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Runtastic Road Bike PRO app review: a full-featured route and performance tracker for bikers

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Introduction

Runtastic Road Bike Pro is a tracking tool that transforms your smartphone into a full-featured cycling computer. Designed specifically for enthusiast bikers, this app monitors key data of your ride including speed, distance, elevation, pace, and duration. It works with popular tracking tools such as heart rate monitors, speed sensors, and cadence meters. The app works best on iPhone but it is also compatible with iPad.

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Runtastic Road Bike GPS Cycling Route Tracker PRO

$3.99

A Smart Way to Track Routes and Cycling Performance

Runtastic develops world-class fitness trackers with advanced smart features. The brand is one of the top choices of pro athletes and sports enthusiasts. Fortunately for cycling enthusiasts, Runtastic has an app exclusively for them.

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Runtastic Road Bike Pro transforms your iPhone into a convenient cycling computer. With this app, you don’t have to buy a separate device anymore to track your performance. Just install it in your smartphone and you can now enjoy the core features of a bike computer.

Like most Runtastic apps, Road Bike Pro requires you to register a user account. It will ask for your birthdate to determine your age and you have to input other data as well including gender, height, and weight.

After completing the account setup, you can now create a new tracking activity on the home screen. It supports different cycling modes such as race, hand biking, and casual cycling. Then, open the settings menu to activate voice coach to hear audio feedback whenever you hit a checkpoint on the map.

You can now plug your own music playlist and start riding. The app starts tracking when you’re on the move. It also offers an auto-pause feature if you have a separate cadence monitor. Otherwise, you can simply swipe the slider to the right to pause the app.

Best Features of Runtastic Road Bike Pro

Road Bike Pro offers an intuitive session window that displays key metrics of your ride including duration, speed, elevation, heart rate or calorie count, and basic weather data. It also displays a map where you can view your route and current progress which is indicated by blue waypoint.

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This app automatically saves every session in your device. You can access the archives of your previous sessions from the History screen. It allows you to save session history on Runtastic website so you can download it to your computer.

Road Bike Pro allows you to download maps to your device so you can use it offline. This means you can use the map tracker even on trails with no network coverage. And lastly, the app allows you to go live so that your friends on Facebook and Twitter can monitor your progress.

Runtastic Road Bike GPS Cycling Route Tracker PRO

$3.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Offers a clean design and intuitive navigation
  • Offers accurate route tracking
  • Rich collection of data
  • Allows you to save sessions
  • Supports other tracking  gadgets
  • Supports live broadcast via social media

Cons

  • GPS use significantly drains device battery
  • Needs to add calendar tool and indoor mode

Final Thoughts

Runtastic Road Bike Pro is one of the most feature-rich cycling monitor in the App Store. It can track your routes, speed, elevation, pace, heart rate, and many more. If you are looking for a more affordable bike tracker tool, then this is a good app for you.

 

Runtastic Road Bike GPS Cycling Route Tracker PRO

$3.99
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