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A very good mount is a Quad Lock, you attach a mount to your phone - best to get a case and attach it to that - then it locks to the mount on your handlebars: http://www.quadlockcase.com.au/collections/ride
You would want the Universal Fit. Quad Lock can probably be found on Amazon if you are in the US or Europe - my link is to the Australian store.
Apps for cycling? Strava https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.strava
For recording your ride and some interesting info, the free version of Strava is great. If you need more info, there's a premium version with a small monthly subscription.
Strava is pretty much the go-to app for cycling, although it may not be what you are looking for. It doesn't try to share your data on social media but it is pretty much it's own self contained social media app.
Any rides you record with it will become public on your strava profile and others around you could potentially view those rides. There are some privacy features such as creating a zone around your home or place of work that won't be publicly recorded but as far as I know there isn't a way of making your profile and rides completely private. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong about that.
It's also very usable without the pro version containing everything you would be looking for and I haven't seen a single ad in it.
EDIT: As mentioned below by /u/theh713, there is a setting to make your Strava profile completely private. While there are many apps you could use I would mostly recommend Strava to you now that I know it can be set to private.
> As far as I'm aware, there isn't a phone tracking app that uses anything but a GPS trace to locate you.
From the Strava permissions info on the Play store:
> approximate location (network-based)
> precise location (GPS and network-based)
People don't code their own location finding algorithms. They use the OS's built in ones. The OS auto calculates this using all the available information it can. That will include mobile towers, unless you turn down your accuracy settings.
I mean, the definition of High Accuracy on Android is exactly this:
> High accuracy: High accuracy mode uses GPS, Wi-Fi, cellular networks, and other sensors to get the highest-accuracy location for your device. It uses Google's location service to help estimate your location faster and more accurately.
Battery saving: Battery saving mode estimates your location using low battery-intensive location sources, such as Wi-Fi and cellular networks. It uses Google's location service to help estimate your location faster and more accurately.
Device only: Device only mode estimates your location using GPS only. It doesn’t use Google's location service to provide location information. This mode may use more battery power and take longer to determine your location.
>You have access to the code, it is your app? Or do you want to reverse engineer someone else's app?
For learning: I built my own app (as shared in OP) so yes I have access to its code. But yes, my ultimate aim is to modify Strava to make it more user friendly.
>And you can use this to decompile/reverse engineer and technically build again.
But this is EXACTLY where I'm stuck! Even though I got the jar file using dex2jar, nowhere inside the multiple files inside the jar can I find the simple code I wrote in Android Studio. Do you know where will the code that I myself wrote will be inside the JAR file?
Great post /u/RickTibbe_ and thanks for sharing. Although can I gently suggest regarding standalone GPS that instead of using Wear Logger to force a GPS fix and then loading the Strava app, why not just upload your run directly from WL to Strava without leaving the app? That's why I added the Strava sync process to WL :-) And, if you wish, you can upload your run to GFit at the same time!
I use Strava iOS & Android; works ok, though some of the segment personal bests etc are pretty dumb. Haven't had issues with it not recording properly, total distance is accurate, feet climbed. On occasion it records the top speed wrong (tough to imagine me doing 38mph+ on a fixie...)
Strava currently has a 4.5* average rating on iOS and Google:
Strava is the best. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.strava
Strava is what most people use for iphone and android.
If you're a cyclist or runner Strava is fantastic for tracking your progress and seeing how much you suck compared to everyone else in your area.
Reddit Sync is my preferred way of browsing reddit. However the tile design is not for everyone and many others prefer Relay
Twitter seems to be adding more and more bullshit into it's own app these days so third party options give the user more customisation and generally get rid of promoted tweets. Talon and Fenix are easily the best alternatives out there.
Want to customise your phone without having to install a custom rom? Then get a launcher. Nova Laucher has been the go to launcher for what feels like forever and is still going strong.
For podcasts Pocket Casts is the way to go. If you're a cheepskate and want something that's free Player FM is decent.
Want some games? https://www.humblebundle.com/mobile has a really good offer right now Lara Croft Go and Prune are worth the asking price alone.
And of course, Netflix, Spotify/Google Play Music, Whats App and Viber
To those people having a hard time tracking their sets/reps or weights lifted for the past week, i recommend this app to you:
Progression - http://www.progression-app.com/
For running, the best i used so far in terms of GPS accuracy and interface is:
Strava - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.strava
For calorie tracking i would suggest to use these 2 for the best result:
Myfitnesspal - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myfitnesspal.android
Nsuns's TDEE calc -
Strava - Track your cycling and/or running routes
Automate - Automate just about anything on your phone--for example my phone silences itself while I'm at the movie theatre
Windscribe - VPN--good for getting around YouTube country blocks, listening to Pandora, getting US Netflix, etc.
I used a GoPro Hero camera with a handlebar mount for the recording.
No, I used my phone to record the GPS. Here is the stuff I used to make the video:
You're using the wrong app mate, here's what you need to be using.
Try Strava, it's a great running app. It has premium features but they aren't necessary. The free version is fantastic.
Strava for android has a simple interface that appears on my pebble when in use.
are you looking to map it so you know the distance, or map it during the cycling itself for reference purposes?
For first part, I use Runkeeper. Easy to use + the 'snap to roads' function allow you to click from one place to another on the road instead of flying across buildings. For the second one, I recommend Strava ( Android / iOS ) Of course, you can use Runkeeper to record routes too, but I like Strava for the kudos/likes function (it's kinda like social media for cycling/running).
From a comment reply to another post:
Just to make sure I'm looking at the same thing, is this what you mean?
If so yeah that isn't anything at all like what I'm looking for :[
Found Strava, it's perfect!
Hi /u/pixpop, sorry for the belated reply.
This route is an adventurous one with lots of sights so allow a strong part of a Saturday or Sunday to complete it.
You are going to be able to find the entrance to the L.A. River Bike path by turning right on "Zoo Dr" which is a small street just after the Autry Museum of the American West. Look for an official opening in the fence on the right side(just past the freeway on-ramp).
Your halfway point eaterie is the Spoke Bicycle Cafe (CURRENT CAFE HOURS
SAT-SUN 9a–6p) which is on the bike path and can be found by keeping an eye out for a large mural of a bicycle on the right side as you are going south.
Please be careful of traffic and stay right when you are riding up and turning on and off Temple Road(segment after Echo Park visit)
My route just ends short of Pico but simply turn right and you'll be home!
Please follow these steps to put the route on your Garmin or download the Strava app so you can follow along while riding.
Have fun and tell us how it goes!
Day 1486... still no STRAVA
I used Strava
Strava Running and Cycling GPS GPS tracking and heart rate, this seems to be the best app doing this job (high rating) but actually i havent tried it yet.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.strava&hl=en
I'm using this, (Sony brand)
great, that's enough for me, easy for tracking my daily activities, heart rate.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.lifelog&hl=en
I strongly recommend Lifelog.
If you're doing it for fitness strava is pretty good. But not as nice and simple as my tracks was
Strava. Android - IOS
Two options: either use GPS with dedicated software or use an app if you have smartphone. Popular apps are Strava, Endomondo, Map My Ride. The advantage of apps are social (even if you don't like sharing stuff with friends, you can browse and discover lots of routes), nice websites and no need for another device to buy and carry. The disadvantage is that you depend on your phone and its battery. Unlike GPS devices, it probably won't last 5-6 hours unless it's new or you carry an extra portable charger.
If you want to make a bet, then Strava and Endomondo are really good for it, because you can actually challenge your friends and you can see the progress.