Traing aids, Comps and sites

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by MancRider78, 6 May 2010.

  1. MancRider78

    MancRider78 Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Hi all,

    Was using a cycle computer and cyclogs web site as well as a spreadsheet of won design to keep track of what was going on each month. Have a new smart phone and have found an app with linked web site that gives a map and mile time as well as tops speed and the like. also has alt and stuff for serious riders.

    Was just wondering what other people used and if any people had tips for using these things for getting fit and weight loss.

    Thanks for any thoughts.
     
  2. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    I use a Garmin Edge 500, w Garmin Training Centre and Garmin Connect (Im not convinced that they are any good so am still looking for replacement software to analyse the data)

    Used to use a normal Lidl computer, it was a good odometer and real time speed readout device but I found it to be near useless as a training tool. Im not a fan of these phone apps to be honest (Ive tried a few and looked into a few since I have an android phone) as most phone apps dont support HR monitors (one or 2 support blue tooth HR monitors) and non that I know of support power hence they again simply show where you went and some speed data. Top speed from gps is a throw away value imo.
     
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I use a Sigma BC1606L, with cadence kit, and a Nokia N97 Mini with the free "Sportstracker" app.

    for recording miles, I use Daily Mile and My Cycling Log.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    MancRider78

    MancRider78 Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Thanks for the replies, and on to the next bit...

    If I wanted to start training a bit more on my commute what would I be best looking at and trying to improve and by what amounts?
     
  5. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    Better tell us a bit about your commute and what you are training for first Manc.
     
  6. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Have a look a SportsTracks

    http://www.zonefivesoftware.com/SportTracks/

    Miles better than Training Center or Connect IMHO.
     
  7. stewlewis

    stewlewis Well-Known Member

    2nd for SportTracks.
    Sportypal on a smartphone looks good as used by a mate of mine.
     
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