How fast did you go? How far did you go? What was your elevation gain? Sure, maybe you have an amazing cyclo computer or crazy GPS watch that does all that for you (in which case, I’d love to hear more, post in the comments).
Or maybe you are like me, too lazy to reset your computer (OK I lied. I don’t really know how to reset the computer) or aren’t good at syncing your cyclo-computer with your desktop/laptop to maintain records.
Therefore, I figured I’d do a brief review of some of the GPS enabled phone apps out there.
1. CardioTrainer: Available for Android
Pros: Immediately posts to Facebook which makes you look extra sport to your friends list, works for a billion types of workout options (elliptical, yoga, running, cycling, uhh swimming? How does that work??)
Cons: I’ve had friends notice that it doesn’t record mileage accurately, doesn’t store to Google apps or an easily importable/exportable flat file. Doesn’t log min/max elevation gain
2. MyTracks – Available for Android
Pros: Stores stats to Google docs, min/max elevation, min/max grade
Cons: Doesn’t post to Facebook, don’t differentiate between sport (not sure if this matters, though)
3. Cyclemeter – Available for the iPhone
Pros: Posts to Facebook, apparently does track elevation
Cons: Not available for Android phones
4. Mapmytracks – Available for the iPhone, Blackberry, a bunch of Nokias
Pros: Big online community site for the app, including accessing others’ local rides
Cons: Not available for Android phones, doesn’t shoe elevation
Odd: Apparently popular for yachters
What else is out there? Post a comment with your favorite tracking app, please include what phone type you use!