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    What app do u use when tracking your workouts?

    I know about 2.
    Strava and Map my ride.

    I like to use Strava but it does not connect to satelites and give different distances when doing the same route.

    Cutrently I use Map my ride. It does not give the problems as Strava but it does not have the club option as with Strava.

    Is there other options?

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    Strava and garmin connect.
    Do you use a cellphone or a GPS device like a watch?
    I've found cellphone strava to be a bit out, but not by enough for it to be a deal breaker.
    Garmin connect is a bit of a las to use, the UI sucks, but since Vitality stopped using Strava I basically only use GC to upload to Vitality.

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    Strava uploaded from a garmin is the best in my books

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    Strava and garmin connect.
    Do you use a cellphone or a GPS device like a watch?
    I've found cellphone strava to be a bit out, but not by enough for it to be a deal breaker.
    Garmin connect is a bit of a las to use, the UI sucks, but since Vitality stopped using Strava I basically only use GC to upload to Vitality.

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    I use Endomondo.
    I don't have a heart rate monitor or power meter. I thus use it purely for logging my ride.
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    Default Re: What app to track workouts?

    I'm also a Garmin + Strava fan. These days, not cycling too much, I'm quite happy to leave everything in Garmin Connect.

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    My Garmin 500 has been going strong for 6 years and show no signs of giving up. It turned out to be a very good buy. I upload to Garmin Connect and somehow it automatically goes to Strava.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhlippieV View Post
    Strava and garmin connect.
    Do you use a cellphone or a GPS device like a watch?
    I've found cellphone strava to be a bit out, but not by enough for it to be a deal breaker.
    Garmin connect is a bit of a las to use, the UI sucks, but since Vitality stopped using Strava I basically only use GC to upload to Vitality.
    I use a cellphone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammie View Post
    I like to use Strava but it does not connect to satelites and give different distances when doing the same route.
    It should when using a GPS capable phone. (Also - on Strava's help site are the reasons for possible distance / elevation discrepancies. )

    If you have a watch which records your workout, that watchs' platform will be the 'primary' platform, e.g. Suunto - Movescount, Polar - Flow, Garmin - Connect, etc. If you don't have a 'sport watch', Strava should be good to record, as well as the other platforms mentioned. (OK I see now you will be using a smartphone)

    Some more info here as well https://www.bikehub.co.za/forum/topi...app-for-rides/

    PS : Family members using Strava for recording pick up some distance issues at times spec when walking it seems, better when running / cycling.
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    Google Fit
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    I use a polar watch. Best buy in a very long time. Must more convenient than lugging around a phone.
    When i get home it sync's to my phone. Can then get heart rate, pace, GPS route and it also gives my my vitality points

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    Default Re: What app to track workouts?

    tried strava on the phone .... binned that idea.

    I use a Polar watch when commuting - VERY handy to back in the Polar records to see how my stats improved ! .... maar die arm raak te kort .... OKAY for recording the data, but not practical to check data on the watch while cycling. Partly because I struggle to focus at such short distances, but also because the single screen dont have all the data ....


    On the MTB I recently installed a Garmin520. MUCH easier to read, and ample screen size to display a LOT of data !! Still getting used to the Garmin site and data layout. Seems to have everything and then some .....


    To combine the two streams of data I may use a Strava account purely to assimilate the data. Might try this later, but in no hurry

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    If you are on Strava and use Google Chrome then the StravistiX add on is brilliant. It gives a lot of extra layers of data and understanding to your Strava stats -

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...cgicpckn?hl=en

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