best cycling apps

by Super Domestique   May 12, 2011  

What would you guys 'n' gals recommend as the best apps on the Android market for cycling?

What are they?
What do they do?
How much?

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I use the MapMyTracks app, which is free, to record my rides, and then post them to the website (www.mapmytracks.com/)to save them.

The app is nice and easy to use. It can record distance, elevation, speed, pace, calories. You can share on Twitter and Facebook.

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posted by niceguysean [100 posts]
12th May 2011 - 12:12

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endomondo (www.endomondo.com) is great as a simple ride tracker. the standard version is free.

i use Viewranger (www.viewranger.com) for OS mapping, you can get a PAYG bundle for about £15 where you download the maps you need. it also supports opencyclemap.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7021 posts]
12th May 2011 - 14:01

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I use http://www.endomondo.com/ just because its one of the best free apps out there whether on idevice, android or Symbian

You also get a social aspect to it, post to facebook and twitter, plus at your friends on there and compare things, gives you a read out on the site of distance, time, avg mph and others, plus a map of where you have been

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posted by Gkam84 [8127 posts]
12th May 2011 - 19:55

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I would recommend you try this (it's free). The PC version is excellent, allowing routes to be downloaded to a Garmin or other GPX device. I haven't tried the mobile version yet but the screen shots look pretty good.

posted by SoTyred [8 posts]
13th May 2011 - 9:13

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+1 for Endomondo. It's free, stable, loads of features, good tracking and auto pause, facebook integration if that's your thing etc.

I use it so much I forked out for the paid version, not because it has loads of extra features (it doesn't, they're very generous with the free version), but just to give them a bit of support!

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posted by PJ McNally [559 posts]
13th May 2011 - 9:40

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Oh, Mapdroid for offline maps - really important when abroad, no data connection, just need a gps fix on a map etc.

Here in Sri Lanka, the maps are a bit ropey outside of Colombo - but the app is great.

and FYI - GPS works in flight mode. Which is cool.

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posted by PJ McNally [559 posts]
13th May 2011 - 9:43

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+another for endemondo. Although I'm not entirley convinced that their altitude tracking is accurate... For example doing the same run twice gives you different altitude profiles.

Still tho, other than that I can't fault it.

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [467 posts]
14th May 2011 - 16:54

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I used ridewithgps for a while and that was a good site.

Garmin Connect for me now though, brilliant product.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1184 posts]
17th May 2011 - 10:59

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for ride tracking and stats, Endomondo or MyTracks depednding on whether you care about 'sharing' or prefer integration with Google docs.

For offline mapping, Locus (free and Pro on android) lets you download various open source tiled map formats to your sd card for an area of your choosing.

There's also BikeHub which uses the opencycle maps

@cooks - the inaccurate altitude tracking may be down more to your GPS receiver than the software. Depends if the app takes the GPS height data - which will be a bit wooly - or extracts it from contour data on the map - which would be more accurate. My bet is on the former.

joe

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posted by joemmo [685 posts]
17th May 2011 - 13:24

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Excellent feedback. What about any non-gps/route ones though?

posted by Super Domestique [1497 posts]
18th May 2011 - 11:42

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sports tracker, i used to use endomondo but this is sooo much better, you can use it for everything Big Grin oh and its free

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posted by georgeince [62 posts]
18th May 2011 - 14:12

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