Friday, October 11, 2013

Track your bike workouts - for Android users

Recently, I read a well researched post written by a friend of mine about building the perfect high-tech home gym. What I found was most of those cool tech gadgets he discussed were aimed at the Apple iOS ecosystem. As a long time Android user, I started looking for options for us.

Since my preferred activity for exercise (at least in the summer) is road biking, this is where I started my search.

I already have a Garmin Edge 305 bike computer. I've had it for years and it works great (after soldering the battery to the motherboard - a common problem related to vibration). However, I always ride with my Android phone and I figured there had to be some better solutions out there, or at least complimentary ones.

What I wanted was to turn my phone into a bike computer and allow the ability to upload to Strava (which I am beginning to get addicted to), look at maps, follow routes, etc. Stuff we should expect to do on a bike computer.