Are you into mountain biking? Do you want an app which will help you to get the most from your mountain biking experience? This article will look at the top mountain bike apps.
1. Avenza PDF Maps
This great app allows you to download geospatial PDF files. You can then use these files to navigate while you are out mountain biking. This is a great tool if you are exploring unknown territory or are going on longer rides. The app is free to download but some of the maps will need to be bought for a small fee.
PDF maps, is often used by mountain biking clubs in order to distribute their trail maps. It’s an easy way for members to ride together while avoiding getting lost, as most people nowadays have a smart phone.
2. Go Pro
A GoPro camera is a must have accessory for any mountain bike enthusiast as it allows you to take great action shots. Using the GoPro app will make things even easier as it will allow you to line up your shot. This cuts the guess work out of photography. Your smart phone is connected to your camera allowing you to capture great shots ever time.
The app will also allow you to download your images wirelessly. You can instantly share them with friends and family via social media.
3. Dirt School Mountain Bike Coaching
Do you want to learn new mountain biking skills? Or fine tune what you already know? If you don’t have the money or time to undertake a mountain bike training course then this is the app for you. This app will set you back just $7, and is well worth the money. It has great video lessons which allow you to teach yourself. You can learn while you are out on a trail. The app will teach you how to work with obstacles in the correct manner. This is a great way to improve your bike handling skills; it is very easy to use. Classes are given in a step to step format which are easy to follow.
Do you want to turns your iPhone into a great cycling computer? This app is currently only available on the iPhone platform and to use it you will need to put your phone on your handlebars. You are able to use customisable options during your mountain bike ride. You will be able to compete against your prior time and set your own targets. The app also records data such as times, heart rate and distance travelled, which will stay on your iPhone. This can then be analysed at a later date. Another great thing about this app is that it has Google maps integrated into it so that you always know exactly where you are. You can use the online calendar to help you to plan a training program.
MapMyRide is very similar to CycleMeter but the good news is that it also works with android. The benefits of MapMyRide include advance route mapping software and better tracking options. You are able to record not only your heart rate, distance and times but also calories burned, nutritional information and weight.
There’s also a premium version of this app which will give you loads of training plans and advice as well as advanced routing options and a tracking option which means you can be tracked by family or friends as you cycle.
The downside of the free version is that it is full of advertisements which have been cut out on the premium version.