Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-24-09, 04:34 PM   #1
50 Mission Cap
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I Phone Apps / GPS

Anyone use the i phone cycling apps or the gps app for biking? Seems to me that it would work... not sure if there's a handle bar mount though...
50 Mission Cap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-09, 01:34 AM   #2
chrisch
Senior Member
 
chrisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Rotkreuz, Switzerland
Bikes: Trek 520, Gary Fisher Big Sur
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I developed TrackMyTour.com with bike touring in mind. It lets you add waypoints to a map from the road so that family and friends can follow your progress.
chrisch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-09, 02:47 PM   #3
50 Mission Cap
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So do you keep the phone loose in a jersey, or do you have a handle bar mount?
50 Mission Cap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-09, 04:51 PM   #4
Bacciagalupe
Professional Fuss-Budget
 
Bacciagalupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The iPhone doesn't have a long enough battery life to use as a primary navigation tool -- especially if you have the GPS continually active. I can't see much benefit to a handlebar mount....
Bacciagalupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-09, 03:10 AM   #5
chrisch
Senior Member
 
chrisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Rotkreuz, Switzerland
Bikes: Trek 520, Gary Fisher Big Sur
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 50 Mission Cap View Post
So do you keep the phone loose in a jersey, or do you have a handle bar mount?
With TrackMyTour it's not necessary. The app isn't a real-time tracker (hence it uses little battery power), so it can stay loose in your handlebar bag or wherever.
chrisch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-09, 01:46 PM   #6
fletcher7777
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's an iphone handlebar mount:

http://www.mountguys.com/ProductDeta...4-AP6&click=21

I've considered it, but don't have much space to spare on my handlebars...
fletcher7777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:30 PM.