Buying A Road Bike? Top 5 Apps For Cyclists
Like almost everything in life, “there’s an app for that!” Whether you are a competitive cyclist, everyday commuter or you enjoy a leisurely ride on the weekends, there are a ton of fun and functional apps out there to accompany you along your journey. If you are thinking of buying a road bike or already have your favorite cruiser, check out these top 5 apps for cyclists.
This Garmin GPS device connects to your smartphone so your cycling data can be shared between the two. The Garmin GPS can provide weather information and other notifications right on your handlebars. Once you access your mobile device, you will be able to view the logged data through various displays of maps, charts and graphs. Connect and compete with friends through LiveTrack integration.
One of the most widely used apps for cyclists is Strava. This app utilizes GPS to track your ride and log it into your profile. The app tracks everything from time, speed and distance and even elevation. What is fun about Strava is the social sharing aspect. Connect with friends through the app and share your trips. Your progress can be shared with your followers on a leaderboard so you can work toward setting a new record and give “kudos” along the way.
If your current rides are getting boring, ViewRanger may be able to help. This social app allows users to upload and share routes from all over the world. Additional maps uploaded by the Ordnance Survey can also be purchased within the app. The best part about this app is that the routes include mountain biking, road biking and even hiking.
Fill That Hole
The name of this app, explains it all. If you’re tired of running into potholes on your rides, Fill That Hole can help. Through the app, you can report potholes and the local authorities will be notified. Take two quick seconds to log the report with a photo and you can be on your way. If you are thinking of buying a road bike, this is one app that will definitely come in handy.
This fun, interactive app allows riders to boast about every journey they have conquered on their bike. As you ride, the app tracks your trip and corresponding blocks for each territory will be covered by you on the map. The map quickly becomes a board game as you compete with fellow riders to cover all territories.
Buying a road bike is a fun experience, especially with these apps on hand. At sixthreezero, there are quite a few options to choose from if you are looking for a city road bike. Finding the best city bike is simple by browsing our website and having the bike shipped right to your door.
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