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Gaia GPS app review: get accurate topographic maps and tracking trails



When going hiking or biking in the forest, it is important that you keep track of trails and acquire topographic maps beforehand to avoid getting lost. TrailBehind, one of the leading developers, has come up with an amazing map app that is tailored to furnish you with undisputed information as you enjoy yourself outdoors, called Gaia GPS.

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Gaia GPS: Topo Maps and Trails for Offline Hiking


Get Accurate Topographic Maps and Tracking Trails

When planning for a trip, it is of paramount importance to download Gaia GPS on your phone, tablet, or computer. The first version was actually released into the market in 2009. Since then the developer has been constantly updating it to ensure that it gives users value for their money and time. By choosing this app, you will get top adventure guides that are recommended by experts. You can use to explore the entire world without necessarily hiring a guide.

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One of the benefits of using this app is that you will be able to preview topographic maps from all adventure places that you can visit across the globe. More importantly, you can download or even stream them while online. There is no limit on the number of maps that you can download for future use when offline and you will not be charged a penny for the same.

You can use from anywhere in the world once you download it but you will need Internet access if you intend to preview the maps online. There's no need to worry though as you can save them before leaving your premises especially when traveling to areas with limited Internet access.

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Best Features of Gaia GPS

One of the supreme highlights of using this app is that it allows users to synchronize all your maps, waypoints, photos and track on all your devices. This means that you will not have to installing the app in each of your devices.

It is also possible to share links to photos and tracks that you recommend to friends, colleagues, and even family members through various social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The developers have also incorporated a database where you can store all your data securely and in seconds. You just need to select the content that you intend to back up and it will do all the hard work for you.

Gaia GPS also has a additional map tools that you can utilize to display NEXRAD radar and Gaia POI data with website pages from the developers search engine. Go a step further and experience a new way of exporting or importing GPX/KML files using Dropbox, email, Safari browsers, or iTunes.

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Gaia GPS: Topo Maps and Trails for Offline Hiking


Pros & Cons


  • All features are customizable regarding color, sound, and coordinates
  • Provides accurate topographic maps for iPhone and iPad in real-time
  • Ability to save tracks and trails for future use
  • Ability to share some of the trails with friends though social media
  • Affordable monthly subscription


  • You need Internet access to get real-time topographic maps

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Final Thoughts

Gaia GPS is an ideal app that you need when going camping or biking in the forest. It is quite easy to use so you do not need much prior experience to navigate the interface.

Gaia GPS: Topo Maps and Trails for Offline Hiking

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