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Love hiking, hate maps? Then let us locate the right GPS gadget for you – The Guardian

When hiking, it is not always easy to carry a map with you. Having to pull out a map every time you need directions can become a hassle. Well, there’s an app for that, several in fact. Apps, such as OS maps and View Ranger, are here to take the paper maps out of your hand. They help you by giving you mapping information when you need it so you can get back to hiking.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many apps come with their own free maps.
  • These apps are free and easy to use.
  • More detailed maps are available to purchase.

“ViewRanger Popular app that comes with its own free maps – or you can buy more detailed Ordnance Survey ones. Viewranger has a vast store of free routes and its Skyline feature is fun: hold your phone up and it labels mountains and other interesting stuff live on screen.”

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/03/adventures-in-wild-britain-gps-devices-for-hikers-test