Before you accuse me of painting a misleading image of myself as a master of wilderness navigation, I'll admit that this is one of those apps I wish I needed more often--but you can dream, right? At any rate, I'm impressed by BackCountry Navigator's GPS capabilities, its choice of topographical maps, its ability to add detailed waypoints along a trail, and its built-in compass. It can also store offline maps that you can reference even when you're too remote for a data connection. You also can track and share your trip data.
The price definitely marks it as a niche app for serious outdoorsy types, but I applaud the developers for offering a demo version that serves as a free 10-day trial.
July 18, 2011 3:55 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Jessica Dolcourt
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