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

2.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

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.

Bakerhiker ,

Not worth even $1.99

This App can't even tell you what elevation you have claimed or descended during a hike or ski. You can not get a reading unless you stop the tracking. If you hike a 1100ft peak and track starting at the trailhead returning to the same trailhead your elevation reading gained is ZERO! Duh! Who needs an app for that. It does not provide cumulative number of feet or meters actually climbed. Get a basic altimeter and do your own calculating. The app is a waste.

Developer Response ,

I think you're looking at the wrong fields. If you hike up 1100 feet and back, the app will show Total Climbing of 1100, Total Descending of 1100 and a Change of 0. Also, these values update whenever you move 10 meters; you don't have to stop the tracking to get a reading.


Arlo Leach
5.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 and watchOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular.



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This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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