Which cycling app is best?

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Which cycling app is best?

Postby Paulm20000 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 18:04 pm

Hi guys
Well here goes with my first post... Am trying to guage people's opinions on the best cycling app to use on an android phone. Have been riding for few months and been using mapmyride. Like it generally but the auto pause feature doesn't work even though it's on. Friends version on iPhone seems to work fine though. But since I've heard many people talking about strava and also heard something about endomondo? What's the difference between them and has anyone any advice on best to use? Can any of them be used in conjunction with bike computer if/when I can afford one!
Thanks
Paul

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby mrbubbaman » Sat Jan 26, 2013 18:12 pm

I've used a few over the years for running and at the moment I'm using the Strava app and its quite good (seems very popular with cyclists as you can use it with Garmin)

I was a huge fan of Endomondo, it has loads of options including auto pause and it worked well when I was running (but tried it on the bike)
Adidas mi coach - similar options to the above
Run keeper - great on the iPhone, but not used the android version myself

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby elderone » Sat Jan 26, 2013 18:56 pm

Strava for me,never failed yet and is usable with android or garmin and its good for segments you choose.
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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby s@intsteve » Sat Jan 26, 2013 22:54 pm

+1 for strava

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby clubsinger » Sun Jan 27, 2013 00:24 am

i had been using mapmyride+

downloaded strava now, but i've also just ordered a pebble watch, so i guess it's whatever that is compatible with that i'll end up using.

or i'll just bite the bullet and get a garmin

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby Bullet1 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 08:13 am

Strava all the way for me too.

Works really well and the segments add a good bit of interval training and motivation

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby mactedder » Sun Jan 27, 2013 09:40 am

Strava is the clear winner for me also.

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby pkngster » Sun Jan 27, 2013 09:46 am

Strava for me also, even when i am not riding with friends, i can challange myself and the others that have riden the segments, this has saved me being bored on rides and also which help the bug, bite hard!, be warned.....

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby Paulm20000 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 13:47 pm

Cheers. Thanks for the responses. Does strava have an auto pause feature or can you switch it on in settings somewhere?

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby Graham K » Sun Jan 27, 2013 14:34 pm

I use Runkeeper myself as I can use it for other activities other than cycling.
My mate uses Strava, seems like a decent app from what people say and ive seen some kind of competitions on there for parts or segments of your route, so could add abit to your ride, not used it myself yet.

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby Bullet1 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 15:07 pm

Yes - there is an auto pause

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby RubbishCyclist » Sun Jan 27, 2013 22:05 pm

Garmin 500 and Strava = Awesome

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby Mikey23 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 22:07 pm

Agree, the best combination...

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby ajhapps » Mon Jan 28, 2013 04:03 am

I use both Endomondo and Strava with my Garmin. There are advantages and drawbacks to each. Strava is great for tracking "records" on segments, but I like Endomondo's layout and data availability better. Of course, it is annoying to manage 2 different apps, so I'll probably end up going exclusive with one or the other.

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Mon Jan 28, 2013 05:04 am

ajhapps wrote:I use both Endomondo and Strava with my Garmin. There are advantages and drawbacks to each. Strava is great for tracking "records" on segments, but I like Endomondo's layout and data availability better. Of course, it is annoying to manage 2 different apps, so I'll probably end up going exclusive with one or the other.


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Agree with all of this apart from the fact that it is annoying to operate 2 apps. Before I got a Garmin I used Endomondo app and Downloaded/uploaded to Strava without any hassle. So you only need to run 1 app on your phone. Endomondo runs for about 4 1/2 hours on my Windows phone. Worth considering a spare phone battery for long distances(emergency calls). You can pick these up for peanuts on ebay
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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby Grenouille » Mon Jan 28, 2013 08:23 am

Before I got a Garmin 500 I used Strava for recording the ride and Cycledroid as a bike computer during the ride as it had more display options and showed more data while cycling than Strava.

Phone kept falling out of the mount so got a Garmin in the end! :D

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby orangatang » Mon Jan 28, 2013 09:17 am

I have been using Runkeeper. Works well for me. Maps my ride, time, and what I call an guesstimated calorie counter and average time per mile.

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby bikingjohn » Mon Jan 28, 2013 09:22 am

Strava +1
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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby lotus49 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 21:52 pm

Grenouille wrote:Phone kept falling out of the mount so got a Garmin in the end! :D

I use Strava and I just put my phone in my jersey pocket. It hasn't fallen out so far.

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Re: Which cycling app is best?

Postby royce » Mon Feb 04, 2013 02:40 am

If you just want to record route etc then I'm sure those already mentioned are great.
However I use an app called walkmeter. I believe they also have a ridemeter, but the walkmeter version contains everything ridemeter has. You can preplan route details such as distance or time. Then the app will tell you when you reach your goal. i.e. 15 miles then it will tell you to turn around and go back. Or you can programme intervals fast pace for 20 mins, steady for 50mins etc. For me this is much better as I'm still learning routes near where I live. So I decide how far I want to ride and just programme accordingly. It measures all the normal things distance/time/averages etc etc. I think it's great, but each to their own..


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