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    IPhone Biking software

    hey all,

    Curious as to what software you iphone folk are using to track your rides -

    My choice (with good experience) has been motionX to capture the ride - then I log the basic variables into a filemaker database to profile my rides ...

    What I'd love to see is a main screen with the basics (time, speed, distance, avg speed etc. )
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    Temp, humidity and wind speed/direction -

    Ideally ? in an app that will fall into the background if I need it to . - (that should be possible with iphone v3.0 due out this summer)

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    Hi jungovox,

    I've also browsed the App Store for some biking apps. Motion-X seems to be pretty nice, but they don't focus on bikers. I doubt that you can do wind-speed measurement, etc. with the iPhone.. Maybe with 3.0 when they allow generic bluetooth devices to be coupled (however, they haven't even committed to that). I also saw another App for biking, "B.iCycle", which goes for 9.99 and that's why I haven't bought it yet. From the screenshots, they seem to be more of a biking computer than Motion-X. Have you tested that B.iCycle App yet? I would want to buy it, but two reviews are just too little for ten bucks IMHO. I've opened another thread and asked the others what they think..

    Cheers!

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    hey there -

    i did buy B.iCycle - but it's a weak version of motionx - my prob with motion x is that even with my juice pack battery it guzzles the battery out in 2 hours -

    by windspeed and temp - I meant just pull them in from the weather refs. based on location - not via sensors - although that would be cool - (and no doubt expensive)

    Fritz

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    Not here yet, but coming.....

    http://www.montebellosoftware.com/we...entMobile.html

    I use the Garmin version of Ascent and LOVE it. I think this will define the category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jungovox View Post
    hey there -

    i did buy B.iCycle - but it's a weak version of motionx - my prob with motion x is that even with my juice pack battery it guzzles the battery out in 2 hours -

    by windspeed and temp - I meant just pull them in from the weather refs. based on location - not via sensors - although that would be cool - (and no doubt expensive)

    Fritz
    hummn! A dynohub might be able to be used to keep the battery up..
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    Try mapmytour.com if you just want to highlight specific points. It's not a realtime tracker, but useful for longer trips when battery consumption and roaming costs should be minimized.
    TrackMyTour.com - An iPhone app for Bike Touring! See who's touring now and where.

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    I use Path Tracker to track my rides. It works well enough, especially once I started carrying my iPhone in a case mounted on my bike instead of in my short pockets. It just captures your basic GPS data, but it can show realtime maps if you're in an area that has data connectivity.

    It can automatically post your data to their website, and it does fairly well on roads and paved trails.

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    I'm using "Sports Tracker"

    It's not an iPhone app. I downloaded it to my Nokia Smartphone running Symbian 6.0. Price is right since it's free and it gives me a log with distance, average speed, speed v. time/distance/altitude plus GPS track files of my rides overlaid on a map. Haven't tried uploading to a site yet for sharing.

    All I was really looking for was distance and time, anyway, and I got that plus.

    Didn't know I was so slow

    T

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    Sorry -- the post didn't pick up the title where I said I use "Sports Tracker."

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    i don't know about iphone software, but for my windows mobile phone, there is a extremely nice FREE software for Cycling Computer ver 3.69 or something like that, you can check it out at the WM developers network.

    or just google it.

    i'm waiting for the new version to make use of the G sensor to measure the inclination.
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