Cool idea but...
Cool idea but has quite a few bugs. At first it seemed really great. Until I started “checking” it’s data for accuracy. It doesn’t handle gps very well which leads to most information being inaccurate. I used this to map my bike path. And see my speed, distance, top speed and the entire path that I traveled. It had all of that in the free version and the ads are minimal (except one in the last few days which the x button wasn’t shown on iPhone X screen).
The issue came quick when I started doing math and known distances. Nothing added up and I noticed when checking my paths, sometimes it would just auto jump me from one skipped me 2 miles and instead of showing actual path just showed straight line.
Which still isn’t that bad. I continued to use it. You know. Free and all that’s not bad.
The issue is it doesn’t turn the app off and requires phone to be rebooted completely to close app or it just constantly stays open killing my Apple Watch. No matter how many times I manually close the app on phone and watch, every time I lift my hand after a couple minutes, it just shows the app open and wanting me to continue my already finished. And synced my work out.
I uninstalled due to heating phone and watch and destroying battery so quickly.
Map My Ride Unreliable
I’ve used the free version of this app well over a year now. If you are going to use for shorter rides where there is good coverage, it’s fine. But hit the wrong button by accident and it aborts the whole exercise segment. It’s recent upgrade adding new buttons hasn’t helped but added confusion. I lost both of my last 23 mile rides, because the first time I didn’t like the picture it took and the language deleting didn’t say it would delete the ride. Today I had the app closed but operating and when I hit a button to continue, or so I thought, it started a whole new route without asking if I wanted to save the old one. I ride on rail-to-trails and have also had occasional times the app would not sync. I am glad of the manual option, speed function, and gps catch-up that figures out if you rode a bit but forgot to unpause and figures in the mileage in when you do. But I think also more than one pic should be allowed and the major flaw is no BACK UPS!!!!! If you don’t make it to the end and sync, your ride is lost-you can add a ride manually but without the cool maps. Remember GPS also uses lots of phone battery power.
Very inaccurate distance and speed
They updated the app to be more accurate but the opposite happened. On a 30 mile ride the app is off by 2.5 miles! I compared milage to my apple watch and ua’s own route planner. I also drove the route and measured with my car. My watch, my car,and ua’s route planner all agree on the distance, the mapmyride app is simply wrong. I have been a paying subscriber for years and was very happy with the app. I had over 20k mile accurately mapped, then the update.
I contacted their support and at first they said the app was right and was now more accurate. Then i showed them the comparisons including their own route planner (which is a cool tool on their website). They sent back a long list of bs things to do with my phone like killing all apps, rebooting, and then riding with only mapmyride running - silly but i tried it but the results were the same.
I switched to strava and while i like mapmyride functionality better than strava, at least i get the right distances now. They may have improved accuracy for some limited specific set of use cases, but they broke the app for the majority of users.
Glitchy [glitch resolved]
By songless one
[Update. OK, it turns out that you have to go to the Map My Ride website in order to save this location request. The app does not include a possibility for doing so. I hardly ever log into MMR on my computer, so it did not occur to me initially. Once I went to the website I was able to complete the request, and it has disappeared from my phone app. Thank goodness.]
I've used this app satisfactorily for quite awhile, but in the last couple of weeks the app keeps asking me to confirm my location (country). If I select the country and click "next" I get a dialogue saying there was a error and the info was not saved. It at least then provides an option to "skip" and proceed using the app, but since it won't save I have to do this dance every single time I open the app. I tend to make lots of starts and stops each day, so click, click, skip multiple times a day is getting really annoying and makes me think it is time to find a new app for ride mapping.
Good All-Purpose App
I use MapMyRide (MMR) on every outdoor cycling and Chi Walking effort for it’s adjustable intervals and it’s audio updates on both average pace/speed, segment pace/speed, and progress towards goal in 1/4 segments (25%, 50%,75%, 100%). I suspect the distances rely on cell tower rather than Garmin’s sophisticated Satellite tracking, but do not know that as fact. I rely on my Garmin Edge device (Edge 1000) to record a host of performance data and am confident that the Edge devices are the most accurate. MMR seems to declare a 30 mile ride complete about 0.4 miles sooner than my Garmin Edge does. In actuality, that’s only about 1.3% off, but I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 for that reason. To avoid duplication, I delete the MapMyRide data after stopping it after each ride, but MapMyRide accepts the Garmin Edge data, too and I like their analysis of the data it uses from my Garmin Connect App. All and all I really like this App. I use an ear bud connected to my phone with Bluetooth to get clear updates during my rides or speed walks.
