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The Fix: Track your run and rides with your smartphone
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The Fix: Track your run and rides with your smartphone

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Using your iPhone or Android, this app helps you monitor your fitness activity while biking on the backroads.

[NOISE] The more I ride my bike, the more I wanna track my progress to see how I'm doing. There's a great way to do that using an app called Strava. Today I have a nice, short casual bike ride planned, but before I hit the road I wanna plan my route. Since I'm not really familiar with this area. To do that I'll head to Strava's website and use their route builder. Here it's really easy to find and create routes based on what's popular in the area you're exploring. Here I've got the map pulled up and I'll go ahead and find my starting point. Then I'll just keep clicking until I finish building my route. And as I do that, Stravel will give me stats about the route that I'm building. So, I've got elevation, distance, and the estimated time it'll take for me to complete the route based on previous rides. There's also this really cool feature that lets me minimize the elevation. So if I'm trying to take it easy and I don't want a big challenge, I can just enable this feature and STRAVA will re route me so that it's as flat as possible. So the route gives me a grand total of 1.1 miles and the estimated moving time is about 5 minutes and 33 seconds. At this point, I'm gonna save my route. I'll give it a name, Oakland Morning Ride. Save it, and now I can head to Strava on my phone, launch the app, and my route will be there so that I can follow it when I'm actually on the road. [MUSIC] So I just finished my beautiful trail ride, and if I hit finish in Strava I can see exactly how I did. I've got a map showing exactly where I went, and I have a ton of stats. I went 1.1 miles. It took me six and a half minutes, and I burned 53 calories. Not bad. So even though there are a lot of apps that'll let you track your ride, this is one of the better ones for people who specifically wanna get more out of biking. [MUSIC]

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