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11/20/12 9:18 P

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Tomorrow the fun begins! I inherit my son's old iPhone and get tweaking!

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11/20/12 8:12 P

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endomondo & plus +3 network are good.

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11/13/12 11:44 A

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I really like Strava and it's a cycling specific app. A lot of professional or serious cyclists use it too(you can follow them on the website) as you can upload your rides from garmin devices. So you can compare yourself to others. Also people submit segments in your area for example in my area there are several parts of the trail I ride that are segments on strava. So I can see how I compare to others that have ridden that same route and it really motivates me to push myself. It tracks your speed, power and elevation and charts it too. It also only counts your speed/distance when your moving in your overall stats from your ride. I use runkeeper to but I have to manually pause it when I stop. You also enter your weight and bike stats so it uses that in calculating everything. Since it uses the gps in my phone it works when I have no phone signal too. It's really great.

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,643
11/12/12 8:15 P

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Thx for all the tips folks! FYI, per a member of my bike club (I cross-posted to them too) recommends Endomondo and claims it is "battery-friendly".

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LIV2RIDE's Photo LIV2RIDE Posts: 6,208
11/12/12 2:53 P

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Agree, if I ride longer than 3 hours my battery is pretty close to dead.

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11/12/12 2:43 P

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down side to the aps on the phone is it drains the battery pretty fast

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11/12/12 1:26 P

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You can use an iPhone or Android. Sporty Pal is free.

Sporty Pal Pro is pretty good for every sport. You can pause it. Save it.

The older versions were not quite as good as a Garmin but the newer version is much improved. I use it for walking/hiking. The Garmin for cycling is not as good as or as accurate as other GPS systems unless you use the set points to calibrate.



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LIV2RIDE's Photo LIV2RIDE Posts: 6,208
11/12/12 10:37 A

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Maybe my problem is that I tend to stick with free apps. I'll be interested in hearing how the others work.

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11/12/12 9:56 A

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Cool feature...if it works. Many club members shake their heads while trying to figure out their GPS systems...lol.

I'm guessing, haven't checked yet, that other GPS related websites such as RideWithGPS, Endomondo and others have apps as well. Thx for the tips folks!

Don

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11/12/12 6:43 A

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Don - yes that is the concept. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. You can always pause it yourself.

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11/12/12 2:04 A

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I use SportyPal on my HTC Android through AT&T. You can set it to bike, walk, run, rollerblade, or hike. You do have to pause it yourself when you stop otherwise the time/speed will average that in. It works on a gps system. I have a phone holder on my handlebars so I can stop it easily. It all works pretty well for me - it is free but you can upgrade other versions and pay for it.

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11/11/12 8:38 P

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Auto pause...meaning if I stop to chat with other cyclists, the tracking of MapMyRide will pause the statistics of the ride...i.e. time riding, etc...?

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11/11/12 8:35 P

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I use Mapmyride. You can also use Mapmyfitness if you run or walk as well as cycle. It has an auto pause that works most of the time.

Kelly

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11/11/12 8:32 P

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I'm thinking about jumping in and getting an iPhone, too. Can't wait to hear what apps people suggest!

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,643
11/11/12 8:25 P

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I'm being nudged and dragged into the world of iPhones and will be getting one later this month. Verizon's sweetening the deal to make it only a little pricier, if even that, than sticking with my old "dumbphone." The iPhone is bulkier, which I don't like...probably stick it in my pannier when riding.

So you know me: researching all the possibilities that are out there in app-land! But I hadn't, until today while out on my ride, considered: Hmm...betcha there are some way cool cycling-related apps to consider. I'd especially appreciate GPS related stuff, but am open to considering other stuff. I'm sure there are things I wouldn't have even thought of.

Anyone out there with suggestions of apps to try?

Thx all,

Don

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