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Best Cycling Apps You Need To Try

There’s no shortage of apps designed for cyclists so we have compiled a list of our top picks for a range of different situations. Some apps will require you to have your phone installed on the handlebars, whereas with others, you can just hit start, put your phone in your pocket, and start your ride. The Furo X battery has a USB port allowing you to charge your phone on the go. This is particularly useful when using GPS and data.

 

 

Strava

Packed with a lot of features, Strava lets you track and analyze every aspect of your riding. You can track your progress over time with GPS, join challenges, connect with friends and share your performances and photos on your feed. Intuitive and easy to use, Strava adds a great social aspect to your riding and is a great way to get inspired by a friend’s activity. You can compare your efforts to your friends and other cyclists on popular stretches of road.

 

Free to download and offers various paid features – iOS and Android

 

 

 

RidewithGPS

Another popular option is RidewithGPS, which makes it easy to map, analyze, record, and share your bike rides. The route planner tool will help you to plan your next bike ride directly on the app from their large and comprehensive database of rides. You can modify it to build the perfect route based on distance, elevation and difficulty. In addition to this, you can record rides and download routes to navigate while offline.

 

Free to download and offers Basic and Premium plans – iOS and Android

 

 

 

Komoot

For those who want to explore and get off the road, Komoot is a great intuitive route planning app. Asphalt or trails, Komoot generates sport-specific, topographic routing and tailor-made itineraries. You can create your own collection of routes based on your own criteria such as route information, road type and surface. This helps as you’ll know exactly what you’re facing when planning your off-road adventure. The app is community-based and lets you recommend your favourite spots, share your rides with your friends, and browse routes made by other users.

 

The app’s pricing is based on regions. – iOS and Android

 

 

Bikemap

Bike Map provides cycling route navigation for riders for a range of terrains including road, off-road, gravel and more. The app benefits from an active worldwide community where you can enrich the user-generated cycling route collection by adding your own unique favourites. Their extensive database will allow you to find the most suitable route for training, touring and commuting. The app also displays riding necessities such as bike shops, public toilets, ATMs and most importantly, cafes!

 

Free to download with options for in-app purchases – iOS and Android

 

 

 

Bike Citizens

Bike Citizens is a navigation app specially designed for the needs of cyclists in urban areas with real-time route calculation and a GPS navigator prioritising bike-friendly paths. The routes specially optimised for cycling take into account current short-term closures as well as live traffic information. Additionally, you can choose insider cycling tours through the city, created by local cycling couriers. The app also delivers a categorised list of sights, from which you can create individual tours in the cycle route planner.

 

Free to download with options for purchasing city guides – iOS and Android

 

 

 

Relive

Easy to use, the Relive app has a great feature set, including 3D route visualization. Track your rides and turn them into 3D videos for visualizing rides with lots of elevation changes and displaying photos captured along the way. At the end, the video shows you your total stats, including distance, elevation gain, time, and average speed. Making your ride look like a Tour de France stage.

 

Free to download with options for in-app purchases – iOS and Android

 

 

 

Cyclemeter

This advanced bike tracking app is rich with features like maps, graphs, splits, intervals, laps, announcements, zones, training plans and more. Very comprehensive the app lets you get in-depth with your stats when your ride is complete. You can as well connect the app to external sensors and displays to collect the advanced ride data. Another great safety feature is the Free Live-Tracking to keep others informed on your location.

 

Free to download with the option to upgrade to premium for more features – iOS

 

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