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Featured: Top 10 Best Android Cycling And Biking Apps

November 6, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Runtastic Mountain BikeRuntastic Mountain Bike

If you’re looking for an app to use while you head out on treks with your mountain bike, Runtastic Mountain Bike just might be able to help you with features like tracking of critical performance stats such as duration, distance, and altitude, and offline maps mode for those times when you hit the trails and leave GSM coverage where online maps won’t be available. Runtastic Mountain Bike is free, and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.

Move! Bike ComputerMove! Bike Computer

The Move! Bike Computer app is an advanced GPS tracker, logger and speedometer. It has a few advanced features but comes with a clean and simple interface and is simple to use. The app offers 10 concurrent configurable gauges, and will track your speed and display the information in miles, kilometers or knots. You can track your pace, total trip time, active trip time, idle time, and even altitude. Save your track data for later analysis if you need it, and send the information through gmail, or save it to Dropbox or Google Drive. Move! Bike Computer is free and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.

exclo GPS Cyclingexclo

exclo GPS cycling is a simple GPS tracking app for your cycling sessions. It offers up a nice clean user interface that shows your tracked rides with a map and timers so you know your time and distance as well as pace, and the route of your rides. It supports kilometers or mile units for whichever you prefer. The app will also show you calories burned after each ride session. exclo GPS cycling is free and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.

Runtastic Road BikeRuntastic Roadbike

Road Bike fans, Runtastic has an app for you too. Use Runtastic Road Bike to track distance, calories burned, time, speed, and altitude. It supports mapping of your ride routes using Google Maps, and you can even check your current rate of climb with the ratio of gained or lost altitude in meters per minute. The app features an automatic pause detection in case you need to stop and take a little break, then continue riding and the app will start back up when you do. Runtastic Road Bike is free and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.

Map My Ride GPS Cycling RidingMap My Ride

Map My Ride can turn your smartphone into the ultimate cycling computer, giving you features like GPS route mapping, distance, pace, elevation profile, calorie counting, route navigation, nutrition, food, diet and weight tracking, and even get real time stats during your workouts. The app can be used to sync with heart rate, speed, cadence and power sensors from various brands. The app also tracks in the background, which means you don’t have to have the interface up leaving you free and clear to access the music player or do any other activities while the app works its magic. Map My Ride GPS  Cycling Riding is free and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.

RunKeeperRunKeeper

Runkeeper can be used to track your cycling speed, but it offers more than just tracking the rate of how fast you’re going while you ride. Get audio updates while your workout so you can focus on the exercise and leave your eyes off the screen. You can use Runkeeper to find and follow pre-planned routes, plus RunKeeper is now Android Wear complatible so you can see all your stats on your wrist with your Android Smartwatch. RunKeeper is free and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.

My TracksMy Tracks

My Tracks is simple to use, and tracks your speed, distance, and elevation while also recording the path of your ride route. It supports voice announcements of your ride stats, and you view any of the data live as it records just in case you like to keep an eye on things. You can sync and share your tracks with Google Drive, the app also makes it easy to share your tracks with friends and see their tracks too. My Tracks is free and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.

Strava Running And CyclingStrava

Strava lets you track your rides and runs with GPS, but it does so much more. You can obviously get key stats like distance, pace, speed, elevation gained, and calories burned during rides. Strava adds a bit of competition to the mix with leaderboards, giving you a goal to strive for with seeing how fast you can climb the leaderboards and see how you stack up against your friends, locals, and even pros. You can use Strava to join monthly challgenes that are designed to push you further, and you can take things social by sharing your activities on Facebook and Twitter. Strava is free and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.

Google FitGoogle Fit

Google Fit is as simple as it gets when it comes to cycling apps, although Google Fit isn’t just an app for cycling. All you have to do is just carry your phone with you and let the app do the work, as it tracks your stats for cycling, running and walking. The cool thing about Google Fit is that it’s compatible with third party apps so you can connect those apps to Google Fit, and have it display all your data in one easy to view place. Google Fit has Android Wear support of course, so you can take the convenience even further by viewing things on your Android Wear smartwatch. Google Fit is free, and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.

Endomondo Sports Tracker ProEndomondo Sports Tracker Pro

You can use Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro for more than just cycling, and get tracking capabilities for just about any distance based sport. Use it to track distance, calories burned, duration and more. Get audio feedback so you don’t have to constantly stare at your phone screen while you’re on a ride. You can keep a full training diary and view a daily training volume, and even view graphs and lap times throughout the workout.The app will give you the opportunity to join challenges for the chance at winning prizes, and it’s integrated with your music so you can play your tunes without having to back out and open the music player, although there is much, much more that Endomondo is capable of doing. Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro will cost you $4.99 and you can grab the download from the Play Store link here.