We recommend these 4 apps to hikers as they can be real lifesavers on the trail. Choose your favorites to download before you take your next hike.
This product was recommended by Osama from Outfitrs
Get instant access to detailed maps of all countries from anywhere in the world! No internet connection is required.
This product was recommended by Julien Heron from Outdoors Generations
PeakVisor is basically a navigational wizard that can tell you exactly what mountains you’re looking at simply by using your phone’s location and camera. With PeakVisor, you can get detailed information about the surrounding landscape, including stunning 3D maps and other route-planning information, even when you’re deep in the wilderness. When you use PeakVisor’s 3D Maps, you can plan out an entire backpacking trip and visualize the entire hike before you ever leave home.
The app is even able to identify backcountry huts, castles, viewpoints, waterfalls, cable cars, ski lifts, and other points of interest that you might find in the mountains. Or, if you have photos of mountains from your previous hikes, the app is able to identify peaks from around the world and will give you a digital overlay of the range’s skyline so you can learn as much as possible about your outdoor adventures. The best part? The entire app works offline if you upgrade to the PRO subscription, so you can have the world’s best navigation tool in your pocket, wherever your adventures might take you
This product was recommended by Meaghan Praznik from AllTrails
The AllTrails app is home to the largest collection of hand-curated trail maps, with over 100k trails located all over the world. Stay on track with this app so you can get lost in the beauty of nature, but not on the trail.
This product was recommended by Paul Taalman from HereIAmApp
There is a new app that solves this dire problem. The Here I Am App will notify up to three contacts in the user’s phone during the emergency the user finds themselves in, whether it is a medical situation or one of personal security. The sender’s name, address, doctor information, blood type, and what the possible medical/non-medical emergency is, are included in the text message. More importantly, the emergency message includes the senders’ specific location through GPS coordinates and shows the sender’s location on a Google map.