I’ve been looking for a replacement for Trails .
There are quite a lot of GPX apps out there so it has been interesting looking at them.
Many ‘hiking’ apps are concerned with giving you routes or posting routes you take their own or other services. These apps tend to be quite fully featured and often need an account on an online service. Trying a few out gave me a chance to think of what I wanted.
- Easy recording of a trail
- Trail shown live on a map, preferably OpenStreeMap.
- Quick and simple transfer of gpx track to my mac so that I can use it to tag photos, etc.
- Not completely killing the battery of my aging iPhone over a day.
Other features are either a bonus (some stats) or a complication (online services).
I’ve settled, for now at least, on HikeTracker . The app has been designed by a hiker, with the main aim of accuracy & simplicity. It fulfils all of my requirements.
The app is set up to work well “out of the box” for a hiker or walker – just tap “Start” and go!
I was happy to pay for trails and would be happy to pay for this free app too.
Featured image: Screenshots of HikeTracker, map on the left, stats on the right.