Is there any info about that this new great feature will be implemented in the Explore 2 anytime in the near future?
And touring cyclists don't climb hills and mountains...? Hope Garmin will regognize this and implement ClimbPro Ascent Planner (ClimbPro on freerides) on the Explore 2 in the first upcoming software update.
However there may be an issue with storage space because the Explore has 16GB capacity and the extra maps for ClimbPro take a lot of space. An option to select only smal(ler) areas on the map is needed.
And only 16 gb memory while for example the new full Europe cycle maps with the additional new climpPro maps (for using ClimbPro in free ride modus) have 19,2 gb is also a dealbreakers for a lot of people (although normally > 90% don’t use/need the full Europe map).
Do you need special Climb Pro maps though - shouldn't any map containing elevation information be sufficient?
Garmins TOPO Light maps (UK) that I've used on my Oregon included DEM information.
My Edge Explore 2 (using Europe West) has a gmapdem.img file which I gather is DEM information. I've yet to create a course on the device but I'd imagine it'll show elevation details.