for a few geeks, the loading of .GPX or .FIT files will be much easier when using a computer. Here is an example of GPX export via the Strava website (but the procedure is more or less the same for Openrunner, Garmin connect, Polar etc.):
1. log in via the website www.strava.com
2. Select "my activities"
3. Open the concerned activity
4. Click on the 3 dots and select "GPX export"
5. Click on "save the file"
6. Upload the file to your personal page of challenge
3. Manual encoding on smartphone or computer
If you don't want to or can't download the e-Motion application or if you don't have watches or connected applications that generate a GPX file (point 2), point 3 is for you. Via your personal page, you will be able to manually encode an activity (type of activity, date, start time, finish time, duration). This option could be however limited in its use to 10km per day per participant (if confirmed by the organizer of the challenge) and a witness of the activity has to be mentioned.
|Description||1. e-Motion APP||2. GPX upload||3. Manual encoding|
|Hardware||Smartphone||Computer||Smartphone or computer|
|Software||e-Motion APP (android)||Personal page of participant||Personal page of participant|
|Before activity||Start activity in app||Use connected watches and/or any sport app delivering GPX or FIT files||-|
|After activity||Stop activity in app||Download GPX or FIT file||-|
|Activity in challenge||Automatically transfered when challenge selected in app||Upload GPX or FIT file on personal page of participant||Insert/encode the activity on personnal page of participant|
|Limit||-||-||Max 10km per day (if validated by challenge organizer)|