Stages Dash Public Feature Request Log

A place to request Dash features for the Stages development team.

Ability to upload workouts to dash without a premium Link account

Total freedom of being able to create/upload workouts without having to pay for a Stages Link account subscription. I find it a bit much  having to pay for a full yearly subscription when not using the workouts/training plans supplied? The workout functions of the devices are only accessible if paying for features that most won't probably even use? 

Trainerroad are trailing a Garmin workout file upload feature at the moment, so surely this feature or something like it would be a good move going forward.

  • Jason Kettle
  • Apr 27 2019
  • Planned
  • Attach files
  • Koen Bossers commented
    23 Jun 17:13

    One the major unique selling points of the Stages Dash is structured workouts. Please make it so that users can upload their own workouts in other formats than .FIT (nobody can actually make .FIT workouts for free its seems.....). 

  • Admin
    James Stemper commented
    25 Jun 22:17

    Thanks Koen,

    Could you suggest a workout format you would like to see supported that you currently can export from a workout building tool other than FIT? Would be happy to look into it. I think doing that will be a quicker way to what you are asking for, as I think moving the workout builder into the unpaid version of Link would require a lot of development work and some non-development related conversations ;)

  • David Walker commented
    25 Jun 22:46

    Free TrainingPeaks allows you to build workouts and export in a number of formats including .FIT.  The free version does have restrictions about the number of workouts you can keep in a library.

  • David Walker commented
    25 Jun 22:52

    I do agree that creating and downloading a workout should be free.  I have no problem paying for a training plan but if you can't create workouts within the Stages ecosystem then using workouts essentially becomes a tax on ownership of the Dash.   For example, Garmin allows you to create and download workouts for free.  No training plans but you can make workouts.

  • Koen Bossers commented
    26 Jun 12:37

    Dear James,

    Thanks for the reply!

    Preferably .ERG or .MRC. This would allow Dash users to select workouts from https://ergdb.org or free workout editors such as GoldenCheetah.

    Hope to see this implemented!

  • Admin
    James Stemper commented
    26 Jun 18:50

    I have added this to our dev plan. Thanks for the link!

    I will work on the more difficult but worthy path of getting the workout builder into community. In the meantime i do recommend using one of these free builders which will work very well on the dash.