Tech Q&A

Best smartphone app for rides

Runbikeswim's Photo Runbikeswim 23 Nov 2015

What app is the best to use as my cycling GPS?

 

I currently use Strava with a paired HR sensor, hoever its not on for display, just in my pocket with voice prompts on my distance etc ( which is a bit of a hit / miss)

I use a iphone 6s so battery life is ok. But would love a app that only lights up when I want it too say every km or when HR goes over a certain bpm so I save the battery.

 

I want to hold back on getting a dedicated GPS again as im gona try the free apple watch from discovery and then wait and see what the 520 is in for in terms of price drops and upgrades later in 2016.

Bankie99's Photo Bankie99 23 Nov 2015

So in actual fact what you are saying is you want a Ferrari but you only have R100k and it must be as light on fuel as a 1.4 Polo vivo :whistling:

 

Only kidding but I think your best bet right now is to wait for the apple watch or get a garmin. 

 

Not sure if any of the others apps on your iPhone will give what you close to what you want. 

 

Strava is great but not that as customizable to meet your needs though but perhaps someone knows of another app that might meet your needs or close to it at least.

Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 23 Nov 2015

Easy enough. Use Endomondo and switch on voice prompts and feedback in the settings. It's available for all platforms and have great stats and data available.

Cruz Addict's Photo Cruz Addict 23 Nov 2015

What app is the best to use as my cycling GPS?

 

I currently use Strava with a paired HR sensor, hoever its not on for display, just in my pocket with voice prompts on my distance etc ( which is a bit of a hit / miss)

I use a iphone 6s so battery life is ok. But would love a app that only lights up when I want it too say every km or when HR goes over a certain bpm so I save the battery.

 

I want to hold back on getting a dedicated GPS again as im gona try the free apple watch from discovery and then wait and see what the 520 is in for in terms of price drops and upgrades later in 2016.

free apple watch? tell me more.

Guest_notmyname_* 23 Nov 2015

Dude, Just ride you bike and have a jol doing it. When you have the amo in you back burner to spare get yourself a dedicated device that does everything you require and more.

jules1976's Photo jules1976 23 Nov 2015

Used Endomondo worked like a charm.

Swany05's Photo Swany05 23 Nov 2015

+1 for endomondo 

 

I dont use the voice prompts etc but it tracks distances acurately (I think) and doesnt chow battery

Dazshell's Photo Dazshell 23 Nov 2015

I've been using Cyclemeter for 3 years.  Love it and it posts to Facebook and emails you your ride data at the end of every ride.  Get yourself a Quadlock case and it clips on your handlebars so easy to check as and when you want.

Hennie VR's Photo Hennie VR 23 Nov 2015

If you plan on buying a Garmin device I suggest you do it now.

The way the Rand is weakening now it wont get any cheaper in 2016.

Riaanoster's Photo Riaanoster 23 Nov 2015

I agree with Small Fry.....ever since I ride without any GPS device, I enjoy my cycling more....ride harder and stronger!!!

 

Only problem is when it is race day I want to know how many km's is left.

Riaanoster's Photo Riaanoster 23 Nov 2015

What app is the best to use as my cycling GPS?

 

I currently use Strava with a paired HR sensor, hoever its not on for display, just in my pocket with voice prompts on my distance etc ( which is a bit of a hit / miss)

I use a iphone 6s so battery life is ok. But would love a app that only lights up when I want it too say every km or when HR goes over a certain bpm so I save the battery.

 

I want to hold back on getting a dedicated GPS again as im gona try the free apple watch from discovery and then wait and see what the 520 is in for in terms of price drops and upgrades later in 2016.

 

Had a Edge 520 for one day and took it back.....not such a great device, I prefer the touch screen to scroll through data field than pressing a button while riding.

 

Go big or go home!!!! Get the Edge 810 or Edge 1000

DoubleJ's Photo DoubleJ 23 Nov 2015

I used to use this app religiously .... exports to Strava as well. It's free and has the functionality you are looking for. If you have a bluetooth HR monitor it'll work like a charm...also, you can tune your tunes from it as well.

 

https://itunes.apple...=8&ign-mpt=uo=4

 

Add this and you have a great setup, goois lekker incoming call alerts as well (you know, so you can ignore them cause you're on the bike):

 

http://www.wahoofitn...ices/rflkt.html


Edited by DoubleJ, 23 November 2015 - 02:47 .

Loudpedal's Photo Loudpedal 23 Nov 2015

free apple watch? tell me more.

Tis true, go have a look at the Discovery 2016 Vitality Brochure:

 

https://discovery.co...ality-brochures

 

One of those should shed light on this- I can't find the exact link for the normal user brochure.... 

BarryHeyns's Photo BarryHeyns 24 Nov 2015

This is awesome, I am joining from 1 January 2016, what do I need to do to apply for this watch?

Boerklong's Photo Boerklong 24 Nov 2015

Endomondo.

Bianchi Baby's Photo Bianchi Baby 24 Nov 2015

+1 for Endomondo
I have strava but never use it I only use Endomondo 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