Don’t confuse this useful app Citymapper for your GPS, although it does use the same technology. Citymapper is great for people who live in dense urban areas and want to get from A to B in the most efficient way possible. Showing the best backstreets and shortcuts that will save time for cyclists, it also has several other features for the few times you are left without a ride. With a database that reveals the location of thousands of shared bikes, you can quickly get yourself on two wheels wherever you are. And if for some reason you simply cannot get on a bike, their smart ride function will get you a ride share (claimed to be a service somewhere between a taxi and a bus) instead.
This is the crème de la crème of cycling statistic apps, for anyone who wants to get serious about riding and needs comprehensive data – start downloading now. Designed to be the all in one bicycle computer, this impressive tool allows you to track your ride, your speeds, the distance you have traveled and your calorie burn all at once, and that is just the tip of the iceberg here. Allowing you to link to 3rd party devices through Bluetooth, anyone with a heart monitor will be happy to see their info collected in one place. And if you want to sift through your measurements and see your progress through a screen other than your phone, Cycle meter will export your logs into several formats including XML, so you can create spreadsheets. With voice prompts for ease of access and as many systems monitored than anyone could want, this app is perfect for anyone who wants to go pro.
This is the king of riding apps now thanks to many happy users logging on frequently and sharing their statistics. Strava tracks your ride with GPS and provides feedback on the speed of your journey, even breaking down your trip into segments so you can easily see trends areas. What’s great about Strava is that you can find other peoples routes easily, which is great for people just starting out. And for those who prefer more of a challenge, competing for the best time on shared routes is a great motivator to get back out and try again.
My Fitness Pal is more focused on nutrition than any exercise activity in particular, My Fitness Pal is a handy way to keep a log of your calories. After signing in with your height, age and weight, get ready to start putting in all the components of each meal and every drink, then thanks to its enormous database of nutritional information the app will calculate your net and gross calories. Since the app is bursting with info about any meal from an average banana to the menu of fast food outlets, it can also tell you your protein, fats and carbs for the day and allows you to glance at whether you can afford to snack and stay within your goal limits. People getting race fit will find it essential, but it is a great accompaniment to anyone trying to