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Old 05-22-22, 02:36 AM
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Cycle tracking apps

Hi I used to use cyctastic a (runtastic) app 10 years ago, they the sold it to another company where they changed the whole app to something different.

I don't know if anyone here used this app or something similar but I'm looking for a good alternative, any recommendations? Iphone or android thanks

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Old 05-22-22, 03:48 AM
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I will say Strava is the default cycling app. I use it. The free version works just fine.
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Originally Posted by lorr1e1 View Post
Hi I used to use cyctastic a (runtastic) app 10 years ago, they the sold it to another company where they changed the whole app to something different.

I don't know if anyone here used this app or something similar hut looking for a good alternative, any recommendations? Iphone or android thanks
Maybe if you stated what it was you wanted in the app that would help people offer advice.
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Old 05-22-22, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by KerryIrons View Post
Maybe if you stated what it was you wanted in the app that would help people offer advice.
The clue is the title of my post, not sure what else I need to state!

To the previous poster, I think I've used strava before there was some reason I didn't like it back them not sure what it was though .
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Old 05-22-22, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by lorr1e1 View Post
The clue is the title of my post, not sure what else I need to state!

To the previous poster, I think I've used strava before there was some reason I didn't like it back them not sure what it was though .
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when there is little response the clue is the post...
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Old 05-22-22, 07:12 AM
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Cycle tracking app

Not sure what is you expect me to say I'm looking for apps for my phone.
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Old 05-22-22, 07:16 AM
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Geo Tracker is really nice for my Android. It isn't cycling specific, but gives great data in the end, and doesn't have all the bloat and social stuff. And you don't need to sign up And you can share the data and a map of your route on social media of your choice.

https://geotracker-gps-tracker.en.softonic.com/android
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Old 05-22-22, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridinglurker View Post
Geo Tracker is really nice for my Android. It isn't cycling specific, but gives great data in the end, and doesn't have all the bloat and social stuff. And you don't need to sign up And you can share the data and a map of your route on social media of your choice.

https://geotracker-gps-tracker.en.softonic.com/android
Thanks ill take a look at that.
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I've used Komoot and Strava.
I don't do PBs or compare with others so Komoot (on Android) works fine for me - route planning, voice directions, route recording (all offline).
It charges by the map but you get one zone for free, which is inside London M25 for me - possibly all I'll ever need.
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I used Orux maps for a while. Mainly for times I went walking since I already had a Garmin Edge 500 for when I went cycling. Orux maps at that time was a pretty full featured program. But the fact it was so full featured made it a little complicated.

I've since found that for very simple stuff, the Specialized Ride App works well for both cycling, walking and anytime I just want to track where I've been. RWGPS has an app too. But as I said I already use a Garmin Edge device which does more for me and doesn't use my phones battery up as some phone apps with maps do.
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A few months ago I downloaded "Supercycle".
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Strava free user here. Also like to use RideWithGPS
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Maybe if you stated what it was you wanted in the app that would help people offer advice.
Not sure what is you expect me to say I'm looking for apps for my phone.
What kind of phone - apple, samsung, generic android?? Do you want: Speed? Distance? Heart rate? Heart rate variability? Laps? Calories? Power? Maps - if so: US, Europe, Shetland, generic maps like Open Street Map or are proprietary OK? Priced, free, or free with ads?

And 'cycle tracking' in the smart tech world often refers to tracking menstrual cycles. Is that one of your requirements? With an ID of lorr1e1, your gender is not obvious.
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Originally Posted by lorr1e1 View Post
Hi I used to use cyctastic a (runtastic) app 10 years ago, they the sold it to another company where they changed the whole app to something different.

I don't know if anyone here used this app or something similar but I'm looking for a good alternative, any recommendations? Iphone or android thanks
I use Bike.App. I found it almost by accident and it's very easy to use and does all I need it to do. By contrast I find Strava to be too complex.
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Originally Posted by KerryIrons View Post
Maybe if you stated what it was you wanted in the app that would help people offer advice.
Originally Posted by lorr1e1 View Post
The clue is the title of my post, not sure what else I need to state!

To the previous poster, I think I've used strava before there was some reason I didn't like it back them not sure what it was though .
what is it you are looking for specifically? i read the post title and my first thought was you just want to track your multitude of cycles. but if you want to track your cycling performance that might be different.

i use CycleMeter. there is a free version that records distance, speed, duration, and position/elevation. i use the paid version which removes ads and adds sensor support like cadence and power. bunch of other stuff i don't use like tracking how many units of shoes i've used.
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Originally Posted by lorr1e1 View Post
Not sure what is you expect me to say I'm looking for apps for my phone.
Check out ďRide with GPSĒ, itís free and Iím amazed By the details it has of the off road trails I ride on, but itís got street maps in the US and all over the world.
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Another Komoot user. I use it because of its real-time speed display. I did pay for the lifetime something or other which allows me unlimited offline maps. The free version is just fine as a tracker. Works well with the varieties of Android phones I've had over the years.

The problem people are having figuring out what you're looking for is that you're being very vague about the features you're missing and the ones you don't want. There's lots of apps, so being a little more specific about the features you're looking for might narrow down the range of recommendations to actually useful ones for you.
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Another Komoot user. I use it because of its real-time speed display. I did pay for the lifetime something or other which allows me unlimited offline maps. The free version is just fine as a tracker. Works well with the varieties of Android phones I've had over the years.

The problem people are having figuring out what you're looking for is that you're being very vague about the features you're missing and the ones you don't want. There's lots of apps, so being a little more specific about the features you're looking for might narrow down the range of recommendations to actually useful ones for you.

On Komoot I've never tried the real time speed display - mainly because the phone is in my trouser pocket and 'turned off' (ie. standby).
The voice directions still work in standby and the screen is powered off so there's much less battery drain, I find I can just hear the directions from my trouser pocket.
If I get really confused I just power up the phone and check the Komoot map.

I may have to investigate getting a phone holder.
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