Wired Magazine’s Autopia blog has a list of five iPhone apps designed specifically for commuters. Among the bunch is REI’s “Bike Your Drive” app, described as follows:
The outdoorsy types at REI have a free app specifically for bike commuters. It uses the iPhone’s GPS to calculate how far you’ve gone, how many calories you’ve burned and how much gas (and money) you’ve saved by ditching the car. It also tells you how much carbon you’ve offset by hopping on two wheels instead of four. The app is simple, with a self-explanatory interface and the option to submit multiple rides for comparison. Too bad the GPS doesn’t recognize changes in altitude. For people with long climbs and quick downhills you will not get accurate numbers for the commute. Still, it’s great for gauging ride times and distances over multiple days.
It sounds pretty cool, though as a lowly iPod Touch user I can’t vouch for it first hand. If you’re a iPhone user, check out the free download at the iTunes store and let us know what you think.