5forbiking - Great tracking app without unnecessary fluff
What do you really want a GPS app to provide? So, for starters, a map. Check. You may want to plan or import routes and enter destinations or landmarks (waypoints) and have a logical way to organize them. Check. See where you are on the map and track your movements with a customizable, easy to use interface. Check. Save/export your hike, bike ride, etc. and see stats about it. Check. Do you want lots of control of the settings? Easy access user guide? Responsive support from the developer? Check, check, check. How about trail suggestions, reviews, star ratings and social media? Not me, and thank goodness GPS Tracks is not trying to do that. Of course no app is perfect for everyone. An option for motion start would be handy on benefit bike rides so I can stow my phone and have the track start when they send us off. During live tracking I would rather have total ascent than “average” ascent on the map screen. I also haven’t used the heart rate monitor and probably wont, but ok, it’s there. Minor niggles. Overall, I really like this app for what it is and what it isn’t and I plan on upgrading to the Pro version once I start needing to download maps for offline use. Oh, and if you are looking for a replacement for Motion-X, GPS Tracks is probably the one you want.
BenGenGal - Best for Navigating
My new favorite place to walk is a park that has a lot of paths but the paths are not mapped out very well. The only way I knew to create an accurate map of the paths were to simply walk them, and have my phone track me while I walked. I did this using this app, and only on days where I had a lot of time, since once I picked a path I didn’t know how far it would go or how long I would walked. I simply kept doing this until I had walked all of the paths.
There were so many trails that I didn’t walk them all on one day. I usually walked one trail a week. But the cool thing was that I was still able to create a map that showed all trails at once, so that from then on I was able to pick and choose what trails I wanted to take and even go from one trail to another during a walk.
Other apps didn’t give me that freedom. They only showed one track at a time, and that made it impossible to connect the tracks together. Only with this app was I able to get the full picture so that I’d be able to pick which paths I wanted to take on any given day or view how long each path I picked would be on the days I didn’t have a lot of time.
Deejaysteveo - Professional grade capabilities
As a long time Biological Field Technician I have nothing but good things to say about this app. I use it daily in the rugged and remote terrain in Hawaii. I have ditched my clunky Garmin handheld unit and can run tracks and take photo waypoints for my work all day long. I’m freed up from needing a PC to transfer data and I can now deliver info straight from the field via text msg or email. Loading external maps and data that have been emailed to me is a cinch.
I use GPS Tracks to inspect conservation fences, track invasive species control and search for endangered plants as well as field navigation. I have even used it while flying to locate helicopter landing zones.
The app doesn’t have a huge impact on my iPhone 8 battery life. So far it has performed very well when offline/No Service which is imperative in the Hawaiian backcountry. Although I am concerned about using it in a dense forest canopy, perhaps an accessory antenna may help. Love the mapping subscription and benefit highly from the ESRI contour map. Usability is easy to learn and I have gotten a number of coworkers to use the app on their phones.
Savage Antler - Search for an effective GPS app
This review is a bit early in my quest for an effective GPS Tracking App. However, what I have seen so far, leads me to think that this is the one that will meet all my GPS tracking needs. Others in their attempt to simplify the process, have left out features that can be very important in certain situations. When you are completely lost, hours from a cell tower, it is nice to have an app that will still function. There is a very good user manual built in, to help get you on the right track. There is a learning curve, but with the well written manual, you can figure it out. Don’t wait until you are lost to try to figure out how this app works. Use this on your day to day activities and get to know how the app works before venturing into the unknown. You have to know where you are now and where you have been, to make an intelligent decision on what to do next. I think this app can achieve my goals if I put in the time and effort to learn how to apply all the features.
Drewcifer68 - This IS the app you're looking for..
I reviewed several GPS apps and bought too many useless ones before I found this one. Whatever your application, this is your app. On road or most especially off. It is feature rich and takes a little time to learn all it can do but it's worth every moment and penny. We use it for planning and tracking kayaking trips, mostly on local rivers and waterways. You can review, plan, map, and execute your track by land or water anywhere you can bring up on the map with this tool. Satellite or roadmap views. How far it is from bridge A to bridge B on that river? Go to Tracks tab and trace every bend and oxbow and know exact distance before you hit the water. Looks good? Name it and save it and this app will guide you down the track you planned. Ditto for hiking. Need a more detailed map? With a reasonable annual subscription a huge array of professional maps for various applications are available for purchase and can be download for permanent offline access.
Driving, hiking, biking, navigating the waterways, this is your guide.
Buadhai - Great Replacement For MotionX-GPS
I am a MotionX-GPS orphan. I used MotionX-GPS for years and liked it very much. Now that it's no longer supported I was searching for a replacement. GPS Tracks does just about everything MotionX could do and does much of it a whole lot better. The more I use this app, the more I like it.
The subscription-based "Pro" version is definitely worth it if you ever have a need to download maps. Since I use this for scuba diving in some remote locations with no Internet, the ability to download and save maps is a must.
I've only had this app for a few weeks so I'm constantly learning new things about its features and capabilities. I recently did a longish bike ride and hike in a rainforest in Thailand. Having downloaded maps, a reliable compass and accurate tracks made the whole venture easily doable.
Fotopro4you - Frustrating user interface
I chose this over similar better known apps like Gaia and All Trails because it supposedly collects less data but it’s frustrating to use and has essentially no documentation. For example if you recall a previously completed track on the map there’s no obvious way to get rid of it to start a new track. The app assumes you want to continue and resume the old track even if it’s days later. Then you’re given the choice to save or delete the track you only wanted to view. If you click save it creates a duplicate of the already saved track. Most are not going to click delete for fear of losing their previously saved track. This is a classic example of a competent developer designing an app that works for his needs but isn’t very user friendly to others. Various functions are scattered all over the place with some under obscure icons. A nice simple single hierarchical menu structure would be much better and more intuitive.
