very interesting. now I have a question, if you're tracking your elev gains, don't you want to count the -2 to +3...as a +5 gain, to the totals? I mean, you went down, don't you get credit for going back up? or is it just gains above a 0 axis?
Anyway, I use gaia w downloaded maps and the routes I created, basically to spot check my paper maps when necessary or I'm bored. It does provide a track with elevation stats/profile if I use it and will also do so to the route I've imported.
That said, I've never got the fascination of tracking elev gains while backpacking (or miles, frankly) "ha! I hiked 20 miles today, you only hiked 10...that must mean..."
oops sorry going down another tangent