Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern California
Bikes: A road bike and a tandem road bike
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I have used two apps with good results. Both are closely tied into the RideWithGPS
website (which is good!). I think that you can import a GPX file into the RideWithGPS
website, and I also think you can import a GPX file into either app.
is my favorite, because it warns you two or three times before you get to a turn. It's also simpler than the RideWithGPS app.
app has the ability to share and upload rides. It's the more sophisticated of the two apps. Turn-by-turn directions require you to be a customer of RideWithGPS, with a monthly or annual charge.
In either case, you can couple a Samsung Galaxy SIII with the Schwinn CycleNav
for loud, clear directions and a visual indicator. I just bought one at my local Walmart for $50. Unfortunately, the CycleNav will not work with my phone, but my first impressions are HERE
. Later this year the Hammerhead will compete with the CycleNav.
Both apps will use about 15% of your battery per hour, so a spare battery or an external battery that plugs into the USB port on your phone may be needed on longer rides.
Last edited by mwandaw; 03-21-14 at 10:27 AM.