GMBarbour - Heart Rate
UPDATE: “Show Heart Rate” was not showing because I was using the wrong Apple Watch screen to record my track. I should use the first screen, the one that shows the heart rate section, obvious, but I didn’t notice it.
It used to have the ‘Moving Time’ in the tracks, it is no more after latest updates, very usefull info, not sure why it was removed.
Great application. I have the iPhone, iPad as well as the Mac versions. I am using it for all my hiking tracks. I noticed that in the track settings there is a “Show Heart Rate” option that I have it turned on but I can’t see any of that information on either the graph or the track info. When I go hiking I wear my Apple watch and all my heart rate info is recorded on the Health app, but nothing in GPS Tracks!!! Please advise. I thank you in advance for your prompt reply.
Avid Fly Fisherman - Outstanding Nav app and customer support
I’m a former B-52 navigator and love this app for ground navigation and tracking. It’s powerful, intuitive and packed with capabilities for the weekend hiker, the deep woods backpacker, and this avid fly fisherman who will bust brush for miles to find trout while avoiding other fishermen. Just as important, the customer support is EXCELLENT. With more recent iOS updates, some of my iPhone settings were reset and not feeding GPS Tracks properly. David worked tirelessly with me to resolve the issue and GPS Tracks is functioning flawlessly again. Customer support is THE most important criterion for me. If you want an outstanding navigation app AND great support when iPhone updates can leave you hanging, get. GPS Tracks.
Chuckles301 - Some bugs
This is a great app. I live in Manaus Brazil and use it in the largest remaining urban green space within the limits of this sprawling city . The area is the Reserva UFAM. The Federal University of Amazonas Forest Reserve. I’ve yet to use it on expeditions we take in the interior of the State far from internet access. I have two concerns at the moment: 1) Hiding and / or deleting waypoint names from the map is problematic. Also, there is no option for reducing font size of the track and waypoint names. Both of these issues are problematic as they result in superimposed words on the track which I can’t see very well especially
when I include multiple waypoints. On a zoom all one can see are huge words . Am I missing an option in settings or is there an issue with deleting waypoints for good without having to delete the whole track?
MH Holden - Replacement for Motion X
Very reasonable app. Good amount of features. Nice layout. Using offline maps is a little clunky but once you get the hang of it, it’s fine.
Don’t recall what the version was when I did my first review. This update is for 3.78.
Reached out to David regarding a minor interface issues I was having with a version 3.77 update. He responded within hours and a fix was done within less then 72hr. That in itself is pretty good.
A couple of off road groups I associate with use another mapping product named after Greek mythology, it’s a good product. However, IMO, GPS Tracks is just a good, with a similar function set and the bonus of a very responsive development team. All said, I up it to 5 stars.
Hidvkes - simple and easy to use
This nearly replaced my 400$ Garmin gps. The accuracy is as good as your phone's gps, and it definitely bounces my point around if I stand in one place, creating a jumble of lines, but its OK for my uses. When I need a more consistently accurate track or navigation, I pull out the Garmin. This is also easier to type labels and you can take photos along the track, plus decreases the number of devices I have in the field. It was freezing at one point after my phone updated at one point, but the problem stopped when I restarted the phone a couple times. I use this for my work as a field biologist.
Bmwkite - Best in Class, all the way
I very much admire and highly recommend this app; it has everything we need and more (but not lots of stuff we don't need). It is frequently updated, and the developer is always working to keep it going strong. I would love to see capability to add video clips of, say, 10 seconds, to waypoints (instead of single photos), and -- most of all -- I would like to have Pro version access higher-resolution satellite imagery. What is gets now is usually not as useful as Google Earth imagery; for the price of the GPS Tracks Pro subscription, imagery should be at least as good as Google Earth. For ease of use and reliability, GPS Tracks is the best of class!
Root Hawg80 - Best tracking map Of the center!!!!!👊🏻
This app is not just ONE of the best, it IS THE BEST ever of all times. I am a root digger and find myself in some locations sometimes that make you think you’re so far in the woods that you may have walked off the earth and I’m here to tell ya, when you’re that far in the woods & no one or nothing could get to you or even try to find you, that’s a very numbing feeling and this app right here, GPS TRACKS never fails me. It keeps on tracking, providing very useful data and several times now if it wasn’t for this app, I would’ve been lost, potentially for days or weeks so thank you very much.
MatProX - A Must Have for Outdoor and Off-road Use
I use this app almost everyday. I always record my hiking trips with it. It's a fast and reliable app for recording tracks. It has a ton of features for a professional but is easy enough to use by a casual user. I had been using it for months before I discovered a lot of the details features it has included. This is one of the best nav app I have used. Easy to import and export tracks.
I use it mostly to record my routes and analyze them later but sometimes I pre plan routes and waypoints. The details track stats and playback are a must have. There even are measuring tools included for planning purposes. I love the way it syncs both to my iPad and my Mac. This allows me to record data and analyze it on my Mac.
The other day I took it out on an unfamiliar trail and lost my bearings. I used this app to find my way back which was awesome. I will never go out without using this app again.
Overall a well done app with great support!
Update - The new cloud sync is awesome, very fast and no more issues, well done guys!
Oldrocket - The best App I’ve ever used
GPS Tracks is easily the best app I’ve ever used. I use it daily whether I’m mountain biking through the woods or cycling on rail trails, for distance, elevation, waypoints and general navigation. The interface is clean. It is simple to use right off the bat, yet the customizable options seem endless if you choose to dive deep into them. The app is rock steady and I can’t recall it ever crashing on me in the 8.5 years I’ve been using it since March 2013. The updates to the app have all been positive over the years, it is obviously a labor of love for the developer. Kudos and thank you for your efforts.
