- best app to use iphone as gps on bike
looking into what app is worth getting to use the phone as a gps device. Would like to be able to download a route and follow it from an on screen map.Posted 3 years ago
Obviously this will hammer battery life but would consider carrying an extra back up power supply for such instances.
Whats worth having?jambalayaMember
I have a few aps as below but don’t use them for that but here is my 2p
Viewranger – probably best for what you want
OS Map – I use this a lot, get phone out tap screen amd you know exactly where you are on a 1:25 OS map – required £18pa subscription but I have that anyway for the computer and worth every penny
Endomondo – recording, has a map too and you can see where you are relative to the start for example if a bit lost
I think my £600 phone is too valuable to have strapped to the bars so if I wamted gps I’d buy a cheap dedicated garmin etc. Battery life better too as simple b&w screen vs phone.Posted 3 years agojulzmMember
Can definitely recommend view ranger although it takes a bit of practice to work out how to use it (I’m usually quite savvy with stuff like this but found it hard to navigate and learn this app)
@jambalaya OS maps sounds interesting – does it need to have a phone signal to pick up your location or does it just work from the phones GPS?Posted 3 years agojambalayaMember
@julz – no you can cache the maps by scrolling around when you have a signal / wifi and then internal gps is all you need. There was a thread on here as some of the developers are stw-ers 🙂 I had the pc subscription amd thought that well worth the money so from my perspective the app was free.Posted 3 years ago
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