Apps for tracking your trails

#1
Hey folks! Had a quick look through the forum topics and couldn't find anything on what Im about to ask, but are there any decent apps out there for iOS that can track your driving the same was Strava can for mountain bikers? Could you even use Strava? I will eventually buy a Hema X1, but in the meantime was just wondering if theres a a decent app for tracking my trails.

Thanks heaps!
 
#3
Hi mate and thanks for your reply. Yeh I’m saving for the unit. Now for the iOS version app you suggested, does it still work when there is “No Service” as is often the case when Offroad?
 

Tink

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#5
Hi mate and thanks for your reply. Yeh I’m saving for the unit. Now for the iOS version app you suggested, does it still work when there is “No Service” as is often the case when Offroad?
Yes, if you use an iPhone (all models have inbuilt GPS chip) or an iPad with SIM slot (don’t need a SIM inserted though). Apple combine their GPS chip onto their cell chip unlike Android who use seperate chips.
Tink
 

TonyF8

Active Member
#6
Just remember to download the maps while you have service, after that, as said previously, you don't require service.
 

boobook

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#8
SNIP Apple combine their GPS chip onto their cell chip unlike Android who use seperate chips.
Tink
Really Tink?

I don't think so, Until last year Apple used Qualcomm 4G chips which do not include GPS on chip. Apple and Qualcomm are now in the courts and Apple are going to Intel.

As to Android, all combinations can happen, even in the one model. For example a S7 for Korea could be totally different comms chip to the US.
 

boobook

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#10
LOL I dunno Tink I don't think so. I think each variant has it's own design, some use an integrated comms gps chip some don't, there is no hard and fast rule
 

Tink

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#11
Ah OK, just going by what I had read on the interwebs. I should stop relying on what “experts” post :)
Tink
 

mauriceb

Well-Known Member
#12
As @Tink means. If your Iphone/ipad takes a sim it will have a build in gps. As for android, almost all except the lower cheaper models have a built in gps.
 

boobook

Well-Known Member
#13
Ah OK, just going by what I had read on the interwebs. I should stop relying on what “experts” post :)
Tink
Ha Ha

Well I must admit, I have never actually designed a phone, and if I did it would have to be a very crappy one, I just have a bit to do with Qualcomm.

I did make a variation of this with my kid for something to do as part of a school project. Though Sadly it doesn't work since Telstra stopped their GSM service.

https://learn.adafruit.com/arduin-o-phone-arduino-powered-diy-cellphone/overview


The apple IPad GPS thing is purely a marketing / product positioning decision. Nothing to do with integrated chips or technology.
 
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