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post #1 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Calculating how far you ride?

I don't typically ride along a rode, and there are no markers as for the miles ridden. What do you guys do to track the distance? Thanks:)
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post #2 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 10:22 PM
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your going to need a gps to track speed and distance
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post #3 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 10:33 PM
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Will the one on my phone work on a horse??? And would I have to type in an address point or is there an easier way? Thanks.

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post #4 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 10:41 PM
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On our phones (iPhone 3GS) if we take a picture, it pins on the a map. And it's pretty darn accurate. Within 20yds or so. So I'd say a phone would work well enough.
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post #5 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 10:43 PM
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Which app is that Phly?
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post #6 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 10:45 PM
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Yes, please explain more about how to do this. I know if I take a picture it will say where I am as in town if I want it to but am really clueless as to what exactly you mean. Thanks.

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post #7 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 10:46 PM
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I have an iphone. I use "map my fitness" which will record your distance and time. You can spend $.99 and get the upgrade, which will give you splits on the website as well. The app does drain battery life.

A GPS is handy and gives more accurate information.
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post #8 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 10:56 PM
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It's not an app, just happens on the phone. Idk how! Lol but as you can see as you zoom in, it gets more accurate.
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post #9 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 11:15 PM
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I know there's another rider on here that had a really cool trail mapping app that she likes. You can even play your track back to you and a marker moves along at a speed relative to how fast you were moving, I.e. Faster when you were going fast and slower when you were going slow. It wouldn't work for me because I don't get service where I ride. However, if you're getting into endurance, I would really suggest getting a GPS - not only can you track for conditioning, but they're very useful on rides. Knowing how far I've gone, calculations like average and max, and the ability to check my GPS in all weather and not worry about whether it'll get dropped/wet/broken, amongst other things, has been a lifesaver. I use a Garmin HC Venture
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post #10 of 41 Old 01-26-2013, 11:28 PM
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O.o I do not have an iphone but do have an android one. I will have to play with it a bit and see what I have on there or look at aps. Thanks.

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