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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

Powerful Waypoints
→ Add photos and notes to waypoints that display on map
→ Drag map to reposition while coordinates update
→ 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!

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Customer Reviews

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.

It's wonderful... When you can get the off-line maps to download

I used this app on my iPad all over the world. I would give it 5 stars, except that now there seems to be an issue with downloading Google based maps and images. I sure hope they get that fixed. Sad to see so many poor reviews, i wonder if they ever watched the instructional videos?


I bought the program for my iPad assuming I could hotspot from my phone for GPS. I did it on my iPad because it is a bigger screen. iPad does not allow hotspot so I will need to now purchase the app again for my phone. The program even on my iPad crashes a lot even when I have tried to navigate around to learn to use it. So…. basically lost the couple of bucks.

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  • $14.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.0.1
  • Size: 30.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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