It's easy to track your mileage and speed with a free cycling Smartphone app, but which one to choose? We review the leading bike apps
FREE, Android, iPhone, iPod
Log and create your own routes, track your progress, etc: great basic app for beginners and everyday cyclists. Loads of free features including ability to share routes and rides, 'borrow' other local rides and so on. Pretty addictive and extremely useful if you're in training for an event and need to log your miles and save favourite routes.
One great feature is the motion-sensitive auto pause that means waiting at traffic lights, faffing around with keys etc doesn't count towards your total time or speed.
Look out too for the weekly email training summary 'Your Greatness at a Glance' that's extremely motivating - it certainly encouraged me to use the app more often in a bid to up my weekly total. And the Daily Achievements email too lets you know how you scored on courses that have been tagged by other MapMyRide users, or courses you have tagged to log your own PBs.
Beware: I find that my cadence sensor can interfere with this app when saving a workout - make sure you are off the bike before pressing the final 'save' to avoid a disappointing data wipe.
Upgrade to the paid-for version to get add-ons including cadence monitoring, power output.
Pros: easy to use, free, inspiring, addictive!
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I have just started using Strava and pitched it up against Endomondo. It is more accurate and also Endomondo over estimates calories burned by almost double!! no wonder I couldn't loose weight
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