PhillipsPhotography - Great photography tool
This is an excellent to for photographers. I had heard about this app from a few blogs and it was highly recommended. I have used it a few times and it seems to be working great. I use it to record the GPS locations to align with my images when I get home. The iCloud sync is also a nice feature to allow me to sync my tracks across all my devices.
There are also other more advanced tools such as the elevation angle calculations to help guide my position for a shoot. This allows me to pre-position my shoot before hand.
Overall this is a very useful app with a lot of great features.
FjrPilot07AE - Looked awesome, but failed to deliver
UPDATE: Developer contacted me and was able to provide a solution to the Dropbox issue. Initial tests look good. For that reason I have changed my rating!
I was very hopeful that I had found the solution I was looking for. I needed a way to geotag photos taken on location. I needed this app to upload GPX files to Dropbox. That is where it has failed. Apparently the link to Dropbox is no longer valid. I contacted the developer a few days ago, but no reply. I would not mind using iCloud sync with the desktop app, but not going to pay more money for the desktop version if I can’t get the features I already paid for to work. I guess the search continues!
Ijak - Take that you untruth speaker! ...
I drive for a ride sharing company. ... And I am a photographer. ... I got this app to document my locations when I am shooting, but I got addicted to looking at the little tracks of where I have been. ... Cool! I have it on all the time now.
Last night I was one half of a two car collision. As a driver, I had installed a dash cam! Yay, they did not stop at a stip sign. But there was no way for the video to document my speed in the 35 mph zone that I was driving in. ... I pulled up GPS Tracks, and saw that the highest rate of speed in the last mile of my approach to the collision was 26.8 mph!
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Jung Shin Tongil - I Love it on iphone & ipad3 GSM
Initially I didn't "get it", now it chronicles my life, A+. I am just sorry as hell that Apple is not backwards compatible when their production cycles could have been far ahead of their "evolutions" it is not as if the capacities were not there to begin with the whole experience has been unabashedly malfeasance and a proprietary mess which is a slap in the face of the business user and consumers. While, this is a very worthy application. Go figure.., there is a sense of great deal of integrity in these developers insistence on the superiority of form and function of their app. Not to be duplicated or ever surpassed it is the real article.
Bennie Nota - Wow. Super service.
I have use this app (the pro version) since 2017. I’ve used it particularly for hiking and biking. It is not only allowed me to track my trips but it’s assisted with navigation as well. I love it.
One thing I enjoy is the ability to use different maps, which can be downloaded and used off-line. I had some minor difficulty with the download and emailed the developer. It was a holiday and I didn’t really expect a response until the next workday. He responded in four minutes. Super service. Solved the problem.
ScottG1976 - Offline mapping seldom works.
Love the GPS waypoints picture tracking! Found it challenging to create routes and tracking when online and offline? Google maps w timeline much easier and automated but not as accurate as GPS tracking. Roads and trails did not show on map when offline? This App provides a lot more detail and options than google maps, but along with that, much more learning the program and processes. On my last 8 day Jeep trip I used Delorme Topo 10 w GPS device attached to laptop computer, Google maps, and GPS Tracking App. I wish there was an app that combined all 3 Apps into one! Delorme worked best offline but lacked detail of GPS Tracking and ease of use of Google Maps.
D-wicka-wicka-wall - Works great! Well worth the price!
App worked great, i was able to download hiking trails and upload them directly into the app, then used the “download maps for offline use” feature and it worked better than I expected, i was in a remote area with ZERO cell service and and my position was very accurately displayed along with downloaded aerial imagery and trail lines. It also very accurately records your route as u hike, along with a lot of additional data. Great app, recommended it to all of my friends, we all use this now.
757-pirate - Handy App and Great Customer Service.
Normally I gravitate to free Apps. But, sometimes it worth paying a few dollars for a useful app! Especially when you are unnecessarily sharing personal information in exchange for using the app. I chose to buy this app due to the overall value, features, and limited permissions requirements which didn’t seek to access contacts and other personal information unnecessarily.
I was also pleased by the their customer service when I reached out via email. I received a quick response with all my questions answered!
Michael e johansson - Great app
Does everything it’s supposed to do! Plain and simple! Accurate as the government will allow! Never get lost,hurt without help or your family and friends worrying if you’re ok! They can see with your permission! Even if your phone gets destroyed they can see it’s last location and what plot, waterways or trails you took! I love it and my wife loves it! If I don’t return, she can email the map to help find me quickly! This app saved my wife and I from needing rescue!! We got lost in the mangroves when we were kayaking. Thank you who ever developed this app! Mike johansson
Crob13 - Great app
This has been a great app so far. My old GPS app was no longer supported and I found this out right before a long road trip. Normally I’d have time to read a bunch of reviews and determine which would be best for me considering I’d have to pay for it but I needed something quick that would work in offline mode as well. I took a chance with GPS Tracks and it paid off. It was actually easier to use than my last one and worked great in offline mode. I couldn’t be happier.
Rfjohn - Works well, long battery life, excellent value
Works quite well, even when there is no cellular or internet. I subscribed to the full version so I can download maps prior to travel and this works well (185 miles up & back on the Greenbrier River Trail in WV, no cell, no internet, in/out of GPS, the app was flawless!).
This is now my go to tracking app.
Excellent app at a reasonable price (not cheap but I find it is a very good value - I have put off buying a fancy Garmin of Wahoo gps/ cycling computer because this app does it all.)
