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post #1 of 12 Old 09-30-2020, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Favorite phone apps to track trails?

What phone apps do you guys like for tracking trails. My garmin is right at dead. I think that a phone app might be easier for me.

I used "AllTrails" today. I like some things about it. Others, not so much.

I liked that it lets you take pictures and shows where you took them on the map. But it doesn't show what gaits you were in or what you speed at any given moment was.

I am hoping for free. I have used Endomondo. I may try it again. It once tracked my horse's gallop at 1,600 miles per hour. I know she was moving along, but she is not a rocket ship. Maybe it was a one time glitch.

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-30-2020, 10:39 PM
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I started using Equilab, as it will give you a breakdown of the gaits during your ride. Not sure if I like it better than Endomondo, though. But the basic version is free and doesn't seem to drain my battery more than others....
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post #3 of 12 Old 10-01-2020, 12:53 PM
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Haha, I love the image of you blasting off into space at 1600 mph

I too alternate between Endomondo and (free) Equilab. If I'm going on what I expect will be a "faster" (for us) ride, I like Equilab to see if I'm trotting/cantering as much as I think I am. If I'm going on a more typical ride, I tend to default to Endomondo. I like being able to see the average pace for each mile of the ride, and I think the map feature gives you a little more detail when you really Zoom in. But I like how Equilab can overlay your gaits on the map. I often find myself wishing they could be merged into one app.
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Endomondo tells you your speed in a section just under the map if you sign in on your computer. It is kind of creepy how your computer just knows what you phone just did.
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post #5 of 12 Old 10-02-2020, 10:58 AM
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I tried the free version of AllTrails and didn't like it too much. My wife uses the paying version and she likes it. I used GeoTracker.
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post #6 of 12 Old 10-02-2020, 01:13 PM
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User to use map my ride, worked well, but then... Didn't. Also had glitches which showed... Not 1600mph but say 100kms & newlines from point to point sometimes. Tried geotracker but for some reason didn't work, can't recall why. But I think diff phones, diff software works differently.

Never heard of equilab & endothingy so will look at those too. Thanks for starting this thread Celeste
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post #7 of 12 Old 10-02-2020, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Endomondo seems to have a lot more to it than AllTrails. The 1,600 MPH was on an old phone and the phone probably caused the glitch.

The MPH seem reasonable. Typical slow walk is 3 MPH. Nice canter is 12 MHP. Hand gallop is about 16 - 17 MPH.
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post #8 of 12 Old 10-02-2020, 04:21 PM
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I have an iPhone and bought the EquiTrak app. If I remember, it was only like $5. Works great to log miles, time, average speed, top speed, etc and also keeps a GPS (if you want) of everywhere you went.
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post #9 of 12 Old 10-02-2020, 11:18 PM
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I tried Equilab and really liked it, but after a while it wouldn't work on my phone and would just keep throwing me an error. So I removed it and have just been using Endomondo. It works OK, although I liked some features of Equi lab more.

My friend downloaded...I think it is called Avenza maps - to help us not get lost on trail rides.

That app has been a life saver.
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-05-2020, 01:36 PM
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I use Backcountry navigator. It has topgraphical map and shows the water features like rivers.
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