Android Cycling Apps

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  • 11-03-2012
    Bikesrock
    Android Cycling Apps
    What are some good cycling apps on the Google Play that are free?
  • 11-03-2012
    deke505
    every trail, there is a paid and free version.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...51bGwsMSwyLDNd
  • 11-03-2012
    shekky
    strava.

    their help desk response has been really good too, even though i only have a free account.
  • 11-03-2012
    SlowMTBer
    I like Strava and I also have Orux Maps loaded. You can save the maps for offline use with Orux, in case you are riding in an area with no cell service. I never really use it, but knowing I have maps if I need them makes it a bit more comfortable riding new areas.
  • 11-16-2012
    jchoidr
    you also might try bike computer which shows real time speed and calrorie records.
  • 11-16-2012
    Lance Armstrong
    Mountain Bike Free or paid. Everybody needs a game about mountain biking !
  • 11-19-2012
    Bikesrock
    I downloaded every trail and am gonna try to use it. Thanks for all the responses.
  • 11-19-2012
    shibiwan
    mapmyride?
  • 11-19-2012
    likeaboss
    Maprika. Track your ride on actual trails maps. Share location with friends. Also works nice for skiing.
  • 11-19-2012
    28/29 WIT
    I just got My tracks and did a quick ride with the kids and it seems pretty cool. after words you can view your ride and it works with google earth and is pretty sweet. Doing my first real ride tomorrow with it.
  • 11-19-2012
    FX4
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shibiwan View Post
    mapmyride?

    that's my favorite
  • 11-19-2012
    bigbadwulff
    MapMyRide sucked on my phone but...
  • 11-19-2012
    shibiwan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigbadwulff View Post
    MapMyRide sucked on my phone but...

    Been using Mapmyride on my Droid 4 with no problems.

    Correction - one problem - I keep dropping my phone mid-ride; and falling OTB while stopping quickly to try to retrieve it (stupid clipless). LOL

    -S
  • 11-20-2012
    DiRt DeViL
    Have been using Mapmyride on my Ice Cream Sandwich powered Vivid for a while with no problems, have Strava and others installed but haven't used them yet.
  • 11-20-2012
    bigbadwulff
    Never got MapMyRide to set up. Maybe it was an early release but I never went back to it.
  • 11-20-2012
    Bokchoicowboy
    I also had trouble with Mapmyride. I have had great luck with Sportypal (SportyPal | Free tracking mobile application for all GPS enabled phones), which comes in every flavor OS out there, even the never used Windowsphone. I originally used the Blackberry one on a Storm II, and it was the best (read: only one that worked) sports/GPS app on that system. When I got my Android phone I grabbed that version and could not be happier! Stays pretty accurate when compared to the data on a bike computer and alongside a friend riding with a Garmin (of course the phone could be a variable...) They also have a free online community and posting to a free web account that lets you see charts of your progress, etc.
  • 11-20-2012
    TheMachinist
    Endomondo. I like that it talks to you and tells you your time at each mile. Decent mapping.
  • 11-20-2012
    captainmorgan
    +1 for Endomondo. Also because the Wisconsin Bike Federation as part of National Bike to Work week, use t to run a contest to encourage people to bike their commute. It has a great social part of it. Plus, I dont always bike, sometimes I run, or hike, or snowshoe, so I can use the same app.
  • 11-20-2012
    rogerfromco
    +2 for Endomondo.

    Sportstracker is also a good free one.
  • 11-20-2012
    Stugotz
    +3 for Endomondo. Love this app! (Purchased the Pro Version). ;)
  • 11-20-2012
    paulmcdo
    +4 I have great luck with Endomondo.
  • 11-20-2012
    swingset
    I use Cardio Trainer when pedaling for fitness, it syncs to my bluetooth HRM which I like....when on trails or exploring I like Back Country Navigator. It's not a bicycle-specific app but as a GPS with incredibly good Topo Maps it can't be beat.
  • 11-20-2012
    skinewmexico
    Pro version of Endomondo.
  • 11-21-2012
    meccup
    Besides Endomondo, I use Locus app for offline navigation. It is very easy to use it, since it allows to download Open Street maps directly from your phone. Also it supports various standards for reading/recording tracks.
  • 11-21-2012
    trailville
    The digital bubble level in the Swiss Army Knife app. You can use it to determine head tube angle and seat tube angle of frames.
    And the next time you're on the crazy steep hill you've been telling everone "must be at least 45 degrees ", you can measure it and find out it's barely 30 degrees
  • 11-21-2012
    Mtn-Rider
    I've tried many Android gps and mapping apps, my favorites are:

    Endomondo - best for live tracking and instant website updates, but that's it
    Strava - best for online features & competition but is a phone memory hog
    My Trails - best for maps, following gpx tracks, and small memory use
    BackCountry Navigator - almost as good as My Trails but getting better
    My Tracks - best beginner app and plenty useful thereafter, Google maps only

    Locus is next, after meccup pointed it out, looks very complete.

