- App review for Trektivity
- Posted by jessicadally March 22, 2010
- Recommended for Workout Junkies, Outdoors Enthusiasts or Budget Hawks
I downloaded a number of different bike apps to track my ride as at this point I don’t have a cycle computer, and if any of these work well I may never have a cycle computer until I finally get a power tap. I plan on reviewing all of them but I’ll start with this one as this is the one I started using first. Not necessarily because it’s the best one, but because it’s the easiest one to use from what I’ve found thus far.
When I got down to the bike trail this week I was in a hurry. I’d forgotten my bike gear, the wind was blowing and it was getting late. It wasn’t going to get any warmer and I wasn’t about to spend a ton of time figuring out a bike app to use or having to read a bunch of documentation to get something working. And this is exactly where this app excels.
You don’t need to know anything at all to get this app going. Open the app, press start and it starts recording your ride. The nice big screen display shows you your average speed, current speed, max speed, miles, ride time and even elevation. The tiny map at the bottom shows you where you are (and really, if you’re going on your normal training ride you don’t need a map, you know where you are). The app saves your ride so you can see it later without issue and you can compare other rides to each other if you do the same thing again and again.
There are better apps out there for recording your ride, ones that allow you to download your ride activity to your computer and calculate calories accurately, but for a grab and go app this one can’t be beat. (NOTE: I was able to get a free version of this app. I'm not sure I'd buy it if there is a charge)
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