New iPhone app from Map My Tracks helps share your training results

OutFront app also employs Formula One-style real-time telemetry

by Simon_MacMichael   February 18, 2010  

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Outdoor social network operator Map My Tracks has announced the launch of OutFront, a new GPS-based iPhone app that claims to offer Formula One-style real-time performance telemetry for participants in cycling, running and other outdoor sports.

The company has also signed up with Cyclevox, the cycling-focused media and sponsorship consultancy, which will handle PR for OutFront in the cycling press and media, as well as helping the team at Tinderhouse, Map My Tracks’ parent company, develop “some exciting new ventures regarding the OutFront app and pro cycle racing.”

The OutFront application, which costs £1.79 and can be downloaded at the Apple app store, allows users to keep a log of their activities, benchmark their performance and share data with friends, family and coaches, and is described as “the easiest way to share your training with friends, stay motivated and explore thousands of nearby activities from other Map My Tracks users.”

In addition, it is claimed to go beyond “simple data logging by providing real-time performance analysis to users during their activity with the option to broadcast their activity online for others to follow as the action unfolds.”

Nick Tatt at Tinderhouse said: “I am very excited to be working with the guys at Cyclevox. Map My Tracks operates in all outdoor spheres, and cycling is fast-becoming a core part of our software and website interaction. The new OutFront app is also a very exciting venture for our business and to have a company such as Cyclevox on our side, in terms of PR and awareness campaigning, gives us added confidence.”
 

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I can't help but think the writing is on the wall for 'traditional' gps mapping/training type devices (Garmin, Satmap etc) when software like this is coming through and developing so quickly and is so reasonably priced. Even more so as Dahon will soon be launching their waterproof iPhone bike holder, which should overcome mounting concerns.

posted by amazon22 [151 posts]
19th February 2010 - 15:10

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i'm not sure the fight is over yet - Garmin et al have the distinct advantages that 1) The devices are weatherproof and 2) the batteries last longer than a ride does.

it's inevitable that things will go that way though, you're right. But why doesn't anyone make decent weatherproof phones? It's all very well making nice cases for them and the Dahon one *is* pretty good, we've seen it, but really - it shouldn't be that difficult to make a weatherproof touchscreen phone, should it? one with a nice big battery. And i'm first in the queue.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7324 posts]
19th February 2010 - 15:21

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