- Training App
Having struggled over the years to get motivated to go out in rain, hail, snow etc in the winter I bought a ‘turbo trainer’ to keep my fitness up.
I’d like to use it fairly properly and have a heart rate monitor so was wondering if there’s any IOS apps that are good at interval training with some built in routines and link into the Polar HRM so I know I’m doing it properly.
I had a look but there’s a bewildering array of different ‘stuff’ and for a newbie I’m not sure what I need.Posted 4 years agoHTTP404Member
With just an HRM – its a bit tricky to measure your training efforts.
– an ANT+ USB for the PC.
– ANT+ speed / cadence sensor
Then use something like TrainerRoad (subscription), VeloReality or Golden Cheetah.
Do an FTP test to set the software up. And away you go.Posted 4 years agojohnnySubscriber
I’m also looking for a way to adapt some existing kit- I have a Polar HRM, cadence and speed sensors, but unfortunately have lost the CS200cad unit they were with.
Does anyone have an inkling if i can i buy an ANT+ dongle and tune them into it? I want to do it as cheaply as possible and i’d like to upgrade to a Garmin 500/800, when i have cash after Xmas.Posted 4 years ago
I have an iPhone 5 and Polar H7 so they directly link and use it with “Mountain bike pro” for normal rides out, it monitors and tracks my heart rate but it’s more for the record than pushing yourself into ‘zones’.
Not too keen on buying a load of other sensors either I’m no Chris Hoy in training just want to keep things up 🙂
Motivo looks good but £5.99 a month…
There’s a bunch of apps which seem to be same thing under the digifit brand, either iBike or iSpinner which seem to be same thing, you have to pay to activate the HRM sensor but I might have a look at this.
Still waiting for Turbo trainer from CRCPosted 4 years agovelorealityMember
If its freezing cold rain & you have a Ant+ USB2 dongle & speed sensor then why not ride something like the Stelvio or Tourmalet for a few quid? Virtual speed works fine with your Ant+ ideal is you have a trainer that can replicate the grades like a Kickr but just hammering along using your own gears works. If you stop the video will also stop, if you generate a lot of watts then you will watch a faster frame rate….When your finished you can upload the tcx file to strava & fool all your friends into thinking you are some kind of human snowplow Facebook page with the answer to winter boredom The exe is free anyway & you have all your numbers there…you can buy trainerroad also but we will be adding multiplayer & sharing workouts in the next days & you can do the same for free….Posted 4 years agoalainMember
My name is Alain. I’m one of the co-founders of Motivo. I got sent a link to this thread by a mate that frequents the forum…
I don’t want to use this thread to push what we do but just wanted to let you know that I’m here to answer any questions you might have. 🙂
Keep on riding,
AlainPosted 4 years ago
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