GPS app for iPhone

DeepMauka

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Seen a few threads talking about apps for gps on the iPhone. On the market to give one a go, just not sure which one. From the threads I've read, can't figure which one is best, or better yet will suit my needs. Figured I would make a thread and concentrate the search effort. I don't mind paying for the app, just want something with good topo maps and is pretty accurate. Also has to work where there is no cell service. Mahalo.
 

cvandervort

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I was going to ask the same thing. I know on another thread, a lot of guys were speaking very highly of Gaia. It $20, and has loads of features that you'd probably like. Check it out.
 

huntabsarokee

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After all the chatter I got Gaia 2 days ago. It was $20 but then I added Gaia Green which was another $20 and this allows you to access more features. The most important to me of these was the ability to use UTM coordinates which I couldn't do with the initial $20 app. So far the maps look very nice. I started adding some way points from Garmin to it. I still have not figured out how to over lay Google Earth on it or if it is possible.
 

Rick Leathley

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All the GPS apps are going to require you to download the maps for your area prior to you trip.

Free: GPS hiker. this app does work, but its not very intuitive. Its not very polished but its free.

Trimble outdoors: I would only get this app if you need/want public land maps. its the only app I found that has public land maps.

Gaia: I think its the best pure backpacking app.

Apps I also like while backpacking.

Free flashlight app: turns your iphones flash into a flashlight.

Audible: Audio book app

Backpackers check list. Simple but effective checklist for your phone.

Photo timer app: best way to take "selfies" if you running Solo.

Gas Buddy: find cheapest gas while your on out of state road trips.

Tapatalk: best app for stalking the forums.
 
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