After my previous post I received some good tips from Jason from Runkeeper and @damianb on twitter re. extending battery life . Today I turnerd off the wifi and pressed the sleep button on the Iphone and gained power . I started a 3 hour spin on 85% and still had 27% when I got home .
I also used headphones and whilst listening to my itunes library of music every 5 minutes a nice American lady would talk over my music informing me of my time , distance and pace in minutes per kilometre . At first I didn’t quite know what to make of her but after a while I actually looked forward to her soothing way of keeping me informed of my progress . This also means that the big drawback of having your bike computer in your back pocket is somewhat overcome . I think it could be very useful for interval training too ( not that you would be doing intervals at this time of year ) .
It was too wet to give the picture geo tagging a good test out but I look forward to that on my next outing . Once again I had the iphone stuffed into a neoprene cover in my back pocket and there was never a problem with loss of gps signal .
One thing , though that I would like to see is an auto stop start function . This is useful when any bike computer is on the bars but would be almost essential when it is stuffed into your back pocket .
So far the runkeeper application , I downloaded the pro edition after trying out the free version first , is impressing me very much , but for the time being it is still a compliment to rather than a replacement for my Garmin edge 705 .
Todays spin ;