Using Endomondo Sports Tracker without cellphone reception (Wifi only)

I recently got a new phone and wondered if I could use my old Samsung S2 as a dedicated sports tracker (not wanting to damage or drown my new phone). Initially, I figured I’ll get a pay-as-you-go sim card and load some money onto it, but I figured I’d test Endomondo without it first and see if it’s usable with Wifi only.

Obviously, when out on the track, road or trail, there is no Wifi available. So ideally, Endomondo would store all the tracking info and then sync when a Wifi or mobile network is available again. So I performed some tests:

  1. With Wifi and Mobile networks off, run a route. Keep Endomondo running in the foreground. Switch Wifi on when home.
  2. With Wifi and Mobile networks off, run a route and close Endomondo. Open the app later when back in Wifi reception with Wifi turned on.
  3. With Wifi and Mobile networks off, run a route and close Endomondo. Switch off the mobile. Switch on and open the app later when back in Wifi reception with Wifi turned on.

I was pleasantly surprised that all three these tests succeeded in uploading my tracking info to Endomondo. So, no need to buy another sim card!

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