Whether you are a road biker or a mountain biker, most cyclists agree that GPS technology can make your life better. This week a new mobile phone app for cyclists designed for the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android smartphone was released by a company called Strava. The new Google Android app for cyclists is free!
Cyclists with an Android phone can now track their power, speed, climb, and more in real-time on their cell phone – for free! Users can analyze their bike rides and compare their results on climbs and sprints to other local riders.
The exciting new app uses GPS technology to send the bikers’ data to the site, providing real-time analyzed workouts. Strava uses unique segmentation technology to provide a range of comparison and competition data, enabling athletes to track milestones and compete with themselves and others to improve performance and enhance their enjoyment of their sport.
For cyclists looking for a more robust GPS system, then you may want to check out the Garmin Edge series or the Garmin GPS Map 62 series. If you want something that is primarily a training partner, the Edge series is a great choice.
But most mountain bikers getting a GPS will want one that has better navigation features. The Garmin GPSMAP 62s has all the latest features such as advanced track navigation, and the ability to add Garmin custom maps or BirdsEye aerial imagery.