Backpacker GPS Trails Pro
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Rating: 4.3 (706) Cost: $4.99 Downloads: 10,000 - 50,000
Record hiking trails, backpacking trips, and camping adventures with Backpacker GPS Trails Pro. View maps, navigate with GPS and digital compass, take photos, and backtrack to the trailhead.
GPS Trails Pro works in remote places like national parks, wilderness areas, and backcountry spots without relying on data and cell signals.
With GPS Trails Pro, 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. Store unlimited tracks.
Share your trip: Post adventures to backpacker.com, Twitter and Facebook.
Geotag your photos, videos, and sound clips: Save coordinates with every image and see their exact location on a map. Auto-save videos to your YouTube account too.
View maps: See unlimited street maps, aerial photos, hybrid street/aerial maps, and topo maps provided by MyTopo.
Navigate on the trail: Be an expert backcountry navigator. Use the digital compass to follow bearings or go to waypoints on the trail.
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 image on your iPhone. Our app gives you rare access to view and store offine aerial imagery from Bing maps.
View stats: See 10 stats, including elevation, speed, and distance.
Pick your coordinates: Choose latitude/longitude or UTM and WGS 84 or NAD 27 then use GPS Trails for advanced navigation with traditional paper maps.
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.com community.
Plan trips: Draw routes with our free web-based map software (backpacker.com/postatrip) or BACKPACKER Map Maker for iPad (backpacker.com/mapmaker), then sync them wirelessly in the Backpacker Trip Cloud.
Upload GPS files: Load your own .gpx files at backpacker.com/postatrip.
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 Pro 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 to charge the phone.
Follow Us: We’ve created a Facebook page for our mobile apps to discuss upcoming releases, new features, and your feedback. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backpacker GPS Trails is part of the Trimble Outdoors Network (trimbleoutdoors.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.
Carlos - 2011-09-30
I would have probably had to call search and rescue about 5 times if it wasn't for this app. My boss and the USFS thanks you.....
Robbie - 2011-06-30
Not accurate and you do need service to be able to use. I know because i just finished section hiking and it was useless. Biggest waste of $10 ever.
William - 2011-09-13
Not bad but needs a little work. Menus take up too much screen space in landscape mode. Not enough stats for some items.
LBM - 2011-08-16
Works, but not great to work with. The marketing crape like Facebook makes it a pain too. I uninstalled it.
manny - 2011-06-27
Chris - 2011-09-30
Great for day hikes. Battery doesn't drain as fast if phone is on airplane mode. Who wants their phone to ring on a hike anyway?
bryce - 2011-09-06
FUBARd. Impossible to login, it rejects a valid account that works fine on the website.
eric - 2011-06-27
Patrick - 2011-05-05
Not very user friendly, drains battery, over priced, not very good for tracking long distance monthly hikes, good for day hikes
Jon - 2011-03-26
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