#1 About.com Winner: Best Outdoor App
#1 iPhone app, Backpacker Magazine
"The software you need!"
"My favorite when I go hiking"
- Washington Post
"Favorite, hands down"
- Mac Observer
▶ The #1 multi-sport GPS app for the iPhone
▶ Great for hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, running, sailing, flying, navigating, geocaching, and more
▶ Over 5 million users, top rated around the world
▶ Most accurate iPhone GPS
▶ Best map selection: choose from 14 different sources including road, terrain, satellite, and marine map types
▶ Free map downloads worldwide! Including OpenStreetMap, terrain maps, and NOAA marine charts
▶ Unlimited map downloading for use offline
▶ Save up to 300 GPS tracks & 2500 waypoints
▶ Live Position Updates: optionally share your position automatically in real-time with others you choose
▶ Optimized for use with the Apple Watch
▶ Advanced interactive stopwatch with voice coaching
▶ Supports DMS, DM, D, MGRS, UTM, and OSGB grid systems
▶ Record GPS tracks and waypoints, follow saved or imported routes, import and export GPX files, and much more
Continued use of any GPS service running in the background can significantly decrease battery life.
MotionX is committed to constant improvement. We listen to our users and continuously add the most requested features. Thank you for the feedback!
- iOS11 users: Fixed crash when trying to access your contacts when sharing tracks or waypoints.
Ratings and Reviews
The best GPS tracker bar none
When it come to recording a GPS track - forget using Strava, runkeeper and the rest. I got fed up with the instability of those apps losing a precious(!) track halfway through. MotionX has never crashed on me and has always faithfully recorded the track.
It's then trivial to export the .gpx file and upload it to whatever social/tracking app you want. Yes, it's an extra step, and there's several steps to do if don't have access to a desktop computer, but the benefits outweigh that minor inconvenience for me.
By pre-downloading the map segments you can switch to airplane mode for extra battery life.
You can design a track at home, import into MotionX, then use it to follow when cycling - without needing any data - you can switch to airplane mode for extra battery life.
If you want the very best feature set in GPS tracking, use MotionX, nothing else.
Certainly the best GPS app, but needs an update
This was a FIVE STAR app but not at the moment.
I have been using MotionX for six years now, and can confidently say it is by far the best GPS app available, lots of background maps, easy waypoint marking and track recording so you can record a route you’ve taken from A to B (although what’s up with those occasional dots! :(), supports multiple coordinate systems (even GB grid), simple exports (could have more export destination options).
Unfortunately at the moment larger screens aren’t supported, occasionally I get a disconnected track with dots instead when the app isn’t in the foreground, and the interface needs a bit more up to date. If the app was fully renewed and updated I’d buy again.
The best multi purpose GPS app imaginable
I’ve been using this app for years (easily 5+ years) and its my go to app for cycling, running and trails. It’s navigated me though Normandy on bike, through trail runs in Greece and geocaching in southern France. Sure, there are other apps that probably do guidance or calculate calories etc but for the essential mechanics of reading a map, working out a route and navigating between two or more points on a map I don’t think this can be beaten.
- Fullpower Technologies, Inc.
- 56.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2003-2017 Fullpower Technologies, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Custom Map URLs £4.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.