Sensor Empfehlungen – Sensor Recommendations

I’m often asked which sensors are supported by the app, and if I can recommend some. Here some answers and recommendations.

The app supports Ant+ and Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors. Additionally Ant+ temperature sensors. To use Ant+ sensors a device with Ant+ support is needed. Check here if yours applies.
Here are some recommendations :

Map Update 2019

I have updated all maps for the new season and added some new ones.
Download the latest details for your region!



Map Update July 2018

I’ve updated most of the map files. Get yourself the latest version!

Have a good ride!


New : Power Meter Support

Dear users,

thank you for your contribution to integrate power meters into the app. The update for Android containing support for both Ant+ and Bluetooth power meter has been released (7.6.0).



Frühling / Spring / Primavera 2017

I have updated the map of the app during the winter and revised the app’s routing. Now also the current Elevate themes from OpenAndroMaps are supported, which can be used to visualize the quality of a trail. The routing is improved both technically and optically. In addition, Version 7.2.0, which is released in the next days, gives BikeComputer Premium users the option of activating the recalculation of a route. This will recalculate the route if it is left during the journey.

I wish you a good start into the new bicycling season! Let me know how you like the app and recommend it!


Map Update October 2016

I’ve updated most of the map files. Get yourself the latest version!

Have a good ride!


Frühling / Spring / Primavera 2016

During winter I worked on several new features and released them now (BikeComputer Pro – Android) :

  • Gradient : report the current gradient of your activity either as another session statistic or via audio feedback.
  • Virtual Partner : select a prior session to compare it against your current session – also via audio feedback.
  • Temperature : new session statistic which shows the current temperature at your location. Updates every 30 min.

It is now possible to support the continuous development of the app subscribing to “BikeComputer Premium“. As Premium user you will get exclusive functionality.

Furthermore, I have revised the offline map symbols for devices with high resolution and am currently revising the simultaneous connection to heart rate and cadence sensors, as there were occasionally occurring problems.

I wish you a beautiful spring and a lot of fun with the app!


Map Update October 2015

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

Have a good ride!


Cadence / Trittfrequenz Sensor

I have released an update containing support for cadence sensors using Bluetooth.

These respective devices like this one, with which I have worked, contain beyond the pedal rotation sensor a sensor for wheel revolutions. Using it, the measuring of distance and speed can be significantly more accurate than using the GPS for it. To make use of it, the correct circumference of the wheels must be set. Support for both sensors is available.

I’m interested in your feedback, especially on the simultaneous use of heart rate and the new sensor. I tested this, but accessing two Bluetooth devices simultaneously might be problematic.

Have a great start in the new cycling season!


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.