Bring augmented reality to your mountaineering and hiking. PeakVisor does that by overlaying crucial data on whatever pointy bits you aim the camera of your iPhone or iPad towards.
It doesn’t just tell you what you’re looking at. It tells you how to get there, where the ski runs and cable cars are, and where the best trails and walking pathways can be found. It can even track the sun to tell you the perfect time for a mountainous selfie.
The data is incredibly detailed: while it’s brilliant for major mountains, it’s also well aware of much smaller hills, so it’s as useful in the suburbs as it is on snowy slopes.
The information is presented in multiple ways, so you can stick to labels-only mode if you just want to identify landmarks, or you can use terrain or silhouettes mode to overlay paths – and other useful data – on the real-world footage from your device’s camera.
There’s also a clear and accurate 3D compass you can use to help you navigate.
The app doesn’t just use mobile data: you can download the maps for multiple regions, a crucial feature when you’re going to be climbing not just far from the madding crowd, but far from wi-fi hotspots and mobile data coverage.