Upgrade your summer strolls
Nothing beats a nice stroll in the summer sunshine. And whether you’re looking to mix up your regular weekend walks or set out on your first saunter of the summer, apps can help you transform your aimless amble into a meaningful meander through the countryside.
Explore without getting lost
Step away from the well-worn path and Komoot’s turn-by-turn voice navigation will keep you from getting lost. Whether you’re looking to forge your own route to a desired destination, or want to discover a new, community-recommended hiking trail, the app has you covered.
Breaking down your path by surface type, it can even help you choose appropriate footwear before setting out. And don't worry about losing signal when you’re rambling between brambles: Komoot lets you save detailed, topographical maps to your device for offline access.
Komoot — Cycling & Hiking Maps
Discover more on rides & hikes
Keep an eye on the weather
Sure, it’s summer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all that much when the weather is concerned. To help you dodge the downpours, AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts and minute-by-minute alerts on inbound precipitation.
Offering far more than rain warnings, the app will keep you posted on expected humidity levels, wind strengths and allergen levels to ensure you have a more comfortable walk. You can even check the radar to see what’s rolling in, so you won’t get caught out.
AccuWeather Live Weather Radar
Track local forecast updates
Stay safe and hydrated
If the sun does decide to grace you with its presence, don’t just bask in its rays. When the mercury rises, UV Lens lets you know how much risk the sun poses, recommending suncream and suitable clothing. Sorry, no vests today.
Another app that will help you stay safe and hydrated in sweltering conditions, WaterMinder tracks your liquid intake throughout the day, giving you alerts when it’s time to take a sip and keep your body feeling fresh.
UVLens - UV Index
Protect yourself from sunburn
Daily Water Reminder & Tracker
Capture perfect memories
It might look beautiful, but summer sunlight can be troublesome when capturing memories. Whether walking through shaded woodland or in the harsh, direct sunlight of an open field, Hydra can help you snap perfect pictures every time.
With the app’s enhanced HDR mode you can capture up to 20 individual photos before instantly analysing and merging them to create the perfectly lit shot. Things get even more impressive when you switch to the dedicated Lo-Light shooting mode. Illuminating your images without compromising on quality, it merges multiple images to reduce unwanted noise.