Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Product Review: iphone TriCalc

As some of you may have noticed on the J&A homepage, Glenda Adams has created a great new application for the iphone.

Personally, I do not have an iphone but my trusty gadget loving sidekick does (no surprise there). As a result, I know how thrilling it can be to see a great new application for the iphone. Picture a grown man jumping up and down like a little kid with cotton candy.

There aren't many applications specifically created for triathletes so that makes this one quite exciting. Glenda has created a quick way for us to calculate our pace, set training goals for workouts, and track our progress.

We spent some time investigating this application once Michael, and his iphone, came home from work. Overall we'll give it a thumbs up.

The user interface is clean and easy to see. It has automatic conversions between English and metric, which is great when switching between pools or the track and road. You can use the keyboard or the cool dials to enter data while increasing your thumb dexterity. Plus, it's quick... faster than most of us can calculate the differences by hand.

Those characteristics make it simple to play around with, even when you're in a state of post workout oxygen depletion.

If you're curious about TriCalc or Glenda's other iphone applications, you can check out this website:

Have fun with your training!


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