getting around by bike is not always easy and a good GPS for example could make your life easier. A bike is not a car and it needs dedicated applications. So this is the opportunity to present you several apps that will quickly become indispensable.
Strava is one of the most popular applications for recording your activities on Android. You can view key statistics (distance, pace, speed, positive elevation gain, calories burned) as well as an interactive map of your activity. Of course, it is possible to set goals to surpass yourself. Another plus is that you can use Strava on virtually any GPS running device, bike computer and activity sensor, but also from your Android Wear 2.0 watch, without using your phone. If you train with a heart rate monitor, it will be possible to get additional data on your performance. Finally, the app is also social since there is a community with which you can exchange your performances, your photos…
Runtastic is not only known in the running world. There is also a variant for cycling fans. The principle remains the same, namely to track your performance and guide you through the GPS. You can record all your routes and workouts on your smartphone, compare your results with those of your friends and manage your progress. Note that there is also a version for mountaineers called Runtastic Mountain Bike GPS.
Wahoo Fitness is an app that tracks your performance and sets new goals on your bike rides. The app connects via Bluetooth with many devices, including heart rate monitors. The big advantage of this app is that you can save your data and upload it to any site you want (Strava, MapMyFitness, TrainingPeaks, MyFitnessPal). If you are looking to improve your performance, this application is adequate. Finally, if cycling bores you, Wahoo can also be used when you run. To make matters worse, the app is free. What do you want more?
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It’s hard to write this list without mentioning Google’s mapping application. It may not be suitable for long Sunday rides, but it’s ideal for daily trips. To navigate in the city with your bike, Google Maps is certainly the best solution. Its information is complete and the cartography is up to date. Voice navigation is also available. The only prerequisite is that you invest in an accessory to attach your smartphone to your handlebars.