Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper 4+

Exploring tool

Joseph Bartels

    • 4.0 • 23 Ratings
    • Free

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Record outdoor activities: designed for hiking

Topographic map, waypoints, mileage, elevation, speed, time, moving average, breaks. Audio options for splits, nearby waypoints and off trail alerts.

Direct GPX import. Last imported route auto sets to "Follow". Offline topo maps specific to the route load for navigation.

Contributing members may import/save from HAZ & Route Cloud™ with Route Editor™ to review, edit, share, post, plan, download & archive. Route Editor™ is an online tool to create, edit & store gps route files ( tracks & waypoints / poi )
ie: gpx, gdb, kml, tcx, fit, etc...

Warning: never rely on a single means of navigation if your life depends it.

Notice: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 5.4.12

- fixed Nearby Routes booting error
- increased mappable track from 35 to 48 max miles
- updated dependencies

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

azchumley ,

Better than Garmin for GPS

Route Scout is a great tool for using your phones built in GPS functions. It records tracks that you can save online or export in any compatible format such as GPX or KML.

You can even import tracks and use Route Scout to follow a track. Imported tracks also include topographic maps and satellite imagery of your route for use offline when you are out of a good cell signal. It's ideal for hiking deep in the wilderness!

While the design and interface has some quirks I have yet to find another app that makes it as simple to upload and download GPS tracks. This is the real beauty of Route Scout.

It can be set to "talk" to you and announce how far you have hiked or biked, speed, elevation climbed, time, etc.

It will follow a track and verbally announce when you get near waypoints on your route. This is an awesome feature if for making sure you don't miss a turn in the trail, or an important landmark or geocache.

The developer is great at responding to concerns and queries and improvements are frequent with each update.

It's free which is the best part. And there are no ads either so not annoying free. Just real free!

Lag112 ,

Very versatile route tracking app

This a very versatile and accurate app for tracking your hikes/runs/walks/etc. You can record your track and export it. Gives you mileage, elevation gain, time, breaks, and so on, plus different map layers. You can also import existing routes and set to follow those. It can run in airplane mode, resulting in very little battery usage, even for a full day hike.

Bananacheck ,

No thanks

There are too many other easy apps. This app is anything but simple. Easy to record a hike but not so much if you simply want to download a hike and follow it.

App Privacy

The developer, Joseph Bartels, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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

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