BalthazarWoll - Best map app ever
I have used this time and time again in the oilfield and have never been disappointed. Once you get the hang of it this quickly becomes your go to getting some place. I have used it overseas as well Japan, and Turkey. I can leave a blue line and always find my way back. Even when you are out of service this app has saved my life more times then I can count. One amazing feature is the ability to save pins tracks and other information I often become the navigator at work.
*skidoctor* - Closest thing to MotionX GPS
MotionX GPS was the best iPhone based GPS application. With MotionX everything was intuitive and easy to use in the application. GPS Tracks is the closest app I have found to match MotionX but I still find simple things like dropping a waypoint, retaining waypoints much harder to accomplish. I give GPS tracks five stars as it is the closest app I can find to a handheld GPS that allows me to use maps in an offline mode. I just find the symbol links non-intuitive and prefer clear menus like MotionX.
Paradicted - Missing one critical feature, but feature will be added in the next few weeks!!
Original Review: Not sure if it was an oversight or not but I’m not finding an extremely important feature than would turn this from a 3 star review to 5 star in a nano second:
“HEIGHT ABOVE GROUND”
This is the only GPS nav app I use that is missing this critical feature. We fly through lots of controlled airspace - certain sensitive communities, properties, etc. that mandates a specific altitude above GROUND (not above the coastline) be maintained.
Except for this one missing feature, GPS Tracks would be my number one and most talked about/shared app in my arsenal to both my local club and online community (which is huge) without question.
Please fix this and I will happily edit this review and give a hearty 5 star review and tell the world about your app!!
EdLewis2 - First class app, scale bar fixed!
GPS Tracks is a first class application that I use for a variety of purposes from recording wildlife observations , trip planning and analyzing workouts.
Two suggestions for improvements.
Have the cursor display elevation from loaded topo map in the fashion that Guru Maps and Maps 3D do. This is probably a fair development effort. The other is to enable map labels to display in a larger font. Many place names on loaded maps are rendered so small that a magnifying is needed to read them!
Keep up the good work! I use this app daily!
Austin E 123 - Version 3.2 is a downgrad
I love this app, and I use it all the time. But version 3.2 is terrible! The modern touch that was added in looks alright, but when you try to swipe down, you sometimes bring down the notification menu. I thought it was perfectly fine how it was. In fact the whole user interface was better in 3.1.8
And maybe that’s just a preference thing, but the icon that symbolizes your position and heading, that just spins around the whole time along with the compass at the top. It never stops. I tried closing out and restarting, but it doesn’t help it. I opened up the Apple compass that comes already downloaded and that works just fine. Please just revert to the old dashboard.
Dogger21 - Great app, even better support
Have loved this app since I got it. Just had the first glitch in 8 months of use, contacted David, had a response in minutes, and while the problem was user error he was very kind and I was able to fix it in 2 steps. Awesome!!
I am not able to get it to load on my Apple Watch, however, I’m pretty suspicious that’s an Apple problem, as no other compatible apps will move to the watch either.
Great app, great service. Thanks!
Blittlebear-us - Last update
Thanks for the update! User location will now follow on map.
Update, David has responded and is working on the fix in the next release, thanks!
The app worked great until the last update. The map will no longer keep up with the current location without refreshing. I used this app to map out a route then later used it to follow the route. I have reached out to the developer via email two times and have not heard any response.
Chgo129366 - Great tracking app
Awesome app for tracking details of my travels. I’m an adventure photographer and the app is great to track my exploring, allowing me to tag places that I’ve stopped and taken photos (and places I’d like to re-visit). I find it more difficult to check out the tracking after the trip though. Can’t always bring up the photos quickly or re-navigate to a place I’d tagged previously. And since most of my exploring is done by car, I find the controls difficult while in the car.
J. Reaves - GPS is waaay off
While this app fulfilled my initial intended purpose for use it failed to pass muster.
It did good in that it has accurately tracked my time, distance, and speeds for day hikes and displayed them on a map, which was the reason I downloaded the app.
Where it fails HARD is waypoints. The GPS coordinates provided were very inaccurate. I am a member of a specialized search and rescue team. Our primary GPS equipment failed during a long operation so I took out my phone to use this app. We were using GPS waypoints to report locations of victims for recovery. While the pin was in the right spot on the map the coordinates provided, which I sent to command for followup by a recovery team, were several MILES from my location. That part is useless.
Sandsinmotion - Good, but map crashes too often
I like nearly everything about how this app functions, except for the frequent crashes that occur when I am looking at larger areas of nautical charts before zooming in. I have purchased the highest price premium subscription, and I have downloaded all of the charts at high res for my area of interest, so I should have them for off-line use even if I’m out of cell connection range. The crashes seem mostly to happen as I pan around or am zooming in or out. If this bug can be fixed I would happily rate the app 5 stars.
C. Bohannon - Better Mapping Apps Available
Just renewed my subscription and then learned this app has discontinued Cal Topo maps, now the only USGS topo map available limits zoom capability and locks it at a level so that it’s not possible to read elevation profiles or names of geographic features. The only other topo map, from ESRI is outdated and hence inaccurate.
There is still a Cal Topo USFS map supposedly available but it loads incomplete with interspersed grey blocks and is unusable even with strong WiFi connection.
Other features, gps tracking etc. work fine. I’ve found other apps available with much better maps and capabilities IMO.
CL500000 - Works great (once a problem was resolved)
I'm evaluating tracking apps for a research project I'm doing. Previous versions worked great. This version has one big issue. It looks like tracker doesn't keep running when app is in the background.
Tracker running in the background worked great in previous versions. I would give earlier versions five stars. I emailed the developer about this and included the track, etc. Hopefully this will get fixed soon.
When this works, it will probably go back to five stars again.
