It is no secret that many of the contributors at Unplggd are cycling fans. We have noticed over the past few months that individuals have reviewed awesome cycling DIY's and Range reviewed a particularly neat Garmin product. While we currently are unable to afford something as cool as the Garmin, we found a free app for our iPhone that seems to do the trick for tracking our daily cycling workouts.
The iMapMyRide homescreen is a tad confusing but with use, it becomes familiar. The fit and finish could be better. For example, we found the UI design junky.
Many of you who run frequently are likely familiar with iMapMyRun. iMapMyRide is a new product and addition to the family of fitness apps. We first discovered it while tediously entering our long bike rides into the computer using a Google Maps interface which is awful to say the least. Now we just start the iMapMyRide iPhone apps and let it record our rides as we go. Disclaimer: this is not a true product review since we have no way to compare the product to the awesome Garmin or other similar products but thus far we like what we see.
The list of routes...don't hate we are extremely busy and wish we had time for 50 mile rides daily.
The iMapMyRide app works well for what we need; a way to track our training. All you need to do is fire up the app, hit record a workout, then select start. Unfortunately the app does not work with the iPod Touch as it does not have a GPS, but for iPhone users the app is an excellent addition. We always have a cellphone when we ride so turning on the app and carrying our phone is a quick and easy step.
We are very fond of the route elevation feature in the maps of our rides. It makes us feel cool and very pathetic when compared to Andy Schleck.
Other features that we would love to try out at some point is the ANT+ sensor integration. The sensors and packages includes amazing integration with the iMapMyRide app and also include power and cadence meters that wirelessly connect to the iPhone.
Give the product a look and let us know what you think of the app. We love it and at some point want to try out the slick app with the ANT+ sensors.