I have spent a couple of weeks researching cycling computers for my bike. So many on the market to choose from and I couldn’t decide! Then it hit me – I own an iPhone!! Surely there is an app that can track my cycles for me. Yes… Many…
So I tried some free apps, to get an idea of which one works for me. I initially installed the free Road Bike app from Runtastic, loved it almost instantly and upgraded without a second thought to the Pro edition (£2.99).
From the main session window the app tracks the important measures of your rides including duration, distance, elevation, route and calories burned. The route map is a fantastic way of keeping a record of your routes, and ultimately analysing your progress on repeat workouts on the same path. You can also personalise the app to display the features that you want to see.
One of my favourite features is the voice alerts (coach) to distance and times allowing me to concentrate on the road, keeping upright and pushing my legs 🙂 !
From Runtastic’s Website:
In addition to data analyzing and tracking, this app offers a lot of extra features. Download and save maps to your smartphone ahead of time so you don’t need an internet connection while biking. Now trips abroad or to areas where you don’t have mobile access are no longer a problem. To gauge your performance during your rides, the Runtastic Road Bike PRO app lets you measure your exact cadence, speed, and heart rate. Thanks to these accurate measurements, you can track your performance and aim to improve it. Find out more at www.runtastic.com/en/apps/roadbike
As well as these features another nice touch is the session conclusion giving you a breakdown of stats, and a share to Facebook, Twitter and email option to show off your hard work and workout.
Overall I absolutely love this app from Runtastic. The features are ideal for me to keep a log of my rides, and help me set goals in improving my fitness.
Road Bike Pro is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.