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Hi Guys I just got my iphone in November and am looking at adding it ti my bike. At the moment it is in a otter box armor but am trying to find a mount that will hold it? any ideas,

Also what apps would you gs recommended. Even there is snow and snow piles I want to get back out on th weekend for a small ride,

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Cheers for the link.

What apps would you guys recommend? still kind of new with iphone so don't what are ones that are decent and ones to avoid?

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Jeremy
 

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Cyclemeter is now free... I've been using it since iPhone 3gs days.
 

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Smartphones make great logging devices -- in a good case in your jersey pocket or in your pack. In those places they are fairly well protected and the screen can be off reducing the significant battery drain associated with keeping the screen on all the time.

On the bar your $700 smartphone is pretty vulnerable during a crash and it will either be mostly blank or you will have to deal with the significant battery drain associated with keeping the screen on all the time.

To each their own and it depends on what type of riding you do but maybe consider stashing your phone for logging and get a cheap cat eye if you need speed/distance during the ride.

I use strava and there is a free iPhone app. The app isn't too exciting. It is intended for logging and the "excitement" happens when you review your ride on a computer. That may not appeal to everyone but I like it.
 

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Just posted on another thread - responding here as well -

I have been using a setup which is described on my blog here; The setup works well for me - even after taking a spill on more than one occasion :) with the phone surviving without a blemish....

I also have a list of iPhone applications I have been testing personally -- read here...

Let me know with questions. I will keep adding reviews of the apps.
 

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Hi Guys,

The more I have been thinking about it I think mounting it on the handbars might be risky, heck you could spill coming out of the driveway right?

I am now thinking as to where to keep it riding. I was thinking for casual rides along paved trails just keeping it in my pocket of my cargo shorts. And for more harder rides in the hydration pack.

Im not worried about it moving around as its in a very sturdy case ( Otterbox armor )

Where do you guys keep your phones?
 

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I mount mine in a small (sorta) stem bag on the saddle post.

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I keep mine opinion a case on the chest strap of my hydration pack. It is out of the way, seems protected, and gets good reception.

I use it with Cyclemeter and Strava simultaneously. I also use Glympse to tell my wife where I am.
 

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Another vote for Cyclemeter (I like it a little better than Strava) and the LifeProof case/mount is a good set-up.


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