When you are hunting, camping, paddling, fishing, hiking in the backcountry what navigation tools do you take.....compass, handheld GPS unit, mobile phone, nothing??
My typical navigation gear set up is an old Silva compass, small Garmin handheld GPS unit and now an app on my mobile phone. Overkill...perhaps at least until you are in a dense fog, blown off course in a storm or needing to spend a moonless night making your way out.
I downloaded Gaia GPS for the iPhone and so far I have been satisfied.
One of the strengths of the app is the ability to sync waypoints and routs across devices such as an iPad and iPhone as well as accessing your maps and data on your desktop. This makes the app is a real field and scouting tool.
Below is a screen shot from my iPad with the USGS map layer turned on and with a couple waypoints I set.
When a waypoint is places a photo, and description / notes can be added.
So far my limited use in the field is positive. So far for me it looks like it is worth the $19.99 price tag. I will use the app through the fall hunting season and provide an update. There is both an android and iPhone app. Learn more at iTines.