Control is an app for orienteerers. It is the perfect app for keeping track of your orienteering courses and analyzing them. It allows you to record a track in the app or import your existing track from a gpx file. You can also import a track directly from Garmin Connect or Suunto if you subscribe to Total Control.

You can view the track on satellite map or on any map image you add to the app. Either import an image file from a scanner or take a picture right in the app, then calibrate and adjust the track. You can browse your course point-by-point, see the pace, HR, altitude along the way. Pace zone stats let you view the pace which you had in the different sectors of the track. You can also replay the track with the speed you want.

You can also export the route you took in GPX format as well as a fully-customisable image of the orienteering map and your route.

While you can share your track image with your friends, this app is made for you and your data is yours, data is not shared to any third party.

You can also enable iCloud syncing which enables you to see your courses on all your devices.

With What If -functionality, you can speculate how much better your time would've been without that one silly mistake... Available only to Total Control -subscribers.

With Control Apple Watch app you can track a route by carrying only your watch, it tracks the route completely offline. You can mark controls as you pass them. Also by just turning the Digital Crown. Afterwards, when you get back to your iPhone, the track is automatically synced to the iPhone app and to all your devices with iCloud.

Control Apple Watch app is integrated into HealthKit which means that you can see recorded workouts in Health app as well as in the Activity app under workouts tab.

Other Control for Apple Watch features:

- HealthKit integration
- Showing Heart Rate during run
- Displays the current GPS signal strength

Control's Privacy Policy:

End User License Agreement:

What’s New

Version 2.10.3

Some minor user interface improvements. Especially added automatic capitalization for the course name edit field.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Bill Of Canton ,

Simple on the course; full features for the file

This is just what I have been looking for. Efficient, uncluttered face on the Apple Watch, no unnecessary buttons to confuse while on the course. Flips to a no-buttons face while moving to avoid inadvertent Stop or Mark. Ingest the map using the iPhone camera; don’t have to find a scanner. Register the route with the map just like in Quick Route. Can transmit the route-on-map image using the usual iPhone “share” methods. Includes your marked Control points in the GPX file.

Current version shows distance in units standard for your region, so Americans must go into iPhone settings to enter a fake residence to get readouts in kilometers, but the developer has on his To Do list to add an in-app miles-or-kilometers option.


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App Privacy

The developer, Petri Tilli, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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