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Ride Buddy Pro

By Cycling Fusion

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

Please note that this application requires a compatible Bluetooth Smart sensor (iPhone 4S and later support Bluetooth 4.0) or the Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Key (commonly referred to as a "dongle") or key. These ANT+ keys and heart rate transmitter belts can be purchased from many sites including our store: http://www.cyclingfusion.com/store/heartmonitors.php

Ride Buddy Pro focuses on the training load of an indoor or outdoor cycling ride. This focus targets the most critical objective of anyone wanting to improve fitness, lose weight or become a better rider; the stress and adaptation cycle. Ride Buddy also works with any ANT+ compatible sensor on outdoor bikes as well as the newer indoor bikes with computer consoles.

Thomas D. Fahey, Ed.D writes in the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine and Science “Adaptation is the whole purpose of exercise training. Adaptation requires a systematic application of exercise stress. The stress should be sufficient to stimulate an adaptation, but not so severe that breakdown and injury occur.” Until now, there has been no simple device to track and manage this stress and adaptation cycle. Ride Buddy Pro is designed to ultimately bring about the changes athletes of all types are looking for.

Ride Buddy Pro is built upon the original research and practical application of Sally Edwards and the Heart Zones® system of cardiovascular training. By assigning a weighted value of increasing magnitude to one of each heart rate training zone, one can simply multiply the number of minutes by that weighted value to arrive at a numeric value of stress experienced by the body during exercise. Thus each indoor cycling ride will now be able to reflect a Training Load accomplished at the end of the ride. This provides actionable information that anyone wanting to lose weight or improve their riding can use to insure improvements.

Ride Buddy Pro can be automatically uploaded to Ride Journal™. Ride Journal™ is an on-line software program that is designed to guide riders (indoors or outdoor cyclists as well), towards a Training Load level that will achieve their goals and manage the process along the way – to accomplish the ultimate goal; Adaptation. Adaptation is then evidenced by your riding; getting faster on the flats, and/or stronger on the climbs, or simply weight dropping as a result.

Ride Journal also allows for either a personal coach to assign workouts/rides to students or it will provide those for the user to select on their own. These are then downloaded to Ride Buddy to guide the rider during the actual ride itself.

What's New in Version 1.5.3

* Support for playback of Class Builder® classes/profiles when you also are a Class Builder® coach with iCloud support enabled

* Automatic, periodic downloading of information from Ride Journal

* Planned ride listings now alert you if there is already ride data for that planned ride date

* Support for manually entering data from a Keiser indoor cycling computer console to be tracked with your other ride data

* Enhanced diagnostic reporting to help should there be an error

* Additional support for 4" Retina screens

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Customer Reviews

Great training tool

Have used RideBuddy for a couple years now and am a fan. Excellent graphics, accurate and the tie in to Ride Journal helps track progress. Training with heart zones is so beneficial, I'll never go back to perceived effort and other methods. Have seen massive progress in my riding strength. The buckets overflowing when you overdue a zone is excellent!

Keeps me on track

Combination of ride buddy and ride journal really keeps me on track with my training. Lots of different ways to look at your HR data helps you stay in the right zones to match your goals. Use this for every workout! Spinning, cycling, running, you name it.

Indoors spinning instructor

Sorry to say, I am very disappointed with this app. I've purchased this three days ago and cannot get it to work. The app and the bike computer does not link up through Bluetooth. I have a Apple iPhone 6 which the app is designed for, but it does not recognize the pairing process at all. At this point I must give the app one star, for its graphics and design intentions, but I would not recommend it to anyone.

Ride Buddy Pro
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.3
  • Size: 9.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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