Follow up: After a fair bit of correspondence with the developer we found it was due to a large amount of earlier data. Apple was kicking it off because it took too much memory.
Wiped some of that old data (archived it first) and now it works great.
Back up to five stars.
Htown1226 - Excellent tool for mapping
I shoot Ariel and Ground video for large ranches in Texas. I generally ride around with the owners viewing different aspects of the property. In the past I always had a hard time remembering where these locations were as some of these wrenches can be quite large. With the use of GPS tracker I can now document not only the points of interest but also the roads and paths in which to get to these locations. This is become an in valuable tool for me when doing my work.
Andrewrski - Phenomenal App
The app works as expected and goes beyond my initial expectations. Had to download for use at work. It has several features and options that can be used for many different applications.
I had messaged the operator of the app to make a suggestion and received a response within hours. The next update my suggestion was put into use. The app is great and the support outstanding! Definitely worth it!
Akoldnav - GPS tracks
It was working beautifully but suddenly has stopped. I cannot start GPS data in order to track a new walk. I’ve looked everywhere I can and I can’t seem to find an answer and then when I go on the Apple app and try to get help it says I haven’t purchased it but I think it’s free because it’s on my machine and I put it there a long time ago but it certainly doesn’t work now.
MikeOK34 - The best and most accurate GPS app
... and I’ve tried them all. I’ve used this for years Jeeping and hiking, but recently started using it again as a backup to my primary fitness app while biking and running. It will read your heart rate and record it along with your track. That makes it even more than an excellent GPS tracking app, it’s even a decent outdoors fitness app. btw I am not affiliated in any way I just like to help the best developers when I can.
Outdoor Paul - Lots of features
This is one of the best apps I have used. There are loads of options and features but anyone can pick it up and use immediately.
I was also impressed with the ability to average recorded coordinates over time for a more accurate location reading. This is in addition to the measuring utilities, which are a nice touch.
Overall a great app for someone looking to record waypoints, tracks or just measuring distances or areas.
RRWCF - Packed with Features
GPS Tracks outshines every other GPS app I’ve used- and I’ve used many!
I am a GIS expert with 30 years of professional experience. GPS Tracks is a versatile and powerful tool loaded with easy-to-understand features. I like the Export features, map overlays, collection settings, and reports.
I use GPS Tracks for hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and property resource management.
I use the app to collect a variety of geospatial data.
I recommend GIS Tracks without hesitation.
Non ambiguous - Excellent
My first review was not so good. Software developer David Morneault contacted me and deduced that I probably had experienced a glitch. He had Apple prepare an update in a matter of hours. I tested it this morning and declare it perfect for my needs.
I use it simply to record a track on walks or hikes and then learn the distance, duration, and altitude of the route. This is very handy these days of Covid 19 imposed staying at home. The permissible exercise periods now are more interesting.
Thank you David Morneault!
John in Maryland
C.h.a.n.c.e.l.o.t - Best GPS Map
By far one of the best apps if you’re looking to add your own waypoints/landmarks while also having the ability to download maps offline (if you’re a subscriber). Even then, parts of the map already loaded; in a reasonable area, stay cached in the memory for convenience. You can also export all your waypoints into many formats including GPX & KML to share with others easily. Definitely worth every cent.
Metal989 - Still great
I use this app to record all of my trips and have probably logged over 100k miles since 2012. This app is versatile; I’ve used it to leave breadcrumb trails back to my hotel when exploring a new city, hiking around Yosemite, logging runs, road trips and tracking my flight path all over the world. This app is also fully featured and the only one I’d recommend to anyone looking to track GPS data.
Anonymous729583 - Lots of bugs, now can’t export
I’ve been using this on a trail mapping project for the past 2 months and really liked it. However, it’s been incredibly buggy lately and I can no long delete pins, which is incredibly annoying as I was using pins to mark places I needed to go back to and deleting them once I had done so. Lots of wasted time hiking out to points when it turned out the pin had just never deleted. Now I’m trying to export my weeks of work and it seems the export to Dropbox option is not functional, so I’m stuck with no way to get the data off my phone.
Ktmfactoryrider - Everything was fine until it puked!
Everything was working alright until this program stopped working on my iPhone 11 Pro Max. It would load and then stop working. No way to get into it. Tried to get back into the program with no luck. Tried to reload the program with no luck and managed to delete two years of tracks and data.
Look elsewhere, this program is crap and the maps that you pay extra for are available for free on line. Stay away from this. There are many more issues and there are much better programs out there.
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JadeA7 - Great app! Does everything you need and more.
I downloaded this app to use for work because I needed something that would track my route, drop waypoints, allow comments for each waypoint and then export the data in multiple formats. This app worked perfectly! I had 668 waypoints over two days with no issues. I will say that the app did crash a handful of times over those 2 days, but each time booted back up quickly with all data saved. In addition to great functionality, the customer service is awesome. I had some questions and contacted the developer and he was super quick to respond and very helpful. This app is extremely affordable for what it delivers. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Colin pardoe - Land, water and archaeology
A group of friends and colleagues working on the Murray River floodplain, we wanted something that would work with our informal and varied efforts in ecology, archaeology and a variety of projects. We were using Motion X but it has stopped and one of our group trialled GPS Tracks. Now we are all using it. Allows us to do everything we need and communicate easily. Map layering good, tracks, waypoints all easy. Mapping app of choice for Barapa Aboriginal group and their colleagues.
Moorhouse.d - Not for Australia
The app itself appears to work well. Unfortunately the maps available are predominately from the USA - which means they lack detail and resolution in Australia. When using topo maps to view the Hunter Region in NSW, significant details where missing. Roads looked to be correct but tracks were missing as where campgrounds. This is not acceptable for a topo based gps. There is the option to import maps, but why would I pay the subscription so I can use my own maps? As I said, the app appears to work well, but without reliable maps it is useless.
