What is it?
The Wahoo Fitness workout tracker is a general fitness app that can be used for running and other activities as well as cycling, and can be used with your phone without needing one of Wahoo's devices to take advantage. That said, it really comes into its own when paired with Wahoo accessories such as their Tickr heart rate monitor, speed and cadence sensors, meaning you can have pretty comprehensive data from your training session with just your phone as a head unit. You can upload your data to a multitude of third-party apps such as Strava, Training Peaks and MapMyFitness, and also save them as GPX files to dropbox anywhere you like. The app has fully comprehensive power data when used with an ANT+ power meter, including watts, avg. power, nPower, iFactor and TSS measurements.
Like Wahoo's Elemnt computers the app has an optional auto-pause function, useful for making sure your average speed doesn't appear lower when it comes to that all-important Strava upload.
How can it help me?
There is a fully customisable audio announcement feature on the app, allowing you to get voice prompts at intervals on your distance, time, pace and calories burned amongst other things. You can select from up to 13 data screens, and the app will ask you your age, weight and height to make sure your data is personalised to you. There's also in-app GPS so you don't get lost, which always helps.
What makes it unique?
Of course, this is the only Wahoo Fitness general GPS tracking app! It syncs seamlessly with all Wahoo accessories, and the customisable voice audio announcements are the most detailed we've seen in a free fitness app.
Where can I get it?
The Wahoo Fitness app is free, and available on both iTunes and Android. You can also check out Wahoo's other apps here, including '7 minute workout' and an app specifically for their Elemnt bike computers.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.