Health and fitness seems to have become more of integral part of our mobile devices these days, and for those who like to bike whether for transportation or fun, it’s never a bad idea to have some good apps on hand which can help you enhance the riding experience. There are plenty of different apps out there one can use, so we’ve rounded up ten of the best we could find and put them together in this list which you can check out down below.
Open Rider – GPS Cycling and Riding
This cycling app seems to be focused on a few things, giving the user a nice experience with the UI as it’s simplistic yet clearly inspired by material design, and tracking your GPS while also giving you a bike computer interface that tracks calories burned, distance and speed. If you don’t need an app with a lot of bells and whistles, Open Rider is a great solution.
Ride With GPS
Ride With GPS is another bike computer app which delivers information like GPS tracking, distance, speed, calories burned, and more. The info is gets a little more technical and detailed than with something like Open Rider above, with more detailed maps and graphs of your stats, and an added social element with a friends list and news feed of shares from other people who use the app.
Yet another bike computer app, this one being simply named BikeComputer, you can use it to track things like distance, speed, altitude, time overall distance and more. It also allows you to set you home point, so when you’re done with your ride and no matter where you are the app can give you the quickest and most efficient way to get home.
Runtastic Road Bike Tracker
Don’t let the name fool you, it may have been developed with Road Bike users in mind, but no matter what time of bike you use this app can come in handy. You can track your routes via GPS, get detailed updates on speed, elevation and other ride data via the voice coach, and see you current location on Maps which you can also download for offline use if you’re trying to save battery life. The app also does a whole lot more as it’s pretty comprehensive, and may be just the app to fit your needs.
My Tracks from Google has been around for quite some time, while it doesn’t offer some of the features of the other apps on this list, it’s still a crowd favorite for the pleasing and easy to use design and quality performance. You can use My Tracks to keep up on speed, elevation, and distance, and you can also see you location on the map at all times. Google has also implemented the ability to annotate your path if need be. Best of all, there’s Android Wear support integrated into the app so you can access things from your wrist if you have an Android Wear device.
Map My Ride GPS Cycling
Map My Ride is basically another all-in-one app with a comprehensive list of features useful to any cyclist. You can track GPS and other stats like calories, distance and speed, and if you’re also equipped with an Android Wear device you can view just about everything from your wrist. If you want access to even more detailed information, you can sync your device with the web dashboard that has more features.
Much like a few other options on this list, RunKeeper attempts to do it all and can allow you to track your route and cycling speed among other things like calories burnt and distance traveled. RunKeeper is more of a comprehensive app which can be great since it has more features than some other apps, but it’s less focused on cycling so there may be some specific cycling details you won’t find here. Nevertheless, RunKeeper is still a great app that can feed you some of the information you may want or need.
Google Fit has plenty to offer anyone looking to track their health and fitness stats, and while it doesn’t do the most to feed you cycling information on its own, it connects with and aggregates data from plenty of other apps including those like some on this list so you can view specifics in one location, and you can still use it to view calories burned from cycling, as well as distance traveled while you ride.
Strava Running And Cycling
With Strava you can track useful stats like elevation, speed, and of course you can use it to track your routes via GPS, and you can share those stats with the Strava community of users for some competition or just for a social element of motivation from others. It supports Android Wear so you can start tracking sessions from the watch, and you can view detailed maps of your rides and such after you’re done with your activity.
Finishing out the list is Endomondo, another full-featured app that lets you stay up to date on fitness stats like calories, speed, distance, and track your routes using GPS whether you’re cycling or not. You can connect it to Android Wear and start tracking from your wrist, and if you don’t like looking down at your phone or watch screen to view your stats the voice guide can read off details like distance traveled at certain intervals. You can also use the app to set specific cycling goals and engage in the Endomondo social community for a little competition or motivation.