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cyclemeter iphone app / gpx file question

gattocattivogattocattivo Posts: 500
edited December 2010 in Road beginners
I don't have a Garmin, just a normal Cateye computer, but I've just got myself an iPhone and downloaded this app: http://www.abvio.com/cyclemeter/
It plots my route and records my speed and climbing stats and stuff. I can view all the data on my phone and I can e-mail a gmaps thing to myself which shows the route and the average speed for each kilometre. I'd like to also view the speed graph on my computer (instead of just on my phone), but I can't work out how to do this yet. I can send myself a gpx file, which presumably has all this stuff in it, but I don't have any software to open gpx files.
What do I need to download (and is it free)?

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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    Not sure I can answer your question, but consider getting the 'iMapMyRide" app for your phone.


    Free to download the app and then you can view the entire ride with stats both on your phone and on the computer via their website.




    Or - you can set up a free Garmin account online and use their site. You can manually upload your .gpx file

    http://connect.garmin.com
  • bobonesbobones Posts: 1,198
    I don't have a Garmin, just a normal Cateye computer, but I've just got myself an iPhone and downloaded this app: http://www.abvio.com/cyclemeter/
    It plots my route and records my speed and climbing stats and stuff. I can view all the data on my phone and I can e-mail a gmaps thing to myself which shows the route and the average speed for each kilometre. I'd like to also view the speed graph on my computer (instead of just on my phone), but I can't work out how to do this yet. I can send myself a gpx file, which presumably has all this stuff in it, but I don't have any software to open gpx files.
    What do I need to download (and is it free)?
    Sign up at http://ridewithgps.com and you can upload your gpx files and see maps and graphs of speed and elevation. It's pretty awesome and it's free.
  • thanks
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    A .gpx file is purely your route that you can import into many free mapping sites online. It will show your route only not any speed info
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    A .gpx file is purely your route that you can import into many free mapping sites online. It will show your route only not any speed info
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    A .gpx file is purely your route that you can import into many free mapping sites online. It will show your route only not any speed info
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • That can't be true (even if you post it three times!), because I've uploaded this morning's ride to that 'ridewithgps' website and got information about speed.

    See speed graph here:
    http://flic.kr/p/8Yy8XY

    and route plus elevation plus speed here:
    http://flic.kr/p/8Yy96f
    The elevation seems to be wrong for the first 5 or 6 miles - it's rather flattened out a hill. The first and last section of the ride should be mirror images of each other (in terms of elevation) as they're on the same roads in different directions, but the return leg is shown as much hillier. Also, the speed data in the first table is right, but the speeds shown on the graph on the second image have some weird spikes which shouldn't be there (I'm absolutely certain that I didn't suddenly accelerate up to 40mph on the flat and then slam the brakes on).
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    i could be wrong, but did you export the .gpx file only for the speed elevation data or the .csv file as well? I was under the impression that it was the .csv file that held the speed/elevation data for exporting and the .gpx file was the route only, but hands up if i'm wrong!

    BTW only pressed the send button once
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • I only exported the gpx file. I had the option to export a csv file instead, but I didn't do that. I don't really understand where the elevation data comes from, to be honest.
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    Your data certainly looks more sophisticated than the motion x software i use on my iphone i will have to give cyclemeter a go
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • Bar ShakerBar Shaker Posts: 2,313
    I wasted my money on Cyclemeter. Stick to Motion X, it's much better. Both will load tracks into 'RidewithGPS' type websites but Motion X tracks are actually usable.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12733933

    The only thing about Cyclemeter is that it will make you laugh. Wildly inaccurate speeds, refreshed every 3 seconds and to 2 decimal places, is hilarious.
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