Android : new features – your support

I often get asked if this or that could be added to the (Android) app.

Actually, the following two things have emerged:

  1. Cadence measurement via Bluetooth
  2. Support the ANT + protocol for heart rate and cadence. For this, I need a smartphone that supports ANT+. These are available from Samsung, Sony and from HTC

Update (22.01.15)
Thanks for your participation for the speed/cadence sensor. I will integrate it until March.

Thanks to :

€10 : Christian H.
€15 : Rainer W.
€15 : Stephan K.
€5 : Stefan E.


AndroidPit closes AppCenter

As some of you have already acknowledged, AndroidPit will close its App center at the end of the year 2014 and won’t offer updates of BikeComputer Pro. This is of course very annoying to everyone who bought the app on AndroidPit.

For all concerned users: I cannot provide single updates for single users I understand that you have purchased the app. However, the problem is more in AndroidPit. Perhaps you could consider to buy the app again on Google Play in order to continue to be supplied with updates.

Otherwise, I can offer you a one-time activation of a license on Google Play, but without any updates.
Please contact if you want me to do it.

In general, here is the process when you want to migrate the app from AndroidPit to Google Play:

1. Go into the app that was delivered by AndroidPit and save your sessions. Either via the synchronization function (the icon with two arrows) or via a local backup:

Sessions-> Menu-> Session Database-> Save.

2. The same route in GPX & -> Menu -> Route collection -> Save

3. Now you uninstall the app. You can then install the newly purchased version on Google Play.

4. You can import your data again by doing the same steps, but select each time “Restore”. Then all you need to is to restore your customizations in the app to have the app as before.



Map Update November 2014

I’ve updated most of the maps again. Get yourself the newest version!

Have a good ride!


New map engine / map updates

Most of the maps have been updated. Get yourself the newest version!

The Android app will get an update of the map engine, which particularly improves the readability of the map on high resolution devices. The Pro version has already got the update, the Free version will receive it soon.

Have a good ride!


New Video Tutorial for Android

I made a new video tutorial for the Android Pro version. Now also in English!

I hope it will solve some questions.

Have a good ride!


New Design

Winter is nearly gone and spring is coming up.

I was working for a long time on a new layout and now it has been published for Android.

I hope you like it. The update for iOS is published too.

Have a nice spring!


Winter update

I made an update both for Android and iOS :

The Facebook upload has been improved. It shows a large map of the ride including start, finish and the core values.

The map download now turns data from the website in tables to make navigation and selection easier.
Additionally the remaining download time is shown.

The Android Pro Version now supports Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) heart rate straps.
Bluetooth support for iOS will come up in some weeks.

Have a good ride!

Autumn Update

I made an update both for Android and iOS :
New in iOS:

  • Audio Feedback (needs iOS7)
  • Turn-By-Turn Instructions via audio when following a saved route
  • Calories calculation
  • Display of remaining distance/time when following a saved route
  • Facebook/Twitter posting of sessions
  • removed a lot of bugs

New for Android:

  • Turn-by-turn instructions for imported GPX files (beta) (Pro) – May not work perfect for every file, send my files you face errors with
  • elevation data is revised when a session is reviewed to increase inaccuracies (opt-out)
  • Automatic Backup of sessions and routes (Pro)(opt-in)
  • It is possible to use self made render themes to render the offline maps(Pro) – look here for more info
  • Update of translations

Maps Update / Vacations

Most of european maps have been updated. I’m in vacations in the next weeks and won’t be able to respond questions as soon as usually. Still I will try to answer them all.
Have nice vacations!

Update : Android Pro Version

After a long development, repeated rejections and new beginnings here they come: turn by turn instructions! After the release as audio feedback now coming with next update of the Pro version also visually.
The turn instructions are generated when creating the route. As only Google and CloudMade offer them, one of them needs to be selected as routing server. This is visualized in the list of saved routes through the directions icon.
The turn by turn instructions are displayed by default if you have selected a route with instructions for the ride. If you don’t want them to show up, you can turn them off in the ride view settings.
Routes that do not have turn by turn instructions, can subsequently receive them. Selected for “download instructions” in the context of a route.
GPX imports currently can not be equipped with turn directions. But I think about a solution.
Since the GPX import was lately difficult to find, I’ve changed the arrangement and hope to have that clarified.