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Old 08-15-14, 08:02 AM
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What is your favorite iPhone app if you use your phone on your bike?

I currently use RunKeeper because I also jog as well as bike. But my only complaint about the RunKeeper app for the bike is that it does not display my speed.

Any suggestions?

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Old 08-15-14, 08:11 AM
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I use runkeeper on an iphone and it shows my speed, distance, time, average mph and calories. What do you see on the screen while biking?
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endomondo - although being in NYC the GPS goes WACKO with the tall skyscrapers.
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I use BikeDaddy. It has a really uncluttered interface and for only 3 bucks, you can't go wrong.

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I use Ride with GPS, seems pretty good to me...
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I started using Strava until I got a Wahoo Tickr HRM. Now I use Wahoo Fitness and uploading to Strava.
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Like linnefaulk I dropped using my app. Just bought a Garmin and upload. Simple.
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MapMyRide - free app, can also be used from your home computer.
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Endomondo or Strava. Both support running and cycling well.
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runkeeper and strava. both work well for jogging and cycling. run keeper has more activities though
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Old 08-16-14, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Shanej View Post
I use runkeeper on an iphone and it shows my speed, distance, time, average mph and calories. What do you see on the screen while biking?
I figured it out. I had it set to display pace rather than speed.


Doh!
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Cyclemeter.

Except for those rare anomalies where it says I hit 40mph (Nope. No way.) or suddenly ascended 740 feet (In New Orleans??!), I have no complaints. Does absolutely everything I need it to do.
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For now I'm going to stick with RunKeeper now that I (at least I think) figured out how to track my speed by MPH. I like that I can use it to track my running, time in the gym, and biking all in one app. I'm sure others do as well, but I have been using RK now for almost 3 years. So a lot of data on file.

Thanks for all the replies!

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Originally Posted by 1Treky View Post
For now I'm going to stick with RunKeeper now that I (at least I think) figured out how to track my speed by MPH. I like that I can use it to track my running, time in the gym, and biking all in one app. I'm sure others do as well, but I have been using RK now for almost 3 years. So a lot of data on file.

Thanks for all the replies!

-Brad
One nice think with RunKeeper is that you can export your data to use in another app.
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Old 08-19-14, 09:13 AM
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I just started using Cyclemeter. So far is good...
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I've been using MapMyRide+ ... it has a lot of good features and I've been planning on upgrading to start using a Wahoo BT speed/cadence and HR sensor along with the Reflkt display unit to save my battery. Viewing the info directly on the phone (keeping the screen on and bright enough to actually read) nearly drains the whole battery in about an hour! Keeping the display off (using the Reflkt for display) drops battery drain to only 15%-20% for an hour of cycling.
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Old 08-20-14, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by DirePenguin View Post
I've been using MapMyRide+ ... it has a lot of good features and I've been planning on upgrading to start using a Wahoo BT speed/cadence and HR sensor along with the Reflkt display unit to save my battery. Viewing the info directly on the phone (keeping the screen on and bright enough to actually read) nearly drains the whole battery in about an hour! Keeping the display off (using the Reflkt for display) drops battery drain to only 15%-20% for an hour of cycling.
Are you riding with bright sunlight? I ride right after sunrise and find that I can dim the screen to about 30% brightness with the Wahoo Fitness app. The app is quite bright and easily visible. This usually drains my batter about 20% per hour.
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Old 08-20-14, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by linnefaulk View Post
Are you riding with bright sunlight? I ride right after sunrise and find that I can dim the screen to about 30% brightness with the Wahoo Fitness app. The app is quite bright and easily visible. This usually drains my batter about 20% per hour.
Hmmm... Looks interesting. I'm going to have to place the Wahoo RFLKT+ on my Christmas list.
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I have been using MapMyRide as well and bought a pocket to put the phone on the top cross bar. I can hear the splits and don't worry about looking at the phone until I get home. I rode 48 mile (my longest so far) on Sunday and was down to 14% on the battery when I got home. I am scheduled to get a new phone in September.
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Are you riding with bright sunlight? I ride right after sunrise and find that I can dim the screen to about 30% brightness with the Wahoo Fitness app. The app is quite bright and easily visible. This usually drains my batter about 20% per hour.
Yes, I'm almost always riding in bright sunlight and need to turn the backlight up to 100% to be able to read the stats on the iPhone. Also, I was looking into the bike mounts for iPhone on Amazon and wasn't really able to find one that didn't have at least a few 1-star reviews detailing failures of the mount and damage/loss of the phone.
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Originally Posted by DirePenguin View Post
Yes, I'm almost always riding in bright sunlight and need to turn the backlight up to 100% to be able to read the stats on the iPhone. Also, I was looking into the bike mounts for iPhone on Amazon and wasn't really able to find one that didn't have at least a few 1-star reviews detailing failures of the mount and damage/loss of the phone.
This is the one that I picked up. I really like it. It's shock and water resistant.
http://www.amazon.com/BioLogic-Bike-...+5c+bike+mount

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Originally Posted by DirePenguin View Post
Yes, I'm almost always riding in bright sunlight and need to turn the backlight up to 100% to be able to read the stats on the iPhone. Also, I was looking into the bike mounts for iPhone on Amazon and wasn't really able to find one that didn't have at least a few 1-star reviews detailing failures of the mount and damage/loss of the phone.
In that case, the Reflkt is probably the best option.
I got a Scosche iPhone Case that is OK. It was inexpensive and does the job. I did have the case fall off once but it protected the phone. It is only available at Target.
I liked that I can see notifications and decide whether to stop or keep going.
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Originally Posted by handtool7 View Post
MapMyRide - free app, can also be used from your home computer.
+1 I actually use Map My Fitness to tie all my exercises together in one spot.
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