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Old 05-25-2023, 11:18 PM
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Is there a cell phone-based cycling app for just mileage & time?

Don't want to stick a garmin or whatever on the front of my bike. Only care about mileage and time. Curious if anyone knows of a cell phone-based app that picks up GPS and can track route and time. That's all.

Something like push button = start, then tracks route, then push button and stop.

(If it comes with other features, that's ok, but I only want to use the two.)

Thanks for any tips!
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Old 05-25-2023, 11:31 PM
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Strava.
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Old 05-25-2023, 11:36 PM
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I only use the web based route planning function, but Ride With GPS has a phone app that you can track rides with, as well.
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Old 05-26-2023, 12:17 AM
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Free version of Strava does that.
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Old 05-26-2023, 12:28 AM
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Polar has a free app called Polar Beat
get it at the Android play store or Apple
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Old 05-26-2023, 12:40 AM
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you could probably use avenza for that
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Old 05-26-2023, 02:17 AM
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I’m not sure why you’d choose anything other than strava for this unless you specifically don’t want to use strava for this.
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Old 05-26-2023, 04:43 AM
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If you have an android phone jogtracker is a free app that works great for biking, hiking, walking or jogging. Liked it way better than any other distance app but only available for android phones.
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Old 05-26-2023, 06:46 AM
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Free versions of either Strava or Ride with GPS. I have both since friends often share routes from both services. They both sync/link with Garmin Connect so that routes are automatically downloaded to your Garmin GPS when you sync your device with the Garmin Connect app, either through Bluetooth or a wired connection. Very simple and free!

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Old 05-26-2023, 07:44 AM
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+1 for Strava and RWGPS.
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Old 05-26-2023, 07:57 AM
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Yes, Ridewithgps, but, make sure your phone is fully charged at the start, and carry a supplementary battery, because GPS is a big power suck.
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Old 05-26-2023, 08:35 AM
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Yes, Ridewithgps, but, make sure your phone is fully charged at the start, and carry a supplementary battery, because GPS is a big power suck.
IMO battery life is the big detractor for using your phone for tracking/nav on rides, especially big rides.

A Garmin 130 can do all the tracking for $125 used.
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Old 05-26-2023, 09:03 AM
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Yes, Ridewithgps, but, make sure your phone is fully charged at the start, and carry a supplementary battery, because GPS is a big power suck.
using the jogtracker app I had many 8-10 hour hikes and never came close to draining the battery. I liked how it was just basic and would not always try and get you to upgrade.

I am using the Goals-fitness free app and the free strava on my iphone 14 and they do not drain my battery but I don't like how they always want you to upgrade.
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Old 05-26-2023, 09:27 AM
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REI has a free app that does that.
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Old 05-26-2023, 10:09 AM
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IMO battery life is the big detractor for using your phone for tracking/nav on rides, especially big rides.

A Garmin 130 can do all the tracking for $125 used.
If you keep an eye out for sales, you can sometimes find a new Edge 130 Plus for $150 from authorized retailers. I purchased mine from forum sponsor biketiresdirect.com for that price. With Bluetooth pairing to your phone and the Garmin Connect app, it’s a very simple and capable system.

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