A cycling app is a great way of setting goals and tracking progress. Unlike good bike computers which few people might find difficult to afford, these apps do a splendid job for them. In fact, these cycling apps have been so accurate, I sometimes wonder if I really require a bike computer. Even though I have a bike computer which I do not use, I prefer to use my mobile to track my cycling stats and performance. Applications like Strava, Zwift, Endomondo, Map my Ride, etc helps a lot.
What does Cycling app measure?
These cycling apps measure data points like speed, distance, and pace, and help with tasks such as route planning, goal setting, community building, coaching, or other bike-related objectives. The app stores of Android and iOS are flooded with cycling apps, the one you choose depends on what you want to use it for. To help make the decision process easier, here are the best cycling apps for each type of function.
You just can’t beat STRAVA can you? This is exactly why this app tops the list. It’s like a social networking site with no-nonsense and only people from the sports domain around.
This app is quick, comprehensive and extremely accurate as compared to its counterparts. This cycling app offers a deeper suite of features while also performing them faster. You can use the app to track or calculate your time, distance, average pace, speed, and estimated power output. You’re even able to record your routes live.
Strava is straightforward and intuitive, allowing you to add descriptions post-ride to remember what you liked or didn’t like about it. Furthermore, it pairs with plenty of external devices like heart rate monitors, power meters, cadence sensors, and foot pods. You can share your stats on leaderboards and connect with friends via its deep social offering. You can make an account or join with the help of a Facebook credential. This is something that STRAVA does better than any other app on the market. The last and the most amazing part is the KOM and QOM. Yeah right, love fighting for it, don’t we?
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Zwift Cycling Application
I have not used the Zwift app, however, I did saw a lot of riders using the app. So I started digging about the specs of zwift cycling app. This is basically an app that is used by a lot of people doing indoor training. I mean just take a look at it, looks like something coming straight out of Xbox or PS.
Zwift cycling app, which works with any turbo trainer, features crystal clear graphics that even show your avatar rising out of your saddle when you’re pumping hard or tucking on fast downhills. You can decide at the beginning whether you prefer to race against others or compete against yourself. Although the mobile app works as its own game, the full experience is enhanced by connecting to a desktop version and using the mobile app as a remote control. I would recommend everyone to try this, this is fun.
Map My Ride
I would say that this i.e. map my ride app does not have an advantage when it comes to social amalgamation like STRAVA. However, this is the best app when it comes to creating custom routes. The user interface is too easy to understand. Although again there are numerous apps in the market which allow you to create a route, none matches map my ride. This app has been in existence for a long time and they are surely using their experience to the fullest potential.
MapMyRide also lets you peruse other users’ favorite routes and shuffle through previous rides you’ve cycled to decide if you want to do them again with audio prompting. Although the app doesn’t showcase as many social features as Strava, it’s the clear winner in terms of simple map creation.
Endomondo Cycling App
This app is amazing. It’s like your personal trainer who can speak from the mobile and pump you up. Your friends can also send you motivational messages while you are live on your activity.
Endomondo provides easy ways to set goals, devise training programs, and monitor your progress. If your motivation begins to wane en route to achieving them (halfway up a 12 percent gradient, for example), Endomondo offers you that little voice of encouragement.
Its audio coaching delivers feedback about your distance, duration, calories, lap time, pace, heart rate, and more. Plus, it even has an amazing feature called “Pep Talks” where you can have a friend send a personalized message while tracking you live, offering fully customized motivation. Isn’t this amazing, imagine you are running with Endomondo and suddenly you hear “Pedal fast bro”.
Garmin Connect Cycling App
People who use a fitness tracker use this app. This app is much more user-friendly than some of its competitors. The user interface is simply outstanding. If you own the Garmin Edge cycling computer, you can log everything in a comprehensive daily calendar that breaks down your average speeds, elevations, durations, distances, and other cycling metrics.
Garmin Connect works seamlessly with your Garmin device.
Relive Cycling App
This is the era of visual representation of people. Once you’ve sweated, grunted, and suffered through a long and tough ride, there’s nothing as rewarding as being able to recap your ride through high-resolution moving images. Images are everything, we all love showing off our activities on our social profiles. This app is stunning when it comes to the amalgamation of sports and visual representation of your activities.
This app created a video representation of the route which you covered. The visual grace and smooth aesthetic of this cycling app are breathtaking. The videos even look similar to the 3D satellite maps commentators often use during TV coverage of big cycling events. This app works in conjunction with Strava or Garmin Connect. Furthermore, it creates a compelling, impressively realistic simulation of the ride you just completed.
So these were the top cycling apps of the year 2018. Every app is different each of them having an edge on a certain factor(s). Which one do you use? Feel free to comment below and tell us which cycling app you use and why?