Lots of features but basically crippleware Polaris has a lot of features. It has a pretty old school GUI for an app that retails for almost $10.00. The track entry is very basic (no editing of waypoints) and restricts the user to creating tracks on Google Maps. Want driving directions, it's basically just a front end to Google Maps. I don't mind developers getting paid for their work. This app gives an ungenerous 3 saved track and 3 downloaded maps max. There are other outdoor GPS apps out there that are more generous and frankly more modern.
Potenial -You cannot change the heading arrow so it always points towards top of phone(like a normal gps that were all acustom to) and map rotates as you change direction instead arrow rotates as you do, for ex. If your heading south it looks and feels like your going backwards, so annoying. Also maps wont download as advertised only able to download one type of map wouldnt download or cache nauticle map like it says. Tell me how to do these things or fix these and i would give 5 stars
Ads I detest ads! I'd prefer to pay rather than having to contend with pop-ups taking up screen space.
Excellent Seems to work ok. Not sure I'd trust my life with it, but for day tripping it's fine. I've tried a couple of 'go-to's' that failed pretty bad, but for a $15 app on a $300 phone I'm happy.
Thanks very much I haven't put it to the test all around yet .. Love how I can be driving and it shows me elevation and how it maps my trails ..so far so good awesome app
CONSIDERED USING THIS APP ... But discovered it requires loading "MapIt". I looked at MapIt and found it had mostly poor reviews. Then noticed it has not been updated since JUNE 2015!!! Why would I want to install an app that hasn't been updated in over a year??? I'll pass on both apps. I uninstalled Polaris.
V.8.31- NEW LAUNCH SCREEN FOR EASIER SCREEN NAVIGATION. MORE MAPS.
V.8.21- ENTER LAT/LON AS EITHER +/- OR WITH NSEW NOTATION.
V.8.20- ADDED NOAA MARINE CHARTS AND AVIATION OPERATIONS CHARTS.
V.7.90- SET LANGUAGE
V.7.80- USGS TOPO MAPS
V.7.72- PLACE PICKER: FIND HIKING TRAILS, CAMPGROUNDS AND MORE
V.7.60- MAP LIBRARY FOR OFFLINE NAVIGATION
V.7.40- TRAIL ALTITUDE PROFILES
V.7.31- DRIVING DIRECTIONS
V.7.12- DRAW A TRAIL
v.4.90- MGRS coordinates
v.4.50- Marine navigation
v.4.00- Altitude sourcing
GPS navigation app for hiking, biking, geocaching and other outdoor activities
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