Top 10 Bike Apps For Your iPad or iPhone

The sun is out, the wet weather is a thing of the past, we hope, and we want to dust off the cobwebs on our bikes and start riding again. There’s nothing like it, steaming along on hidden tracks. We love Orange Mountain bikes here at TheAppWhisperer.com and have a great selection to ride. Whatever your choice of bike you’re going to have to get it set for the summer. So we have put together some great apps here, some for maintenance, some for navigation, some for fitness – a whole heap of them for you and your bike, take a look…

Bike Repair HD

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This app contains 38 step by step guides and more than 50 bicycles problems explained, which includes over 150 studio quality photos of bike parts. There is a also a section on common possible causes for frequent aches and pains while on your bicycle.

Have you ever taken your bike out for a ride only to realize that it doesn’t shift gears anymore? Are your brakes rubbing on wheel, making you push like crazy to move forward? Do you have a flat tire and have never changed a tube before? Bike Repair HD is there to show you what to do when these type of problems happen.

Written in plain-English, the easy to understand 38 instruction guides are perfect for casual and serious riders alike, and most of the repairs don’t require any special tools. Repair instructions are straight to the point, without unnecessary texts that distract users from the problem at hand.

 

$1.99/Download

Bike Doctor

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Bike Doctor is helping 1000′s of cyclists like yourself do bicycle repairs and maintenance. It is like having a little bike mechanic in your pocket at all times ready to save the day!

Is your bike making an odd noise? Is there some part that feels loose or seems broken? Use the "Bike" button in Bike Doctor to bring up a picture of a bicycle, and tap the part of the bike with a problem. You will then see a list of repairs relating to that part of your bicycle.

Want to learn how to clean your bike in a way that doesn’t damage it? Bike Doctor will show you!

Do people hear your bicycle squeaking from blocks away? Bike Doctor will teach you where and how to apply lubrication, avoiding the common errors people make. It will get you silent running in no time!

Got a puncture while out cycling? Bike Doctor is right there with you at all times to get it fixed and you back on your ride!

 

$4.99/Download

iBiker

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Track your cardio workouts indoors & out with access to over 80 ultra-low power ANT+ fitness and health sensors (see Screenshot #1 and #2 for heart monitor example). Integrate a heart monitor belt, foot pod,speed & cadence sensor, or power meter. Digifit can use Location Services (GPS) to map your routes and provide pace, distance, and speed without sensors.

Additional Hardware is required to function with fitness sensors. Digift Connect (purchased separately) is a 30-pin connector that communicates with over 80 ANT+ sensors, and plugs into the bottom of your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Visit www.digifit.com to purchase a Digifit Connect, heart belt, or other fitness sensors.

$14.99/Download

Bicycle Gear Head

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Calculate your ENTIRE DRIVETRAIN at once. See results for all chainrings and sprockets at the same time.

Results are updated in REAL TIME, allowing you to quickly find the perfect combination. Both metric and US units!

* New product and we want you to REVIEW IT! Tell us what you want for the next version, and we’ll keep updating! *

Generate a beautiful custom results table in seconds that can be shown to customers, sent in an email, or displayed on a web page.

Adjustable:
* Wheel Size
* Crank Length
* Chainrings
* Sprockets
* NOTE: There are many sprocket combinations built-in, but if we don’t have yours, you can select "CUSTOM SPROCKETS" which will allow you enter up to 10 user defined sprockets at a time.

$2.99/Download

Bicycle Gear Calculator — Bike Gears

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Designed by a cyclist, for cyclists, Bike Gears is the premier Bicycle Gear Calculator for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Calculate Gear Ratios, Gear Inches, Development and Gain Ratios using your bike’s measurements. The app now has over 200 preset tire sizes and also lets you enter your own custom tire size for personalized measurements.

Building a new bike from scratch? Test out possible configurations and get it right the first time.

Find equivalent gearing configurations to reuse components you already have, or even to save weight by using smaller gears!

Want to convert your old hardtail into a single speed? No problem: take a ride on a geared bike to tweak your gear ratio, then calculate the equivalent ratio for your single-speed. Best of all, it doesn’t matter if they have different tire sizes!

Enjoy skidding on your fixie? Using the Skid Patch Analyzer, you can visualize your tire’s wear spots and choose optimal gearing to maximize your tire longevity!

$4.99/Download

The Bike Computer

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In addition to being the world’s most beautiful and easy to use cyclocomputer, the bike computer is also a GPS tracking application, which means it records and uploads a track of your bike ride. Our website, www.everytrail.com, helps you visualize and annotate your ride, and to share it with your friends, family, and our fast growing community from over 130 countries.

