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Data backup and exchange

Changes from Sportractive V4.4

From version 4.4, Sportractive uses the “Storage Access Framework” required by Google. This means that the storage locations for Sportractive data backup and export files are now user-defined. Data backup and export files created with older Sportractive versions will continue to be located in the device’s internal memory at /Sportractive /<type>/.

Data Backup, Restore and Migration

"Backup" and "Restore" functions can be accessed from the "History" view menu options (three dots icon on the top right).

When "Backup" is selected for the first time, a file selection dialog opens. The directory in which the data will be saved in future is specified here. This directory can be changed later via the Sportractive settings. If necessary, the internal or external storage must be displayed in the file selection dialog via the options menu (the 3 dots at the top right). We recommend creating a "Sportractive" sub directory in the root directory as the location for all backups and exports. A button is displayed to select a directory as the target. Depending on the Android version, the button is labeled “Select”, “Allow Access”, or something similar.

When "Backup" is selected, a file with the name "backup_ [date] .sbz" is created in the specified directory. This backup file can be transferred to a PC or other device by USB cable, Bluetooth or WiFi etc. The backup file stores workouts, body measurements, trainings and badges.

Selecting "Restore" displays a file selection dialog. Selecting a "backup_[Date].sbz" file will restore workouts, body measurements, trainings and badges as at the date of the file. Existing data will not be deleted. Existing data that is more recent than the date of the backup file will not be changed.

It is recommended that you backup data regularly and save a copy of the files on your PC or other device.

Data Export/Import

Sportractive can backup or exchange workout data via GPX import and export. CSV import and export is available for body measurements.

When "GPX-Export" or "CSV-Export" is selected for the first time, a file selection dialog opens. The directory in which the data will be saved in future is specified here. This directory can be changed later via the Sportractive settings. If necessary, the internal or external storage must be displayed in the file selection dialog via the options menu (the 3 dots at the top right). We recommend creating a "Sportractive" sub directory in the root directory as the location for all backups and exports. A button is displayed to select a directory as the target. Depending on the Android version, the button is labeled “Select”, “Allow Access”, or something similar..

When "GPX-Export" or "CSV-Export" is selected, a export file is created in the specified directory. If you uninstall Sportractive, all data will be deleted except the exported data. With GPX data import there are two additional filters in the Sportractive settings. The speed filter and the elevation filter are both used to smooth import values. Experiment with the filter strength values to meet your GPX file needs.

TCX Import

  • File multi selection makes it possible to import many TCX files at once (bulk import).
  • The quality of the imported workouts is higher than with the GPX format.
  • Existing workouts are not overwritten.
  • The import of indoor workouts is possible.
  • The import of TCX activities is supported (but not TCX routes).

Smashrun.com Upload

All "running" workouts recorded with Sportractive version 2.3.5 or higher can be uploaded to smashrun.com via the workout editor. Smashrun is an analytical platform for runners. It helps uncover interesting correlations between training habits and performance over time and it's super easy to use.