iPhone, Android, all phones… the latest apps for the outdoors.
Road Trip Upgrade: ‘Bivy’ App Adds Adventure Anywhere
Our travel editor is on a yearlong road trip. Often making plans on the go, he uses the mobile Bivy app to find his next adventure, from mountain biking in Dixie National Forest to exploring a waterfall at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
iOS Update Turns Your Phone Into a Virtual Tape Measure
iOS 12 gives iPhone owners a wonderful little addition to their app suite: an augmented-reality measuring tool.
Google Maps App Update Helps You Plan for Hills
The Google Maps app recently added features that let pedestrians and cyclists see elevation changes along their route — a potential boon for both health nuts and the disabled.
Wildfire Safety: Mapping Apps Help Monitor, Track Fallout
Two apps are helping tourists and impacted residents deal with the effects of increasingly large and frequent wildfires.
App Turns This Drone Into a Dedicated Fish Finder
Find fish before you get there, scout great casting spots from the air, and record all the action of landing that prize lunker — the new Axiom UAV App integrates Raymarine’s navigation with advanced DJI unmanned aerial imaging. It could be your new favorite fishing partner.
First Look: The Lyfx App Lets You Adventure With The Locals
Lyfx is a unique digital platform designed by outdoor enthusiasts with the goal of getting everyday travelers to spend more time outside. Think Airbnb for outdoor adventure travel. The app recently launched for both iOS and Android.
Need Adventure Inspiration? Let ‘Bivy’ Guide You
Not sure what adventure to take on this weekend? Bivy, a free website and mobile app launched in 2012, offers recommendations for 17 different outdoor sports based on location.
Buy a Month of Mindful Running for Just $4
Professional ultrarunner Timothy Olson’s Run Mindful app could help athletes remain focused and present.
Fitness App Tells Endurance Athletes When to Eat and Drink
Wondering when to fuel to get the most out of your training? An emerging nutrition-planning app called endur8 could remove the guesswork.
Can Aaptiv’s Big-Name Funding Make It the ‘Netflix of Fitness’?
Aaptiv claims the title of No. 1 fitness audio app. And Amazon and Disney just pumped $22 million into this sound machine.
‘Bivystick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger
Connect Bivystick to your phone and send and receive texts via satellite from anywhere on Earth.
Fitbit Versa: ‘Holistic’ Smartwatch App Tracks Menses
Fitbit launches the Versa, its lightest smartwatch and the first Fitbit equipped with period-tracking technology for a ‘holistic picture’ of fitness.
Friendship App ‘GirlCrew’ Unites Women in Adventure
GirlCrew launches on International Women’s Day! Don’t go alone, find other women for kayaking, camping, hiking, and other outdoor adventures. Or just to grab lunch around town.
Mountain Hub App Makes Adventure Safer, Easier, and More Fun
A free app, Mountain Hub helps you discover, plan, track, and share backcountry adventures. Mountain Hub represents a community of active users who share routes, conditions, avi activity, and other trip information in real-time.
Zen Zone: Brain-Sensing Eyewear Aims To Focus The Mind
Sporting success ultimately comes down to mental strength and the ability to remain focused in a high-pressure environment. Smith Lowdown sunglasses claim to help.
Identify Mountain Peaks, Navigate In Real Time With ‘ViewRanger’ App
Smartphones are powerful navigation tools right out of the box. But an app called ViewRanger can make them all the more useful.
Apps Vs Maps: Why Paper Beats Tech On The PCT
Our ‘Packing It Out team just finished hiking border-to-border from Southern California to Canada using paper maps. This is why they choose low-tech.
Best Backpacking GPS? Try Your Phone
No cell service required, a new smartphone app dubbed ‘ROAM’ turns your phone into a high-powered, reliable GPS device.