22
Apr
runtasticroad

When it comes to cardio, some people like to run. For those people, Runtastic is a great app. Now, however, Runtastic is expanding its reach with a pair of apps designed for two other specific niches: road and mountain bikers.

Each app is designed specifically with its target audience in mind, offering metrics that each type of rider will find beneficial. Here's a look at what each respective app offers:


Road

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* Live GPS tracking of critical performance metrics – calories, distance, time, speed, altitude, pace
* Ride thousands of biking routes, using Route Search (available in-app and on www.runtastic.com)
* Mapping (Google maps) – detailed live map features
* Colored traces (track cycle pace, speed, grade, elevation, heart rate)
* Current rate of climb, ratio of gained or lost altitude in meters per minute
* Cadence measurement (with additional hardware)
* Heart rate measurement (with additional hardware)
* Dashboard configuration – displays preferred biking statistics
* Automatic pause detection during your trek
* Weather data
* LIVE Tracking – real time tracking of your cycle position to share with friends
* Voice feedback of critical velo metrics, motivational messages available in numerous languages

Mountain

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* Tracking of critical performance statistics from mtb session – duration, distance, altitude, calories, time
* Ride thousands of mountainbike routes, using Route Search (available in-app and on www.runtastic.com)
* Configurable maps: Google Maps and Open Cycle Map
* Offline maps: For off track treks in areas without GSM coverage
* Colored traces (track biking pace, speed, grade, elevation, heart rate)
* Current rate of climb, ratio of gained or lost altitude (downhill) in meters per minute
* Cadence measurement (with additional hardware)
* Heart rate measurement (with additional hardware)
* Dashboard configuration – displays preferred biking statistics
* Automatic pause detection during your trek using ANT+ sensors
* Weather statistics
* LIVE Tracking – track your trail in real time to share with friends
* Voice feedback of performance statistics, motivational messages available in numerous languages
* Take pictures – they'll be saved with your mtb tour overview and velo statistics

There are both free and paid ($4.99) versions of each app – hit the appropriate widget below to give 'em a shot.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Ian Santopietro

    Velotastic doesn't have the same ring.

    • squiddy20

      1. He was making note of a spelling error somewhere in the title or article (which has obviously been fixed).
      2. Where are you getting "velo-"? Velocity? Wouldn't it make more sense to label it "biketastic" or "cycletastic"?

      • Nate

        bicycles were originally called velocipedes and the term 'velo' has stuck around and is still very widely used in cycling club names, cycling company names, and much more, especially in the road biking side

      • Roberto Elena Ormad

        Velocipede is a general term for some human-powered vehicles, one of them, and the best known, is the bicycle.

        You might also know the word velodrome, which is an arena for track cycling.

      • mechapathy

        Yeah, I was just confused.

  • mauric

    And it just looks brilliant.

  • TopSOUL

    Wow, they're a bit greedy, aren't they? They could probably integrate the functionality of these apps into their main app (Runtastic Pro). And why make two apps instead of just one? Kinda silly.