Medic53177's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 9/9/18 3:59 PM
The map screen is black. My blue locator dot shows up and the menus are available, but the map is just black. I tried deleting and re-downloading the app but same issue. Had to delete off my iPhone.
thumo's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 9/3/18 12:27 PM
I had great hopes when testing the free version of Bike Map for road biking. After signing in to the quarterly subscription plan, i was able to test all its features and discover some of the issues which have been widely reported in customers reviews: - The app is a battery hog even when using offline maps. Not sure why but I suppose it has to do with optimization. Makes the app pretty useless for long road bike rides. - Navigation is shaky at best. Map orientation is often wrong, turn-by-turn instructions lagging behind, panning or zooming the map is slow. - Stability is not good at all. I have experienced quite a few crashes or random freezes. - I like being able to log in my Bike Map account from a computer and manage and do route planning from a PC but the functionality is quite different between the app and the web versions. It’s confusing... Please note that all the comments above are the results of testing the app on a new iPhone X with plenty of processing power and great battery life. So, all in all, as much as I like discovering new routes through this app, it is really overrated and not ready for serious use. I am surprised this passed Apple’s QC.
Martin de Chico's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 7/9/18 1:38 PM
I have been using Google maps for cycling for several years. The Google application is careful to route you along streets that have light motor vehicle traffic and or are designated bike routes. This app, however, simply sends you along the shortest route, which may include roads with very dangerous Motor vehicle traffic. I wish I would not have purchased this app, and I am going to delete it from my iPhone.
bikrdg's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 7/20/18 6:51 PM
This app routes you through places that have high traffic even though there are trails you could pick up for a more enjoyable/safer ride. It said it had many routes for my area but has done a poor job of finding bike routes. It is more interested In The fastest route than the best biking route.
One-I's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 7/18/18 6:20 PM
I love the ability to be able to add multiple destinations very easily. It allows one to change the route by typing in an address or touching the map. That’s great. Everything else about the app seems to function without any issues and as I would expect. Only a few things that I think I would add. A watch app tied in so it buzz notifies me before a turn. Also, I’d like it to automatically zoom in on the map when approaching a turn and zoom out when on the straightaway for a while. Integration with the Apple exercise app on the watch to auto log workouts would be nice as well.
Espresso2go's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 7/13/18 9:18 PM
The description said Minneapolis was a city with best maps. It does not include good maps for suburbs of Minneapolis. Free online maps and Google Maps are much more complete.
SnookyP's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 7/10/18 12:10 PM
Tried to record our trip along the NYS Barge Canal. Was perplexed at first about how to view time and distance after the trip.
Gizmodogdon's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 5/27/18 4:23 PM
Lots of good detail and useful information and data. The ride and route info is great to have a record of.
rebe18's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 4/29/18 7:42 PM
Map of Brooklyn is pretty solid, but doesn’t tell you the directions of the streets, which is key because riding against traffic can be not great for folks who are new to city riding. Also the directions feature has never worked for me.
LifeLover13's Review of Bike MapsReviewed on 4/29/18 1:26 AM
This app is advertised as a regular bike gps. However, I gave it 4 tries and found it should be advertised as an extreme mountain biking gps app. I'm not even sure if it's safe to call it that, but I don't know enough about extreme mountain biking to critique the app this way. Even changing the route settings didn't help. The first 2 attempts went okay, despite it trying to send me into private residential yards, or pathways that didn't exist on occasion. I looked at the map and figured out a better way, so not a huge deal. These routes were about 9-10 miles each. The real danger is that some trails suggested, like during my 3rd and 4th time around, are NOT bike trails. The given "bike trails" had no signs, no markings on trees, no people, and no actual trail. These routes were about 15-18 miles. Perhaps this app just isn't good with longer distances? It also told me to cross rivers, which were about 10-15 feet wide, and so I had to carry my bike and walked across rocks to get to the other side. Maybe this is normal to others, but to me it seems extreme. For reference, I have also used the element bolt gps and google bicycle routes. My bike is my primary transportation vehicle.