Strava iPhone & Andriod App Review Featured

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Built for cyclists, use Strava to record all your rides, analyze your performance and see how you stack up against friends, locals and pros. Set new personal records and beat your friends’ times!

 

oTown Cycling's Rating:

5 Stars

The Specs:

  • iPhone 3GS & 4+ compatible
  • Android 2.0+ compatible
  • Garmin - All Edge Devices (205, 305, 500, 605, 705, 800) & All Forerunner Devices (50, 101, 110, 201, 205, 210, 301, 310, 405, 410, 610)

The Good:

  • Excellent interface & layout
  • Very easy to use and see while riding
  • Achievement feature with leader-board is super fun
  • Very reliable and accurate mapping functionality
  • Online site integration is well done
  • Best design of any cycling app I've seen so far
  • **UPDATE** New version allows for INT+ integration for use with Heart Rate Monitors, Speed & Cadence Sensors and MORE!

The Bad:

  • No way to customize the view
  • Can't see current speed or information (All data is "ride average")
  • No way to upload info to social media from app, it can be done from their website

My 2¢:

I love this app. I think the designers did an amazing job on the interface and layout. I just wish they would team up with either iBike or one of the other case manufacturers to add the ability to mount the phone to the bike and integrate it with the accessories. That would automatically fix the issue with not being able to see your current speed, something that becomes a significant bother if your "Pulling".

**UPDATE**

On 5/24/2012 Strava released the latest update to the iPhone and Andriod App. Now Premium subscribers have the ability to link their ANT+ devices with the app, allowing you to monitor heart rate, speed, cadence and power! Thanks to Strava for this great update! Now, just give us the ability to change the active interface from "AVG Speed" to Current Speed" :-)

Strava Press Release:
We’re excited to report that the latest version of Strava Cycling offers support for ANT+ and Bluetooth LE sensors, including heart rate monitors, power meters, and speed/cadence meters, allowing you to stay on top of every element of your training.  And, Strava Premium members can now enjoy and maximize their favorite Premium features from their iPhone:

  • Filtered Leaderboards - Level the playing field and see where you rank among athletes in your own age and weight class
  • Detailed Heart Rate Zone Analysis - Dial in to your training and goals with heart rate zone distribution data
  • Suffer Score - Determine exactly how hard you’re riding and get credit for your intense workouts
  • Detailed Power Analysis - Gauge your effort and maximize the efficiency of your training with power zone distribution data

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