Backpacker GPS Trails Lite
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Rating: 4.5 (1,719) Cost: Free Downloads: 100,000 - 500,000
Backpacker’s GPS Trails Lite doubles as a portable trip database and personal navigation device for your outdoor lifestyle: hiking, backpacking, camping, mountaineering, or for just basic trail navigation. GPS Trails Lite works in remote places like national parks, wilderness areas, and backcountry spots without relying on data and cell signals.
UPGRADE TO PRO
Try the free app then upgrade to GPS Trails Pro for even more features, including:
* Create map packs to store maps on your phone. This app allows you to save topos (MyTopo), aerials (Bing), streets (OSM), and terrain (OCM) map types.
* Get worldwide aerial images on your iPhone. Our app gives you rare access to view and store offine aerial imagery from Bing maps.
* Shoot video and geotag it to an exact location on a map. Save videos to YouTube account.
* Convert lat/long coordinates to UTM and NAD 27 map datum to sync with paper maps for advanced navigation in the field.
* No ads. Say goodbye to advertisements that occupy valuable screen space for navigating.
With GPS Trails Lite, you can:
Turn your phone into a GPS: Navigate via precise satellite signals in and out of cell network.
Capture waypoints: Mark campsites, trailheads, water sources, summits, and more.
Track every step: Record or follow your tracks and routes. See compass essentials too.
Share your trip: Post adventures to trimbleoutdoors.com, Twitter and Facebook.
View maps: See street maps, aerial photos, hybrid street/aerial maps, and topo maps provided by MyTopo. Please note: Upgrade to GPS Trails Pro to store maps on your Android phone.
View stats: See 10 stats, including elevation, speed, and distance.
Download Pro Trips: Follow our step-by-step trail guides of popular trails and lesser-known routes in national parks, national forests, and local parks, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, White Mountains, Adirondacks, Catskills, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Acadia, Mount Rainier, Everglades, Olympic, and more. Find hikes near major cities: New York City, Seattle, Portland, LA, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and more. Plus find section hikes on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.
Search trips: Find thousands of trips shared by the Backpacker editors and the trimbleoutdoors.com community.
Plan trips: Plan trips with map tools at trimbleoutdoors.com and wirelessly sync them to Backpacker GPS Trails app. You can mark points, draw tracks, upload GPS files, print maps, and more. (requires membership)
Get published: Every month the editors at Backpacker handpick adventures shared by its online community to be published in the magazine. Kickstart your adventure writing and photography career with GPS Trails.
Supported Phones: GPS Trails Lite is designed and optimized for the Android phones.
Battery Life: While we optimize our code to cut down on power requirements, continued use of the GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. For longer dayhikes or overnight trips, we suggest packing lightweight battery packs.
Follow Us: We’ve created a Facebook page for our apps. Your feedback helps us create a better app. Go to: facebook.com/backpackergpstrails.
Login Issues: Some older backpacker.com accounts are not compliant with our phone apps. Problems? Please shoot us an email at email@example.com.
Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled™ magazine and website, and the only outdoor media whose editors and network of map contributors personally map the hiking trails they publish.
Jen - 2011-09-28
New to Milwaukee, looking for nature! This will not load ANY available 'trips' maps, need full version. LAME.
Bob-Bob - 2011-08-08
I have been a subscriber to backpacker mag for over a decade. I was eager to try app..couldn't get on. I emailed service several times...no response
Glenn - 2011-08-21
Good idea, but trying to use trial features failed by force close. Can't fully test unless you pay for upgrade. HTC Incredible, Android 2.2
JennyRobot - 2011-09-08
Trail availability is limited. My tracks simply disappeared, along with my login. Better apps are imapmywalk and google maps mytracks. HTC incredible
Gledis - 2011-07-03
Why register? Make it easy. Why do u need an account to look at a trail hike? It's not a bank. Uninstall!
Abe - 2011-09-04
Need to be able to change update frequency by time for GPS to save battery. As it is now GPS is always on. Switch to record every 20 secs or a minute
Charles - 2011-06-24
There are better gps recording apps out there. Can't download existing routes on the free version.
Dan - 2011-06-27
To much screen used by ads and a upgrade notice.Bad interface. Why save a track if you cant review more than the route? No export? To pricey!!
Rob - 2011-07-28
Paul - 2011-05-20
Free version doesn't do much more than mytracks. Pay version too expensive. Disappointed.
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