Features:
★ GPS Tracking, incl seamless upload to the EveryTrail website, where cyclists from across the world share their bike rides.
★iOS 4 MultiTasking enabled to allow tracking in the background while using other apps (Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.)
★ Stats: Speed, Odometer, Time, etc
★ Screenlock, to ensure continuous operation while riding
★ The bikecomputer’s screen, in landscape mode, is optimized for viewing stats while riding, with large fonts and all data on one screen.

Free/Download

Cyclemeter GPS Bike Computer for Road & Mountain Biking

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Cyclemeter turns your iPhone into a powerful GPS stopwatch, giving you feedback and motivation to go farther, be healthier, and live longer. ➤ Supports iOS 4 and multitasking

POWERED ENTIRELY BY YOUR IPHONE 3G, IPHONE 3GS, OR IPHONE 4
Cyclemeter is an iPhone-centric solution for tracking your workouts on your iPhone. It can be used for cycling, running, walking, skiing, skating, and more.

TRACK
Cyclemeter continually records your time, location, distance, elevation, and speed – years of workouts only take up the space of a few songs. Stop and start recording on-screen or with your earphone remote.

VISUALIZE
See your results on maps, graphs, and a calendar, and organized by routes and activities. Summarize your statistics by day, week, month, year, and overall.

HEAR
Monitor your progress with up to 25 configurable announcements including distance, time, speed, elevation, and more. Announcements may be heard automatically at time or distance intervals, or on-demand with your earphone remote. High quality voices may be downloaded through In App Purchase for hearing replies from Twitter, Facebook, and dailymile.

RACE
Compete against your previous workouts along a route, or import and compete against other people’s workouts. See your virtual competition on a map and in graphs. Hear announcements of how far you are ahead of or behind your competition.

SHARE
Use Facebook, Twitter, dailymile, and email to share Google Maps of your workouts, automatically updated every few minutes. Have emails automatically sent to keep family and friends notified of your location and progress. During your workout, hear replies from family, coaches, and friends spoken using text-to-speech technology. (Requires In App Purchase.)

$4.99/Download

Cycle Tracker Pro – SprintGPS Cycling Computer for Mountain & Road Bikes

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Whether you are cycling for leisure or training for a race Cycle Tracker Pro will track your route and help boost your performance.

As you exercise you can see your time, pace, speed, calories burned, training intervals, splits, view map in real time, take photos, listen to music and receive audio feedback.

When you have finished your activity you can view your activity history with stats, route map and splits. View cumulative graphs for distance and calories burned. View your personal best. View your photos and share your activity with friends on the Cycle Tracker Pro Website

There are no subscriptions fees or advertising and no hidden extras. Plus there’s excellent support via the website blog, forum and contact features.

Get Cycle Tracker Pro and enjoy the benefits of a professional cycle computer on your iPhone.

$4.99/Download

cyctastic GPS cycle computer for racing, road

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cyctastic iPhone App – your personal sports and health assistant for all kinds of exercises (cycling, mountain bike, running and many others).

Features:
✔ Track exercises via GPS: automatically record time, distance, calories consumption, speed, elevation and more
✔ View your current position and route on a map
✔ Training diary: history of your exercises
✔ Sexy voice feedback in English and German
✔ iPod integration: listen to your favourite music during training
✔ Competitions: challenge your friends and let the voice feedback tell you if you are the leader. Attention: HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!
✔ Sharing: Publish your activities on Facebook, Twitter and on the runtastic sports portal
✔ Indoor sports: manual data input offers you the possibility to keep track of your exercises such as gym training, treadmill or yoga

You can upload all these activities to the runtastic sports platform www.runtastic.com. There you get a perfect overview about your personal sports diary and can view detailed statistics and analysis of your exercises.

$5.99/Download

Spokes NYC

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Spokes NYC is a bicycle routing application designed to generate ideal bike routes with turn by turn directions for New York City cyclists. Other features include a bike rack locator, a bike shop locator, and the ability to report thefts from a given bike rack or location. Future features will include personalized routes and a list of suggested rides (for leisure).

Spokes NYC bike routes may not be the most direct from point A to point B. Instead, we try to create routes that prioritize a cyclist’s safety without taking you too far out of your way. Our routing engine will always try to keep you riding on bike paths and Greenways or streets with bike lanes as opposed to riding on plain old streets.

Free/Download

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About Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com. A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Technology. A contributor to National and International publications, including DPreview.com, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Professional Photographer, NikonPro, Graphix, Digital Arts, Readers Digest, Popular Photography & Imaging and Which? consumer magazine and ePhotozine.com. Joanne most recently became a Columnist for Vogue Magazine writing about mobile Photographers - http://theappwhisperer.com/2014/08/07/new-mobile-photographer-column-with-vogue-by-joanne-carter/