I am living in Belgium at the moment. I have an Iphone 3gs and am looking for a running app that would record my distance (and work out average speed if possible). The problem is I have my data roaming turned off because I don't want to incur hefty roaming charges. Is there any app that can use a gps and map offline?
I return home soon so will then be able to use roaming but would really like to find a solution for the next month.
Many thanks, and apologies if this is not posted in the correct section.
Nike + do an iphone app that uses a pedometer in your shoe to measure the distance (you can calibrate it on a treadmill / over a given distance as well)
The problem the iPhone (and most other phones) use GPS/A or Assisted GPS and this uses the network. Therefore, you may have an issue with the GPS signal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS You can get a Bluetooth GPS receiver. However, not sure if this will work with the iPhone and/or any software available.
Thanks for that - it's a great help.
I've used my iPhone with Runkeeper and Strava in Europe with data roaming turned off. I synced the activities when I had wifi access, or I waited until I got home.
The iPhone (and newer iPods) doesn't need the shoe pedomoter as it has a built in acceleromoter.
My friends and I use the Nike+ app, and it's more or less fine. For the phone version you don't need the foot pod in the shoe. Also, Endomondo is pretty good.
Grab an old 2nd hand Nokia 5800 expressmusic and put free sports-tracker(.com) on it. It's pretty much indestructible so no worries about damaging your iphone or getting it wet and the app works fine offline (the app will ask you before connecting, but abroad I turn the entire phone into offline mode to be sure of not hitting connect by accident).
I've used iMapMyRun with roaming switched off, and then saved the run using the hotel Wifi. Is that a possibility?
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