EasyTrails GPS is probably the best outdoor tracker app available for iPhone. The app has been around for a while now, and has really proved itself time and again. The reason isn’t just that it is easy to use or that it is extremely comprehensive, although it does fare well on both these counts, but rather how the developer has consistently updated and improved the app in order to keep up, and surpass the competition.
EasyTrails GPS, at its most basic level, tracks your movements using GPS and other positional features of your phone. It maps out the route you took, whether that is a stroll to the shops, a jog in the park or a trip abroad, and you can get information about how far you travelled, how long you took, your average speed, as well as getting to view it on an attractive map.
So far, so many GPS apps out there, but it is the extended features that really make the app stand out. For example, you can navigate to points of interest on the map in your local area, export your maps to a variety of destinations, import tracks from a massive variety of sources, even over WiFi, and a host of other features.
Here, straight from the developer, are all the app’s best features:
→ Export tracks (single or multiple) in standard formats (GPX, KML/KMZ and CSV)
→ Export waypoints related to a track (GPX, KML/KMZ e CSV)
→ Import tracks (GPX) – single or multiple
→ Import waypoints (GPX)
→ Possibility to resume interrupted tracks
→ Save waypoints with photos and descriptions
→ Navigate to a point of interest
→ Advanced Navigation to a waypoint using “Maps” or “TomTom” (if installed)
→ Sharing via Facebook and Twitter
→ Follow a path/track
→ Upload tracks to related online services
→ Real-time visualization of distance, speed, altitude bearing and other data
→ Map Visualization in different modes: street map, satellite, hybrid, terrain
→ Charts (elevation profiles, …)
→ Digital Compass
→ Sound alerts approaching a waypoint
→ High battery duration (record in standby)
→ Up to 1.000 tracks, without time limit
→ Up to 2.500 waypoints
→ Select between metric and imperial measuring system
→ Intuitive and User Friendly interface
→ Lightweight, reliable and accurate
→ Doesn’t require internet connection
→ Use EasyTrails GPS while you are listening to music on the iPhone player
As you can see, comprehensive doesn’t even begin to cover it. What is even better is the brand new interface that the developer has just recently added to the app, which makes using the app even easier and more intuitive.
I’m sure all the social network addicts will appreciate the Facebook and Twitter sharing options, and I bet the fitness and jogging fanatics will love the charts feature. A great feature is the ability to save waypoints with photos, which is a great way of visualising your run, and I feel is actually a really good motivator.
Overall, this is a completely comprehensive app that is the perfect tool for runners and joggers, but is in no way limited to them. It is a fascinating way to track anyone’s movements, so I can recommend this to anyone. This is a high quality, interesting and useful app.