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Gear Details: GPS


Manufacturer: Backpacker magazine

Product Details:
Product Year2012
Type:Phone Application
Supported Phones:T-Mobile G1, iPhone
Screen Size (Diagonal):
Color Screen:
Included Maps:Aerial/Satellite Images, Base Maps, Street Maps, Terrain Maps, USGS Maps
Power Source:Rechargeable battery
Features:Altimeter, Built-in Camera, Built-in Video Camera, Electronic Compass, Elevation Profile, Map software included, Records tracklogs, Saves waypoints, Supports .gpx files, Touch screen, Upgradable Maps available, Wireless upload to computer
Weight (lbs, oz):
Record hiking trails, backpacking trips, and camping adventures with Backpacker GPS Trails. View maps, navigate with digital compass, take photos, and backtrack to the trailhead. GPS Trails works in remote places like national parks, wilderness areas, and backcountry spots — without relying on data and cell signals! Get published: Every month the editors at Backpacker handpick adventures shared by its online community to be published in the magazine. Kickstart your adventure writing and photography career with GPS Trails. Features available only in GPS Trails PRO Unlimited access to seamless US and Canada topographic maps, and worldwide terrain maps. Store maps on the phone for offline viewing in the backcountry and faster load times off the grid. Discover and download 3,000+ editor-endorsed trip reports for national parks and major cities. Shoot video and geotag it to an exact location on a map. Save the videos right to your YouTube account. Post trips on Facebook, Twitter, and Convert lat/long coordinates to UTM and NAD 27 map datum to sync with paper maps for advanced navigation in the field. No ads. Say goodbye to advertisements that occupy valuable screen space for navigating. ALL NEW! Pro Trip Bundles - Available Now Get packaged trips, dayhikes and weekends in National Parks and near major cities right from the app. From the main menu, you'll see a button for Trip Bundles. Click on that button, and you'll be directed to a page with all of our premium content bundles. We will be rolling out bundles for major cities and classic parks over the course of the year. This is just like buying songs and albums on iTunes, but you'll be getting all the sweet BACKPACKER editor-approved trail information--photos, video, waypoints, trip planning beta--beamed to your phone. Stay tuned to this space and in-app messages for updates on the app and in-app content. And check the GPS Trails facebook page for all the latest news and navigation tips.


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