Wahoo Fitness 2.3 Review

Wahoo Fitness version 2.3 is out and is looking good. I did some testing last night trying to get it to fail but could not. I sent text messages and called the phone while spinning the bike and the app worked flawlessly. I also turned off the unit and kept on pedaling and turned it back on a few minutes later. The average mph was spot on. I’m not sure if the app has been fixed or that the fact that I’m using iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 but either way it works just fine now.

Sunday morning I went out for a ride using a route where I knew what the distance would be. Although I could not find where to input the wheel size, the distance recorded was accurate. Now, I’m not sure if that was from the GPS or the sensors. I did set the GPS to off in the Biking Prefs section. Other than that, I find that app real useful and easy to use with all the relevant data displayed in an easy to read format. What I really like are the predefined data screens. There are two themes for the four pages. Here i a run-down of the pages:

  • Page 1
    • Displays data based on the bike speed and cadence sensor
  • Page 2
    • Displays data based on the GPS sensor
  • Page 3
    • Displays data based on the power sensor
  • Page 4
    • Displays data based on heart rate values and zones

So, depending on your training goals you can flip to the screen that you are interested in seeing. I like Page 4 as the it display, in real-time, how much time you spent on each heart rate zone. No other app does that for you. There is one that will give you that information but only after the ride is complete. You have a total of seven pages to choose from that you can turn on or off depending on your needs. Pages five through seven are the same as pages one through three but with a different theme to it.

Since my initial review of the app, there has been some updated Sharing options that are now available. Wahoo Fitness can now share your ride with the following sites:

Still no dailymile on the list and that’s a bummer. On the plus side, I found out that there are many web sites available to upload your rides and compare notes with other cyclists. So many that I don’t know which one to use, but for right now I’m sticking with dailymile. Now the question is, would I recommend the app to others? Yes, I would without any hesitation. It’s a fantastic app that the developers worked out the bugs and are constantly improving on. Did I mention that it’s free!

Anyone using this app? I’d like to hear from you and see how it is performing for you and your  gear. Drop me a comment and share your experience with it.

4 thoughts on “Wahoo Fitness 2.3 Review

  1. Nice blog, Ray!

    Interesting article. I’m about to buy the Wahoo Bike Case. I’m using RunKeeper to keep track of all the rides (bother outside and inside on the Tacx). You said that Wahoo Fitness 2.3 also supports export to RunKeeper, yet it isn’t mentioned in the text of the app (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wahoo-fitness/id391599899?mt=8).

    Could you please confirm that the app indeed exports to RunKeeper? Thanks for your help!

    The Netherlands

  2. Ah, just saw that RunKeeper support was mentioned in the update notes!

    I’m still looking for the ‘best’ way to keep track of cycling progress. I’m currently using SportTracks, which works great offline for both Garmin (outside) and Tacx (inside) rides.

    I’m using RunKeeper to see how online storage works, but I’m not convinced yet. What about DailyMile? I saw that Cyclemeter also supports that. Any suggestions are appreciated!

    • Here is a screen capture of the Sharing Options.

      I’ve been using dailymile to record my rides and share with the on-line community. Cyclemeter is an excellent App that uses GPS and ANT+ sensors and has the most flexibility to export data. Take a look at my review of it at my blog site.

      I’m about to do a comparison round up of several bike computer apps and it’s hard o choose the best. It all comes down to does it support my on-line training site.

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