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January 20, 2009

SMHeart Link: Taking the iphone as a biking computer to the next level

smartfitnessI’ve written a number of posts about using the iphone as a biking, running and even golfing computer. Well, there is the next level. A full training environment!  From SmHeart link. As good as having speed and elevation change is useful for training, adding cardio and other measure, like cadence and power, would bring you to pro level training.

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October 26, 2008

Review of iMapMyRide as a bicycle computer for the iPhone

There seems to be a pattern here, I cannot seem to get enough GPS loggers. )

This is the 5th GPS logger I’ve checked out, and with one exception, which I will cover in a second, I’m not really seeing anything significantly new here.

iMapMyRide is a free GPS logger with a companion web site like TrailGuru or Path Tracker. Like these apps, the application takes GPS samples and logs them on the iPhone.  After the ride (or run) you can upload these points to a website which will map the information as well as calculate speed and elevation change. They also have a calorie calculator like Fitnio.

A must have for any program in this space is the ability to remove points. I have yet to see a site that does this well.  IMapMyRide does not do it all yet (although they say its coming). As you can see in this screenshot, it’s needed.  When I clicked on ‘view route’ it did not come up the first time and clicking on ‘view your training’ gives a not loaded URL error.

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October 7, 2008

A review of TrailGuru as a bicycle computer

Filed under: app review,bicycle computer,iphone — perivision @ 2:57 pm
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At last count, I think there are around 7 or 8 iphone applications you can use for GPS logging.  I have not tried them all, but I did give TrailGuru a try. I tested TrailGuru on the ebike on a short ride to the grocery. 

Like Path Tracker (reviewed here) the iPhone takes a GPS samples and holds them in it is memory (or uploads depending on the connection) and stores you data online as a path. You can also download GPX data for your own analysis. What is differnt here, and I think interesting, is the idea of creating a community around your paths. 

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September 26, 2008

Review of Path Tracker as an iphone bike computer

Filed under: app review,bicycle computer,iphone — perivision @ 1:28 am
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I did a survey of the various navigation apps out there and decided to give Path Tracker a try.  It was only 99c.

Path Tracker is not like TrackThing where you get a graph and stats on the iphone. Instead, data is uploaded to a website as with GPS Tracker.  Except I never could get GSP Tracker to work well enough for me. 

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September 11, 2008

iphone as a bicycle computer – the ebike tests

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The last week has been insainly busy, so I have not even had time for a quick 10 mile ride in the hills.  I did however take my ebike to get lunch and did a recording just for fun.

Now for those of you who do not ride electric bikes, (and I’m guessing that is almost all of you), there are three reason to have an ebike.

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