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Old 27.09.2017, 15:06
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Re: Hiking Apps (GPS based navigation online/offline)

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  • SwissMap Mobile [Free] - Off-line 10km square caching plus recording, plus Augmented reality for peaks. Overlays for popular hiking trails. Bit clunky UI, but a lot of functionality. Better than SwissMobility App.
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/swiss-map-mobile/id311447284?mt=8

  • Outdooractive [Freemium] - very well designed. Best thing is that you can easily plan your own route with the touchscreen and it will calculate distance and time based on terrain and show you the elevation profile. Has many interesting overlays showing areas with >30% gradient etc. Offline maps cost though. Can record routes and add comments/pics as well along the way. Ref Graubunden customized version below...
    https://www.outdooractive.com/en/mobile.html
My recommendation - if you're only in Switzerland, download the Graubunden Hiking app. This is a customized version of Outdooractive that provides a massive list of trails & routes in GR, really great UI, plan and save your own routes etc. Best thing is that it allows you to save offline areas in any part of Switzerland, which you would have to pay for with the commercial app.
https://www.graubuenden.ch/en/news-t...-and-bike-apps

Attached is a custom trail near Maloja (super pretty!)

Happy hiking
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