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Expert road cycling advice, since 2001
Tom D says
I use my phone on tides primarily by using a free app called cycledroid. It keeps track of most things other than cadence and heart rate. It is my back up to the bicycling computer on by bike and my Catrike 700. Of course the other use is for emergency and photo taking.
Greg Przybyl says
I always have it sometimes it is mounted for GPS Navigation
John Marsh says
Posted for Richard Henley: I answered Something Else Entirely. This is how I would answer the question:
Yes, always. I ride with it and use it with my Garmin 810 and Garmin Connect to send Live Track ride data and navigation to several recipients.
John Marsh says
I use my phone in exactly the same way: I have run an app called Cyclemeter for years. I record every single ride on it, and it’s my go-to source for ride data. (Much easier than getting on the computer to get my data from the Magellan website.) BUT, I never take it out of my pocket on a ride unless I’m stopped for a break. And I never look at that ride data till I get home.
iPhone running Strava for logging GPS-based ride data, and Ride With GPS for navigation since that is the website/app the group I ride with uses for ride planning. But the display is off – otherwise the battery doesn’t last, I just use the verbal cues, and if I am riding solo usually no navigation. Sigma ROX 6 cycle computer for display of speed, cadence, and HR while riding.
Former EMT says
Always keep your phone on your body, not in a bike bag on your bike. If you crash, and you get thrown from your bike, your phone could be 10 or 15 feet away from you, and worthless.
Mark Lassler says
I always bring my phone for emergencies, photos and staying in touch with my family. I use a waterproof pvc bag to hold my phone, driver’s license, money, bandages, etc in my jersey pocket. I also use the phone to take photos along the ride to share with family and on Strava, I enjoy that.
Mike Revell says
Photos and emergencies – like where has my other half got to!