Best triathlon training apps review

Our reviewer takes a look at four of the best triathlon training apps currently on the market

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Best triathlon training apps review

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With so many triathlon training apps around for every mobile platform, Mike Anderson takes a closer look at four designed to give your training a boost….

My Fitness Pal

Price: Free
Platform: iOS and Android
Info: www.myfitnesspal.com

My Fitness Pal screenshot

You can also log exercise and see your daily net calories, as well as set goals, see a nutritional breakdown of that day and monitor your progress with handy graphs and charts. The pie chart is a particular favourite as it helps you keep track of your daily macronutrients. Plus you can calculate the nutritional content of recipes by inputting the ingredients, and the app will save them for future reference.

Verdict: Superb app for anyone who wants a helping hand with nutrition, 90%

Strava

Price: Free
Platform: iOS and Android
Info: www.strava.com

Strava screenshot

And of course there’s the much vaunted segments for anyone who wants to add a competitive element to their training. You can also upgrade to Strava premium for £4.49 per month, which adds goal setting, real-time segments, suffer score, power analysis and more if you’re itching to get technical with your training.  

Verdict: Great-looking, simple app that’ll add an extra element to your training, 93%

Wahoo Fitness

Price: Free
Platform: iOS
Info: www.wahoofitness.com

Wahoo Fitness screenshot

Once you’ve started a workout, you get two customisable screens of information, as well as one extra from which you can control the music on your phone and a map if you’re outdoors. You can also add multiple additional screens to turn your phone into pretty much the ultimate metrics machine. 

Verdict: Highly customisable and easy to use, but needs extra sensors to get the full benefit, 81%

SwimRadar

Price: £2.29
Platform: iOS
Info: www.swimradar.com

SwimRadar screenshot

Plus, if you ever come across a pool that’s not on the app, you can add it to the database for other users. While some might argue that it’s solving a problem that can already be easily solved by a quick Google, it makes the whole process easier for a small up-front fee. 

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Verdict: An app that makes finding a pool easy, even when you’re away from home, 80%