3 Great GPS Cycling Apps for the IPhone

The best iPhone cycling apps for tracking and managing your favorite rides

An athletic couple using a GPS app on their iPhone during a bike ride.

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You can turn your iPhone into a GPS tool for tracking your time, distance, and speed using any number of cycling apps. Most of these apps are a lot cheaper than a dedicated cycling computer.

The best cycling apps also include helpful features like iPod support, Facebook and Twitter integration, and reporting graphs. Here are a few you might want to consider.

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Map My Ride

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What We Like
  • Stats for every mile you ride.

  • Siri shortcuts enabled.

  • Audio feedback on GPS-tracked rides.

What We Don't Like
  • Premium features require monthly or annual subscription.

The Map My Ride app from Under Armour lets you track all your vital cycling data, including time, speed, distance, and elevation. This app will also track heart rate data via a dongle that you can purchase separately. You can view cycling routes on a map and sync your workout data to an online account at MapMyRide.com. Other features include Twitter integration, iPod support, and photo uploads.

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Cyclemeter

Cyclemeter GPS
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What We Like
  • Less expensive and more accurate than other cycling premium apps.

  • Easy to use and private.

  • Start and pause the app hands-free with Siri.

What We Don't Like
  • Elite subscription required for no ads and premium features.

Cyclemeter is different than other iPhone cycling apps in that it includes a ton of tracking and reporting features right in the app. Its competitors normally require that you transfer your data online to view graphs, reports, and other data, but Cyclemeter keeps it all within easy reach.

The app tracks speed, distance, elevation, and time, and it can integrate with Google maps to easily share your cycling routes via Facebook or Twitter. Voice announcements, email alerts, and iPod integration are just some of Cyclemeter’s many additional features.

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B.iCycle

B.iCycle App
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What We Like
  • Attractive interface.

  • Apple Watch companion app.

  • Free updates for life.

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey app.

  • No updates since 2015.

The B.iCycle app tracks a decent amount of information for your next cycling trip, including time, speed, distance, altitude, and calories. You’ll have to transfer your data to a free third-party website to view detailed reports and analysis, but B.iCycle does integrate with OpenCycleMaps to view thousands of user-submitted bike trails and routes. The app also includes an auto-pause feature so the timer will pause automatically when you stop moving. iPod integration is another plus.