Record outdoor activities: hiking, biking, running & walking
Import a route and set it to "Follow". Offline topo maps specific to the route auto load for navigation.
USGS topographic map, waypoints, mileage, elevation, speed, time, moving average, break calculation, audio for splits and nearby waypoints!
Export to Route Cloud™ for free, no limits, no ads
Access Route Cloud™ online with Route Editor™ to review, edit, share, post, plan, download & archive. Route Editor™ is an online tool to create, edit & store gps route files ( tracks & waypoints / poi )
ie: gpx, gdb, kml, tcx, fit, etc...
Hiking in the mountains, canyoneering, peak bagging, geocaching, running, mountain biking, orientation & scouting.
Warning: never rely on a single means of navigation if your life depends it
Notice: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- now automatically sets imported routes to follow on import
- merge now allows imported files
- added high/low bars to elevation profile
- fixed major waypoint bug
- fixed character input validation
- fixed major straight lining issue
Ratings and Reviews
There are too many other easy apps. This app is anything but simple. Easy to record a hike but not so much if you simply want to download a hike and follow it.
Better than Garmin for GPS
Route Scout is a great tool for using your phones built in GPS functions. It records tracks that you can save online or export in any compatible format such as GPX or KML.
You can even import tracks and use Route Scout to follow a track. Imported tracks also include topographic maps and satellite imagery of your route for use offline when you are out of a good cell signal. It's ideal for hiking deep in the wilderness!
While the design and interface has some quirks I have yet to find another app that makes it as simple to upload and download GPS tracks. This is the real beauty of Route Scout.
It can be set to "talk" to you and announce how far you have hiked or biked, speed, elevation climbed, time, etc.
It will follow a track and verbally announce when you get near waypoints on your route. This is an awesome feature if for making sure you don't miss a turn in the trail, or an important landmark or geocache.
The developer is great at responding to concerns and queries and improvements are frequent with each update.
It's free which is the best part. And there are no ads either so not annoying free. Just real free!
Very good program
Route Scout works very well for me. The interface can be a little confusing at first, but once figured out the program works well. The "follow" features are particularly useful, as it essentially turns you phone into a graphic GPS. It is handy to have a track of where you have been, and the voice messages are nice to let you know how far you have come and at what pace. Be aware that using your phone in GPS mode will drain the battery in a few hours, an auxiliary battery to recharge it is handy on longer hikes. All in all a very handy app.
- Joseph Bartels
- 51.2 MB
Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.