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    Default Measuring milage?

    Is there something I can put on my wheels to measure our milage? That's not horribly expensive. Would an odometer for a bike work?



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    Odometer for bikes will work, but sometimes getting the wheel measurement correct to place the magnets is very difficult. If you get it right though, they work very well for what you want.

    A lot of folks now use GPS systems for measuring speed and distances while driving.



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    If you want accurate, get a GPS.

    I have a really good odometer on my road bike, but it consistently gives me more miles than my GPS...and than the measured mileage of the road. Even fiddling around to get the magnet in the right place on the spoke just couldn't quite give me at that sweet spot to "hit" the counter for an accurate revolution.

    I can use the odometer as an approximate total of miles, but for greater accuracy I use the wrist GPS.



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    The Motion-X GPS app for smart phones is excellent! It gives you distance, average speed, maximum speed, change in altitude (change in ascent & descent), shows your course over a map (or satellite map), and lets you include photos along the way. I use it for mapping xc courses (I event). It's also super helpful in finding out just how far you've hunted and where all you went
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    For iPhone and iPad, I use "everytrail pro"

    Gives you lots of data - distance, speed, mapping, and stores are cord of each trip.



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    gothedistance is offline AERC Decade Team - 2000-2010 Premium Member
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    Z - is that a free app?



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    There is a free version and an enhanced 3.99 version. Also available for android stuff.



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    Thanks! I'll have to get it for my iPad. My Android is wi-fi only.



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    I use SportTracker on my Android. It was free, and I love that it tracks KM or MPH and gives all kinds of stats on distance, speed, lap times, etc...



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    Default Runkeeper

    I just tried Runkeeper - a free iphone app this weekend. We were scouting new driving trails by bicycle. Easy to change between kilometers and miles. I would recommend trying it. Keeps track of speed and distance and records the "workout".



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