Sophiecoxie - GPS Tracks for a beginner hiker
I didn’t know anything about hiking or using gps info when I got this app - I was paper maps only - but it’s been really simple and super helpful. I can prep everything be offline so I’m not worried about losing connection while hiking. I used it all over Europe and Australia without any problems. Great app.
KexWolf - Great for 4WDing
Why spend $600 on a Hema, when you can use this. I’ve been to the deeper part of our local forests which are gigantic. This app is my personal assistant in the sense that I can totally and utterly rely on its functions to get me in and out of anywhere. The developer, Davis, is prompt and helpful when contacting him with questions. Awesome app. 6/5 stars and 10 👍 up.
Kevin D 21 - Exceptional product
The best app on the App Store I have ever found. Highly functional. Exceptionally usable. Two hours after downloading it, I had found all four corners of my property. No mean feat over 50 acres of bush! Also excellent for long treks into the unknown with the confidence that you can readily find you way out. Would recommend to anyone.
Pajohns5210 - Great app, with good support
I have used this app for several years now and am very happy with it. I have contacted the developer with some questions and suggested some improvements. Response has been great and I was pleased to also see my suggestions implemented is the next app update.
Mmadlo - Use it every day
Got solid recording capabilities from my watch and tracks my skate into work every day. The ability to add extra maps makes 4WDing on the weekends a breeze too.
And saving to the cloud means you can draw lines all over the world without fear of losing your data! Love it!
Kelsojack - Fantastic App.
I’ve been looking for something like this for my hobby, gold detecting. Now I can take my iphone with GPS Tracks into remote areas in Australia which gives me that edge when looking for gold. I’ve noticed the resolution is sharper than Google Earth and the data is more up to date.
Rabbit080 - Love it!
I’m a rural sales agent. This app has saved my bacon many of times. When a property owners shows you over a place just once and then expects you to be able to take a buyer over it without getting lost..... The app has helped me find the track many of times. Cheers
Braddlesoz - Fantastic - from a hard to please mapping lover
I spend hours tinkering with kml files and mapping for offroad duties / trip planning, this app is finally a superior replacement to the motion x (discontinued) platform. The ability to download maps offline, and extremely granular mapping, makes this product awesome.
Karldidge - Tested on the goldfields
Just hit start when you leave the main road and it will save a track for you to follow back. I use it everyday. The satellite imagery is amazing quality. You get a great idea of what’s coming up and what’s around you. No ads and completely free. This app is amazing
TixieTrinka - Regularly updated
I use this app constantly and on every ride to track my commute between work and home. This app is regularly updated with the developer responding to every feedback and feature request I make.
Derek @ QTree - Best of the tracking apps
I use this app for ecological survey work. It is reliable, has a comprehensive interface and a wide variety of export and import formats. Being able to add waypoints is a bonus. Much cheaper than mobile Windows-based packages too.
IphoneHome.AU - Great app. Simple, powerful, and complete
I use the app for hiking, mountain biking, and generally storing paths I take. The app does everything I want and the developer has been super responsive, even if I had a dumb question. I thoroughly recommend it.
Tigerborn - When a paper map is just not enough.
Back tracking in treacherous terrain is easy.
Offline sat photos that are that detailed I can view stock troughs and tracks on new properties. Well thought out. I thought google earth was good but Apple has a definite edge here.
WJ TRAPPING - GPS
All of my work is in no service country an I really enjoy how it works,easy to use, and how current it is.. iv know other use it they say the same .. high recommend
Chopperdog 234 - GPS Tracks
Awesome app .....Takes a bit of time to work out where everything is but after a bit of trial and error I’m hooked ...
Wes9375 - Good app
Been using It for years to map where I go in the bush on my motorbike. Problem free the entire time. Highly recommended
The Bearded Nairny - Love this app
I’ve used this app for over 4 years now for logging soil sample sites for my agronomy business and it is a keeper. The developer/s are great to deal with and very helpful. Highly recommend it
LE's afterpay - Great App
Fantastic app for work as I need precise locations. I would highly recommend
Norrgard - Straightforward and stable
This app is so good!! Straightforward and stable which when you're tracking and navigating is crucial. Love it.
Z1dsf - Great
Great product used free version for about five months and just purchased the one year subscription
Mwalimumoja - Convenient
Simple to use intuitive and useful!
Ae.ae - Keeps crashing
My app keeps crashing. Had to delete and redownload and lost my tracks even though I had iCloud sync turned on. Really disappointed. Will request a refund unless the issue is fixed
Matt_Elant - Keeps crashing
Mine crashes and close the app itself
Not sure what is the problem
Dentsonly pty ltd - Maps
Very good app ,very easy to operate,even for someone like myself that is hopeless with computers and new technology
LW3 - Great app
Works really well. Love tracking all of the data incl kns, time, height, etc when i walk and kayak.
Savdtjkvy35568dhhvhh - Offline maps are extra. And expensive
Only bought this as it showed up in a search for offline maps. Was caught out.
Giant Health - GPS Maps
Great app motocross navigation in remote areas with no phone coverage.
Kimberley76 - Old maps
Maps are old , needs an update. ( Kimberley Western Australia)
Davidlindsey - Great app
This is a great app - does everything it says - efficiently.
Like all GPS apps, it is a little battery hungry..
Abhi.joshi99 - Nothing worst
When we search for root and try to navigate it takes us to apple maps same as of car route whats the point spending money for this type of product
2015DRZ400e - Excellent application
Fantastic and so easy to use
Jaka.21 - Amazing
Fantastic app will tell all my friends
Mheyink - Easy to use
Good app - easy to use and very useful
Mickwah - Love it.
