I’ve used Endomondo, MapMyRide, and Google Tracks, however, none of them offer turn-by-turn directions. They offer routes that appear on your screen on the map, but I want the voice like a GPS navigation system would give you. My Google Maps app will do it, but then I won’t be tracking my ride unless I run two GPS apps at once which I don’t want to do.
Does anyone know any good apps for this? Any chance there is an app out there that is compatible with ridewithgps, so I can load up those routes?
Benzo wrote:Do you also need to be able to follow a predefined route (like from a gpx file)?
Yes, that is exactly what I’m looking for. My current app I have been using Endomondo (so I add miles for Pittsburgh in the national bike challenge) will display my route I create on the map, but it won’t give me turn-by-turn direction either via cue sheet, audible chimes when it is time to turn, nor voice directions (like a GPS in a car). It makes it real hard to follow my route if I don’t have something to go off of. Trying to stare at a little map while riding has caused me to miss a few turns.
Benzo wrote:I’ve heard about the ‘cue sheet’ app. It apparently integrates well with maps made with RideWithGPS. It does have a voice nav capability (for a few bucks)
That is kind of what I’m looking for, but I was hoping to find something like that integrated in with an app like Endomondo or MapMyRide. It seems I can either track my ride or get turn-by-turn directions. I’m having trouble finding an app that does both.
Because I like having access to my stats such as trip time, mileage traveled, calories burned, etc… Plus I worry running two GPS apps at once could drain the battery extra quick.
I could be mistaken, but I believe that most of your power consumption in that case is just having the GPS receiver powered on; running two apps that use the location data from the receiver shouldn’t drain appreciably more power than one.
reddan wrote:I could be mistaken, but I believe that most of your power consumption in that case is just having the GPS receiver powered on; running two apps that use the location data from the receiver shouldn’t drain appreciably more power than one.