EasyRoute is a route planner for outdoor activities like running, biking and walking.
Simply tap the places you want to go along the way. It will follow roads and paths while also providing the freedom to route directly where you touch.
EasyRoute was written by a runner looking for a quick and easy way to plan routes using an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Designed to be easy to use, you are never more than one touch away from viewing, adding or editing a route.
Personally, the author of EasyRoute has used this program to:
• Plan long marathon training runs, figuring out how far detours should be and how far to go before looping back so the distance comes out right.
• Plan bike rides in unfamiliar areas.
• Plan routes before leaving the house. If a park is closed or a road is blocked, can the same mileage be covered by taking a different road or path?
• Launch Street View to ensure there is a safe sidewalk or shoulder before running along a busy street or an unfamiliar area.
• Figure out the distance of a walk to grandma's house.
• While traveling, to figure out where to run in order cover a desired distance.
Although the author is primarily a runner, lots of feedback from cyclists and walkers has been incorporated into EasyRoute in the 5 years it has been available on the App Store.
In case you're not convinced by now, here is a quick rundown of the features that make EasyRoute awesome:
- Create a route by following roads or routing directly to where you touch.
- Drag a portion of the route to include a particular spot.
- Easy to undo so you are free to experiment.
- Tap and drag the elevation graph to highlight areas of the route.
- Drag the Street View icon onto the map to launch Street View and look around.
- Import and export GPX and FIT files to and from other apps and compatible bike computers for complete turn-by-turn directions.
- Share routes with other users using AirDrop or e-mail.
- Route can be reversed, made into an "out and back" or be routed back to start.
- Duplicate and modify a route.
- Save as many routes as your device can hold. (That is probably a LOT of routes.)
- Universal iPhone/iPad app.
- Enable iCloud for automatic sync between devices.
Just to be clear, this app does NOT record routes based on your movement or give you directions.
There are still many more tweaks, improvements, features and enhancements planned.
Thanks for reading this far down and considering this little app.
• Adds a preference for bike routing so you can choose between quieter streets or a direct route that make take you on high-traffic roads. This will hopefully address the troubles cyclists have been having making a direct routes on main roads.
• Imports elevation correctly when importing a FIT file
• Fixed bug that prevented routes from being copied from iCloud when the iCloud option was turned off
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome, but Map Box introduces a wrinkle
I love(ed) this app. Perhaps the simplest way of any tool on the web or app-based for mapping out a cycling or running route. The “export to GPX” file allows me to plan a route, export to Garmin Connect, and have it on my watch or cycling computer in seconds.
Recently the mapping changed to something called Map Box. It seems Mapbox “hates” certain roads, unless you change the routing option (click the little map icon in the lower right) to “Car.” This occurs primarily on US and State numbered highways, which in rural areas are usually two lane roads. I’m fine if MapBox wants to keep me off I95 and the George Washington Bridge in NYC, but blocking a two lane road doesn’t make any sense.
If you find you’re fighting to make the app route where you want, turn on the car option and all should be well.
Better Than The Big Guys!
I’ve used Komoot and Ride with GPS, this app beats them hands down when it comes to *easily* planning a cycling route! I ride with a Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt and the data from EasyRoute syncs perfectly for turn-by-turn directions, just be sure to export as a .FIT file (I had to learn this after my first export didn’t have turn-by-turn). To be sure, this app is fairly basic (and free!). But that’s all I want. The other options are overly complicated and require hours of learning to use them properly. I figured out EasyRoute’s interface in a matter of minutes and the drag route feature is truly awesome!
Break out of the monotony and find some new routes!
Downloaded this after a recommendation from a popular sports/tech blogger. It is fantastic in its simplicity and ability to upload created routes to Garmin Connect via my mobile device. I just moved to a new area and this app is helping me find new routes to run instead of the same ones over and over just because I know the distances. Looking forward to cycling season when I can really put it to use and plan out some long rides. Kudos to the developer for an excellent offering and for being such a good sport in his app’s “recent spike in usage!”
- John Famiglietti
- 53.1 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2013-2015 John Famiglietti
- In-App Purchases
- EasyRoute Premium $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.