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I’m amazed to see the disparity between different reviews of this product. There’s a polar difference between those who want to hike without technology and those who value the functions technology can provide. If you are determined to use only paper map and compass, and you are reliable in that use (hint: it’s hard), then HYOH. If you want the conveniences and potential safety margin this app can provide, then manage and use it intelligently and it will serve you well. If you are a boot-and-suspenders type hiker, then this plus a paper backup and knowledge of how/when to use them both is an awesome combination.
What the app is NOT:
Bottom line – it’s an awesome tool when properly applied, but it’s as important to know what it is *NOT* as to know what it DOES. Learn how to use it before you rely on it. Load or update your trail data BEFORE leaving home for the trail (there may not be cell service to update the map / download pictures / etc., at the trailhead – guess how I know?)
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