Updated after 16 months of use. About location tracking - it works only if location service is set to "high accuracy" mode on your device. Mobile data can be turned off to prevent data usage. If you save a track, it is a kmz file, but the app does not help you view it later. Try Google Earth or another app to view these files for your hiking history. The app gives you an up-to-date map of the entire Bruce Trail system - with re-routes and new trails included. I use it to ensure that I am on the trail, and to help me get back on track when I deviate. The app has received absolutely zero enhancement since introduction, remaining primitive in hike planning and tracking functionality.
I would give 5 stars if the app were reliable So often it stops recording , and then resumes much later in the hike .. my guess is that relies on cell availability which it should not for GPS recording. And most of the time the app seems to freeze when starting but it eventually comes back to life. Such a shame .. having current maps and being able to confirm you are in the right area would be so great.
Measuring function needs work Dropping pins to measure distance is an exercise in frustration. Seem to have to press 10 times to get pin placed and then it's not exactly where you wanted it. Measuring is a 4 step process which seems inefficient... Select ruler... Place pin 1... Place pin 2...click measure again.
Recording function does not work reliably when vegetation is heavy. Power consumption high to support GPS. Distance measuring function difficult to use on Samsung Galaxy 6S.
Finally a reasonable price! Just loaded after today's hike, was super happy to see the reduction in price. I will raise my rating after I use it. I think I still want to load the paper maps to plan my hike. I don't like that the mile markers aren't on this!! If they were there I wouldn't have to pay for maps as well!
Horribly, horribly slow. I downloaded all the maps and it still is so painfully slow to pinch and zoom. What gives? $20 for something as painful as this to use? Update: July, 2016. It is much smoother now. I enjoy using it now and with the GPS tracking enabled, it really helps me to stay on the trail that I want to be on.
- Resolved an issue with the Help guide not loading