Thursday, February 20, 2014

Top 5 iPhone apps for cyclists

Top 5 iPhone apps for cyclists
Due to modern technological advances, there are now numerous varieties of apps available to aid and entertain you for any aspect of your day to day life. If you are an avid cyclist there are a wealth of apps to help you optimise your riding performance, track your progress, find optimal destinations and even communicate with fellow cyclists. Listed below are five of these ingenious apps which promise to intrigue and inform you whilst you travel.
1-Cycle Tracker Pro ($4.99)
Cycle Tracker Pro provides you with precise data regarding every element of your journey. It notifies you of your speed, distance, altitude, time as well as the amount of calories you have burned. It displays this information on an easy to use interface which also enables you to play music from your iPod whilst you cycle, permitting you to set certain tracks for specific sections of your route, to boost your motivation when you need it the most! You can also keep in contact with your friends and other cyclists through Facebook and Twitter.

2-Bike Doctor 2 ($4.99)
Available for both iPhone and Android, Bike Doctor 2 is a vital lifeline for any cyclist because it provides you with a list of the twenty nine most common bike repairs to help you in the case of any incident. The app provides easy to follow, step-by-step guides to show you how to fix a myriad of issues, from mending punctures to stopping gears from skipping. Moreover, the app contains a safety check option so you can be confident your bike is fully operational before commencing any ride.

3-Bike Hub ($0)
This free app informs you of the best cycling routes in your area. Bike Hub permits you to choose the ride which suits you best; be it a quiet route, a hectic one, or a combination of the two. Furthermore, Bike Hub lists all the local bike shops and garages in your area so you can easily stock up on supplies.

4-EveryTrail ($3.90)
You'll never get lost again! This app enables you to view your current position and cycling route on a Google Map or satellite view. Utilising GPS, EveryTrail integrates your saved rides onto your account on their website as well as allowing you to download 'Open Street Maps' to your phone, simultaneously conserving battery life and helping you find your chosen destination with ease. Additionally, you have the opportunity to test drive this app for free, testing up to a maximum of three rides, before upgrading to the advanced version.

Rendezvous is the perfect app if you enjoy group cycling rides. The app permits you to organise group rides by creating an event and inviting people to join. Subsequently, you can post messages between riders to finalise ride details and discuss possible routes. Moreover, during the actual ride, you can track the locations of your other group members, ensuring no-one is lost or left behind!

These apps are certain to enrich your riding experience and add a hint of modern technology to the timeless classic hobby of cycling. There are even bicycles available from Jardine Motors which you can connect your smartphone to and have a phone holder so you can easily use your apps on the move. The bicycle will even charge your phone as you cycle along! Whether you cycle out with your friends and all the latest technology or alone on a classic bike, have a great ride.
This article was written by Bradley Taylor, a freelance writer from Derby, England. Bradley is a motoring enthusiast who loves writing about cars and everything automotive, but he is versatile and also writes across a variety of other topics. You can keep connected with Bradley on Google+ and follow him on Twitter.

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