GPS Software for Windows phone

by chrismday   February 3, 2014  

I'm considering getting a Windows phone, but before I commit I'd appreciate your thoughts on the best GPS apps currently available for Windows phones? I'm looking for something that essentially replicates the recording functionality of a Garmin; logging the route on a map and the usual ride stats of speed, distance etc. I'm less interested in being guided round a route, so the phone would basically sit in a pocket.

Many thanks.

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NB: Strava does not work on a Windoze phone

posted by sfichele [78 posts]
3rd February 2014 - 15:14

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Sports Tracker? I've used both the Symbian version, and the Android version, and both were excellent.

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posted by John_the_Monkey [413 posts]
3rd February 2014 - 15:19

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Runtastic is a good option.

One thing too also consider with a WP is very poor bluetooth 4.0 support so if you decided you wanted HR/speed/cadence sensors further down the line it would be a struggle. iOS is great for this, Android is good and getting better all the time.


posted by jaredholdcroft [3 posts]
3rd February 2014 - 15:19

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I use Edomondo running on a Nokia. I am not big in to data just nice to have stats as to where and how far I have been, but you can subscribe to extras so have a look.

posted by 60kg lean keen ... [52 posts]
3rd February 2014 - 16:02

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+1 for Endomondo. No KOMs either Wink

posted by drmatthewhardy [219 posts]
3rd February 2014 - 16:50

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+2 for Endomondo. Great software, accurate and easy to use. Doesn't eat a lot of power either, I have completed 4 hour rides and still had enough to call home, take a couple of photos. Couple of my mates have it so we compare routes against each other. Though all are aware it's not a race.
PS I have a four year old Nokia Mozart phone running Windows.Hope it helps

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posted by stealfwayne [46 posts]
4th February 2014 - 9:46

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Many thanks for your suggestions, I appreciate it.

posted by chrismday [48 posts]
4th February 2014 - 9:54

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