Just works, and doesn't smash my battery.
Spoggy Legs - GPS TRACKS
Annual subscription for downloading maps for offline use is a rip off. I will not be using GPS TRACKS app. I will purchase a better deal elsewhere. Rip off.
I Searched the apps for Hema and GPS tracks came up on top. I thought I was ordering Hema. I would like my money back
Woodend Woodsman - So easy to use excellent
Exactly what I was after
Dnehejsidnw - Won’t be Re subscribing
Loved the app when map box maps were usable had the best data on them for hunting / downloading information.
Going to stick to offline google maps and Avenza app as the satellite maps used for the app are woeful now and the topographic maps available for download are even worse.
Not to mention the subscription for what I signed up for has now changed due to the update.
1Known2 - Reliable
No issues at all. Ip7 plus
BobnPip - Bob
Many of the maps are not useful in Australia
Redstarzoo - Awesome
Works usefully how GPS of years ago should have!
DillonMorley - Superb
Best GPS app I have ever used and I’ve used a lot!
StuBabe - Misleading
The photos show Topo maps. You buy it to find out it uses Apple Maps. So no details unless you buy the pro and subscribe to a expensive yearly fee.
Better apps out there.
Wedge1972 - Love this app !!
Just what I needed
Slow Runner with one leg - Tracks
Great app easy to use does the job
Robski76 - Ordinary
Standard app is no better than google maps. If you want topo maps you must subscribe to an auto renewing subscription.
Bahmi Bah - Works well
GPS Tracks works well
Gralexcom - Very useable
This app does what I need it to. Easy to use
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Mrym9m - Complex but really good
Long time user of a “rival” trails app. So pleased to discover this app (MacOS version sealed the deal for me.) It has everything I wished for in a GPS tracker, albeit in a complex and sometimes confusing interface. Once you get beyond the quirks of the interface and discover the power within, you will never go back.
Just1tim - Perfect! Thanks
Gets me home every time. :)
Chinookkie vgdyh - Great free app
I use it to make sure I get every dandelion!
Goose hunter67 - Great app
This app has help me keep track of my all my tracks and hunts. 2 thumbs up!!!
Sir2-1988 - It made me purchase pro twice!
It’s a decent app for exploration geologists. However, it requires in-app purchase for selecting North America Datum 1983 which costs 3.99$. When you click to buy button it charges you 27.99$/year. And you can not use the datum! So I paid for nothing!
LaserGGM - Useful app
Great detail in the tracking
Mughalh - One of the best apps out there
Uses Apple maps and does not collect data and track you like other similar apps, good job!
LOLDave - Great tracker
Very good satellite maps, very clear and accurate
OKZ1 - Doesn’t work now!
Since the newest update 3 days ago, the app opens and closes after 2 seconds. Not happy because it used to be very useful.
Bilbopttt - Awesome app
Great app thanks
Dr. Quagmire - Great App with expensive good maps
This is the only app I use when riding my ATV on the trails. There are multiple maps available that have those cycling/OHV tracks which are great when exploring. Excellent app but maybe a little more support for getting high quality 3rd maps not included in this app with trails in specific regions that can be imported into this app. Best app for my usage and always use it. Suggestion: add HUP (head up display) so at night the app can be reversed so it can be reflected onto a windshield in case someone can mount it in such a way as I have been able to to.
Andhdbxbrjs - Tracks won’t save
I enjoyed this app until the tracks stopped saving, also the track line stopped being displayed while out in the bush, so now I am now longer able to trust in this app and will try another unless someone who m own what’s going on can help me solve the issue. I did like this app before these issues occurred.
Brian a price - Brian a price
Very difficult to learn
Ldmachine - Backup support
Trouble backing up data to new phone. Supposed to go to Dropbox but not working. Could use support but can’t find it.
Danwilsh - Awesome
Amazing in the backcountry , snowmobiling .
Thanks !!! Highly recommend!
Oofdata - Great app
58retired - Excellent gps app
I had been using the MotionX gps for years and recently discovered it’s no longer supported and is soon to be shut down.
This left me trying all the other gps apps out there and found GPS tracks to be by far the best.
I use GPS Tracks for several different back country activities and find it easy to use and invaluable.
Northernhiker1948 - Accuracy
With covid and our gym shutdown we’ve been doing a lot of hiking and snow shoeing. I’ve done a particular route twice and got 2.2 km and 2.3 km using GPS Tracks. My wife’s Garmin had 5.4 km and Google maps measures it or it 5.26 km. Why the discrepancy with this app understating the distance by over 50%?
Pharmtech16 - GPS tracker you need
Wldr83 - Service
Wondering if this ap will work when out of service? Does it have to be activated while in service???? Thanks
Shaun1179 - Noobs
hdd CD so.$
Pdk12 - Peter Ksyniuk Review
The app is very good when you have phone coverage, but the app could be better if you would have satellite coverage. I could use the coverage when I am hunting!!
The track log is not very accurate as I seem to be in the middle of the Saskatchewan River with the quad while marking my route and on the return trip the tracks do not match even when travelling on the identical return route.
Yeha rookie - GPS tracks
Great app. Helps us all the time skidooing. Also used for locating two differant points and then we work our way back to each other.
Marcus-142857 - Atrocious
Absolutely brutal. Not worth the money. Used to use MotionX, but changed phones and the app is no longer supported. Got GPSTracks as a substitute for when I’m out hunting.
Mapping tracks are sometimes tracked way off of where you actually were. If it doesn’t get a good reception (cell reception, not satellite), it will just magically draw a straight line from its previous known location to where you are now.
