GPS Hiker iPhone App Review

GPS Hiker app virtually turns your iPhone into a full-fledged handheld GPS device. It let you track your hike, as well as import and export GPX files and offline maps. The app also got a built-in camera feature that let you quickly snap and share pictures in social network sites. GPS Hiker is a free app.

Hiking Made Easy

GPS Hiker for iPhone is a great and free application for outdoor activities. It supports GPS track logging, GPX file import/export and offline maps (Open Street Map, Open Cycle Map, Hike Bike and Custom Map Image) download and viewing. While in the outdoors, and without cellular coverage, you can display currently logging tracks and previously logged tracks made by other parties simultaneously on the offline map to make sure you are on the right track. Photos clicked during the logging session can be displayed on the map and saved for later use. Title and description can be added to photos. You can also follow the previously logged track to assist your navigation and check the mileage and altitude information for reference.

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Users can upload trips and photos to EveryTrail.com. An interesting feature is press-to-find. You just got to long-press on the main map to find EveryTrail trips within the visual range of the map. Likewise, long-press anywhere on the main map to create marks for your trip. Multiple color and transparency options comes handy to depict imported tracks on the map. Trip analysis allows you walk through the imported tracks in minutes and learn the related mileage, altitude and time information. The app also makes sure that you don’t get lost anywhere. Its universal locate button help to locate current location, last mark, current trip and imported trip. If your iPhone charge is a bit low, you can use the GPS switch to turn off the GPS when not in use. Last but not the least, GPS Hiker app supports WGS84-UTM, WGS84-DMS, WGS84-DEG, TWD67-TM2, TWD97-TM2 coordinate formats.

Conclusion

GPS Hiker for iPhone is perfect for those who wish to enjoy geotagged photographs along with their hiking path. It has virtually all the features of a standalone GPS device, plus few more. Support for offline maps come handy in areas where there is no cell coverage. The press-to-find and press-to-mark features are a nice touch, is the universal locate button. The UI is well designed. We found the app to be stable and responsive as well. Check it out if you’re planning a hiking expedition soon.