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    Hiking Apps good for Hong Kong?

    I've been scouting out a number of the good hiking trails in Hong Kong and I was wondering what hiking apps do most people here use (if/when they hike?) I used to use Accuterra but alot of the apps on the market are US-centric. What apps iphone/android have you found to be the most useful here?

    I have both iOS and Android and want to find out before putting money down ...


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    I find that a map works fine for me. What exactly do you want a "hiking app" to do?

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    Everytrail is pretty neat if you want to track your hike. It is free on the android (don't know about the apple)


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    A good map is a must.
    A GPS is nice to have.
    Add water and you're all set.

    What would use an app for? Everytrail is alright I guess but it doesnt add much to the experience.


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    I agree with the above that you don´t need any app for hiking.
    However, I can recommend an app (android) called "Enjoy Hiking". It gives you all (or most) hiking routes in HK and you can search based on district etc. I also downloads a database of photos and has description of lenght, duration, difficulty etc.
    Ofcourse not a must for hiking but a lot of information gathered on your phone so that you can find inspiration for your next hike


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    Ideally, there are three things I'd hope for...

    1. Trails maps to head to based on my current location; seems to me a lot of urban setting trails - sometimes I not sure I'm on the right track!

    2. recording meta data of my trails so you can compare elevation, timings etc and

    3. maybe feed into some social network tracker/leaderboard?

    Last edited by LyAndy; 07-10-2011 at 01:16 PM.

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    Sorry, i mean to add - a selection of trails based on current locations?

    Last edited by LyAndy; 07-10-2011 at 01:14 PM.

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    Pepe77, " I also downloads a database of photos and has description of lenght, duration, difficulty etc.
    Ofcourse not a must for hiking but a lot of information gathered on your phone so that you can find inspiration for your next hike "

    what database is that? The photo function sounds very inspiring.

    Last edited by LyAndy; 07-10-2011 at 01:16 PM.

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    Well, plenty of apps to record meta data and share on social media - Google´s own "My Tracks" is one of them


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    I have not used this app and I'm not endorsing it. I have looked at it for a long time and have considered purchasing it and it fits into the criteria you are looking for:
    Gaia GPS - iPhone & Android - Offline Topo Maps

    AFAIK, there are no routable and/or official electronic maps for Hong Kong hiking trails out there. Openstreetmap is the only source I know about and that is being maintained by a bunch of volunteers (I'm one of them)


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