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    Anybody use an iPhone biking app AND export the GPX file?

    I'm looking at the various iOS biking apps, and it's bewildering in quality and features.

    All I need is to track my ride, then upload the GPX file afterwards to my favorite website using my desktop computer. Accuracy in collecting the "breadcrumb" data segments is important.

    Not sure if some of these apps don't even let you access the GPX file.

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    Anybody use an iPhone biking app AND export the GPX file?

    GPS MotionX - Strava
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon View Post
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    Is it a no-brainer?

    Your terse reply makes it seem like it. Not sure if you know what I'm talking about.

    Because often the datafile for a mobile app is inaccessible as a standalone file.

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    Last edited by Camaleon; 08-11-2013 at 05:52 PM.
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    I'm lazy and don't care for all the exporting and manual file management. For people like me, you can buy the 99 cent garmin fit app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garm...6700?ls=1&mt=8) to record the data. It is a basic no frills iOS gps app, but it automatically loads the data to garmin connect. If you get an ANT+ dongle for the phone, you can capture ANT+ sensors (speed/cadence, power, & hr) and have this data automatically uploaded. Garmin connect is a pretty rich environment to host your data--easy export and integration into google earth. Better yet or more importantly, there are several 3rd party apps that can automatically transfer your data to a variety of sources. These require no user input provided you are willing to wait a few minutes for the transfer to occur.

    Here is a recommended workflow if you are not going to use a dedicated GPS unit

    Garmin fit (iphone) -> Garmin Connect (initial data capture)

    Garmin connect -> Strava and/or Runkeeper (Runkeeper is a nice general fitness app...not just running); use this syncer
    Garmin Connect Synchronization - Automatically copy Garmin Connect activities to RunKeeper, Strava and MapMyFitness


    There are other "sync'ers" out there. For example, if you have a fitbit, you can use
    Garmin connect -> Fitbit
    Synchronize Garmin with Fitbit automatically


    Don't be afraid of the $0.99 charge for the Garmin Fit app.

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