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Cycling Apps

mikebikemikemikebikemike Posts: 166
edited January 2013 in Road buying advice
I've finally bought myself an i phone and am aware that it contains a gps. What apps for cycling do you folks value?

for training?
recording rides?
cycling news?
cycling games?
cycling anything else that I haven't thought of?

also attaching the phone to a bike and keeping them safe - or will they be as useful and a lot safer zipped up in a pocket?

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  • For recording rides I use Strava http://app.strava.com/dashboard

    I was using Sports Tracker but it kepts not recording the distance.
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Strava in the back pocket to log commuter miles with a speedometer and Garmin 800 on the front when I want to know more during a longer ride. I'd rather invest in a Garmin 200/500/800 than strap my iPhone to the handlebars.
  • strava, mapmyride and cue sheet if you want to follow a new route. use ridewithgps.com to create the route and download it through cuesheet app on phone. You only need a free account of ridewithgps.

    The only time i use my phone mount is when im following a new route and need to see directions at a glance.
  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    Cyclemeter, I've been using it for 18 months and I can't fault, i tried Strava but I went back to cyclemeter.
  • Buckie2k5 wrote:
    strava, mapmyride and cue sheet if you want to follow a new route. use ridewithgps.com to create the route and download it through cuesheet app on phone. You only need a free account of ridewithgps.

    The only time i use my phone mount is when im following a new route and need to see directions at a glance.
    im intersted in using my iphone to navigate me but i cant find cuesheet when i search for it

    i started with cyclemeter and now absolutely love STRAVA
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    http://app.strava.com/athletes/881211
  • simona75simona75 Posts: 336
    Haven't tried it myself but a lot of people are raving about this app at the moment

    http://www.thinkbiologic.com/products/bikebrain

    Would be interested to know what people think
  • simona75 wrote:
    Would be interested to know what people think
    Their bike mount for Android looks pretty good - liner not available for the Galaxy S3 yet though, AFAICT.
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • Endomondo is a good app. I use it for the many different sports that I do too.
  • I 2nd that about Endomondo.
    Been using it for about 6 mnths and its only lost signal once and i use it at least 3/4 times a week.Used Sports Tracker before and it was losing signal a lot so switched.
    Endomondo gives you enough info on your ride:ascent,descent,ave speed,mile times,calories burnt etc so no need for a Garmin!
  • Bike-RichBike-Rich Posts: 275
    Was about to make a post asking which bike computer to get but, I have an android smart-phone with internet so might give an app a try:

    Nice features to have would be Mapping and Speed.

    Will look at Endomondo & strava now.
    Anything else to look out for?

    Thanks
  • goffskigoffski Posts: 72
    Cyclemeter all the way for me, I then export straight from the app to strava. Never had an issue attaching my iPhone to my bike, the case I use hasn't let me down although probably due a new one as it was originally for my iPhone 3G.
  • Bhoy1888 wrote:
    Endomondo is a good app. I use it for the many different sports that I do too.
    I 2nd that about Endomondo.
    Been using it for about 6 mnths and its only lost signal once and i use it at least 3/4 times a week.Used Sports Tracker before and it was losing signal a lot so switched.
    Endomondo gives you enough info on your ride:ascent,descent,ave speed,mile times,calories burnt etc so no need for a Garmin!

    I 3rd that about Endomondo. :)
    I use both Endomondo and Strava. Both are good but the main advantage of Strava is the segments which are very addictive. You can download Endomondo data and upload it to Strava easily which, for me, gives the best of both worlds.
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • Bike-RichBike-Rich Posts: 275
    Thanks guys,

    I now have strava on my phone and I can see I need to 'record' before I set off, I presume I then get a breakdown of my stats when I 'stop'?

    I notice a lot of you are using Strava along with another app - is this because strava does no map?

    (sorry for lack of knowledge, I loved to give the app a test but with the snow I can't )

    Many thanks,
  • Bike-Rich wrote:
    Thanks guys,

    I now have strava on my phone and I can see I need to 'record' before I set off, I presume I then get a breakdown of my stats when I 'stop'?

    I notice a lot of you are using Strava along with another app - is this because strava does no map?

    (sorry for lack of knowledge, I loved to give the app a test but with the snow I can't )

    Many thanks,

    Strava shows your route up fine on the map. You get more stats with Endomondo and some nice features like mph times for each individual mile.
    If I could only use one it would be Strava though
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • I 2nd that about Endomondo.
    Been using it for about 6 mnths and its only lost signal once and i use it at least 3/4 times a week.Used Sports Tracker before and it was losing signal a lot so switched.
    Endomondo gives you enough info on your ride:ascent,descent,ave speed,mile times,calories burnt etc so no need for a Garmin!

    Apart from the fact these aps on phones quickly use up phone battery
  • Wobblehead wrote:
    I 2nd that about Endomondo.
    Been using it for about 6 mnths and its only lost signal once and i use it at least 3/4 times a week.Used Sports Tracker before and it was losing signal a lot so switched.
    Endomondo gives you enough info on your ride:ascent,descent,ave speed,mile times,calories burnt etc so no need for a Garmin!

    Apart from the fact these aps on phones quickly use up phone battery

    Yes that was partly why I went for a Garmin eventually but I can get 4 hours out of the Endomondo app with a HTC Windows phone. You can take a spare phone battery with you (£5 on ebay) for emergency calls.
    Just thought I'd mention for those on a tight budget.
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    Slightly off topic but I'll put it out there anyway.... Myfitnesspal is a useful calorie counter if you are trying to control or shift a bit of weight.

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/logout
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  • Today was the first day ive been out on my bike since lastyear, downloaded an app lastnite, ( mapmyride ) i recommend it to anyone to be honest, gives you your speed, average speed, records your route and time, average calories burned, ascent decent and i cant remember what else im impressed with it tho it is free.
  • petemadocpetemadoc Posts: 2,331
    EVERYONE uses Strava
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