Lake District 25K - RouteBuddy Solo
By RouteBuddy Ltd.
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Ordnance Survey Maps direct from the iTunes store - for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
RouteBuddy Solo is the simple and easy way to get Ordnance Survey maps onto your iPhone, developed by RouteBuddy the leading digital map company who specialise in Apple's products. If all you need is an Ordnance Survey map on your iPhone, or to give a map as a gift, then RouteBuddy Solo maps are for you.
RouteBuddy Solo features
● Lowest RRP map cost
● All features of RouteBuddy Atlas apart from online maps
● Simply purchase, download, and you are ready to go, wherever you are
● Ordnance Survey maps are rich in detail and the download size for this map is 153MB; we advise downloading via the iTunes store on your computer.
If you would like to use the map on your computer as well as your iOS device then check out the RouteBuddy Atlas app before purchasing this Solo app.
● Solo maps are for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
What's New in Version 2.0
Improved retina display performance
Support for iPhone 5 screen
Minor bug fixes
Unbeatable in conjunction with a paper map
This is a wonderful app. Since having this, the most off-course I have been is about a metre on the wrong side of a fence (remedied by jumping the fence).
I recommend a paper map for planning the route, and this app for absolute certainty of your location at any time.
Best Day of my Life
Look at Black Coombe. Fairly tame from a map but a local ask me if I had argued with my wife and was looking to commit suicide as I set off. All the roads and trains further North were blocked due to the snow and my train up from Barrow already delayed by an hour . Up for a week ! Just the dog and me looking for a walk I could get to by train from Grange. It wasn't blanket snow but banked drifts. From the map I could pin where I was and see where the path was I just couldn't see it in front of me. Without this app I wouldn't have found the exit from the field as the snow was shoulder high and I had to carry the dog for the first 50 m throwing her forward where I was wading or crawling through the drifts.
This was the first serious walk I had used this RouteBuddy app but needed a backup as I was on my own and had never walked in this area. I never took out the paper OS map. The wind was too strong and with ski poles in one hand and the dog in the other it was never going to work but I could manage an iPad and checked my position every three to four minutes.THIS APP DOES,T NEED A MOBILE SIGNAL . The map is preloaded and satellite pinpointed where I was .
Not only did I know exactly where I was but I knew exactly what direction I was facing.This would work in a whiteout or even complete darkness. Having been lost in low cloud on the Old Man of Coniston before even after tagging onto a group with a professional guide I would have saved hours then if I had this. I never reached the summit of Black Coombe. The weather was too severe though from my iPad I could see I was only 50m from it. No path was visible on the ground but I followed the marked track on the map until we were in the lee and the snow thinned in places. On the descent the dog scampered over the snow drifts next to the stone walls while I sank up to my chest in places . For four hours we followed the invisible path coming across sheep that had perished in some of the drifts but did lead two local farm hands to one that was still alive. I flagged my progress so I have a record of what I consider one of the best days of my life. I now have RouteBuddy maps for Surrey so that I can venture further when walking at home knowing where I am at all times but also which direction I am going.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 19 August 2013
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 159 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Developer: RouteBuddy Ltd.
- © 2011 RouteBuddy Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.