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Iphone GPS/Heart Rate apps
06/06/13 at 3:34pm
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I am looking for a good iphone app for gps/heart rate, ride tracking etc.  Anyone have personal experience or advice on this?  There are a bunch out there.  Help is appreciated!
  
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Re: Iphone GPS/Heart Rate apps
Reply #1 - 06/07/13 at 9:49am
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I think you need a heartrate strap and an adapter for your phone to do heartrate. Will run you a good $75-80. Strava would be my gps/ride tracking app of choice, but its not for everyone.
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Re: Iphone GPS/Heart Rate apps
Reply #2 - 06/07/13 at 12:52pm
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I personally use a garmin 510 with a heart rate monitor and then upload all to strava, but have used Strava on my IPhone in the past and I know they advertise heart rate straps that will work with the app.
  
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Reply #3 - 06/11/13 at 4:58pm
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You'll need this: 

Wahoo Blue Heart Rate Strap for iphones
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Reply #4 - 06/11/13 at 5:15pm
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While the Iphone can work OK on a road bike to track your course, it does not do so well in the woods under the tree cover.  I would suggest a Garmin unit if you are serious about tracking you courses and your HR.....  The chipset in the Iphone is nowhere near as accurate as the garmins.   

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Reply #5 - 06/11/13 at 5:31pm
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bikermedic wrote on 06/11/13 at 5:15pm:
While the Iphone can work OK on a road bike to track your course, it does not do so well in the woods under the tree cover.  I would suggest a Garmin unit if you are serious about tracking you courses and your HR.....  The chipset in the Iphone is nowhere near as accurate as the garmins.  

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+1, bite the bullet and get a garmin.  Timex also makes one a little be cheaper.  Be sure to get a speed cadence sensor if you go that route as any gps will short you in the woods.

I wonder if there is a Bluetooth speed sensor to go with the Bluetooth heart rates.  That would make a phone accurate.
  
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Reply #6 - 06/11/13 at 6:20pm
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Yellowduck wrote on 06/11/13 at 5:31pm:

I wonder if there is a Bluetooth speed sensor to go with the Bluetooth heart rates.  That would make a phone accurate.


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