Got the rather gorgeous new Nokia Lumia? Or perhaps you have another Windows Mobile phone. Here’s a selection of bike apps that you will find useful.
This free app allows you to track your cycling and then upload it to Nokia Sports Tracker Online. On the screen you can either see a map view of the ride or take a look at stats such as distance travelled, time and speed. You can also bring up rides you’ve completed previously. You can also share rides on social networks such as Facebook. It should be a good app for those looking for motivation to ride more.
A really beautifully designed bike app for Windows Mobile. It allows you to view different types of maps including open cycle maps and Google. It also has a very useful offline map mode which should be useful for conserving battery or when visiting locations without much mobile signal. You can follow your route on a map, add any points of interest and you can also draw out a route. Data can also be exported to sites including Facebook. You also get bike computer functionality to display details such as average speed and so forth. Great app that does a lot for the $4.99 price tag.
From the early days on a bike such as the Townsend bikes or as you move up onto a full road bike you inevitably have an obsession with how fast you are going. The Workout Tracker will tell you. The app also integrates with trainingpeaks.com and also allows you to share .GPX files of your rides which should make it possible to upload them to most websites. It is simple to use but does cost $0.99. You can view details on rides you’ve done such as speed, elevation data and distance travelled.
Another great cycling app for Windows Mobile for GPS tracking your rides. Can run whilst in the background and doesn’t crash.
Another GPS tracker but without map capabilities which may result in better battery efficiency as less data is being downloaded.
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Well designed Windows Mobile app for calculating the gear ratio of your bike.
London Cycle Hire
Find the nearest bicycle hire docking station and track how long you’ve been cycling. This very useful app will be a must have companion for any Boris Bike user. Out of all the apps available to do this job it seems to be the best one. Also has offline mapping capabilities which dramatically speeds up load times.
The Endomondo app is available on pretty much every phone ever made. Windows Mobile phones are no exception. It is a nice little app which is easy to use and has most the functionality anyone would need.
All of these bike apps can be found in the Windows Mobile Marketplace.
If you know of any other good bike apps for Windows Mobile please post them in the comments below.
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