Best iPhone GPS app for a hiker?
November 4, 2011 7:37 AM Subscribe
Are there any great (or even good) hiking specific GPS apps for iPhone? Ideally, I'd be able to download a particular region of maps, enter and set waypoints, and show the distance and direction from my current location to a previously defined waypoint. Current speed and time to waypoint would be nice, but not necessary. The app must work without an internet connection.
posted by jeffch to health & fitness (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've got an iPhone 3GS that I'd like to repurpose as a hiking GPS rather than purchase a low end GPS specific device. I'm not opposed to spending money on this, but the GPS hiking search in the app store is a real mess and I'd really appreciate some first hand reviews.
If the app is going to store maps, it needs to do so in a cache (rather than needing an internet connection). I could be convinced to get an app without map storage if it's great at the other tasks I'm looking for.
This is not for serious, off-trail, hiking but more for day hikes that might have a few tricky sections where a waypoint could be helpful.