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Cyclemeter GPS Stopwatch

Combine the facts that your iPhone is always with you, it has a GPS chip, and has access to maps, and you’d think that you should be able to use it to track your bike rides — distance, speed, time, and even plot your course on a map. But most apps that claim to do this fall short in one way or another. An exception is Cyclemeter, which does all of these things and more. It keeps track of your rides without requiring you to sign up for a Web service or leave your iPhone. And it is gentle on your battery compared to other apps. Plus, it is very geeky cool to be able to see your ride on a map when you are done.