Video: Top 10 Cycling Phone Apps


It can be argued that the phone is the best cycling accessory. It is an emergency device, a camera, a POV camera, a flashlight, a messaging tool all in one. And that’s just the native functionality. When you get in to to world of Apps, its utility for biking expands quite a bit.

Of course bike riding should be about riding and one must not get carried away by geeking out with a device so much that it interrupts the flow and serenity of a mountain bike ride. But there’s no question that the phone is a useful biking tool and its utility keeps growing with every App created.

The List:

10. Garmin Connect
9. Instant Heart Rate
8. Ride ID
7. BikeCal
6. Bubble Level
5. Bike Doctor 2
4. Size My Bike
3. Cyclemeter
2. Map My Ride
1. Strava

Hot Tip:

The iPhone has a great Compass App that is included with every iphone in the Utilities folder. Said compass can help you get your bearings when out in the woods. In addition, the compass utility has a built in level and angle measurement tool. this can be good for leveling your saddles and various tasks. The angle measurement tool can be used for measuring head angles and seat angles of bikes.

What’s your favorite or most frequent use of the phone?

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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  • Ben says:

    The Wahoo Fitness App gives complete control over displaying GPS and other sensor data AND they do not lock you into an online platform, the data is yours and you can choose a multitude of options to share your data on different online platforms.

  • Patrick says:

    Using SportsTracker really like it. Also for running, walking, hiking and everything 🙂

  • zoso says:


  • Harold Pearson says:

    I prefer the Runtastic Series. As I am able to use it for other sport activities. Their website offers also great features.

    • Jim Gayden says:

      I also like the runtastic apps. I’ve tried runtastic, strava and most recently endomondo. Strava seems to have the best website though, with many useful features. However, it is quite easy to export from runtastic and import to strava. The only problem I have with runtastic is that it has such a great list of features that it tends to be somewhat battery hungry. I have not yet tried runtastic in airplane mode though.

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