PeakVisor is the best [*Mountain Identification*] app for any outdoor adventure. The app identifies all the peak names along with their elevations in your camera view using the Augmented Reality (AR) technology. PeakVisor also has very convenient high-precision [*3D maps*] which are crucial for orienteering in the mountains.
The app comes with a number of other handy outdoor features including landscape flyover, photo import, annotated photo sharing, detailed peaks and mountain huts information, and many more - just the kind of multi-purpose gadget that outdoor enthusiasts love.
* 3D Maps *
A 3D panoramic map presents the true landscape of the mountains. It allows the most convenient way to explore a mountainous area, its trails, summits, passes, viewpoints, and parking areas. A vast network of worldwide hiking trails and walking pathways in 3D map allow you to plan your hiking route, its walking distance and elevation gain.
* Offline Ready *
Internet connection is not a prerequisite for the PeakVisor app. All the data is downloadable and ready for use no matter where you are or what altitude you might be reaching.
* Global Reach *
PeakVisor covers all the major and minor mountain ranges in the world. Our app is consistently growing to include more peaks and ranges that outdoors enthusiasts are passionate about.
* Photo Sharing *
Why don’t you let your friends and family in on the amazing adventure you are undertaking? PeakVisor has a photo option that captures the digital overlay of your horizon, completes it with names and altitudes of all the peaks in view. This just adds some zest and the feeling of accomplishment to a trip that is already exhilarating and confidence boosting.
* More than just Mountains *
PeakVisor knows not only 746.000 mountains but also shows all the castles and mountain huts in your area as well.
* 3D Compass and Altimeter *
The compass is a helpful tool for outdoor enthusiasts who have not charted a clearly defined route for their hike. 3D terrain model in the compass allows hiking trail routing. The altimeter shows the altitude of the user.
* Sun Trail *
The Sun Trail reflects the movement of the sun and is super handy in positioning the compass and advising photographers a perfect time for a snap.
==Who is it Designed For?==
^Outdoor Enthusiasts^ - The PeakVisor app is tailored for outdoor enthusiasts and general fans of the outdoor adventures. Anyone planning a hiking trip to a mountain range or nearby will benefit from this app because they can use it to recognize every peak on the horizon.
^Mountain Guides^ - The PeakVisor app is also ideal for mountain guides. Guides who lead groups of people to summits are often asked about the surrounding area during the hike. With the help of the PeakVisor app, they can answer any questions with exactitude and a flash of technological savvy.
Using PeakVisor is very simple. Just open the app and point the camera to the mountain in front of you. All the information about the name and height of the mountain in the lens will be displayed in an instant. Head to the Alps, and even the Himalayas, or go to the nearby unknown hills to climb the mountain and exercise fresh air. Let's go now!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3D Map fixes for iPhone 6s and some iPads.
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve used PeakFinder AR for close to 7 years (before there was decent AR) and only last summer decided to check out Peak Visor and wow. In the decade since early mountain and star identifying apps first made their appearance on the iPhone, apps like Peak Visor have taken the concepts and massively expanded upon them. For one, greater CPU power has allowed beautifully rendered graphics, and greater accuracy in the graphic overlay HUD that pops over the mountains. In Peak Finder, you had to open the “camera” function to see the tags over the actual mountains themselves which was a real pain. But even more incredible is the 3D map you can double-tap if you point your iPhone down. It’ll not only let you teleport anywhere in the world, but really let’s you explore topography that’s difficult to physically reach, with dozens upon dozen of mountain tags; even in the most remote parts of the British Columbia or south-eastern Al. You can also preemptively download vast swaths of the planet you expect to go exploring in before you arrive, so when you open up PV, it’ll instantly have a ton of data to give you. Coupling this app with Gaia/AllTrails and Google Earth has been real game changer for me, and even when I’m just driving down the interstate, if I see any mountains that catch my curiosity, I instinctively pull for this app. It’s become that integral to me. Perfect 5 stars, we’ll worth the cheap price.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your in-depth review! The words like yours help us moving forward and push the boundaries of what could be done on a mobile device. We have many improvements in the roadmap and we hope they'll get you even more excited.
Black Mtns WNC
“Just open the app and point the camera.” Sounds easy. I’m in the highest mountain range in the Eastern USA, the Black Mtns in Western North Carolina. I’m 4.01 miles from Mount Mitchell (measured with my Garmin GPS), the HIGHEST PEAK in the Eastern United States, and after nearly a dozen tries, this app has identified NOTHING, although it did indeed download the data it needs for this area. I can clearly see Cattail Peak, one of the southern sixers, from my property. It’s barely a mile away. When I aim the camera at Cattail Peak, the app provides no data whatsoever, even after adjusting and readjusting numerous times, as the user is prompted onscreen to do. After trying over and over, all day long, all I’ve gotten is crude line drawings of mountains. GPS data, yes, but no peak data whatsoever. Nothing. Zilch. Nada. The instructions, which I’ve read, reread and reread, over and over, provide no help whatsoever. Only brief and cursory explanations. Sorry I wasted my money.
This is really a wonderful tool. It’s still evolving so it will only get better. The user interface is not instantly intuitive — for example, the great 3D hiking/terrain maps are displayed by double tapping the compass. Who’d have thunk to try that? But already a great travel companion. I haven’t really used it in the field yet but have high hopes based on test usage so far. I’m optimistic for steady improvement.
- Routes Software SRL
- 41 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Routes Software SRL
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.