Monday, February 17, 2014
If you’re into hiking, trekking, walking, or climbing; you might find these 6 hiking apps useful. Many of them can be used offline, meaning that you can be just about anywhere and benefit from their features. If you usually leave your iPhone at home when you’re out hiking, now is the time to start taking it with you! Here are the 6 best hiking apps to accompany you on your next adventure:
Gaia GPS Offline Topo Maps and Hiking Trails
If you’re afraid of getting lost on a hike, this app could be very useful. You’re able to download maps offline, so you’re never lost hiking in the United States/Canada. You can customise the app however you like, aswell as take photographs to remember your trek.
Columbia’s GPS Pal
This app has many features. It not only allows you to keep your memorable experiences safely recorded, it let’s you tag your favourite spots with photos and videos. Your route will also be tracked, along with your elevation, time, and route. When you’re done, save your path for later and share the whole experience online! Great for a Kilimanjaro climb or another of the seven summit-
Point de Vue
If you enjoy hiking higher distances and have taken the opportunity to go on a Kilimanjaro climb, this app will give you all the information you could ever want about the mountains around you. It’s very useful if you have bad weather and can’t see the summit!
This app allows you to take videos and pictures along on your hike to remember the experience. There are also over 400,000 hikes packed on to the app! The app is a powerful little tool perfect for anybody who loves hiking.
If all you’d like is a free app to track your hikes, MapMyHike is a good little app. There aren’t many features, this app believes that less is more when it comes to hiking apps. Simply track and log your hikes without worrying about anything else!
i.Walk is the new way to coach yourself through a hike - it’s a fitness instructor for your phone! Feel like giving up? You won’t with this app! You’ll be encouraged to push yourself and work as hard as possible to reach your goals.
Are there any apps you find useful? Let us know in the comments!