A couple of things I love about my G1 is that I have been using it as a training aid. It’s really great.
- I use it as a stop watch.
- I use it to map my runs and my rides
- I use it to listen to streaming audio when I’m outside
- I use it to collect stats about my routes
The two apps I use the most for training are CardioTrainer and StreamFurious.
CardioTrainer is really slick. You can choose your various types of workouts, have it report back to you your intervals and pace. It will overlay your route on Google Maps and when done give you stats like elevation, overall pace, etc. Then it will upload your route to their website and if you were so inclined, it will put it on your Facebook profile.
Now, while I am running, I could be listening to my mp3’s but what I love to listen to is streaming audio from the web. Specifically, I enjoy listening to Radio Paradise via Stream Furious.
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Instead of using the phone’s headset, I use iPod headphones so I don’t have to have the Lose Weight Exercise of the mic bouncing around.
It’s neat to realize that I have this going on my phone while I am out running.
I also started using DailyMile. I used to use Gyminee, but since I started doing Crossfit, I didn’t have a great way to record my workouts in Gyminee. So now that I am running regurlary again, I plan on using DailyMile.
So couple my phone with my HRM, (heart rate monitor), I got some really powerful training tools.