GPS Kit HD
By Garafa, LLC
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- TIME Magazine’s 15 Fantastic Gadgets
“Perfect for hiking or mountain biking. The social aspect of the app's real-time friend-tracking feature, ‘Squawk!,’ makes all that stat-gathering worthwhile.”
“The GPS Kit app... has a number of excellent outdoor uses, especially [for] hiking, biking or geocaching.”
- NBC’s ‘The Browser’ Radio Show
“Most beneficial for adventure-type guys.”
GPS Kit is a top-of-the-line GPS system for adventurers and professionals in the great outdoors.
GPS Kit HD takes full advantage of the larger screen to bring you an all-around completely immersive experience. The same powerful menus and tabs can now be shown at the same time as the map, giving you more context and information at all times.
**A note on iPad types: the 3G version of the iPad has excellent GPS reception, even without Internet connection. The wifi-only iPad does not use true GPS, so, while the app may still prove useful, it will not necessarily get an accurate location.
Designed for outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting, camping, GIS field collection, researching, skiing, cycling, geocaching, mountain biking, motorcycling, off-roading, fishing, and other romping in or out of the backcountry--anywhere in the world.
Highest Quality Mapping
→ Fastest maps in the App Store
→ Smooth, elegant interaction
→ Offline Mode enables use out of cell range & without data connection
→ Unlimited map types available using customization
Real-Time Friend Tracking with "Squawk!"✝
→ Only app to show others' position, speed, & track
→ Web viewer to share live track & location
→ Meet up with people on channels
→ Use the friend system for enhanced privacy
→ Unlimited range--works across the entire world!
→ Personalized colors
→ Meet up at the game, hunt, or while traveling
→ Track your loved one's adventures LIVE
→ Free subscription for a limited time
Simple Data Handling
→ Mail links for Google Earth & map viewing--including mobile browsers!
→ View full-color thumbnails of previous outings and data sets
→ Group tracks and waypoints together to keep track of outings
→ Most options for export and import of tracks and waypoints
→ Open KML, KMZ, & GPX from Mail & Safari
→ Attach KML & GPX files to email
→ Export GPX & KML through iTunes for USB transfer
→ Share your adventures on Facebook and Twitter
→ Add photos and notes to waypoints that display on map
→ Drag map to reposition while coordinates update
→ UTM, USNG, MGRS
→ Long-press to quickly drop a waypoint
→ Navigate to waypoints using the magnetic compass
→ See distance to waypoint update in real-time on the map
Weather Stations (U.S. Only)
→ Create "weather stations" to get point forecasts
→ Get data specific to your favorite fishing hole, ski tour, etc.
→ Data provided by the National Weather Service
Intelligent Data Collection
→ Uses maximum GPS accuracy
→ Real satellite positioning even without cell signal (iPad 3G)
→ Auto-segmentation of tracks prevents messed up tracks
Fully Customizable Dashboard
→ Gorgeous high contrast display for outdoor viewing
→ Huge variety of customizable parameters and units
→ Time, Trip Time, Track Time
→ Elevation Change
→ Custom Formatted Position (Lat/Long, UTM, MGRS, USNG)
→ Accuracy, Speed, Odometer, Avg Speed, Max Speed, Pace, Avg. Pace
→ Moving Time, Stopped Time, Direction
→ 3 Equally customizable dashboard cells on map
Loaded with Related Utilities
→ Double-tap home button for background mode
→ Elevation and speed graphs
→ On-map ruler with multi-touch area measurements
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 7.0.1
All new update for iOS 7!
Crashes. Lousy Support. Don’t Waste Your Money
I got this app to manage waypoints and track from my Garvin GPS. The app does import GPX files, but it will not let you create tracks. For that you need track editor. Then buying Track Editor I found it simply crashes on opening the GPX files from and email attachment and exported directly from the GPS Kit.
You can do cool stuff with your waypoints, if this think pix and Facebook and all that stuff is cool, but when it comes to basic mapping functions - as loaded with bells and whistles as this app “appears”, it will let you down.
Writing support I provided the device, OS, and version of this software with a list of the bugs I found in GPS Kit and Track Editor. After a few days they responded asking me for the device, OS, and version of their software I was using. (DUH!). Then they gave me a blurp on their features, never addressing the question that these features do not work or are crashing on the iPad.
Don’t waste you money on a pretty, but dysfunctional app, and also requirers you to buy additional apps that crash unless you want useless Support to help you out.
Used the iPhone version for years and have loved it. I was excited to use this version for iPad now. It 100% doesn't do what it should. You can't download maps for offline use! Simply doesn't work. Absolutely unbelievable. I can't believe I spent another 15 bucks on this. It's straight up robbery.
Perfect for hiking,,,,
Tip: caching maps doesn't work in landscape mode. Make sure to flip your iPad to portrait mode for it to work.
I live on an 18,000 acre ranch and hike 2 hours a day looking for caves, dinosaur tracks, and bones. The main problem I had was keeping track of all the places I've hiked, as well as the locations of discoveries made. 18k acres is a 24+ mile perimeter!
GPS kit has solved this problem!!! The best part is that the gps works without cell coverage and that I'm able to view maps, real time tracks, and previous track history without any type of internet or phone reception. This is all shown using google satellite along with the property boundary.
This app is 100x better than any garmin product such as the Felix and Monterra. Garmin is great for recording tracks, but unfortunately their maps, resolution, and screen size make it close to impossible to view outside of a computer loaded with their base camp software. I need to know where I'm at and where I've been in the field not on my computer!
The only complaint that I have is that there is no option for different waypoint/ icon images, garmin even has this. The maps tend to get confusing with dozens of waypoints all looking the same. You don't know if it's a house, cave, waterfall, etc. It would also be nice if there was a way to resize waypoints as they can quickly engulf the map.
I've also tried mapmyhike which doesn't offer or do anything I need for my exploring needs.
I highly recommend gps kit!
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jan 14, 2014
- Version: 7.0.1
- Size: 26.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Garafa, LLC
- © 2014 Garafa, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.