8 excellent cycling apps for your iPhone and Android smartphones

 

Earlier this week, we asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers for their essential cycling app recommendations.  As technology and fitness continue to collide in new and exciting ways, the selection of apps available is dizzying.  Hence, we wanted a streamlined list of only the best cycling apps on the market.  Without further ado, here are 8 excellent cycling apps for your iPhone and Android smartphones as recommended by SportPursuit’s fans and followers.  Thanks everybody for the great suggestions.

 

1. AccuWeather

 

Check the weather forecast before you hit the hills.  You can also set up severe weather alerts, track weather for multiple locations and get real time updates of temperature without having to open the app.

 

2. Strava

Track all your rides and view all your routes later.  You can also challenge your friends and climb the leaderboard.  It’s a great way to watch your performance improve over time.  Want some friendly competition? Join the SportPursuit Strava Club.

 

3. MyFitnessPal

Track what you eat and make counting your calories simple.  There are over 3 million foods in the database.

 

4. Endomondo

Not just an app for cycling, you can track any outdoor sport with Endomondo.  It’s a great app to track your workouts and analyse your training.

 

5. Runtastic Mountain Bike

Designed with mountain biking enthusiasts in mind, track your critical performance stats.  The offline maps are also useful for when your phone inevitably loses signal.

 

6. Ride with GPS

Favourite features of this app include the turn-by-turn directions, solid ride logging and the holy grail of app features – no advertisements.

 

7. Road ID

Great for up to date emergency info.  The Road ID lock screen is a praised feature allowing users to add emergency contact info for extra peace of mind when out on the road.

 

8. Galileo

Extensive offline maps which are also purportedly the fastest maps to load.  The vector maps are acknowledged as being both small (saving your precious data) and lighting quick to load.

 

SportPursuit readers, are there any other apps that you think should make the cut?  Let us know in the comments below!

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