What is it?
The Wahoo Fitness workout tracker is a general fitness app that can be used for running and other activities as well as cycling, and can be used with your phone without needing one of Wahoo's devices to take advantage. That said, it really comes into its own when paired with Wahoo accessories such as their Tickr heart rate monitor, speed and cadence sensors, meaning you can have pretty comprehensive data from your training session with just your phone as a head unit. You can upload your data to a multitude of third-party apps such as Strava, Training Peaks and MapMyFitness, and also save them as GPX files to dropbox anywhere you like. The app has fully comprehensive power data when used with an ANT+ power meter, including watts, avg. power, nPower, iFactor and TSS measurements.
Like Wahoo's Elemnt computers the app has an optional auto-pause function, useful for making sure your average speed doesn't appear lower when it comes to that all-important Strava upload.
How can it help me?
There is a fully customisable audio announcement feature on the app, allowing you to get voice prompts at intervals on your distance, time, pace and calories burned amongst other things. You can select from up to 13 data screens, and the app will ask you your age, weight and height to make sure your data is personalised to you. There's also in-app GPS so you don't get lost, which always helps.
What makes it unique?
Of course, this is the only Wahoo Fitness general GPS tracking app! It syncs seamlessly with all Wahoo accessories, and the customisable voice audio announcements are the most detailed we've seen in a free fitness app.
Where can I get it?
The Wahoo Fitness app is free, and available on both iTunes and Android. You can also check out Wahoo's other apps here, including '7 minute workout' and an app specifically for their Elemnt bike computers.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.