Tried mapping myself back onto a trail I used to walk into some thick bush and forest. My current location kept moving over 50 meters sporadically. Actually using it right now and I’m sitting still in a tree stand. My current location is again, swaying left and right by 20-30 meters. Have 2 bars for cell reception. Save yourself the money and don’t buy this app.
Paragon7 - Really decent but...
It’s be really good if you could download the maps for when your out of service
Puckerelweed - Misleading
I purchased it because it was recommended for downloading maps. Only after purchasing did I discover there is an extra yearly fee of $28 - $50 for access to maps. I only gave it one star because there was no option to give it none.
Mopar_blood - What I was looking for
Got this app for mapping trails while off-roading. Love it. Simple to use, accurate, and tons of setting options. Definitely worth the money.
Jamesbay10 - Great for offline service!
Total Recommend thanks so much
Nano4005 - One of a kind !!!
It was perfect for our application.
BTate - My experience
I live in a small island community and volunteered to map the centre of our island. I reviewed some GPS apps and tried some free ones before taking a chance on this low cost paid app. It does an amazing job and it was easy to record major and minor trails in different colours. My next task was to transfer my trails onto our regular map. Compare and sketch???
This app can export paths and waypoint in numerous formats so I tried a few. But when I clicked on one called . kml I was shocked and delighted that Google Earth automatically opened, zoomed into our island and plotted my trails in full colour! Wow, wow and wow. Saved me 100 hours.
The manual is not as helpful as it could be and is currently out of date with the latest app version. No video tutorials exist as yet. Dave the developer get 5/5 for very fast email support.
Perfect app for what I needed and I hope for a few extra features, an improved manual and tutorials in the future. 4.5 Barry
Fyskre - Amazing App
I’ve used handheld GPS a lot, and this app pretty much matches their functionality. And easier to use and more intuitive. If they just had Canadian topos and nautical charts, I’d even pay the big bucks. As it is, a GPS for 5 bucks is a steal.
Cadwallader the thunderwobble - A good piece of work
Solid reliable app with good detail and a straightforward interface
Gaust938 - Excellent outil!
Que ce soit pour être employer dans le cadre d’activités sportive, de mesurer des distances ou encore comme GPS alternatif lors d’exercice militaire, cette appli est absolument idéal.
Mr sonnyboy - Hunting
Awesome app for hunting.
Freddy Galactic - Perfect
Loads of options and settings. Looked a long time to find something like this. Use it for marking roads that need to be paved for our upcoming projects. Works great!
Dflanny - Duuhhh
Should have been using this 10 years ago
Ser cou - Langue
Je suis québécois je parle en français si sa serais possible
Itouch-utouch - GPS Tracks vs GPS Tracks Pro
I really like the GPS Tracks app and it work exactly as described. I give it 5 stars. However, I purchased the one year license for the GPS Tracks Pro version and I consider it a big waste of money. The map selection is not what I expected and the default Apple Maps is much better. I wish that I could get a refund. I will definitely cancel the subscription before the year has expired. Save your money folks.
BDW1960 - Excellent App
I’m a spare bus driver and saving routes as tracks, dropping pins at stops works very, very, very well.
Vrooouuum - My favourite GPS app!!
I am a forester and college instructor in natural resources. I use this app a lot in the fields with my students for navigation: tracking & marking positions!! The Pro version allows use of imagery in the background (previously downloaded) among other things when no cellular coverage. User friendly interface.
GeoDevi - Full featured GPS tracking
A very capable full featured gps system with off line maps. May not be for the novice gps user but simply amazing for anyone who wants full featured system with all the technical details.
- author actively developing and debugging and implementing new features
- it takes time to learn how to use it as it has numerous features
- for the somewhat technical inclined
- has everything functional in an off line app that other apps do with cloud services
- optionally syncs with iCloud
- your data stays on your device
- no cloud account needed to operate
- mobile phone data not required while operating gps
Ckpbplumbdog - It rocks!!!!.. worth the money
It saves and tracks in air plane mode. Transferred over to googles map. .. it’s perfect for backcountry mapping.
Dussapointed&frustrated - GPS Tracks
I am disappointed. The tracks recorded differ wildly from the actual route taken in some cases showing me walking in a different town block. The statistics tell me that the accuracy is +/- 65 metres. What use is that?
Curl Sweet - Huge learning curve
A lot of features but learning to effectively use this gps program takes many trips. Finding a map for quading in AZ has been difficult as there are so many options.
Love the ability to take photos and show them as waypoints.
Program very sluggish today and lost half my trip.
Very accurate and being able to save each trip separately or combined keeps my interest.
The elevation graph is bonus.
Thinking my iPhone 5 is being overworked but it worked almost flawless last year????? Today it choked every 10 minutes.
Skank_hunt_42 - Great app...
Thanks to developer for confirming airdrop works...
MrChubs420 - Review
I use this app to route out my courier day everyday. Although you can put it as many waypoints as you want and they all come up on the map which is great. The app continues to freeze every now and then. I have the $5.99 version. Other than the freezing when I’m putting in my 100 waypoints the app is great and very helpful
BES1946 - GPS app
I love this feature.
Xrrat4 - GPS Tracks App
I’ve been using this app for the past few months, and find it an awesome app.
Kayak 72 - Review
The ideal gps for the outdoorsman who wants to log his trips and see his performance.
Would be great for workouts as we'll.
£lz - Pourquoi payante?
Belle appli mais elle ne sert à rien si on ne prend pas l’abonnement annuel à près de 30$. Pourquoi doit-on payer l’appli plus de 5$ dans ce cas? Il n’est même pas possible de télécharger une carte « de base » en local.
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