Hike at Home iPhone App Review

Hike at Home for iPhone is an app to track your walking/hiking progress along famous trails like the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Continental Divide Trail. Well, that is a new idea and you will come to know about it more as you read ahead. The app may be downloaded for free from iTunes App Store.

What is it about?

In Hike at Home for iPhone, you will be able to compare the steps you walk throughout the day with the paths thousands have enjoyed in the great outdoors. The app uses iPhone’s built-in pedometer and health app, to keep track of how far you’ve walked and then displays that as if you were following one of the three greatest hiking trails in the United States. You can choose the trail you wish to get compared to. The app had made the comparison as realistic as possible by including landmarks along the trail. Most importantly, it let you know how long it would take you to get from one spot to another.

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Hike at Home app for iPhone provides widget support. There is a today widget so you can quickly see how far you’ve walked each day and how far it is to the next trail landmark. The user interface of Hike at Home for iPhone is thoughtfully designed. It is easy to choose your preferred trail. The distance travelled, start time as well as landmarks along the trail and upcoming stop are all shown in an easy to read format. The green color theme looks nice. The app may also be used in iPhones (iPhone 5 or later) that does not feature pedometer. You can manually enter walking/running data into the Health app or utilize other apps that write to the Health app. Performance wise, Hike at Home app is stable. It also does not consume much battery either.

Final Take

Hike at Home for iPhone not only keep track of your daily walks, but also provides an interesting comparison as if you were walking along one of the famous hiking trails in the US. You can also see landmarks on the way, which is a nice touch. Widget support comes handy. UI design is largely user friendly. With some manual intervention, the app can also be effectively used in older versions of iPhone. We found the app to be slick and responsive as well. Overall, a nice app to track your walking/hiking progress in a fun way.