I go you to comment in a series of entrances three applications for the Iphone 3G that taking advantage of the technology GPS that incorporates this artilugio, can be us useful for our excursions by the mountain:
- GPS KIT
In this entrance you comentos the characteristics of GPS Kit.
The price of this application is of 7,99 € in the App Store and allows us obtain a series of data like the speed, half speed, altitude, distance visited, the position (length and latitude), etc.
One of the most important characteristics of the application is that it allows us create “tracks”, that is to say that the application is able to go storing the position each few seconds and afterwards trace our route on Google Maps or Google Earth. When finalising our route can send these tracks by email in an archive KML.
On the other hand also it allows us create Waypoints, what will allow us mark the important points of our route.
An interesting option is the one of Map, that allows us situate us in Google Maps with quite a lot of accuracy. For this, besides, obviously to have coverage GPS, have to have coverage 3G or GPRS to be able to download the maps of Google Maps, thing that in the mountain is little likely.
Some of the characteristics of this application:
- Maps (Google Maps)
- Fast sight of the route and arrow of direction
- Coordinates UTM
- It stores several tracks
- Points of traced boundless
- Statistics of the route (length, time, altitude, etc)
- Routes in format KML
- Screen of blockade and control of the shine
The only problem of this application consists in that to trace the route the Iphone has to be lit all the while and with the use of the GPS the battery exhausts quickly. With the application in course little more than an hour is all what the Iphone gives of himself.