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What iPhone app do you use to track and record trails?

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Phuket, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Phuket

    Phuket New Member
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    what Iphone app do you use to track and record your offroad trails on a map?
     
  2. OlYellerTJ

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    FWIW, I have an Android device. I've tried All Trails, Backpacking Lite (sp?), and Map My whatever, but didn't like any of them. I'm kind of liking Maprika, at the moment. There is an i-phone app (Motion X?) that is not 'droid compatible or comparable that looks EXCELLENT.
     
  3. Daryl

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    Take a look at Avenza Maps and see if it will do what you’re looking for.
     
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    Gaia GPS
     
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    Do either one of those apps mentioned support importing GPX files? I’ve seen several trail sites that provide GPX files for trails. Would be nice to use those directly. Was considering this app: GPS Tracks by DMorneault https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gps-tracks/id425589565?mt=8

    Anyone tried that one?
     
  6. fuse

    fuse TJ Enthusiast

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    Gaia can import GPX, but it's a little awkward.

    Avenza is slick, but built to get you to buy their maps, which are actually quite good. I found it very difficult to use with raw GPS data, though.

    I don't know about the GPS Tracks app you mentioned. Personally, I like ViewRanger, but there are a lot of GPS apps out there. It's worth comparing a few to see what works for you.
     
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    I’m not sure which formats Gaia imports. I’ve downloaded trail maps from various websites though and imported into it. If you send a link to a website with a GPX format I can try it and see.

    I’ve not tried the other you asked about. Only tried Gaia and it did everything I wanted.
     
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    Here is a sample:

    https://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/....com/trails/470/gpx/Sugarloaf_Mt_Colorado.gpx
     
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    Thanks for checking. I’ll play around with it a bit and see if it works for me.
     
  11. Stevemack

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    Track Kit is what we used on our property....we printed these maps from it to hand out to our jeepers. When you hit the trail, sign into the app, choose the corresponding map and you’ll appear on the screen and it’ll show your progress.
     

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    fuse TJ Enthusiast

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    Nice maps!
     
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