We are proud to announce that GoldenCheetah v3.1 was released.
Installation is simple. Download the file for your operating system.
You can also view the release notes for 3.1
Golden Cheetah downloads data from all versions of the PowerTap computer including the new Joule GPS. Previously you needed to have the FTDI USB Drivers installed if you were using the PowerTap USB cradle (as opposed to the older, serial cable). This should not be necessary. If you are having problems then you can manually install the FTDI USB driver.
On Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, Golden Cheetah also downloads from the SRM PCV. On Mac OS X, you'll need to install the open source PL2303 driver to download from an SRM. Please see the WIKI article - PCV on Mac OS X for further information.
There is the older Version 2.1.0 User's Guide on how to install and use Golden Cheetah that can assist also.
Gareth Coco has also made regular development builds available. These binaries are based on the latest source code, so they may have more features and less (but sometime more) bugs than the stable release above.
Multiple charts to examine and analyse ride and interval data including:
Track performance and physiological markers for over 130 metrics, user-definable best durations, model estimates:
Sean Rhea bought a PowerTap Pro on April 20, 2006 and immediately set
to figuring out how to use it from his Mac without using Virtual PC.
With help from Russ Cox and David Easter, he wrote two command-line
programs for downloading data from a PowerTap and interpreting that
data. Sean released these two tools,
ptunpk, on May 4, 2006.
Later that year, Sean needed to learn QT for his real job, and he set about writing a graphical version of his software for practice. He released the first graphical version on September 6, 2006, changing the name to GoldenCheetah in reference to an old legend from his days as a runner.
Since then, a large community has contributed additional code and other support, including: