It’s that time of the year again where the leaves are coming back and warmer weather is finally a reality. It’s also when bikers are taking their bikes out of storage and prepping them for the road, but before you get back on the saddle and ride away into the sunset, here are five iPhone bike apps that you should have installed on your iPhone before your next ride.
While you may think your iPhone is simply just for texting, browsing the web, checking email, and playing games, it can actually do a lot more. In fact, your iPhone makes a great workout companion, and there are a ton of fitness apps that you can download for the iPhone. With the right apps, your iPhone can track your running sessions and biking sessions and provide you with all sorts of helpful and interesting data.
Whether you’re an avid biker and regular commute by bike or simply just enjoy riding your bike as a free time activity, there are a handful of apps that you’ll want to have in your arsenal the next time you go out and conquer the roads and bike paths.
Some of these apps are obvious choices, like the regular fitness apps that can track your progress using GPS, but there are also some apps that you may not have even heard of before or haven’t even considered using them with a focus on biking. Many times, apps have alternative uses that they weren’t really designed for, but they work great for it anyway.
In any case, here are five iPhone bike apps that you should bring with you during your next bike ride.
Strava is one of the most popular fitness apps for iPhone, and it has capabilities like tracking running and cycling activities using GPS, but where the app stands out is its ability to combine GPS data with data gathered from the iPhone 6’s M8 co-processor, which means that Strava can provide much more accurate data than other fitness apps can.
In fact, Strava was actually one of the very first apps to add support for Apple’s Motion chip when it first debuted in the iPhone 5s.
Strava also has a larger following amongst pro athletes. Regular users can search for and add their favorite athletes and track their activities, which is pretty cool, but where Strava stands out the most is the ability to provide more data than most biking apps do, thanks to its unique use of the M8 and M7 chips.