Being in the business of iPhone Mounting Solutions, we are often asked by our customers which apps are best for tracking your exercise whilst cycling. Naturally we at Quad Lock HQ have our own favourites but today we thought we would give you a quick review of what we believe are the Top 5 Cycling Apps available today.
In no particular order:
Strava records all the data you need to track your ride and monitor your statistics. With the ability to:
- Monitor your average speed and distance
- Compare your ride against friends and family
- Keep a log of your rides
- Automatically compares similar rides to show your progress
- Compete against other riders in segments of road and
- With the addition of other equipment, track your heart rate , resulting in a 'Suffer Score' (for premium users) which displays how hard you worked.
Strava has put a premium solution on the market which seems to have everything you'd expect in a cycle tracking app. Allowing you to compete against other riders and your own personal records to assist you in tracking your progress towards being a better cyclist.
Strava has also collaborated with Quad Lock to offer all Quad Lock customers a free 30 day trial of the Strava Premium: To activate your premium 30 day trial membership, please go to http://promo.strava.com/quadlock/
Simply put Map My Ride is a great app. It is said to have the best route creation tool compared of all cycling apps and is packed full of other features which rival many of the other apps discussed in this review:
- Exportable maps
- Easy map and route sharing
- Statistical data analysis
- Workout timetable/calendar
- Allow your friends to follow you whilst on a run
This app also has a lot of other cool features which can be unlocked by purchasing the premium version of the app. This can be purchased in app for $6.49 per month or $31.99 per year.
Cyclemeter is a great option for tracking a ride, with its numerous features and accurate calculations. And you can do all of this without signing up and creating an account on a website or paying any subscription fee. Cyclemeter allows you to:
- Compare against your previous workouts
- View a large range data and stats including Speed, distance, elevation total ride time, etc.
- Use Google Maps, including the ability to switch between Map, Satellite and Hybrid forms and sharing your routes over Facebook or twitter
- Audio feedback, to let you know how you're tracking.
Cyclemeter (Like many other cycling apps) is also used for running, this includes set work outs and running plans. It is a very accurate solution to tracking your ride and is designed to be mounted on the front of the bike, making it perfect for the Quad Lock
Cycle Tracker Pro offers many of the statistic and data that other apps offer in an open, easy to use interface. The data includes:
This user friendly app also allows you to play music from your iPod (like others do) but it also enables you to set tracks for certain parts of your route, including the ability to set a "power boost' song to play when extra motivation is needed. Cycle Tracker Pro also includes social media integration including Facebook and Twitter.
Road Bike Pro is another great app for recording your rides using your iPhone. The app has many similar features to those already discussed including:
- A detailed map of a ride
- Average speed calculated
- Total distance
- Weather information
Road Bike Pro enables you live tracking of critical performance data such as speed, distance, pace and altitude, weather and wind data. With a customisable dashboard configuration that allows you to see whatever you prefer. Road Bike Pro also offers easy ways to share your rides with friends on Facebook and other social media outlets. Road Bike Pro also offers the user a historic mapping function so that all rides can be stored and compared at a later date. Road bike pro is a useful, easy to use system thats made especially with cyclists in mind. This app displays all relative data in real time and makes a great cycle computer alternative.