Gear Reviews

MapMyFitness, Inc. iMapMyWalk App

This top-shelf GPS can pinch hit as a digital camera.

Brand: MapMyFitness, Inc.

Model: iMapMyWalk App


Make a better mousetrap. That’s what Garmin did when they combined their award-winning Oregon 400t (Editors’ Choice Award, April 2009) with a 3.2-megapixel camera, creating a top-shelf GPS that can pinch-hit as a point-and-shoot. As a result, our map contributors came back with more trail photos than usual, all geo-referenced to their exact location. And the whole thing is a cinch to use, thanks to a three-inch color touch screen and universal icons that even a non-GPS user can understand.

You can access preloaded terrain maps in 3D, save up to 200 tracks and 2,000 waypoints, and use the microSD slot to expand the unit’s 850MB memory. Camera caveat: The 4x digital zoom and autofocus lens are best suited to landscape (not action) photos, and the image quality is best for blogs (not wall art). Bonus: The price includes a battery charger and two rechargeable AAs (expect 10-12 hours of runtime). $600; 5.3 oz.;

iMapMyWalk uses the built in GPS of your iPhone 3G to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Features include:

Real time tracking of time, distance, pace, and speed display.
Support for mile or km output
Real-time interactive map display that enables you to view your location along your route
Synchronization with online Training Log and saved routes at
Viewing your training history on your iPhone
Twitter Integration–tweet your walks while you are walking
Photo integration—automatic upload of any photos shot along your walk onto