1. Run.Bike.Route is a route PLANNING tool. I cannot stress that enough. This app will let you draw routes that follow roads and pathways to plan a run or bike ride. It is useful if, for example, you are away from home but don't want to miss your regular 5 mile run. This app does not track you as you go or record your movements - plenty of other apps do that. No refunds will be given if you think it will track you and later find out that it does not.
2. Cycling directions use Google's directions service and are available in many countries, but may not be available worldwide. The app defaults to using walking directions, which is usually sufficient.
My favorite thing about running is the freedom. Freedom from work, chores, text messages, and phone calls. Freedom from headphone wires, loud music and pockets sagging with the weight of a phone. Most of the time I know where I'm running so I don't need the route mapped out for me with GPS either.
Enter Run.Bike.Route. It's simple. And it's good. If you are training, you need to know how long your route is going to be before you start, and this let's you plan. If you just went out for a stress-relieving fun run, this let's you analyze where you traveled. It's nice to prepare for that big hill at mile 3, and planning using RunBikeRoute lets you know ahead of time. Counting calories and want to know if you can have some dessert tonight? Covered.
Run.Bike.Route is an essential tool for runners, walkers, and cyclists. If you like Gmap Pedometer, you will like this app.
Some tips for use:
1. You can start by EITHER typing in address (anything you can type into Google Maps) or by using the "location" button at the bottom right of the screen. The map will always load at your default location if you have set that.
2. If you're using the "locate" feature and battery life is important to you, remember to tap the GPS button again to turn it off when you are satisfied with the location.
3. Remember that you can draw off-road routes using the "manual mode" under the Settings menu.
4. Opening a saved route and changing it does NOT change what has been saved. Think of the saved route as a starting point for a new route. You can undo points or add to it to your heart's content and not change what has been saved.
Comments about how it's working and requests for new features are welcomed! If you do encounter an error, please let me know what you were doing when it happened in the error report.
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Added "Jump to Address" to quickly move the map to another destintation while drawing a route (requested by user).
Added a retry feature to the license check to alleviate problems with the check failing.
Added rename option to saved
Added an "Export" menu to the elevation screen to save the chart as an image (requested by user).
Added some basic help