So, Adventure M-Apps will be downloadable guides with interactivity, which cover the major trekking, climbing and biking routes of the world. A combination of professional photography, video, text content and maps aim to give the very best impression of a route without you actually being there.Read more
Gridpoint GB is an app for the iPhone, available from Apple Store, which very simply displays your current location as an Ordnance Survey 10-digit grid reference.
Because the iPhone has a built-in GPS, it can do this even when there is no phone signal.
This is a bit of a weird one for GearWeAre, but useful nonetheless if you’re a tightwad skinflint like meRead more
Viewranger for iPhone is a mind-bogglingly good piece of kit for the price. For under £2 you turn your iPhone into a good GPS when there’s no phone reception. Pay for the OS Map package (£15) and you have a brilliant, detailed off-road GPS. Stunning value.Read more
Joby’s wildly successful Gorillapod is a mini tripod which can be stood on the ground, or wrapped to a fence, tree or boulder and allow any steady or self-shot you can imagine. The GorillaMobile is the same bendy tripod, but with a form-fitting surround for your iPhone 4 to which it clips in any orientation.Read more
“But we agreed, you’d bring the cucumber”
“No we didn’t!”
“How the hell am I meant to enjoy this rural English idyll, this perfect summer’s evening, this midge-free dell of perfect tranquillity, lush grass and warm air without a bloody cucumber to slice and put in my Pimms!? For the love of all things holy. I’m going home.”
Just a short one, but possibly very useful for our UK readers. Have you ever been anywhere where the phoneRead more
If you’re new to geocaching, this is well worth a go. Don’t expect miracles if your smartphone is low on signal or GPS reception, but it’s good fun trying to follow the maps. For a commitment of no money whatsoever, it’s definitely worth a punt. Scored down because of the phone itself’s reliance on slow network and poor GPS.Read more