Best outdoor app to use with Coach Jack

As I commented on the video I found on YT, I miss the option to record my GPS rides with TrainerDay, BUT this new feature is enticing… The bad season is beginning, so I will have the “opportunity” to ride indoors for almost 6 months: for sure, I WILL try Coach Jack’s planning ASAP !

So sorry, I saw your YT comment in my email and when I went to the video I could not see it… Not sure what happened, bad eyes or something. Yes I think most people here use Garmin or Wahoo to record their rides. Are you saying you are looking for an outdoor app for your phone?

These guys are integrated with us

and he would integrate farther to allow people to follow their TrainerDay plans in this app. Can you confirm that is what you are looking for? He had Android before but said he had very few users but is also considering that as well.

I do think a phone app will provide the best experience for outdoors but I think most cyclists are still not willing to use a phone on the bike. I do belive that is changing though. I have ideas on how to create a phone based ultimate outdoor interval experience.

Well, nowadays, Android apps only use BT (native Ant+ has been removed since Android 9.x from most devices), so it’s impossible to run at the same time several apps reading data from the different sensors :-\

The only possibilities are:

  • import the workout files (erg, zwo, fit, …) to an app that can also record GPS data (like checkmyride)
  • add a GPS recording feature to TD
  • run a separated app not requiring data from the BT sensors, that can record the GPS data (I’m using RideWithGPS when I need a good navigation), but afterwards you have to sync the output files from the 2 apps.

As I said, I will try TD with Coach Jack during the long Winter season, hopefully there will be a solution for the next Spring, if the coaching feature gives me good results :stuck_out_tongue:

PS: BTW, I’m currently using a “competition” (X…t) which does record GPS while it’s playing the selected workout. But I should be able to use TD inside, while BigRingVR is controlling the resistance of my home-trainer. Can’t wait to try. Probably next week, as I still have 2 workouts planned for this week…

Thanks so much for the explination. Let me ponder this a little. I have an idea for a different kind of outdoor training app that would be better in my opinion. :slight_smile: So you are saying BingRing works outdoor? Or have you been using something else?

Nope, BRVR is a Windows app, I’m using it for my indoors workouts !
-> BigRingVR | Online indoor virtual cycling application for cyclists and triathletes
-> BigRingVR | Online indoor virtual cycling application for cyclists and triathletes

So TD + BRVR is the combination I would use during the Winter, to follow a training plan and to have some fun riding virtual (video) routes.
Hopefully there will be a solution in 6 months, when the good season will come back, to use TD outdoors…