The techie bits to make sure the app is the way you like it.

Application Settings

The tricky bits to deal with tricky things.

Most of the application does not need any special configuration. The only interface setting is whether you prefer distances displayed in kilometres or in miles, which can be switched at the flick of a switch. (Internally, the application stores everything in metres).

Date settings are taken from the setup of the phone itself, using the locale settings to determine date and time formats. The format required will be displayed in an error message if things are not obvious. It should not be necessary to restart the app if you change these.

  • Display metric values: shows ride distances in miles if off, or in km if on.
  • Allow mobile data: ensures that the app does not use mobile data and only updates on wi-fi. Files used are generally fairly small (the diagnostic DB is about 200k in total) but frequent updating may trigger multiple transfers to Drive.
  • Enable link to Strava: calls a web page to allow the application to be authorised to the Strava account. When enabled, the application can be deauthorised, but it requires a visit to Strava to block Pocket CycleTech.
  • Save data: Save a copy of the cycle database to accessible phone storage (note, you have to give permission to the app to access storage to do this).
  • Restore data: Restore a copy of the cycle database to the application.
  • Diagnostic DB:  Local (phone) and server version numbers to allow you to see if there is a more up to date version available. The app will check version at start up.
  • Drive sync?: Allow this device to exchange data with other Pocket CycleTech devices automatically.
  • Force sync to Drive: Force the Drive version to be the version currently on this device. Will work when Drive sync is off.
  • Force sync from Drive: Force the Drive version onto this device. Use these options in combination with Drive sync off to force the information to match a particular device.