In today’s high tech world it’s easy to get almost any and all information with just the click of a button. Cellphones have upped the ante even more by providing apps that can help with just about everything. In fact, for those who are fitness and cycling gurus, apps have even been developed to help track mileage, routes, time, heart rate, etc. While there are dozens of apps out in the smartphone world, 5 of them have been proven to be extremely helpful to all cyclists alike. These 5 cycling apps are Cylcemeter, Map My Ride, Strava, Runtastic Road Bike Pro, and Wahoo Fitness.
Cylcemeteris by far one of the most popular cycling apps and for good reason. It’s various customizable options along with its user friendly software creates a positive experience with every use. Its key features include maps, graphs, time splits, intervals, laps, daily announcements, zones, training plans, and much more. Plus, there is no website or log in required and all of your information is stored directly on your phone. Plus, it pairs easily with Bluetooth, a heart rate monitor, and other apps such as Strava to make your experience even better.
Map My Ride is in high demand for its unparalleled GPS routing ability. Built to turn your phone into the ultimate cycling computer, Map My Ride makes tracking your rides easy. It has the ability to: give you real-time progress updates, track time, distance, calories, nutrition, food, weight, and more. Plus, you can sync it with a heart rate monitor, speed monitors, and cadence & power sensors from CyleOps, Wahoo, Polar, Garmin, and other Bluetooth devices.
Stravais very popular for several reasons. First, it allows you to easily track and follow routes you have created or found, and you can view your activity map as you record. Secondly, it easily pairs with a heart rate monitor and other Bluetooth enabled devices to collect data on your workout. A third reason Strava is used is because it offers key statistics such as your pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and distance. It is also loved for its social media capabilities. This app allows you to easily share you progress with your friends on Facebook and Twitter so they can help motivate and encourage you through each workout.
Runtastic Road Bike Pro is one of the best GPS cycling apps available. It tracks reliable routes and saves your history so you know where you’ve gone and what you’ve done. It also offers live tracking of your workout so you can share it with your friends. The Voice Coach option announces stats, messages, and other updates as you progress through your workout. Another key feature of this app is that you can create your very own music playlist in the app itself. Like the others it easily pairs with most Bluetooth devices.
Wahoo Fitness is loved for its ability to play nicely with others. Meaning it easily pairs with almost any Bluetooth device and it allows you to share your data with other apps such as Strava, MapMyFitness, TrainingPeaks, MyFitnessPal, and others. Plus you are able to push your data in five different file formats through email or Dropbox. It also has a reliable GPS and can track distance, time, speed, elevation, and much more.
All of these cycling apps are available for download in your app store and can help improve all of your cycling workouts. They are easy to use and of course highly favored among other cyclists just like you. So go ahead and check these apps out and see which one or ones are right for you!