Which bicycling app and mount for iPhone should I get?
April 7, 2011 9:37 AM   Subscribe

What is the best / your favorite bicycle computer app for the iPhone? Also, what bike mount would you recommend for an iPhone?
posted by entropicamericana to Technology (3 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Check out Runkeeper. It does a lot! GPS tracking, maps, charts, speed, etc... Plus all of your data is accessable through their website.
posted by synthedelic at 9:45 AM on April 7, 2011

Best answer: I've tried a bunch, and am a big fan of Cyclemeter. I actually keep the phone in my pocket and rely on spoken updates, which is Cyclemeter's killer feature (keeping the phone dark also allows for much longer battery life). On those rare occasions I need to check my map, I stop.

I haven't used Runkeeper, but it looks good. Another app that looks intriguing is Kinetic.

One feature that Runkeeper supports is Fisica, which is a dongle that lets you connect to HRMs, wheel-rotation counters, etc, and is available as a bike mount. There are a number of other apps that also support Fisica (Cyclemeter has made noises about adding support for this), and I expect this to become more and more common. I plan on getting a Fisica mount and trying it out at some point.
posted by adamrice at 10:36 AM on April 7, 2011

Another cool thing that Cyclemeter does is to create the data to display your route on Googlemaps, which it emails to you when you finish the ride. I've tried several cycling apps and Cyclemeter has the best user interface of any.
posted by conrad53 at 9:11 PM on April 7, 2011

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