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30 May 2024 · 3 minutes read
· by Aziza Khasanova

Advanced Bicycle Tracking: 7 Tricks You Didn't Know About

Optimise Your Cycling with Apple Watch and iPhone

Advanced Bicycle Tracking on Apple Watch and iPhone

World Bicycle Day, celebrated annually on June 3rd, encourages people around the globe to embrace cycling for its health, environmental, and social benefits. Here's how you can optimise your rides and track your performance using the powerful tools our team is swears by.

Tips and Tricks to Optimise Your Cycling with Apple Watch and iPhone

1. Pair Your Devices. Ensure your Apple Watch and iPhone are properly paired. This synchronisation allows data transfer and more accurate tracking of your cycling stats.

2. Enable Workout Tracking. Open the Workout app on your Apple Watch and select "Outdoor Cycle" to start tracking your ride. This will monitor your distance, speed, elevation, and heart rate.

3. Use the Compass App. The built-in Compass app can help you navigate unfamiliar routes with ease. It provides real-time directions, ensuring you stay on course.

4. Set Fitness Goals. Utilise the Activity app on your iPhone to set and track your cycling goals. You can monitor your progress, set new challenges, and stay motivated by closing your activity rings.

5. Take Advantage of Siri. Use Siri commands to start a workout, get directions, or control your music without needing to touch your devices.

6. Monitor Weather Conditions. Check the Weather app on your iPhone for real-time updates on conditions, helping you plan your ride and dress appropriately.

7. Use Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount or Universal Bar Mount. Designed by cyclists for cyclists, the mount ensures your phone is securely attached with minimal effort, giving you quick access to maps, apps, and more as you ride. Its exclusive compatibility with Peak Design Cases guarantees phone stability, allowing you to ride with confidence.

A man and a woman cycling together using the Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount
Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount
A Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount attached on the front of the bycicle
Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount

Best Apps to Track Cycling Performance

1. Strava. A favourite among cyclists and our team, Strava offers comprehensive tracking features, social sharing, and detailed performance analytics. It integrates with Apple Watch and iPhone to provide real-time stats and post-ride summaries.

2. Cyclemeter. This app turns your iPhone into a powerful cycling computer with detailed maps, customisable alerts, and in-depth performance metrics. It syncs with the Apple Watch for added convenience.

3. Komoot. Ideal for planning routes, Komoot offers turn-by-turn navigation and offline maps, making it perfect for exploring new trails. It also tracks your rides and syncs with your Apple devices. 

4. Map My Ride. Part of the Under Armour family, this app offers GPS tracking, route planning, and community features. It works well with the Apple Watch, providing real-time tracking and performance data.

A man riding a bicycle with a Peak Design Bar Mount attached on it
Peak Design Universal Bar Mount
A Peak Design Peak Design Universal Bar Mount attached on the front of the bycicle
Peak Design Universal Bar Mount

Enhance Safety with AirTags

Keep track of your bike and gear with AirTags. Attach an AirTag to your bike or cycling bag, and use the Find My app on your iPhone to locate your items if they get lost or stolen. The Precision Finding feature can help you pinpoint the exact location of your belongings, giving you peace of mind on every ride. Here is our collection of Airtag Keychains

For an enhanced cycling experience, explore our carefully curated collection. Boost your cycling experience with gear that's built to perform and impress.

Published 30 May 2024 by Aziza Khasanova
Aziza Khasanova
E-commerce Associate

I’m Aziza. I’m an intrepid explorer of both digital realms and far-flung corners of the world. With a background in fashion, I’ve now anchored myself as an E-commerce Associate at MegaMac. Currently, I love exploring the untamed beauty of the UK’s landscapes, all while cherishing the precious moments shared with my loved ones.

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