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#1 iPhone app, Backpacker Magazine
#1 About.com Winner: Best Outdoor App
"Favorite, hands down"
"The software you need!"
"My favorite when I go hiking"
▶ The #1 multi-sport application for the iPhone
▶ Great for biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, running, paddle boarding, sailing, rowing, flying, geocaching, and more
▶ Free downloadable maps worldwide! Including MotionX Road and Terrain maps, and NOAA marine charts
▶ Over 5 million users, top rated around the world
▶ Optimized for use with the Apple Watch
▶ Most accurate iPhone GPS
▶ Best map selection: choose from 14 different sources including road, terrain, satellite, and marine map types
▶ Map storage onboard: unlimited downloading of maps for use offline
▶ Save up to 300 tracks & 2500 waypoints
▶ Facebook & Twitter integration
▶ Advanced interactive stopwatch with live voice coaching
Continued use of any GPS service running in the background can significantly decrease battery life.
MotionX is committed to constant improvement. We listen to our users and continuously add the most requested features. Thank you for the feedback!
What's New in Version 23.0
• New support for the Apple Watch. The MotionX-GPS Apple Watch interface enables:
- Start/stop/pause recordings
- View your location on a map
- Mark waypoints
- View progress toward a waypoint destination
- View your current speed, recorded distance, and ascent/descent while recording a track
• New updated look and feel to support iOS 8.3
Love This App!
My wife and I have been using this app for hiking for probably four years now at least. Using waypoints and tracking to them is very useful on this app, and it has undergone many improvements through the years… Thanks so much for your attention to all the details!
Also, kudos for making an Apple Watch app. I was on the verge of begging for one of those, and it popped up before I had a chance. It's a wonderful addition to an already great app.
If I could beg for one additional feature for the Apple Watch, it would be to have one additional screen that shows the Compass, so you could literally see where you are left or right of the waypoint you're tracking to.
Combined, my wife and I have broken the front glass on three iPhones while using this app in the past. I think we're going to save a few iPhone screens by just using the Watch. Thanks again very much for your wonderful app!
Wildly successful on the Wicklow Way!
Just got the App before heading to Ireland for this 7 day hike through, well, pretty much wilderness: hills, mountains, forests, creeks, fields etc. with some major up and down trails. Fantastic App! Downloaded maps at Dublin Airport upon landing, taxi to the start point and headed out. Battery life on my iphone 5 was good, close call on the longer days and ran out past 6 or so hours but the App saves the info anyway. I still have to learn more about it's power but after one week and 96 miles hiking and some 19,000 feet ascending etc (love the stats you get) I will raise a pint of Smithwicks tonight to this best 99 cent investment I ever made, guiding me through these 7 half-marathons in 7 days!
Privacy & Battery Concerns
Obviously, this app needs permission to use your phone's GPS location facilities. Apple wisely allows three settings for this: Always, While Running, & Never. The Always setting allows an app to use location services while you are not actually using the app; this allows an app to keep a record of your movements and it also lets the app have your location faster when you do invoke it. But that does raise privacy issues and it does run down your phone's battery. As a result, I generally prefer to use the While Running option for most apps.
This MotionX app will not accept the While Running option. It insists on Always or nothing. I'm not willing to give it Always permission, so it's nothing... which makes this app non-functional.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Apr 22, 2015
- Version: 23.0
- Size: 38.6 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Fullpower Technologies, Inc.
- © 2003-2015 Fullpower Technologies, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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