Get the most from your biking workout with these handy and useful apps.
I Love riding my bike, and I have been riding across cities on my same trusty Infinity recumbent for more than 25 years. But much has changed since the day I assembled that bike. What once required a truckload of communications and tracking equipment all those years ago, now fits comfortably in the palm of my hand. And what would have required a heavy backpack of maps, charts, repair manuals and videotapes, are now instantly accessible and stored on flash ram smaller than a postage stamp.
As the name describes, U.S. Traveler is made for travelers that call the United States their home and travel to countries outside their own. The application itself is overall very simple. In opening the app, on the “Countries” tab, you are presented with a list of countries & their correlating flags. I thought the added flags next to the country names were a nice touch, especially since most people can quickly find a country based on visual representation versus textual representation. I’ve traveled from the U.S. to numerous countries – Chile, Argentina, Germany & Italy to name a few. I cannot say that I was adequately prepared for the countries I visited, but this app for sure would have helped.
Chargers, GPS kits and car mounts. The best for a smooth ride.
Scosche reVIVE II
Scosche is known for its quality, and the reVIVE II USB charger is no exception. It will accommodate an iPad and one other device.
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Track flights with beautiful, zoomable maps or get real-time departure info, delays, and gate numbers at a glance. Features full international coverage.
2. Google Earth
TRVL is a free iPad only travel and photography magazine. Each issue of TRVL is a single article that covers a single location or topic. TRVL was the first iPad exclusive magazine in the world. It was first made out of a spare bedroom by its founders, Michel Elings and Jochem Wijnands.
Whether you are a mobile road warrior or you just like to keep your charging cables organized, this portable charging station is a must have.
The charger delivers from an AC outlet and comes with a converter that plugs into the charging hub, which is a separate unit. It will also plug into a USB port for charging your devices.
There are four USB ports. Three of them are for charging only, and the fourth, if plugged into a computer will sync whatever device is connected that particular port.