- 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
The applications GPS Kit - Offline GPS Tracker was published
in the category Navigation on 2008-08-14 and
was developed by Garafa, LLC.
The file size is 17.39 MB.
The current version is 7.0.1 and works well on
7.0 and high ios versions.
Full screen bug fixed.
Map details bug fixed.
7.0 - All new update for iOS 7!
Used to be the best but had been abandoned. Features like kml import now just immediately crash app. Absolutely no longer worth paying for.
This was a great app. Now it's in a bad need of updating. PLEASE UPDATE
UPDATE 4-29-17 I'm getting a message now that says the developer of this app must upgrade it, for it to be compatible with future versions of iOS! UPDATE 4-1-17 I emailed these guys again and explained in detail about the importing problem. Although I never got a response, an update was pushed and now it works again! It's true there have been no real updates but as it stands...this is still my "go to" GPS app on my iPhone 7 Plus!! UPDATE 2017 It's sad they quit this app in 2014! It really was the best. Now I can no long import my tracks into it! It's time to start using something different! Old review.......... I own a $550 Garmin 550T Oregon GPS! It's really nice, the best I've ever owned! I've also downloaded and purchased so many hiking GPS apps to search for the most versatile, user friendly and light on my battery! I currently have the iPhone 6 Plus! This app is literally taking the place of my Garmin handheld GPS! I'm a techie kind of outdoorsman and this app has won me over!!!
The devs seemed to have abandoned this app. Every time I load a gpx file it crashes and sometimes the file gets loaded but sometimes it never will no matter how much I try. Used to be real solid but now not so much. I would look elsewhere.
4/18/17 update - no updates in over 2 years. The app frequently crashes, and most of the maps are not available in offline mode. This used to be one of my favorites, but I am coming to the conclusion that the developers have abandoned this orphan app. Great app. Variety of maps (and ease of caching for off-line use) provides fantastic usability. 5/1/15 update - There is an issue with latest version (or latest IOS?) that prevents caching of any map except Google Terrain. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.
Will stop working with iOS 11
Very few updates. I keep getting a warning that it's out of date.
I'm an oilfield systems integrator and have been using this app to store ALL my maps. I love the app and recruited many new users. I am hoping that this app has an update coming soon.
I've been using this app since iPhone 3G. It has a clean interface and enough features for hiking and mountaineering.
This was a great app, no longer updated. Paid for nothing! Highly disappointed!
GPS Kit - Offline GPS Tracker by Garafa, LLC
The maps used by this app are blurry especially when zoomed in. Use Google maps instead and save your $.
I love this app! It's great for hunting and hiking. Only problem is on iOS 8 I can't use offline maps.
Title says it all - does what it does brilliantly. Very happy with it.
This app was my #1 now it's worthless with these blurry maps, fix it!
Satellite download is painful. If you're trying to download let's say 100 tiles it will pause after each tile loads so you have to hit the resume download 100 times. Satellite images are blurry. Probably the worst $10 ever spent. I wish I could get a refund.
ive seen this app being used on my buddys phone. but i bought the latest version and the maps are blurry. please fix or regund my $9.99. thanks.
Great app for outdoors activities, the offline maps is great and this app can take the place of a gps device provided you have away to keep your phone charged
I use this to track my kayaking and bike trips. This app is great!
This app great for off road or hiking! Is there anyway you can add 3d view?
By far the best app for navigation...for all types of drives, rides, or hikes!