Frequently Asked Questions

How do you track a ride?

We rely on Gyroscope's integrations with Strava or Runkeeper to get the data for a bike ride.

Before you go on a ride, you should open up Strava and start tracking. When you finish, we will sync your data and send a notification that your ride is ready to view and share.

Will this work with my Garmin?

Strava has a great Garmin integration, which we use to show Garmin rides in the app. Syncing your Garmin account to Strava, and then connecting that Strava account to Gyroscope, will let you access all your data in our app.

Do I need to take a photo?

We recommend trying to take a photo and uploading that. However, there are a variety of other views which do not rely on a photo — like the maps, stats, or donut counter.

How are the calories calculated?

Our calorie count may differ from what you see in other apps for the same activity. Everyone's calorie counts are very rough estimates. We use a standard formula to estimate calories based on the distance, speed and your weight. If your weight is not in Gyroscope, the value may be slightly less accurate.

Can I post to Twitter? Where else can I share?

The sharing options are: save to camera roll or share on Instagram. You can share anywhere—Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, iMessage, anywhere else—by saving the image to your phone and then using that image.

Can I sign up without Facebook?

For simplicity and security, Facebook login is the only way to start using Gyroscope. We use Facebook as a way to instantly set up your account (to know your age, timezone, have a profile photo, etc.). If you are worried about spamming your friends, rest assured we never post anything to your Facebook account.