Good potential, many important things do not work
I love the clear, easy to read display. Set up options are a breeze. The problem is the app is hard to pair with BT devices, and impossible with multiple bikes. I did an experiment a few days ago where I tried to pair a simple HRM. Map My Ride would not find it. Strava and Wazoo fitness connected right away. Strava and Wazoo also seamlessly and effortlessly support multiple bikes (and multiple BT devices). Also recently, I issued a trouble ticket when I tried to pair my DuoTrap speed and cadence sensor. In the response I received, the developer admitted trouble pairing with this speed and cadence sensor device (with iPhone).
The ability to pair BT devices is basic, and these problems are inexcusable for this type of app.
These problems really bother me as I love the app and I want them to do well. I also paid for the ad free version, and I want to realize the full value if my purchase. With their affiliation with UA, you’d think this would be fixed. Get it together UA if you want to earn the respect of those serious about their fitness.
App is unstable with bugs
Unfortunately had to downgrade the rating from 5 stars to 1. After reaching support te issues are not being resolved and Support doesn’t follow up on my emails. Here are the issues after some of the recent updates:
1: red trail sometimes disappears mid-workout and doesn’t show your route during the workout. The workout still gets stored.
2. Sometimes, when you load a pre-existing route, the summary of the Workout and the workout summary shared on Facebook shows the route of the previous workout even though when you view the details of the route it correctly showed the right route map.
2a. When this happens, the route does not get recorded on My Routes list.
3. The new companion Apple Watch app sometimes does not show the current workout in progress and instead shows the start button to start new workouts but it doesn’t sync up to the current workout. Usually it happens while the current workout auto-pauses.
4. New companion Apple Watch app sometimes doesn’t track heart rate. As a result the calories tracked are all estimated and quite different than those tracked by Apple Cycling workout app. When it happens, I checked and the Heart Rate tracks Fine in Apple apps.
When Under Armour fixes these issues I’ll change the rating. I’ve been a loyal Map My Ride customer for many years and are an MVP member. However lack of resolution to these issues will force me to re-think my relationship with this vendor.
loved this app for the last 6 years until I got the Apple Watch
I’ve used this app heavily for the last six years. I had a Tomtom cardio spark plus music watch for the last 2 1/2 years and everything synced to the app just fine with no problem. I would have gotten another but they are now discontinued. Now I have an Apple Watch and I thought things would be even smoother and better since it had an actual Map My Ride app but I am disappointed with the limited metrics that are shown on the watch as well as the syncing abilities. Sometimes my workouts don’t show up on the app on my phone until the day after they are completed. On my tomtom watch, workouts used to sync within seconds of completing a workout. I used to be able to change what metrics I could see and take off ones I didn’t care about and toggle to whatever ones I didn’t have set to my main screen in the middle of the workout. I really miss that! Now I can’t see a lot of mymetrics until they finally sync which takes F.O.R.E.V.E.R!
I have difficulty rating this app. Under Armour makes it and MapMyFitness and others. I usually use the one that I named.
Unless an app stands out for its positives, I rarely give 5 stars. I read other reviews about it. I updated and went for a short walk. Cycling might be different.
It worked correctly. I read a review with an iPhone 8 Plus. Mine is a 7 Plus. I know about buttons (screen) being pushed and causing problems. I carry my phone.
If your app will not record the workout, I have a suggestion. If you want to know your speed, this does not work. Record the start and end times. Know where you road. When you are done, use a desktop or laptop to create the route you rode. I suggest logging from the phone. It starts you at 12 am otherwise.
No longer reliable, no customer support
I used this app for about three years, however, have now deleted it. With each update, it became less and less reliable, and the ‘support’ for the app is non-existent. I had the same route show over a 3 mile difference in tracking (the route itself is under 1.5 miles) however often records as over 4.5.
Recent updates to the watch app made it possible to track workouts without taking a phone, but this app is less reliable than the app phone. It auto-pauses while I’m biking at 15+mph, leading to miles. It tracked.
The last workout I tracked showed 2.30 miles on the phone but only 1.4 on the watch. These were stated at the same time as starting it on the phone pulls up the watch app to allow you to quickly view your stats (even though they’re totally different than on the phone) but the accuracy is not there, I assume because of the auto-pause issues on the watch.