GPS Running/biking app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TheZimm, May 17, 2009.

  1. TheZimm macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    What's the best GPS app out there that will track where you biked/ran?

    I've seen a couple on the App Store, Runner, Track my path, but i don't know whether or not to get one of them.


  2. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    I don't use these apps anymore. I used to and tried a fair few of them out: iMapMyRun was very buggy and unreliable, Distance Meter Pro was good but prone to crashing on occasion, EveryTrail was too limited, and other I tried had one or more of these same disadvantages, can't remeber right now the names of them all.

    In the end I found Trails. By far superior to ther others in terms of both relaibility/stability and features. Works well syncing with TrailRunnerX on the Mac if you have one. I'd recommend it. I no longer use it as I was finding i too much of a distraction whilst running/cycling, so I went back to just using my Suunto hrm.
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
  4. dmarch macrumors regular


    Nov 14, 2007
    Big Sky, MT
    Another vote for Runkeeper. This app just keeps on improving.
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i also like runkeeper
  6. nathan1281 macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Runkeeper is definitely the best. I have used it many times. They have an awesome web application for reviewing all your runs.
  7. redrog macrumors 6502


    Feb 26, 2008
    Out of curiosity, what state does the phone need to be in for this to work. I assume the app needs to be running throughout, but can the phone be in sleep mode? What happens if a call comes in - does it still remember where you were?
  8. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    The app obviously needs to be running but you can use the top-lock to switch off the screen and it will still log, and the GPS will still work. (Apparently - I have only just d/l this and am yet to use in anger, but got this info from their pretty good forum) There are several reports of good battery life this way. Best to have Bluetooth off, and wifi, along with Push notifications as well.
  9. jhanlon macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Have a look at TrackMyTour which is free and the sample tour that is used on the web site is a bike tour in France. Seems to work well and has an update submitted that will include photos in a capture and send Twitter messages when updated.

    No relationship, just another user.
  10. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    I am stuck between run keeper and runner.

    I have both, and have used both. They are both very very good.
    I like the simplicity of both, and how you can view the map. One thing that I like about runner is how you can set how far/how much time you want to run, and then you can have different times for it to notify you, such as every half mile, every 5 minutes, etc. It also tells you your eta, average speed, total height, speed at that moment. One thing I want to see in an update is the ability to see more info such as your time per mile/half mile, average mile, be able to set a pace, and have it tell you whether or not your on it.
  11. retroneo macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    RunKeeper Pro has voice feedback too...

    And you can use the top lock button to extend battery life as it turns the backlight off.
  12. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    wow. that does seem nice
  13. iPhone guru macrumors member

    May 6, 2009
    I use the cyclometer app B.iCycle. It's a bit expensice but very stable and precise for distance, speed and calorie calculation. Plus it offers an altimeter and a map including bike trails that moves along automatically while you are biking.

    Anyone want to share KML or GPX files of their coolest or longest rides?
  14. Buschmaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2006
  15. Bringiton macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2008
    Ottawa, Ontario
    You should look at MotionX its designed for off-road running or biking and has some nice features. It is however $2.99 and they don't have a free version.

    Edit:Oh I lied there is a free version MotionX GPS Lite

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