Elevation Tracker is a fitness tracking app with a particular emphasis on climbing and descending. It tracks and displays the following info:

- Basic info like time, speed and distance
- Current elevation and accumulated climbing and descending amount
- Elevation profile and route map
- Current heart rate and time spent in four training zones (if paired with an Apple Watch or chest strap)

When paired with an Apple Watch, Elevation Tracker really shines, displaying all this info (except the elevation profile and map) in an easy-to-read format. We haven't seen another fitness app that puts this much info onto your wrist for detailed tracking during your activities.

When you finish an activity, you can save it to your history, email route summaries and profile images, send GPX data to other applications, or download refinements from an online elevation database. You can even drag range selectors onto the profile to view the stats for just one section of your route.

Elevation Tracker uses GPS to determine elevation. GPS is not as accurate for elevation as it is for location, but over the course of an outdoor activity, the results are still quite useful. Elevation Tracker is not designed for indoor (stair climbing) or stationary (treadmill) use.

Elevation Tracker works in the background or with your device locked, and can run alongside other fitness apps you might be using. We routinely use this app for real-time display, another app for social sharing and a third for emergency tracking, all at the same time. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life, but newer smartphones have enough capacity to handle this for the duration of an activity.

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What’s New

Version 2.6.5

- Fixed a crash on launch when paired with an Apple Watch.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

mjbrancato ,

Good app, needs work

App elevation if off by more than 100 feet. If I go up a mountain and back down it reports a elevation much higher than I started with.

Doesn't truly support background app refresh. App constantly crashes or has to be reopened.

Doesn't always track elevation and it would be able to use the up/down buttons on the Pebble to look at elevation gain, start/max elevation.


Developer Response ,

GPS elevation is not perfectly accurate; a variance of 100 feet compared to the height of a mountain sounds normal. I'm not aware of any problems with crashing or refreshing in the background. The Pebble buttons can be used to scroll through three screens of info.

kkwalker1949 ,

Works Great

I walk city streets and hills and this works really well. Easy to read and it will also display my route. Pretty accurate too.

Aldhaif ,

Not working

Basically it does not work. Waste of money.

Developer Response ,

Not sure why you would say that. I've logged hundreds of miles of hikes and bike rides since you posted this review.

App Privacy

The developer, Arlo Leach, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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