You know the huge posse that follows people in the Verizon Wireless commercials? Look closely and you’ll now see a backpacker or two in the group. As of today, BACKPACKER.com supports more than two dozen GPS-enabled phones on the Verizon network.
Yep, we’re part of the network.
Our technology partner, Trimble Outdoors, and Verizon Wireless announced the availability of Trimble Outdoors on select handsets earlier today, including weather-resistant phones like the Verizon Wireless G’zOne Type S and G’zOne Boulder, and the Motorola Adventure V750. See a full list on our Supported Phones page.
The partnership enables Verizon customers to turn their phones into an interactive GPS tool that collects points of interest, routes, and fun stats like average pace and trip mileage. Since the application uses GPS satellites to pinpoint its location, users can capture info in city parks or in remote wilderness areas without a mobile connection.
Customers can wirelessly upload their trips straight to Trimble Outdoors and find trips seconds later under their personal profile on backpacker.com.
Verizon costumers can also download free maps, access web-based map tools, and send any of the thousands of GPS-enabled trips found on backpacker.com to their phones. The Trimble Outdoors application costs $5.99/month or try it out for one day for $1.99.
Use our quick user’s guide to learn how to download Trimble Outdoors onto your Verizon phone and how to start recording trips today. Go here to begin.
Can you hike with us now? If you’re on Verizon, you can.
—Kris Wagner, Map Editor