IpBike ANT+™ Bike Computer

4.5
2.46K reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

IpBike is an app to turn your Android phone or tablet into a fully functional bike computer ideal for mounting on the bars of your bike. It's not just aimed at cycling it's perfectly capable of logging running and many other outdoor activities like skating, kayaking and windsurfing!


Supports ANT+ See if your phone is ANT capable at http://www.thisisant.com/directory/filter/~/60/~/


This product is ANT+ certified and complies with the following ANT+ device profiles:

Bicycle speed
Bicycle cadence
Bicycle combined speed and cadence
Bicycle power (including pedaling effectiveness and smoothness and cycling dynamics)
Heart rate


See ANT+ Compatible devices at http://www.thisisant.com/directory/ipbike/


Not yet certified but fully working support for
Stride based speed and distance (footpod)
Running dynamics
Environment (Garmin Tempe)
Muscle Oxygen
Remote Control
Fitness equipment control (FEC)
Suspension
Bike light
Shifting
Bike Radar


Bluetooth low energy, Bluetooth Smart support for Heart Rate , Bike speed and cadence, running speed and cadence, Bike Power (but not 2 pedal BLE meters) and Stryd Running power.


Barometric pressure sensor used to enhance altitude on compatible devices.


Direct upload support for StriveMax, Google Fit, VeloHero, Today's Plan, RunKeeper, TrainingPeaks, Sporttracks.mobi, RUNALYZE.com, Attackpoint, Strava, Trainingstagebuch, Cycling Analytics and RunningAHEAD. Direct email based upload for sites like ridewithgps and mapmytracks. Other sites supported by exporting .gpx or .tcx or .FIT ride files you can automate this process by using things like the DropBox or Drive apps.


The main riding screens are all fully customisable for colour, size and number of items with all the stats you would expect (over 300 to choose from) plus some less common ones given suitable sensors like.

5s Avg. Power
30s Avg. Power
Normalised Power
IF
TSS
GOVSS
Power Balance
Torque Effectiveness
Pedal Smoothness
Pedalling %
Ride Avg. incline
Total Ascent
Current rate of climb
Current Incline
HRV
heart rate beat to beat
Gearing
Coasting time
Hemoglobin concentration
Battery level


Mapping support is either online or offline using MapsForge .map files.
You can upload .fit .gpx or .kml route files to follow as you ride. Note there is no on device routing or turn by turn support.

Real time plot available with your critical stats updated as you ride or visible post ride.

Ride trim and split capability post ride.

Multi step workouts can be designed with time, distance, heart rate or power based duration. Targets can be power, cadence, heart rate or speed based. Repetitions can be counts or till time or distance targets. Support for FIT workout format file import and export. Feedback on target and progress.

Text to speech audio feedback available with customization over what is read back and when.

IpBike aims to be feature rich - comparing to stand alone bike computes its Garmin 820 class rather than Garmin 200 or 500. If you want a simple app please look else where. If you want lots of features please be prepared to take time to learn how to use them see http://www.iforpowell.com/cms/index.php?page=help


Limitations.

The free version of IpBike is limited to one million wheel revolutions (or equivalent in gps only mode 2070mm wheel). For permanent use after this you will need to get the IpBikeKey app which will unlock this limitation.


IpBike uses IpSensorMan to provide access to ANT+, Btle and Bluetooth sensors. If you have a compatible phone and do not have IpSensorMan installed you will be prompted to install it. You can use an ANT USB Stick if your phone supports USB host mode.


If IpBike fails to start up on your device the most common cause is an issue with the Google maps setup. The release page has a version without Google Maps support you can try.
http://www.iforpowell.com/cms/index.php?page=releases
Updated on
May 16, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Health and fitness, and App activity
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted
4.5
2.46K reviews
Lisa Barnes
March 26, 2021
Very powerful with steep learning curve. I love it, but I am a programmer. Probably too complex for most people desiring a bike computer app. I love it because of the customizability, primarily ability to set up my own calculations and metrics. Many options to export results to different file formats and different apps. You must be willing to tinker with it and figure things out on your own. Not much documentation. Many reviews say UI is bad, but after learning it, I find it intuitive.
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Brian Lennon
September 11, 2020
I don't normally review apps but this one is different. This app is absolutely amazing. It has everything you could want in a bike computer and more. There are tons of settings you changes and adjust which is amazing. It does take time to set everything up to your personal preferences but once its there it's incredible. I love this app. I can easily export the tcx file and upload to garmin. Where all my workouts have been saved.
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A Google user
December 20, 2019
Based upon the unpolished appearance of the interface, the somewhat complex startup and miscellaneous usability issues, I initially wasn't sure about this app. After spending some time with it, however, I'm realizing this thing is incredibly powerful. Power balance and pedal stroke analysis, and other advanced features like HR variability, access to my phone's built in barometer, etc. etc. It not only replaces a bike computer for 8 dollars, it has tremendous customization potential. Bravo!
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What's new

Bug fixes.
Tweaking Waypoint to route matching code.