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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 19, 2008

How to get GPS for the ipod touch

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As most of you know, lately I have been writing about GPS logging apps for the iPhone for biking, running, sailing, or whatever. But what if we do not have the iPhone or we have the ipod touch? Are we doomed to look on in envy as you iPhone users get to wallow in GPS self satisfaction? Well, for now, yes, but not much longer!
Enter the scene; iGPS360 and xWave’s xGPS project.

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