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Favorite iPhone application for cycling?

Old 01-23-11, 11:53 PM
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Favorite iPhone application for cycling?

There are a bunch of cycling-related aps on iPhone. Anyone use them? I'm interested in something that tracks all the key stuff. I have MotionX GPS and GPS Drive...but neither are very reliable.
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Cyclemeter is working great for me. $5 and it uses GPS to track total and per-mile splits with max speed, average speed, distance, etc. All the essential values are recorded. It'll also recognize when you're stopped, so you'll get ride time and stopped time. It tracks elevation and puts it all in a nice Google map so you can track where you went. It also saves all your data locally and lets you export it whenever you want as a CSV (comma separated value) file for importation into Excel or another spreadsheet application.

I hope it's okay to link to the site. I am not affiliated with the developer in any way. Here's the site, you can get the app right on your phone through the app store: http://www.abvio.com/cyclemeter/
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IMapMyFitness (any of them) all do a good job, plus they finally have Max Speed included. Would be neat if they could calculate cycling calories based on speed and slope instead of time and distance.
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I used to use iMapMyRide, but the GPS proved to be quite unreliable, and additionally I had to go in and correct a lot of things when I logged it on the computer. Maybe I should revisit since it's been a while and new versions could have corrected said errors.
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I've been using this and it's only $2

http://www.owensperformance.com/cyclemetrics/
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I like daily tracker, I use it to map all my workouts and rides, and it shows them as graphs and stuff.
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I use Sportypal for my Java-based phone. It works very nicely tracking riding data. They also have the app for android and iphone.
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And it'll send email updates, and update your twitter or facebook. If you update your facebook wall, the responses to your post can be spoken back to you.

It's the only app I've paid for since owning the iPhone 2g, and now 4g. I'm not jailbroken.. just cheap.


Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post
Cyclemeter is working great for me. $5 and it uses GPS to track total and per-mile splits with max speed, average speed, distance, etc. All the essential values are recorded. It'll also recognize when you're stopped, so you'll get ride time and stopped time. It tracks elevation and puts it all in a nice Google map so you can track where you went. It also saves all your data locally and lets you export it whenever you want as a CSV (comma separated value) file for importation into Excel or another spreadsheet application.

I hope it's okay to link to the site. I am not affiliated with the developer in any way. Here's the site, you can get the app right on your phone through the app store: http://www.abvio.com/cyclemeter/
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Old 01-24-11, 08:01 AM
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I'm also a user of the Cyclemeter app.
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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post
Cyclemeter is working great for me. $5 and it uses GPS to track total and per-mile splits with max speed, average speed, distance, etc. All the essential values are recorded. It'll also recognize when you're stopped, so you'll get ride time and stopped time. It tracks elevation and puts it all in a nice Google map so you can track where you went. It also saves all your data locally and lets you export it whenever you want as a CSV (comma separated value) file for importation into Excel or another spreadsheet application.

I hope it's okay to link to the site. I am not affiliated with the developer in any way. Here's the site, you can get the app right on your phone through the app store: http://www.abvio.com/cyclemeter/
I like this one but does it run in the background? I tried using my MotionX app, but once the phone goes in to energy saver mode the app stops. You have to keep the screen on at all times...and that would kill the battery on a 2+ hour ride.
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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post
Cyclemeter is working great for me. $5 and it uses GPS to track total and per-mile splits with max speed, average speed, distance, etc. All the essential values are recorded. It'll also recognize when you're stopped, so you'll get ride time and stopped time. It tracks elevation and puts it all in a nice Google map so you can track where you went. It also saves all your data locally and lets you export it whenever you want as a CSV (comma separated value) file for importation into Excel or another spreadsheet application.

I hope it's okay to link to the site. I am not affiliated with the developer in any way. Here's the site, you can get the app right on your phone through the app store: http://www.abvio.com/cyclemeter/
+1 I tried the rest and they are not as good as this one.
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
I like this one but does it run in the background? I tried using my MotionX app, but once the phone goes in to energy saver mode the app stops. You have to keep the screen on at all times...and that would kill the battery on a 2+ hour ride.
Cyclemeter is great!

I run it and Pandora in background on 3 hour rides with plenty of battery left...never had a problem of it shutting down.

I had a few issues with google thinking the email alerts were spam...sent in question and tech support was back same day...

will email progress to whomever at time or mileage intervals.....for the price, it's just amazing!
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I use MotionX GPS and have had no issues with reliability. Within 2% of what my friend's Edge 500 said.
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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post
Cyclemeter is working great for me. $5 and it uses GPS to track total and per-mile splits with max speed, average speed, distance, etc. All the essential values are recorded. It'll also recognize when you're stopped, so you'll get ride time and stopped time. It tracks elevation and puts it all in a nice Google map so you can track where you went. It also saves all your data locally and lets you export it whenever you want as a CSV (comma separated value) file for importation into Excel or another spreadsheet application.

I hope it's okay to link to the site. I am not affiliated with the developer in any way. Here's the site, you can get the app right on your phone through the app store: http://www.abvio.com/cyclemeter/
Seems like this gets a lot of positive response. Just bought it. Thanks.

IS there a way to track elevation on the stopwatch page?

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Cyclemeter is fantastic. I hear good things about Rapha's app as well.
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
I like this one but does it run in the background? I tried using my MotionX app, but once the phone goes in to energy saver mode the app stops. You have to keep the screen on at all times...and that would kill the battery on a 2+ hour ride.
Yes it does run in the background if your phone supports multitasking.
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I'd like to throw Cyctastic into the mix. It supports heart-rate sensors, monitors elevation through GPS or via a pre-compiled database; It runs in the background, includes workouts (time, distance, intervals) and you can race LIVE with other app users all over the US.

I only wished it sensed stops and paused recording.
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I'd like to throw Cyctastic into the mix. It supports heart-rate sensors
their website doesn't seem to give any info on which heart sensors it supports and how...what unit are you using?
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i dunno if there's an iPhone version, but i use Cardio Trainer on my android phone. Basically does everything listed in the first reply to this thread and it's free!
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Can any of this data from any of these apps be uploaded anywhere for logging?
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Originally Posted by BikeNSail View Post
their website doesn't seem to give any info on which heart sensors it supports and how...what unit are you using?
Available dongle and sensors are here. >>> http://runtastic.com/en/sensors
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