Strava vs Mapmyride - recent opinions?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by rayjay86, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. rayjay86 macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    I've been trying to find an updated comparison of these two since the most recent I could find was from a year ago, and with the pace of updates and new tech coming out in the last year I thought I'd search for something recent.

    About me: I ride my bike casually. I don't own any lycra and my bike costs less than $300. I bought a bike to help me be more active, shed a few pounds and generally get in better shape. Maybe at some point I'll spend the big bucks on gear, but at this point I'm not super serious about it. I ride it to work M-F and around the neighbourhoods on weekends. I use Myfitnesspal to track my calories.

    What I want: Something that will track my cycling distance and calories that I can use in myfitnesspal. I do admit I like seeing my pace after I finish a ride in MMR and I find it motivating to see the route I took and try and do it faster the next time. I just recently started hearing a lot about Strava compared to MMR (I've only used MMR for a weekend).

    Can anyone tell me if there is a significant difference to the two (not the premium versions). I don't like that MMR does not give me cycling distance in the health app, I find it again motivating to see the total steps I've taken in a day and cycling distance I've done.

    Thanks!
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Strava is, by far, the dominant player in cycling activity tracking. Strava's activity does not link to the Health app if you use a device other than an iPhone, such as a Garmin GPS, to track your activity but does if you use the Strava app as your tracker.
     
  3. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting, thanks for the input! I'm using an iPhone 6 that i either have in my pocket or in my backpack. I've noticed though if its in my pocket it counts a pedal as a step so I've been putting it in my bag so it doesn't double count for calories. Not sure if that is actually what's happening, but I'm not using it for directions and I have bluetooth headphones in for music and anything else.
     
  4. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Strava is not logging cycling data at all. Also it screwed up all the logs that imported into MFP. It logged my morning ride today and my afternoon ride as tomorrow. Also it logged my morning ride about 3 times which tripled the total calories for one session.
     

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