YAMAP -Social Trekking GPS App

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About this app

YAMAP is The Most Popular Outdoor App in Japan. YAMAP makes your outdoor adventures, like mountain trekking and skiing, safer and more fun with your smartphone. YAMAP does not require a mobile signal to track and log your outdoor activity. Our detailed outdoor maps provide information you need like elevation, parking and trailhead locations. YAMAP lets you build an online outdoor journal easily so you can share your love of the outdoors!

▲ Video about YAMAP

▲ Three Main Features of YAMAP
1) Safe
YAMAP makes your smartphone a special GPS device for the outdoors.

YAMAP could provide accurate positioning information with YAMAP's maps in Japan and your smartphone's GPS, even if you are in places not reached by mobile phone signals, such as in mountainous regions.

2) Convenience
YAMAP's maps are used as digital ones with your smartphone, and as ones on paper by downloading them to your PC (or tablet PC).

3) Share
You can easily share your outdoor data with your family and friends through YAMAP. Finishing your outdoor and saving your data, you can uploads it to your online 'ACTIVITY REPORT' where you can view your route, outdoor data, and a comprehensive workout history.

▲ Major awards / podiums of YAMAP
- Good Design Special Award "Monodzukuri Design Award (Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Director General Award)" won (2014)
- Selected as 'Venture 100 to Move Japan' at the magazine AERA(August 24, 2015)
- B DASH CAMP "Pitch Arena" champion (2015)
- Ministry of the Environment (Japan) · National Park Official Partner (2017)
- Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner (2017)

▲ Wear OS
YAMAP also supports Wear OS.
Please check the following important points before using the Wear OS version of the app.

- The Wear OS version of the app cannot be used standalone. When you start using it, you need pairing with a smartphone where the YAMAP smartphone app is installed.
- When you launch the Wear OS version of the app, please start activity using the YAMAP Smartphone app. Then, Wear OS version of the app screen will switch to the activity information screen automatically.

The following functions can be used after pairing.

- Browsing activity information like elevation and distance during trekking
- Displaying your trail on the screen

▲ Regarding the foreground service permissions
- Foreground location data
YAMAP app requires foreground location data in order to record your trajectory. Depending on the smartphone you are using, you may not be able to obtain it correctly. For more details, please check the following help page:

- Foreground screen recording
The 3D replay feature, which allows you to review your trajectory with photos, needs foreground screen recording when recording videos.

- Data sync
The foreground data sync feature is employed for the purpose of downloading map data.

▲ Terms of service

▲ Privacy policy

▲ YAMAP Operating Company
E-mail: support@yamap.co.jp
Help Center: https://help.yamap.com/
Updated on
Jul 3, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

8.42K reviews
April 14, 2024
Great app. It's so useful when hiking, that is as long as you've already downloaded the map you need before you're out of cell phone range. It makes staying on trail and deciding your trail so much easier. Don't get me wrong, I love a good map book, But when you're out on the trail, a smartphone with yamap on it is way more convenient.
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Jason Wright
March 7, 2024
A fantastic app that I use alot for mapping and tracking my hikes. It really opens up opportunities when hiking because you can feel more confident in the routes you are taking. It has some clever light social features such as using bluetooth to alert you when you pass a user, I have met and connected to many people using this feature. Just found it doesn't support wear OS! Please add this support!
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April 21, 2020
We are pleased that you are enjoying the app. If there is anything we can do for you, just let us know! Regarding the battery usage, please consider switching to the airplane mode. Have a wonderful day!
Czaujap Man