If you are bringing your iPad with you on your exciting outdoor adventure then check out our list of the best iPad apps for the great outdoors. These apps will surely help you on your trip and even add some excitement.
The best iPad apps for great outdoors
30 Jan 2021, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
With this WiFi coverage app, you can save time looking up coverage on the carrier's websites, compare their claims head to head and better plan your travels to stay connected.
Directly overlay and compare cellular carrier coverage maps! This app for checking WiFi coverage is perfect for travelers - research where you're covered across the USA (and now Canada!!).
- Contains regional level maps based off of each major carrier's data map - as found on their website as of our last update
- Quickly access where you're supposed to get a signal, even when you have none
- Maps are at a regional level, and cover the entire continental USA, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands
- Carriers included: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular
- Know where to roam: view 5G, LTE, 3G, and roaming areas as overlays, focus on finding the coverage type you desire
As long as you keep your iPad save in emergency situations, having this app handy will enable you to survive any emergency situation that may arise.
- Tells you the dangers and risks in exploring the outdoors
- Know how to survive any scenario
- Useful for when something unexpected happens
- Your prime survival tool
- Meant for anyone lost or in a very sticky situation
Lighten your backpack with this app, which can be your binoculars, heads-up display, compass, gyrocompass, and a lot more! Spyglass app review
- Navigate your way through any location
- Simply uses your camera
- Gives you an array of data tools
- In-app GPS tracker
- Complete speedometer and gyrocompass
OutDoors GPS makes it easy to enjoy the great British countryside with confidence. At a fraction of the cost of a dedicated GPS device, spend less time staring at maps and more time exploring. The only outdoors navigation app that combines all your favourite OS Maps, with the features you need in a simple interface.
Find or plan the trip by choosing from over 200,000 free routes
Worldwide offline map coverage with Satellite, Terrain, Hybrid & Road maps
Quick access to download OS Map regions: Regions (1:50k), Counties (1:25k) or National Parks (1:25k)
Follow a planned route using the in-built compass
This app will works as an animal-tracking app, awesome for nature lovers and hunters alike!
- Useful for having an adventure in the "wild"
- Identify animal tracks easily
- Learn what other animals may be in the nearby area
- Prepares you for any potential animal encounters
- Digital animal tracks
Whether you want to kayak, canoe, or paddle down a lake or river, this app will help you find the perfect entry piont to launch off.
- Useful for taking an adventure that might involve a body of water
- Bring along when going to a lake, ocean, or river
- Plenty of information about the nearest body of water
- Know how to safely cross it via boat, canoe, or kayak
- Lists 20,000 entry points
If you're heading to the vast and rich British countryside, this app will enable you to navigate through the bushlands.
- Region-by-region searching
- Updated maps per month
- Five types of maps to choose from
- Able to record routes in real-time
- Easy syncing of routes
If you enjoy star-gazing too, then this app is for you! It will help you chart out the night sky from the palm of your hand while you're out camping. The Night Sky app review
- Useful for star gazing
- Allows you to see the sky clearly at night
- Shows you all the constellations
- Lists major stars and planets
- Simply uses your camera
If you love to make checklists then this app will help you plan out your inventory for all that you need to take on your trip!
- Pre-loaded items
- Check items off your list when you're done packing
- Create multiple lists
- Easily manage, rename, and more with your lists
- Clear categories for all items
This app will enable you to find out all the information you'll need regarding campgrounds in the Lower 48 states in the US. The Ultimate US Public Campgrounds Project app review
- Based on www.ultimatecampgrounds.com data
- New version posted every month for up-to-date info
- Filter by facility owner, or by county
- This app will guide you to your destination via maps
- Useful even without an internet connection
If you like the Backpacker Magazine, then this app will bring it to your fingertips. Backpacker for iPad app review
- Monthly or annual subscription options
- Annual Gear Guide can be purchased here
- Single-issue purchases can also be made
- Auto-renewal of subscriptions
- Free trial period