Out­door Sports

The iOS En­thu­si­ast's Ap­proach to the Ul­ti­mate Rugged Adventure

iPhone Life Magazine - - Front Page - By Siva Om

Apps for the Rugged Life

Find My iPhone (Free) When you're ad­ven­tur­ing out­doors, the last thing you want is to lose your iPhone or iPad. It's an ex­pe­ri­ence that is be­yond an­noy­ing, not to men­tion quite costly if you don't have de­vice in­sur­ance. With Find my iPhone and your iCloud ID, you can use any iOS de­vice or Mac to ei­ther lo­cate, lock, or erase all data from your miss­ing iPhone.

Mo­tionX GPS ($0.99) If you are look­ing for a do-it-all GPS nav­i­ga­tion app that cov­ers land, air, and sea, look no fur­ther. Mo­tionX of­fers ex­ten­sive, free down­load­able maps that cover the en­tire planet, in­clud­ing off-road and ter­rain maps, as well as of­fi­cial marine charts, mak­ing it great for sports vary­ing from snow­board­ing to moun­tain bik­ing to sail­ing. Your maps are stored lo­cally on your de­vice for off­line ac­cess, and you can save up to a whop­ping 300 routes.

Oh Ranger! Park Finder (Free) Park Finder is an es­sen­tial app for find­ing a base camp when you're out ad­ven­tur­ing. Whether you are look­ing for a fullser­vice RV park, an off-grid camp­site, or some­thing in be­tween, Park Finder will point you in the right di­rec­tion. It will also in­form you of all kinds of ac­tiv­i­ties in your area, in­clud­ing bird watch­ing, swim­ming, boat­ing, hunt­ing, and even spelunk­ing!

Google Maps (Free) A must for any travel adventure, Google Maps is one of the most in­tu­itive and com­pre­hen­sive map­ping apps avail­able. It will give you up-to-the-minute rout­ing data and turnby-turn voice di­rec­tions whether you are walk­ing, bik­ing, driv­ing, or tak­ing public trans­porta­tion. Google Maps also of­fers de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about traf­fic and road con­di­tions, weather, restau­rants, ho­tels, and mu­se­ums.

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