Discussion: Attackpoint App for Android and Iphone?
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how about it?
i would like it, but i am too bad in doing stuff like that, have no idea how to do it...but maybe somebody has?!
what you think?
This was discussed before
Is there something missing from the mobile version
that you still want to see in an app?
okay nice, did not use the search function ;) ..thanks!
I would add to the older discussion but it's closed now. An app that used the gps on the phone would allow you to simply select the activity and then upload most or all the data without having to do it manually. Also, if you had a bluetooth HRM, it could do that data as well.
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Just my $0.02.
An app that used the gps on the phone
is perhaps useful if the user doesn't care much about accuracy. It'll get you within a block, and the total will be within a couple kilometers for your run—but then why bother at all? just ballpark the distance and hit submit. In a few years it's quite possible that smartphone GPS will catch up with the Garmins in terms of accuracy, but as of 2011 it's nowhere near.
is perhaps useful if the user doesn't care much about accuracy. It'll get you within a block, and the total will be within a couple kilometers for your run
I think you might be confusing the aGPS (triangulation from cell towers) function with the real GPS receiver in a lot of smartphones? While they might not be quite as accurate as a Garmin, they're a lot better than you're implying.
Not on the iPhone that I have. If you sit at a place for a while, the dot will eventually get to where you are. Keywords are sit and eventually.
Oh. I thought you said SMARTphone, not iPhone. :p
i have run with both my mobile (Motorola Defy) and Garmin Forerunner 305 at the same time. the difference was 20m ...so i think they are both as "good"
Smart phone apps can be just fine, even more accurate than garmins if it's used with a really good BT gps.
There is an old sort of "AP app" like that for Nokia smartphones. Half baked, but it does the trick. It is able to use both internal and external (bluetooth) gps, loads your custom activity types from AP and let you choose the correct one. I used to use it a lot while back, but I haven't used it much lately. These days I run with a BT gps logger. I can download data from it over bluetooth and post data to AP with my cell phone, no laptops needed. So basically the same thing but running setup is more lightweight and gps is accurate.
were all withing 20m too.
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