Just a heads up to all our readers that I’m going to start contributing some tech reviews and tips on the Adventure Cyclist blog! If you can’t tell, I’m a bit of a gear geek and like to keep abreast of the new technology (which can be a bit challenging since we’re constantly moving). I think we’re at a real interesting time in adventure travel, where the experience of something happening and relating it is almost instantaneous. It makes for great vicarious experiences!
So, please check out the my review of TrackMyTour on the Adventure Cyclist blog and leave a comment if you find it helpful or interesting! You can follow our progress on our TMT map here.
Just a quick highlight:
TrackMyTour differs from many current GPS bicycle apps in that it isn’t a “real-time” tracker. It doesn’t turn your iPhone into a Garmin which tracks every single inch of your route. While this may not be ideal for those that are accustomed to more training based applications that records constantly while you are riding, IT IS ideal for the bicycle tourist that plans to go into remote areas or do extended tours. Because of this “bread crumb” method of plotting your route, you are able to conserve the iPhone’s battery life considerably. TrackMyTour also lets you save the waypoints you’ve created and submit them later when you have access to the Internet.
In the same vein, if you want to keep up on our travels really closely, join our Facebook Fan page. I update it pretty often with my iPhone and some of the content on the fan page is exclusive to the fan page and doesn’t always make it to the site. Isn’t technology exciting!
Iphone external battery February 22, 2010 at 5:20 am
Great review! Thanks for sharing this.. IPhone is really a dream gadget to have..
geekgrrl March 24, 2010 at 3:54 am
TrackMyTour also works with iPod Touch.
I have an iPod Touch 2G and Orange Gadgets iGPS360 and xGPS software plus GPSSerial found in Cydia.
This is considerable less expense for anyone in the USA because the iPhone requires the high-end and most expensive 2-year contract (not allowed to get a service “plan” for only what you need) with AT&T.
I paid $75 for Orange Gadgets iGPS360.
I have had other GPS. This one is a very strong receiver. I have had excellent accuracy with it, testing it on a number of different applications.
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Saw your review right on the front page of Adventure Cycling’s website. Nice! I still haven’t committed to an iPhone, but I seem to be inching ever closer. Enjoyed the review.