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Smartphone app for hiking

Postby ashbal » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:35 pm

Hi,
I have an android phone and I am planning to go hiking. I am looking for an App that works well inside woods. If you have any personal experience using an App, please share your thoughts. I have looked at Apps like Maverick, Way point free etc and not sure which one will be reliable.

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Re: Smartphone app for hiking

Postby ExcitableBoy » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:12 am

Angry Birds?
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Re: Smartphone app for hiking

Postby Muddeer » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:44 am

I just started using Backcountry Navigator Pro on my Droid phone. Haven't used it long enough to comment on it fully, but the interface is easy to use and intuitive. $10 USD
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Re: Smartphone app for hiking

Postby Kai » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:46 pm

I've been using Backcountry Navigator pro for a little over a month now.

Works really well. Has pretty much replaced my dedicated GPS. Has downloadable topo maps as part of the program. Couldn't be happier with it.
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Re: Smartphone app for hiking

Postby aran » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:44 am

I was out last weekend and someone had motion x gps on their iPhone- it was off the hook and only 99 cents. I don't know if they got it for Android but check it out.
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Re: Smartphone app for hiking

Postby ashbal » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:16 am

Kai wrote:I've been using Backcountry Navigator pro for a little over a month now.

Works really well. Has pretty much replaced my dedicated GPS. Has downloadable topo maps as part of the program. Couldn't be happier with it.


can I download the topo map of Mt.Langley if I were to buy the pro version and can the GPS navigate using the topo map ?
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Re: Smartphone app for hiking

Postby Luc » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:24 pm

Garmin has some apps for various phones.
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Re: Smartphone app for hiking

Postby Carbo » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:52 pm

Like Aran I have used Motion X GPS for iPhone. Just load the maps before you leave 3G coverage. Works pretty well
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