Do you run, hike, bike, ski or perform any activity that involves lots of hills? Did you ever wonder just how much climbing and descending you're doing? If so, Elevation Tracker is for you.

This app uses the iPhone's GPS receiver to track elevation changes, calculates your total climbing and descending as well as your average and maximum gradients, average speed, and distance, and generates an elevation profile, all in real time. You can also connect a Bluetooth heart rate monitor for training zone tracking, and display key info on an Apple or Pebble smart watch for quick access during your activities.

When you're done, you can save routes to your history, email route summaries and profile images, send GPX data to other systems, or download refinements from an online elevation database. You can even drag range selectors onto the profile to view the stats for just one section of your route.

The app works in the background or with your device locked, and can run alongside other GPS apps you might be using. However, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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What’s New

Version 2.6.3

Updated for iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

Aldhaif ,

Not working

Basically it does not work. Waste of money.

Developer Response ,

Not sure why you would say that. I've logged hundreds of miles of hikes and bike rides since you posted this review.

Bakerhiker ,

Not worth even $1.99

This App can't even tell you what elevation you have claimed or descended during a hike or ski. You can not get a reading unless you stop the tracking. If you hike a 1100ft peak and track starting at the trailhead returning to the same trailhead your elevation reading gained is ZERO! Duh! Who needs an app for that. It does not provide cumulative number of feet or meters actually climbed. Get a basic altimeter and do your own calculating. The app is a waste.

Developer Response ,

I think you're looking at the wrong fields. If you hike up 1100 feet and back, the app will show Total Climbing of 1100, Total Descending of 1100 and a Change of 0. Also, these values update whenever you move 10 meters; you don't have to stop the tracking to get a reading.

mjbrancato ,

Good app, needs work

App elevation if off by more than 100 feet. If I go up a mountain and back down it reports a elevation much higher than I started with.

Doesn't truly support background app refresh. App constantly crashes or has to be reopened.

Doesn't always track elevation and it would be able to use the up/down buttons on the Pebble to look at elevation gain, start/max elevation.


Developer Response ,

GPS elevation is not perfectly accurate; a variance of 100 feet compared to the height of a mountain sounds normal. I'm not aware of any problems with crashing or refreshing in the background. The Pebble buttons can be used to scroll through three screens of info.


Arlo Leach
5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.



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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