GPS Kit - Offline GPS Tracker
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.”
Top-of-the-line GPS system for adventurers and professionals in the great outdoors.
Designed for outdoor activities such as:
hiking, hunting, camping, skiing, cycling, geocaching, mountain biking, motorcycling, off-roading, fishing, and other romping in or out of the backcountry—ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
GPS Kit is a full-featured GPS system for the iPhone that combines all the functionality of expensive handheld units with the power of wireless technology. Using advanced technology optimized for the iPhone, GPS Kit offers a superbly easy-to-use system that puts data from a wide range of sensors at your fingertips.
Highest Quality Mapping
→ Fastest maps in the App Store
→ Smooth, elegant interaction
→ Offline Mode enables use out of cell range
→ No data connection required if map is cached
→ Use your own map sources
Real-Time Friend Tracking with "Squawk!"*
→ Only app to show others' position, speed, & track
→ Web viewer to share location with anyone
→ Meet up with people on channels
→ Use the friend system for enhanced privacy
→ Chat system included at no extra cost
→ 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, Powerful Data Handling
→ Mail links for Google Earth & map viewing
→ Full-color thumbnails of data sets
→ Group tracks and waypoints together
→ Most options for export and import of data
→ Open KML, KMZ, & GPX from Mail & Safari
→ Attach KML & GPX files to email
→ Export GPX & KML through iTunes
→ Share your adventures on Facebook and Twitter
→ Add photos and notes to waypoints
→ Drag map to reposition as coordinates update
→ UTM, USNG, MGRS
→ Long-press to quickly drop a waypoint
→ Navigate to waypoints using compass
→ Magnetic compass (3GS, 4, iPad)
→ Option to use current travel direction on compass
→ See distance to waypoint update in real-time
Weather Stations (U.S. Only)
→ Create "weather stations" to get point forecasts
→ Get data specific to your fishing hole, ski tour, etc.
→ Data provided by the National Weather Service
→ Unlimited stations
Intelligent Data Collection
→ Uses maximum GPS accuracy
→ Real satellite positioning even without cell signal
(only on 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 iPad 3G, iPad LTE)
→ Auto-segmentation of tracks for clean tracks
Fully Customizable Dashboard
→ Gorgeous high contrast display
→ Huge variety of parameters and units
→ Time, Trip Time, Track Time
→ Elevation Change
→ Formatted Position (Lat/Lng, UTM, MGRS, USNG)
→ Accuracy, Speed, Odometer, Avg Speed
→ Max Speed, Pace, Avg. Pace
→ Moving Time, Stopped Time, Direction
→ 3-Axis Inclinometer and Glide Ratio
→ Customizable cell on map
Loaded with Related Utilities
→ LED Flashlight (iPhone 4 only)
→ Background mode (iOS4+ with 3GS,4,or iPad)
→ Proximity sensor usage for battery saving
→ Elevation and speed graphs
→ On-map tracking controls and timer
→ On-map ruler
→ Multi-touch area measurements
→ Full retina interface (iPhone 4 only)
* Use of "Squawk!" requires an Internet connection and extended use may adversely impact battery life
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
What's New in Version 7.0.1
Full screen bug fixed.
Map details bug fixed.
7.0 - All new update for iOS 7!
Great app that has been abandoned, so I have to go
I have loved this app, and referred it to many friends and peers. We’ve used it as our primary tool for research and work, as well. Unfortunately, it’s become so buggy since iOS8 that it’s unusable. It crashes continually, fails to load data, will not work with existing map types, and a host of other problems that make it just a pain to even have.
I have written to support a few times. While my request for an update was always quickly responded to, the answer has been the same for over a year: no updates in the works, and don’t expect one any time soon. Small team, I get it, but I wish just a little love to get this app (that I’ve paid $40 for) to at least WORK would be great. Not new features or better support for new devices: just be able to function on a device sold in the last couple of years.
The alternative is Garafa’s GISKit, which I assume gets more attention than this app … but I can’t spend $100 to take that gamble. I’d gladly pay more for GPS kit if it worked and could get updates, and I’d gladly pay that $100 if I felt that GISKit would not fall to this same fate, or hasn’t already.
There are no great alternatives out there for this niche and I am honestly sad to have to find another tool to use due to apathy. As soon as I hit submit on this form, I am going to purchase Gaia’s product. I wish I didn’t have to. If you ever get GPSKit back on track, I’d love to come back.
Great GPS App for hiking walking biking etc.
I use this mainly for hiking. Recently I have been using it for urban hikes. It's great To save battery what I do is go to General>Network and temporarily turn off the 3G and Cellular data.
I did a hike yesterday and only had 35 percent battery. It only used 20 percent on a 6 mile 2.5 hour hike. I have been using this app for a long, long time. This company has been improving the app over the years.
I cache my maps so I can see then even if there is no Internet. Great feature.
When you hit the sleep wake button GPS Kit tells you that it's working in the background so you don't have to have the app open.
You can save your maps which is great and has a great sharing feature and exporting, so you can view in Google Maps or Google Earth later.
It's easy to email yourself or friends to show them where you were.
I find this app to be very accurate, so if you are a hiker like me this is the app to get.
Another cool feature is you can cache the maps so if you saved a map and want to go back there in the future you can download the map for that area so you won't have to download the maps again next time you go. Sweet feature :D
I was uneducated about GPS units and apps prior to using this app which should speak volumes about the user friendliness.
I would take the family out motorcycle riding and a little fear I would have is that we would get turned around out in a ride and as we ride in the desert, a wrong turn can end up terrible.
I found this app along with 3 other GPS apps about a year ago. After trying to set up and learn how to use them I found this one to be the easiest! In fact, if you are trying to learn the app, in the support section they actually have a video library showing you how to use it.
I now use this app every single riding trip and feel secure that we know how to make it back to camp.
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jan 15, 2014
- Version: 7.0.1
- Size: 18.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Garafa, LLC
- © 2014 Garafa, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.