PeakVisor will make you a superhero of outdoors navigation by putting state-of-the-art 3D maps and mountain identification in the palm of your hand.
"PeakVisor is a seemingly magical app that instantly recognizes the name of any mountain peak that comes into view using a combination of your phone’s camera" - Atlas & Boots
"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
"A lovely little app that uses your phone’s camera and the power of augmented reality to identify any mountain you aim the camera at." - Digital Trends
● Mountains Identification
Identify more than a million hills & mountains all over the world and get a detailed profile for each one of them, including altitude, topographic prominence, mountain range, what national parks or reserves it may belong to, as well as photos and Wikipedia articles. It is one of the most useful Augmented Reality technology applications on the market today.
● 3D Maps
Get your topo maps of the future. 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.
● Hiking Route Planner
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. To help you plan your route we’ve included points of interest in our 3D Maps such as mountain huts, parking lots, cable cars, viewpoints, castles, etc.
● Everything works Offline
Internet connection is not a prerequisite for the PeakVisor app if you’ve purchased our PRO option. All the data is downloadable and ready for use no matter where you are or what altitude you might be at.
● Identifying Mountains in Photos
If you have photos from previous hikes that you did not take through the app, you can still find out what peaks you saw by download your images into the PeakVisor app and adding a digital overlay of the mountains with names and altitudes of all the peaks in view.
● Photo Planning
PeakVisor’s Sun and Moon trajectories come super handy when planning the perfect time to take pictures.
PeakVisor is the Swiss army knife of outdoor adventure and will soon be indispensable to you 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 which allows you to use the app without an Internet connection. Unlock exceptional offline capabilities and support PeakVisor development. By subscribing to PeakVisor PRO you make it possible for us to focus on ever-improving the app and bring a better version every week, regularly update your maps globally so you will always be up to date. PeakVisor PRO is available as a monthly or an annual subscription.
If you have any questions or just feel like talking about mountains, please contact us at email@example.com
Offline route planning just became a lot smarter. In addition to integrating distance and elevation profile, we added trail difficulty grade into the equation.
Recently, we got feedback that estimates were slightly (or, in some cases, not so slightly) off for some of our users when estimating hike times. We are currently implementing the latest technologies in route estimation to address the issue. There are many advanced formulas and tricks to provide better estimates for hike times and we are working hard every day to learn more, but at the end of the day, it all depends on weather conditions and personal skill. Let's face it, some of us tackle difficult hiking conditions much better than others. In this version, we’ve taken the first step towards more precise predictions for accurate route time calculation and there will be many more advancements coming soon. Meanwhile, we greatly appreciate your feedback, especially regarding whether or not the estimates have been helpful for you.
As a small reminder, features such as advanced route planning, are available in the free version as well as the paid version of PeakVisor. You don't need PeakVisor PRO to get all the advantages of planning a hike that PeakVisor has to offer. So please, keep telling us about your hiking experience with the app. We’d love to hear about how effectively the app worked and we love talking about mountains all across the world!
Additionally, there's a new demo location; the summit of Monte Mondeval in the Dolomites - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a place of exceptional beauty in an area where a 7500-year-old Mesolithic hunter was found. You may find more information about The Mondeval Man online. Please, try the new Virtual Demo and let us know which places are your favorite.
As it is summer, many of us will be out of the office temporarily on vacation. However, we are still working hard to bring new amazing improvements to you over the course of the next few weeks. Stay tuned. If you like the app and want to see it improve, please support us by writing a review. It helps our small team a great deal!
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.
This is really a wonderful tool. It’s still evolving so it will only get better. The user interface is not instantly intuitive — for example, the great 3D hiking/terrain maps are displayed by double tapping the compass. Who’d have thunk to try that? But already a great travel companion. I haven’t really used it in the field yet but have high hopes based on test usage so far. I’m optimistic for steady improvement.
Black Mtns WNC
“Just open the app and point the camera.” Sounds easy. I’m in the highest mountain range in the Eastern USA, the Black Mtns in Western North Carolina. I’m 4.01 miles from Mount Mitchell (measured with my Garmin GPS), the HIGHEST PEAK in the Eastern United States, and after nearly a dozen tries, this app has identified NOTHING, although it did indeed download the data it needs for this area. I can clearly see Cattail Peak, one of the southern sixers, from my property. It’s barely a mile away. When I aim the camera at Cattail Peak, the app provides no data whatsoever, even after adjusting and readjusting numerous times, as the user is prompted onscreen to do. After trying over and over, all day long, all I’ve gotten is crude line drawings of mountains. GPS data, yes, but no peak data whatsoever. Nothing. Zilch. Nada. The instructions, which I’ve read, reread and reread, over and over, provide no help whatsoever. Only brief and cursory explanations. Sorry I wasted my money.
- Routes Software SRL
- 182.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Routes Software SRL
- In-App Purchases
- PeakVisor PRO – Monthly $2.99
- PeakVisor PRO – Annually $23.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.