With so many apps available for today's cyclists it's hard to choose the right one. We have decided to help you here a bit. Below is a list of best apps each serious cyclist should have on his or her smartphone:
- 2Map My Ride
- 3Bike Computer
- 5First Aid by British Red Cross
- 6Bike Doctor
Strava is without a doubt today's #1 workout tracker (not only for cyclists, but for any kind of workout you can virtually imagine).
The application does not only have a fancy interface, but what many of similar services lack - a huge community of engaged and more importantly, contributing members. This huge social component places Strava way above the competition.
There's a Premium version that allows to integrate with 3rd-party devices like heart monitor in real-time, set custom goals and much more.
Price: Free (there's a Premium version, too, for $59.99/year)
Map My Ride
Map My Ride is another great application for cyclists. It has not that appealing interface compared to Strava, but functionality is very similar. Routes library is probably even bigger.
On the downside, free version is packed with ads. But still, for the cyclists just starting to track their workouts, it's more than enough.
Price: Free (MVP version gives you more analysis opportunities and costs $29.99/year)
Bike Computer does what any, well, any bike computer will do - it provides real-time data about your ride in a sleek and accessible interface.
It can integrate with Strava for logging your workouts and external HR monitors to give even more data.
Another great feature is great-designed embeds for sharing on social networks with your friends.
Price: Free, with Premium version available
This the app for outdoor cyclists among us. ViewRanger has best topographic maps in the world which are priced very reasonably for the amount of details they have.
A great feature of this app is Skyline, an amazing implementation of augmented reality that shows you routes in real-time on your phone screen.
Price: Free, detailed maps are extra fee
First aid by British Red Cross
We hope you will never have a chance to use this app. However, it only needs around 60 megabytes of space on your smartphone, so just download and let it sit there, just in case.
What this app does, is self-explanatory. It has all the instructions you need to perform first aid.
Even better, it works 100% offline.
DIY cyclists who like to do bike maintenance and repairs by themselves will like this app. Those who would like to learn, would love it too.
Detailed and well-structured videos on how to perform any bike-related job for only five bucks? We're in!
We hope you will find this selection of applications helpful. Do you think we missed something and another favorite cycling app of your should be included in this list? Let us know in the comments below!