Whenever I turn the screen off, it pauses /stops the recording. Leaves me with huge gaps in my routes. Am I doing something wrong? Apart from that, route recording, map and on screen info is pretty nice. Compared a lot of other apps, before giving this one a shot. Apart from the screen thing I like it a lot.
Read a lot of the negative reviews here, and maybe they are for old versions but the features exist that are usually being complained about. It's not the cleanest/easiest app or website but the functionality is there and its good. Never had the app lock up or crash, works with 3 Bluetooth accessories flawlessly and the guidance is like the GPS in your car - you wouldn't let it drive you off a cliff, why are people apparently blindly following this? it does a great job on the bike if you use common sense
A bike app that won't route via bike paths. Route planning is done via a website (needs internet). Bike paths can be highlighted (in green just like Google maps which presumably it uses) and the default being off, ie hidden. But even with paths enabled the planner won't route via these nor can it be manually forced to route off-road.
It's a nice app and seems accurate with the mile count but after the first day it unfortunately stopped uploading the routes I had already travelled so if I want to know how many miles I've done in total I jeed to add them up myself, slightly annoyed with that, otherwise seems good.
The first time I started the app I selected go ride. I thought the red button was a pause or stop. I do my ride and nothing. How about green or go or start. Perhaps just start the app with the "go ride" section? Still can't figure out the pictures. The ride summary is an odd layout compared to other apps. The fees for the paid version are too much. The map looks great when you share it.
Out of all the cycling GPS apps in the Play store, I think this is one of the best. So I was surprised to see only a 4.1 rating and a bunch of negative reviews, which in my mind do not do RideWithGPS justice, and I wanted to put in my own two cents. I have had RideWithGPS since 2014 and I use it for the absolutely most rudimentary function ... to log rides. I am a road cyclist and I don't route rides (and definitely don't use GPS for navigation). Before I begin each ride, I just turn RideWithGPS on, wait for the GPS to locate my current coordinates, start logging and put the phone away in my saddle bag. This app logs actuately, has autopause, and does not drain my battery heavily. After the ride, it saves the data and will defer uploading if there is no mobile data connection. And during the ride wifi or mobile data connections are not needed either, so you can go to the back roads or mountains without losing your ride data. After upload, all your ride data are on the web with detailed analytics and you can also download the gps data. I can't think of a better cycling gps app out there. If you are looking for a route navigation app, then you should probably just plan your route on the RideWithGPS website and sync it with your phone. Print out the cue sheet to take with your ride, or occasionally check your phone to make sure you are on route. Having your phone in front of you during a ride or looking at it is a risky practice. On the other hand, if your intention is to use this app as a bike computer, you should probably consider spending $40 to buy a real bike computer to clip onto your bike.
* Big update for Android Wear with standalone recording and improved remote control support.
* Wear-based HRM support when recording on the phone.
* Many bugfixes and minor improvements.