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Old 05-04-2012, 12:38 PM
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Hello,

I'm currently looking for a new MP3 player, and I must say that SGP is really interesting.

My only remaining question is: since a GPS is included in the device, is there an application that could track my running and/or biking ? As I don't want to buy a smartphone, that would be awesome.

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Old 05-04-2012, 01:09 PM
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There is a GPS, and you could buy an app, to track your running/bike.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:17 PM
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I understand it'll be fairly easy to install.

Have you tried it ? I'd really like to hear from someone who already tested sucessfully with an app.

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:42 PM
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I understand it'll be fairly easy to install.

Have you tried it ? I'd really like to hear from someone who already tested sucessfully with an app.

Thanks.
I use mytracks by Google on my galaxu nexus. Its free, and integrates nicely with Google maps and will upload your runs automatically to google docs for online viewing.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:02 PM
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Without wifi if the app requires Google maps you will have no access to Google maps while running. You may be able to cache the map of your area, but I cannot tell you if a tracking app will then work with the cached map. A smartphone has a continuous data connection to do this - the SGPs do not.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:47 PM
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Without wifi if the app requires Google maps you will have no access to Google maps while running. You may be able to cache the map of your area, but I cannot tell you if a tracking app will then work with the cached map. A smartphone has a continuous data connection to do this - the SGPs do not.
That is exactly what I want to know. I want to know if it can cache my running, then, upload it when wifi is available when I get back to home.

Has someone done this with the Galaxy Player ? Using Endomondo, RunKeeper, MyTracks or any other app ?

If someone could confirm they've successfully done it, I'll be happy.

Thanks !!
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:18 PM
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Without wifi if the app requires Google maps you will have no access to Google maps while running. You may be able to cache the map of your area, but I cannot tell you if a tracking app will then work with the cached map. A smartphone has a continuous data connection to do this - the SGPs do not.
You don't need data access unless you want to see the map. I've used it in the mountains where I had no reception. You can record a trail, then sync the GPS coordinates to google maps later.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:04 AM
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I've downloaded this one, CardioTrainer. I've used it only a few times so far, and I kind of wonder how accurate it is. It shows a lot fewer calories burned than i would expect. But it seems like a pretty simple interface and is easy to use.

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=cardio+trainer
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:37 PM
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To answer your question: I use Endomondo for running and cycling with my yp-gb1 and then upload the data when I get home and connect to the wifi.
It's a really nice app. I have a bluetooth Polar heartrate chest strap and connect effortlessly.
They added interval training recently. Hopefully they'll add heart-rate based interval training soon.
A word of warning, untill they do something about it, deleting a previously uploaded workout from the website is near on impossible to re-upload from your device.
Regarding utilizing cached google maps; that too will probably come in time. A slight workaround is to start Endomondo whille connected to wifi, a map will show, keep Endomondo running and do your workout. But if you restart the app in off-line mode the map will be lost.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:25 AM
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Thanks to all. Greatly appreciated.
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