Cyclists are embracing apps to help them get where they want to go and to get the most of their rides. Never has it been easier to plan and get the most out of a ride thanks to these best in class applications for your phone.
If you’re an avid cyclist or a casual enthusiast, take a look through the list to find what you’re missing out on.
This is an app that works well with others including speed sensors, heart rate monitors and many more. The data can be uploaded to sites such as Map My Fitness and Strava.
If you keep statistics of your rides, you’ll absolutely love this tool because it comes with 8 pages that can be completely customized. The categories available include heart rate power, speed etc. As an added bonus there is a GPS map built right into it.
This one works with Apple GPS functions to create specialized data such as distance, time and speed. As you’re driving along and hit some rough terrain you won’t have to worry about stopping to check out your stats. Cyclemeter provides built-in announcements so that you can ride along without ever having to take a break to look at the information. This is a free app if you want the regular version but you’ll have to pay for the elite version.
This is a great interactive application that you can automate easily. You can set up audio alerts to find out your distance, heart rate and more. If you want to compete against yourself on a familiar course you can do that too. This is one of the most helpful cycling phone apps and is definitely worth checking out.
If you’ve been talking to other cyclists about the apps they are using you’ve probably already heard of Strava. This is one of the highest-ranking GPS maps and it records logs of your ride that are uploaded to the Strava profile you have online. It keeps track of all the vital riding data including distance, time and speed as well as the ground you’ve covered. Once you finish your ride you’ll be able to log into your account to see how many calories you’ve burned on the ride and the elevation level you’ve reached. This is definitely a must-have for any cyclist.
Map My Ride
Although this happens to take up a lot of space on a phone, it’s still one of the best. Like Strava, Map My Ride gives you the vital details of your ride but it also allows you to share your details with other riders. You’ll be able to share and compare your rides with other people around the world, which adds a new breed of excitement to your cycling adventures.
First Aid App by St. John Ambulance
This is one that you’ll want to have on your phone for both small incidents and for major emergencies. As a cyclist you’ll need to know what to do if you’re ever involved in an accident and how to help others if you come across someone that is injured.
Hopefully you’ll never have to use this it but it’s a good “just in case” application that should be added to your collection.
These are just a few of the many cycling apps that are available. The best way to find more is to talk to other cyclists to find out what they are using. Once you’ve tried some of them you’ll discover your favorites and rely on them to get the most out of every cycling trip.
Comments are open so let us know which ones you use that should be on the list.