One of the best ways to experience nature is by doing something sporty, and there’s an increasing number of apps to help people find and try out new ways of being active. This article contains apps to get you out and about while improving your fitness along the way.
RiverGuide far Kayakers (iPhone, $4.99)
An impressive app far kayak lovers, with all the stats on your nearest rivers that you could ever wish for. RiverGuide far Kayakers includes a map and river flow data such as speed and water level, ensuring you avoid a wasted trip.
Mountain Project (iPhone, Free)
More than just a map, Mountain Project is a hub for mountaineers to share their experiences. The app relies cm in-app purchased. So while it’s tree, expect to pay something at some point far the full experience. You can download content for other countries, each region coming with photos, descriptions and ratings.
Mountain Bike Trails (iPhone, $1.99)
This app is a solid companion for any two-wheel fanatic. Each trail within the app can be viewed via the map and comes with a description and some reviews. Some other nice touches include links to bike shops close to trails and directions from your current location.
Top Geo Caching Apps
A phenomenon that has rocketed in popularity since the opening up of the GPS network to the public back in 2000, millions of people have taken up this cross between treasure hunting and orienteering that sees users armed with smartphones hunt down hidden caches.
Geocaching (Android, iPhone)
Links with your free account from geocaching.com to become a geocache locator and personal logbook for anything you find. You can search your local area for any geacaches as well as add them to a Saved List for tracking later. You can access full details and hints on any geocacties you select, as well as uploaded photographs that give you valuable clues.
This Android app corner with a live map showing every nearby geocache on one map, or yew can search by criteria to find ones that you’re interested in. You can save any favoured caches to a Stored folder and search by location rather than use your current GPS position. The app does link up with geocaching.com, although this is unofficial, and it also includes a compass.
Garmin OpenCaching (Android, iPhone)
Similar level of features to the others in this article, though OpenCaching differs in two main ways. Rather than linking to geocaching.com, Garmin has its own community to link to opencaching.com, and while the features around this may be similar to others, this app has the best-looking interface of the three. There’s an in-app guide to the subject should you be new to geocaching, as well as a personal logbook.
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