One of the best - but not quite. I wish it was easier to take multiple photos at a waypoint. There are currently too many clicks and data entry screens for multiple pictures. Riding a horse in strong sunlight (always sunny here) makes this tough. I use another mapping program when riding for this reason. Your app needs a multi-photo mode with very few prompts. I try to photograph other riders and the scenery around me.
I love the simplicity and Gaia topo maps that are provided. The help section on the website is very useful for beginners. There are few features I think would be useful. * Show if a track that is imported from KML/GPX has already been downloaded. I chose to download either side of tracks. But since it doesnt show if it is already downloaded, I end up downloading the same things again. I have many tracks imported for my upcoming trip. * Allow to select folder when I import a file. * Show how much does 5 tile on either side of the track will cover on the map. * Allow configuring how many tiles to download on either side of the track. * Small bugs like making sure when I change the tracks folder and delete the folder, track is not deleted. Currently I have to go back so that folders are refreshed before I delete an empty folder. These are nice to have and will help. Having said that, improvement is a process and there is no reason for me not to rate this app 5 stars. Thank you for a well designed app which is delightful to use.
Does the job Works well for me, mild to moderate battery use (half my battery on a five hour hike).
This app is fantastic and hands down beats any stand-alone GPS software/firmware (though hardware is up to your phone). I've been using Gaia GPS for GIS projects, military applications, and personal recreation - its great. My criticism is that it is an expensive app, and its worth it (especially compared to what any garmin product costs), but there are still features you can't use unless you get "GaiaPro" - an expensive subscription service (8$ month, 44$ a year). That may be justifiable for map data as its an ongoing expense to maintain servers and such, but a BASIC map application feature such as CHANGING A WAYPOINT ICON is a premum subscription option!! This is something you used to be able to do in earlier versions of Gaia but they switched it to premium only. So be warned if you buy this app there is no guarantee they won't bait and switch features in the future. Sad! I can't justify giving the app itself a lower rating (would be 5 star easily if not for waypoint icons) because it is very good, but TrailBehind Inc. are getting greedy.
Does the job getting me where I want to go and back
The best I've tried other apps for my hiking needs but this one is by far the best. Has the most flexibility and best maps in my opinion. They keep improving the app too, which is not true for some of the others.
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Resolve issue with routes created on the website not syncing correctly
* Remove coordinate validation that was causing an error viewings some existing folders
* Fix error that might occur if switching away from editing an unfinished route
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