By Augmented Outdoors
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"Wow, what a view! Which mountain is that?"
You now have your answer: Peaks from Augmented Outdoors!
Just point your iPhone at a mountain, and it will tell you all about it.
Perfect for your next outdoor adventure - hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, or even a picnic in the foothills.
No internet connection required - works offline!
Tip: Don't wait for the iPhone to calibrate. Drag anywhere on the screen, align a peak, and release.
What's New in Version 3.5
- Retina and iPhone 5 support
- New higher-performance Augmented Reality engine
Not worth a dime
This app doesn't seem to be able to correctly identify anything. Every time it is opened you get the "compass interference" message that tells you to do the figure-8 thing without telling you how to orient the device. This doesn't help. You can get the "compass interference" message to go away, but the app still can't correctly identify a peak.
I just returned from a week in the Sierra Nevada, and the app failed the test. You can manually move the locator flags to point at known peaks, but then if you move off of the peak and then swing back the app has already lost it. I could independently verify that my iPhone had a correct GPS location with my Garmin GPSMAP 60csx, so GPS wasn't the issue. I use GoSkyWatch for locating stars. GoSkyWatch works extremely well, so I know what apps like this can do!!
I submitted a request for support to the developer which they still haven't responded to. Don't waste your money on this app.
Hasn't correctly identified a single peak
Here are some locations I've used this app. In all cases I checked my iPhone 5S against another compass and found it to never be more than a degree or so off:
Cascade Range in WA.
+ Never managed to even drop a pin on Mt Rainier - despite trying from multiple locations in the park.
Olympic Range in WA.
+ Names of peaks swung wildly back and forth. Moving the phone a few degrees left could cause the peak names to jump 15-30 degrees RIGHT!
Canadian Rockies in BC
+ Same issues as above at multiple stops between Jasper and Banf.
Chugash Range in AK.
+ Apparently has no peaks at all.
Denali in AK.
+ Only 5-6 labels appeared, swinging wildly across more then 30 degrees.
I tried several other times during a road trip from WA to AK and back in the last two weeks - I was never able to confirm a single peak (checked against road side signs that identified the peaks for visitors).
Buy a Map, worthless
App is a waste of money, incredibly poor accuracy. Missing labels, off by miles. Great concept but poor execution.