Posted on | February 11, 2009 | 41 Comments
Bicycle Gear Calculator:
GPS Cyclocomputers that communicate with proprietary external sensors:
APP DESCRIPTIONS & SCREEN SHOTS
From Every Trail a bicycle computer GPS app for your iPhone that displays an odometer, speed, time and allows you to record and upload a track of your bike ride and works with iPhone Trails app. Note that the landscape mode display makes for huge easy to read display.
above left: Trails a GPS app from Felix Lamouroux allows you to record, export and import tracks onto your iPhone.
above right: Bicycle Gear Calculator from JP Martineau allows you to evaluate current or potential Gearing Ratios, calculate Gain Ratios, Gear Inches, and Development. Use the Skid Patch Analyzer to visualize and minimize your fixed-gear’s tire wear. Explore equivalent gearing configurations that let you reuse parts you already have.
The iRPM+ iPhone app from Smheart Link adds a heart rate monitor and cadence to the feature list. UPDATE: This app is now called Digifit iBiker. Digifit communicates to ANT+ devices like HRM straps and cadence sensors through a Digifit connect accessory that plugs into your iPhone.
Thanks to Vince in comments for the heads up on another new app: B.iCycle cyclometer.
Above left is BikePower and above right is iMapMyRide. iMapMyRide features real time tracking with distance, time, pace and speed display. It integrates with MapMyRide.com and Twitter. BikePower estimates your power output on the bike.
Cychosis allows you to chart your rides (distance, average speed, and time). Optional automatic tweet (twitter) of each ride after you enter it.
MotionX-GPS allows you to save up to 303 waypoints, email waypoints to google earth or google maps, save up to 101 tracks, live compass (true or magnetic bearings).
Pedal Brain iPhone cycling app fully compatible with ANT+ cycling sensors such as SRM, PowerTap, Quarq, MetriGear & Garmin. Pedal Brain will also offer a web training platform as well as coaching plans by subscription.
New SportyPal Bike app will be available very soon for iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile users. Log and map your position, movement, distance, tempo and calories burned. It will not affect normal operation of your mobile phone, so you can still listen to music, receive and initiate calls and messages.
Cyclemeter continually records your time, location, distance, elevation, and speed – years of rides only take up the space of a few songs. Stop and start recording on-screen or with your earphone remote.
Enki Sports has just announced a new smart phone app that will integrate ANT+ cadence, speed and heart rate sensors with a web based training application.
Phone, music, email, cycling computer and GPS tracking all in one device. Pretty slick. However before you trash your pricey cycling computer be aware the iPhone has an Achilles heel as a cycling computer. Battery life… Just as you are starting to break a sweat the iPhone will be needing a recharge. However external batteries are available which can extend your iPhone charge long enough for a century or a 100k brevet. if you have a dyno hub the new E-werk hub dynamo powered universal power supply and charging unit from Busch & Mueller can provide power as long as you can pedal.