Did not beat Back Country Navigator (Note 4 and iPAd Air2) have purchased it recently after reading some info ( owe Back County Navigator for some time). Cons: 0. to EXPENSIVE for what is offers 1. maps not redraw any faster but rather sometimes stumble to load, need to zoom out and in to get it load. 2. DID not found ANY WAYPOINT marker configuration to change it from UGLY BLUE STICK obscuring usable map. ( very serious flaw) 3. lousy compass, slow response, no dedicated compas (BCN has ) Pros: 1. seems can save sat view maps, something BCN cannot. 2. appears to have more free map layers to choose from, and choice of saving higher details ( BCN allows max. 15 ) 3. available in Apple format (BCN is not) That is so much for quick review. - conclusion? - seems you have to have both, what a pity
Awesome Great features and capabilities. Has everything you need for tracking and finding your way anywhere. I recnetly found a bug with bluetooth related deviced: particularly mice and keybords that cause the screen input to behave differently. Especialy bothersome is when a bluetooth device connects or disconnects and causes the screen to refresh, I've lost editing work on a track I'm creating (it just dissapears when the screen refreshes). I had an old phone that it no longer works on - Samsung Galexy S3 and it also had issues with trying to save to SD cards after Samsung changed the access permissions to them, but I think that's fixed now.
Best app I've found This is by far the best app I've found! I'm a jeep guy who loves getting off the beaten path. This is the only app I've found that has detailed maps of all the national forests. I've been able to find many off-road trails by searching the national forest maps. Well worth the $20 investment! Great job guys!
The ability to store maps on external SD cards is not completely supported. Severely limits the available storage for offline maps. Long downloads required for each area loaded, and then erased to make room for a different set of tiles, then reload again if you need the area again . Android version is not keeping up with iOS counterpart. Disappointing.
Distance is 20% greater than actual. This app has the best UI for a hiker/walker. However the distance it shows is 20% higher than actual. A group of friends and I used various apps and tools over known distances. The professional GPS units all agreed. Most of the phones using other apps agreed within a tenth of a mile. Those using external GPS receivers with other apps all agreed with the professional units. Unfortunately gaia gps always showed 20% greater distance regardless of which phone was used. Even when using an external GPS receiver gaia showed 20% greater distance. It appears the algorithm used to calculate distance is incorrect or not correctly dealing with the GPS position. Until this is resolved we'll need to forgo gaia gps. Update: BackCountry Navigator is 100% accurate which proves the phones are not at fault. Too bad since I like the gaia UI better.
Awesome app, but expensive but worth it! Love the public lands features and overlays... Can be slow to download certain map sources
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* Small bugfixes and improvements
* Maintenance release, followup to 5.10.2
* Fixed an issue where some devices would only show a white screen
* Fixed search results not showing on some devices
* Logging and error handling improvements
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