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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-27-12, 11:03 AM   #1
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Anyone use Google My Tracker for maps/riding?

I recently started using the Google My Tracker app, and being a bit of an Android fan I really like it. It will upload the data to my Google Doc account, combine anything that is tracked into one total spread sheet, give maps and can show speed increase/decrease and elevation (not really needed in Chicago I know).

But anyone else use it and like it? I have tried Endomondo (or however it's spelled), and looked at some of the commonly mentioned ones on here but they seem a bit complex and foreign.

To give you an idea of how it auto combines my rides, here is the link of me using it the last few days:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...HZkal8zNFBia3c

And here is a sample ride with map and stats:
https://www.google.com/fusiontables/...3pO3EQ5a3PINgA


What are other people using?

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Old 09-27-12, 11:44 AM   #2
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I've tried trimbleoutdoors, My Tracks, all sports GPS (Same company as trimble), RideWithGps, garmin connect & now Strava.

I like strava the best. I use mytracks for hiking or activities that I don't really want to track extensively.

I have a Galaxy Nexus, so I also like my android, but the battery life on that particular phone blows (and the GPS receiver is not the best either!) so I ended up getting a garmin. I like using my phone for emergency stuff, or if I get lost, so I want to have as much battery as possible. The garmin battery seems to last forever, at least for now. I also like getting cadence & HR info and seeing it in front of my nose while riding.

That's my opinion though - the nice thing about android is that they're constantly developing the heck out of it. Garmin? Not so much in the change department. It works well though.
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Old 09-27-12, 11:55 AM   #3
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I've tried trimbleoutdoors, My Tracks, all sports GPS (Same company as trimble), RideWithGps, garmin connect & now Strava.

I like strava the best. I use mytracks for hiking or activities that I don't really want to track extensively.

I have a Galaxy Nexus, so I also like my android, but the battery life on that particular phone blows (and the GPS receiver is not the best either!) so I ended up getting a garmin. I like using my phone for emergency stuff, or if I get lost, so I want to have as much battery as possible. The garmin battery seems to last forever, at least for now. I also like getting cadence & HR info and seeing it in front of my nose while riding.

That's my opinion though - the nice thing about android is that they're constantly developing the heck out of it. Garmin? Not so much in the change department. It works well though.

My Motorola Defy is 2 years old (almost) so the battery isn't the best but I carry a charger that take 2 AA batteries that I can plug the phone into no problem. Plus it is rooted so the battery life is 100% better then it would be stock. The new My Track says it can measure heart rate if you have certain blue tooth monitors, so I might get that down the road.

I will have to look at the Garmin units, I know they are known for their quality that might be an investment in the future.
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I create maps in my tracker and import them into cyclemeter on the iphone.
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