The Mammut Climbax is the world's first tracker designed specifically for climbing. It allows you to record and analyse your climbs, compare your performance with others and monitor your own progress.
Climbax records parameters, including meters of vertical, number of climbing movements, use of right versus left hand, effective climbing time and breaks. Afterwards, you can analyse your performance stats in the Mammut Climb app on your smartphone. You can also compete in challenges with other climbers.
> Do you have the freedom to be impartial when Mammut are paying to advertise the Climbax on this site?
Probably the same amount of freedom that other magazines and websites have that both take money from advertising products and offers opinions on those products.
As as alternative business model, maybe UKC could do a deal with Washing Machine Monthly and only advertise Washing Machines, whereas people fascinated with the performance of the latest in 10kg smart spin drying technology could see advertisements for assisted belay devices and sport climbing holidays in Kalymnos.
I had looked at it earlier, having seen the advert pop up a couple of times. My first thought was that there seemed to be long stringy things on the straps, which I thought would get snagged. They have tried to address the "don't wear a watch when climbing" entrapment hazard by having breakaway straps. Breakaway, fall off, lost...
From a technical PoV, I'm interested in the sensor technology they're using; probably 9/10? axis micromachined IMU, and dealing with the huge drift in a manner I'm familiar with.
It’s absolutely not the first climbing tracker, see photo below. I accidentally switched on my Garmin watch at the Climbing Unit this afternoon, and it tracked all the problems I did. I also walked 0.5miles. Apparently.
I think they'd have done better sodding off this numerical borefest and designing instead some sort of hat that takes a selfie every time you do a photogenic move, posting it directly to Instagram via a 6G connection. They could also include a subscription to some sort of Russian "like"-farming unit, to automate the entire process.