Record routes

Routes can be added to Livelox in a few different ways:

  • By using an app in your smart phone that you carry with you while you run. This way is the most simple method, as you don't have to do any manual uploading afterwards.
  • By uploading a file in a GPX- or TCX-format. Read in your GPS watch after you run. Create a file for the route that you upload.
  • By fetching up a file from Strava. Workouts that are in your Strava account synchronize automatically to Livelox. A Strava account can be connected to the app dedicated to your GPS watch such as Garmin Connect, Polar Flow or Suunto Movescount.
  • By getting the file from Polar Flow. Workouts that are in your Polar account synchronize automatically to Livelox.
  • Drawing the route by hand. If you don't have a smart phone that you can use and don't have a GPS watch you can draw your route directly with the mouse.

Read more about each of these ways below.

Record in a route directly with the Livelox app

The Livelox app is available for both Android and iOS.

Get the app

Follow the instructions below to download the app and log in.

  1. Download the app from Google Play or App Store. Search for Livelox. The icon looks like this.

  2. Start the app.
  3. Accept the terms and conditions.
  4. The log-in page is shown. Fill in your Eventor username and password, and click Login. If you are unsure of your password, look at the Eventor Guide or ask your club administrator. It is also possible to create a separate Livelox account even if you are not already a member in a Swedish orienteering club.

  5. Now everything is ready for recording! This procedure only needs to be done once. Now you can continue to point 3 Record in a route below.

Record in a route

It is simple to record in a route. This is how to do it:

  1. Make sure that your phone is charged. A one hour recording into Livelox takes approximately 10-20% of a fully charged battery.
  2. Start the Livelox app. If you have followed the instructions above, you will come directly to the recording mode with your name filled in.
  3. For the best accuracy, hold your phone still in clear view of the sky for a few minutes. This will help to calibrate your position with the GPS satellite signals.
  4. Click on the big red record button at the bottom. The time starts to begin. Now you can quickly press the telephone's on/off button so the screen turns off.

  5. Place your phone in some kind of water resistant case. A small plastic bag is usually good enough. Place the phone somewhere it can be during the whole training pass such as in a arm band or in pocket. The higher up, the better signal connection and accuracy.
  6. When you are finished with your run, go back into the Livelox app and click on the big red button that now has an cross in the middle.

To review a route you recorded, go into the Livelox start page and search for it. Read more how you do that here.

Upload a file with a route.

If you have a GPS watch, you can usually get the route from your watch's accompanying app or webpage. The most common file format for routes and other geographic information is GPX. Another common format is TCX och FIT. Note how you create a GPX, TCX or FIT file for your type and model of GPS watch by checking on the web. Below you can see how to create a GPX file in the web service Garmin Connect.

When you have created the file with your route, upload it in Livelox. To upload it:

  1. First log in with your Eventor username (your personal number) and password via login link up on the right hand side. If you have forgotten your password, look at guiden på Eventor or ask your club administrator. If you have created a separate Livelox account, you can log in with that.
  2. Choose tab My activities on the start page. Click on the button "Add a route".

  3. Choose the person that the route belongs to, and find the route file that you just created. You can either choose a file from your computer, add a link to the file if it on the web, or get the file from your Strava account.

  4. When the file is uploaded, information on the routes time and distance are shown. If the route overlaps an activity in Livelox you have the option to add your route in that activity. In that case, choose the activity and class it belongs to. If there is the possibility to connect from Eventor, you can even connect your route with a result so that you can clip your route based on the start time and finish time. The right result is normally set to default.

    Normally a GPS watch is set based on the GPS satellite's clock. However, if the time for a route should need to be changed, you can click on the link Change start time. This can be useful for example, if you have run a course at another time point than the time period of the Livelox activity you want to add your route to. Update the start time to a time within the time interval for the activity and then connect the route to the activity.

  5. Click Save.
  6. A page that displays information on the route is shown. Here you can click further to watch the entire class that the route is included in or just your route if it is not connected to an activity..

Get a route from Strava

Read more how you connect your Livelox account with your Strava account in the Strava guide.

Get a route from Polar Flow

Read more how you can connect your Livelox account with your Polar Flow account in the Polar guide.

Draw in your route by hand

If you have not recorded in your route with a phone or GPS watch you can still load it into Livelox. You draw in your running route with the help of the mouse. Make sure that you are logged in and go to viewing mode for the class you want to watch. To the right of the heading Activity there is a menu icon: . Click on it and choose Add a route. Choose a person to draw the route for and click on Draw in route by hand.

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