    I typically run both Endomondo and My Trails. On long rides, I turn off data networking on the phone and get double the battery life. That kills live tracking in Endomondo though, until data is turned back on.
  • 11-21-2012
    meccup
    Forgot to say that Locus has definitively cool feature - it can download maps for offline use for particular track.
  • 11-21-2012
    rynoman03
    I figured if you shut off data on endomondo you loose your tracking period. Good to know. I use Endomondo Pro. But the pro pretty much does nothing now since they took the site to subscription to use the pro features. UGH! I want to try my trails. I downloaded Strava but haven't used it yet.
  • 11-21-2012
    rogerfromco
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    I figured if you shut off data on endomondo you loose your tracking period. Good to know. I use Endomondo Pro. But the pro pretty much does nothing now since they took the site to subscription to use the pro features. UGH! I want to try my trails. I downloaded Strava but haven't used it yet.

    I noticed a different look on the Web yesterday but didn't do much other than look at my stats. I have the Pro version on my phone, but from your comment I'm assuming they have limited some features on the Web now without a separate subscription, is that correct?

    Sent from my Android - because Carrier Pigeons are slow!
  • 11-26-2012
    meccup
    BTW, I've received motoactv recently and managed to install Locus. For now I have superb compact navigation system on my handle bar.
  • 11-26-2012
    drwx
    i use runkeeper. Just make sure you tell it you are mountain biking instead of running the first time you use it. 8)
  • 11-26-2012
    1-bar
    Ding ding ding! +1 for this post. Strava is the best app for my use.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    I've tried many Android gps and mapping apps, my favorites are:

    Endomondo - best for live tracking and instant website updates, but that's it
    Strava - best for online features & competition but is a phone memory hog
    My Trails - best for maps, following gpx tracks, and small memory use
    BackCountry Navigator - almost as good as My Trails but getting better
    My Tracks - best beginner app and plenty useful thereafter, Google maps only

    Locus is next, after meccup pointed it out, looks very complete.

    I typically run both Endomondo and My Trails. On long rides, I turn off data networking on the phone and get double the battery life. That kills live tracking in Endomondo though, until data is turned back on.

  • 11-26-2012
    rynoman03
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    I noticed a different look on the Web yesterday but didn't do much other than look at my stats. I have the Pro version on my phone, but from your comment I'm assuming they have limited some features on the Web now without a separate subscription, is that correct?

    Sent from my Android - because Carrier Pigeons are slow!

    Correct it no longer shows your playlist, weather, you can't encourage other friends by sending texts to the endo app. (Can't remember the feature's name) But if you saw a friend working out you could encourage them.
  • 12-05-2012
    vmakuc
    There is one new cool application called Personal Eye System - PES. It is a personal tracking, navigation and data sharing applications with topographic navigation, tracking.

    PES can share data, such as Point of Interests, positions, track reports etc. directly user-to-user, (using SMS or email) or dynamically over a server.
  • 12-05-2012
    gps4sport.com
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by meccup View Post
    Besides Endomondo, I use Locus app for offline navigation. It is very easy to use it, since it allows to download Open Street maps directly from your phone. Also it supports various standards for reading/recording tracks.

    Did anyone tried Sports Tracker on a bike? How this compares to Endomondo?
  • 12-06-2012
    Mtn-Rider
    I've been trying out Locus, the app mentioned by meccup, for 2 weeks and it's a keeper. It's got a lot of useful features and there's plenty of info on their forum to help out.

    Locus is currently my new #1 app for mapping and tracking. +rep for meccup.
  • 12-08-2012
    Tincup69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by meccup View Post
    BTW, I've received motoactv recently and managed to install Locus. For now I have superb compact navigation system on my handle bar.

    I have a Motoactv as well, could you tell me how you installed Locus?

    Thanks.
  • 12-19-2012
    Gundam168
    For tracking my rides, I'm currently using Everytrail (free ver) but I've also tried the ff tracking apps:

    - GPSed
    - mapmytracks
    - mapmyride
    - Endomondo

    Would've loved Endomondo but they didn't have the camera functionality like Everytrail does. You can take pictures during your ride and it's automatically mapped at the track.

    For navigation, I use MapFactor Navigator.