3D Map & Peaks ID - PeakVisor 4+
Hiking and Skiing Superpower
Routes Software SRL
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
PeakVisor will make you a superhero of outdoor navigation by putting state-of-the-art 3D maps and mountain identification magic wand in your hand.
"PeakVisor uses your iPhone's camera and augmented reality (AR) technology to display names and elevation of nearby peaks. The information will appear on your phone like magic." - App Store, Take the Trail Less Traveled
Key Steps to Becoming a Superhero:
● 3D Map your Hike
Get your topo maps of the future. The cutting-edge technology with high-precision terrain modeling allows simple yet effective insight into the landscape of the mountains. It is the most convenient way to explore a mountainous area, its trails, summits, passes, viewpoints, and even parking areas.
● Identify Mountains hundreds of miles away
Identify more than a million mountains & hills all over the world and get a detailed profile for each of them, including altitude, topographic prominence, mountain range, what national parks or reserves it may belong to, as well as photos and additional Wikipedia articles.
● Plan Hiking Routes
A vast network of worldwide hiking trails and walking pathways included in PeakVisor’s 3D Maps will help you compose a hiking route which includes evaluating the distance you can expect to hike as well as a route’s elevation profile and estimated time for completion.
● Use GPS Tracker to share your epic adventures
Track your outdoor adventures, see your stats such as elevation gain and walking distance as well as your path in the 3D world. The app also allows you to import and export GPX files.
● Everything works Offline
All the data is downloadable and ready for off the grid journeys.
● Identify Mountains in Photos
If you have photos from previous hikes that you have not taken through the app, you can still find out what peaks you have been by importing your images into the PeakVisor app.
● Ski and Snowboard when Winter Comes
PeakVisor is extremely useful for any kind of winter sports in the mountains. Topographic 3D Maps allow for a better understanding of the terrain and provide detailed information about mountain lifts, ski runs, and popular backcountry skiing opportunities. No matter where you go and how hard you challenge yourself this winter, PeakVisor will be the perfect booster for your outdoor adventures.
PeakVisor is the Swiss army knife of outdoor adventure and will soon be indispensable to all your future hiking needs. Just keep it in your backpack and you'll get value from it every time you’re on the trail!
PeakVisor PRO is a premium subscription that allows you to use the app without any limitations. By subscribing to PeakVisor PRO you make it possible for us to focus on ever-excelling the app. PeakVisor PRO is available as a monthly or an annual subscription.
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During some PeakVisor updates, the new features are obvious to anyone who uses the app regularly. But, in other instances, the upgrades to the app aren’t as visible. When this happens—fear not. We here at PeakVisor are still working to give you the best possible experience in the mountains. The PeakVisor app frequently gets optimization updates where we improve the app’s performance by rewiring it to use fewer resources or to consume less battery. In other cases, the app might be optimized to perform faster or it might get a slight layout upgrade. This release is one such optimization update. You might not notice it right away, but the latest edition of the PeakVisor app is ready to perform better than ever before on your next adventure.
Bug fixes for photo import.
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve used PeakFinder AR for close to 7 years (before there was decent AR) and only last summer decided to check out Peak Visor and wow. In the decade since early mountain and star identifying apps first made their appearance on the iPhone, apps like Peak Visor have taken the concepts and massively expanded upon them. For one, greater CPU power has allowed beautifully rendered graphics, and greater accuracy in the graphic overlay HUD that pops over the mountains. In Peak Finder, you had to open the “camera” function to see the tags over the actual mountains themselves which was a real pain. But even more incredible is the 3D map you can double-tap if you point your iPhone down. It’ll not only let you teleport anywhere in the world, but really let’s you explore topography that’s difficult to physically reach, with dozens upon dozen of mountain tags; even in the most remote parts of the British Columbia or south-eastern Al. You can also preemptively download vast swaths of the planet you expect to go exploring in before you arrive, so when you open up PV, it’ll instantly have a ton of data to give you. Coupling this app with Gaia/AllTrails and Google Earth has been real game changer for me, and even when I’m just driving down the interstate, if I see any mountains that catch my curiosity, I instinctively pull for this app. It’s become that integral to me. Perfect 5 stars, we’ll worth the cheap price.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your in-depth review! The words like yours help us moving forward and push the boundaries of what could be done on a mobile device. We have many improvements in the roadmap and we hope they'll get you even more excited.
Amazing tool for learning the mountains
I have been very impressed with the breadth and abilities of this app. It has become my go-to tool for learning about the topography of mountains in California. Many times before this app, I had wondered what mountains I could see. This app makes incredibly easy to find out.
Before going on trips, I enjoy using the teleport feature to see the layout of the area. You can see relatively detailed images that give you a good idea of how your path will look from each position, so it’s useful for back-country treks where good trails aren’t available. The new 3D feature is very useful here as well. There are actually quite a few trails uploaded here too, so it is useful when you want to find the direction to a trail.
Both live and picture-based landscape matching work really well. I appreciate the download zone option, since there isn’t always service in the mountains. The landscapes are surprisingly accurate, and all of the features are easy to use.
Wonderful, but know that it uses a lot of data.
Update: The developer has explained that the data is necessarily large but that it can be pre-downloaded at home to save data quota. Since that was my only complaint I've upped my rating to 5-stars. Users on a measured plan should understand that the the app will pull a lot of data in the field if it hasn't been previously downloaded.
It really is quite amazing at identifying peaks - point and shoot! - and I feel bad about dissing it. But in 3 or so minutes, over a less than 30 degree segment of the horizon, it just blew through my - admittedly low, 100MB - entire monthly data allowance. This won't be a barrier for most people but those light-users on a measured plan, as I am, should know upfront: expect a hefty download to do what it does.
Developer Response ,
Hello Robert, we are sorry for the issue. In fact, the terrain data models are quite heavy and it is advised to download maps on WiFi before going out. That way you save the battery (cellular data consumes a lot) and the traffic itself. The app works perfectly offline. There will be some warnings in the future, in order to prevent unexpected download of a large data volume over cellular data. Also, there is a great many other improvements coming soon. Thank you!
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- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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- iPod touch
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