There are, already, a bunch of posts asking for a category for the contributor's niche sport (I've made two including a sport I don't do, but my family do). Motivation appears to be to give a sport an equal status but, sometimes, more importantly and altruistically, to avoid polluting another category (such as tagging a horseride as MTB).
I think an "other" category would be a good place to "park" activities that users don't want to delete but that don't fit into an existing category?
I've always considered "Workout" to be the Other category, and I would assume a lot of other users do too.
However, there are some potential pitfalls of a catch-all Other category, including Workout.
Perhaps the biggest downside that I've found is the specific type of data displayed.
For example, runners like to see minutes/mile or minutes/km, whereas cyclists like to see MPH/KPH. The preference for water sports varies depending on the sport, and likewise for winter sports.
When you select Workout, you don't get any speed/velocity data listed in your activity.
So I would support an "Other" category that also features the ability to choose which type of speed data to include. For example, choices could be:
minutes per mile/km
minutes/100yd or 100m
@eric Yeah, indeed there does need to be a way to specify speed type as you state and names matter. "Other" is prefferable to a word like "Workout" that has certain implications in terms of effort. I commute regularly via unicycle and do not consider my commutes workouts, particularly if I am just cruising along.
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