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Elevation Tracker app for iPhone and iPad


4.4 ( 5424 ratings )
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Developer: Arlo Leach
2.99 USD
Current version: 2.6.2, last update: 4 months ago
First release : 15 Jul 2011
App size: 3.64 Mb

Do you run, hike, bike, ski or perform any activity that involves lots of hills? Did you ever wonder just how much climbing and descending youre doing? If so, Elevation Tracker is for you.

This app uses the iPhones GPS receiver to track elevation changes, calculates your total climbing and descending as well as your average and maximum gradients, average speed, and distance, and generates an elevation profile, all in real time. You can also connect a Bluetooth heart rate monitor for training zone tracking, and display key info on an Apple or Pebble smart watch for quick access during your activities.

When youre done, you can save routes to your history, email route summaries and profile images, send GPX data to other systems, or download refinements from an online elevation database. You can even drag range selectors onto the profile to view the stats for just one section of your route.

The app works in the background or with your device locked, and can run alongside other GPS apps you might be using. However, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Pros and cons of Elevation Tracker app for iPhone and iPad

Elevation Tracker app good for

Would be really awesome if it would be possible to control the app from pebble (start/pause/stop tracking)
I use it for paragliding. I track my flight and I use it with my pebble watch for seeing my elevation during the flight...

Some bad moments

If you want the full capabilities of this tracker you gotta pays for all kinds of "extras" What I want to know is which is better as a Data Source:GPS or NASA.
Wont detect movement. Reported 11 Elevation change walking in my living room (but still did not detect I was moving) tested several times. No luck at all. IPhone 5 latest iOS release.
App elevation if off by more than 100 feet. If I go up a mountain and back down it reports a elevation much higher than I started with. Doesnt truly support background app refresh. App constantly crashes or has to be reopened. Doesnt always track elevation and it would be able to use the up/down buttons on the Pebble to look at elevation gain, start/max elevation. Thanks, Mike
This App cant even tell you what elevation you have claimed or descended during a hike or ski. You can not get a reading unless you stop the tracking. If you hike a 1100ft peak and track starting at the trailhead returning to the same trailhead your elevation reading gained is ZERO! Duh! Who needs an app for that. It does not provide cumulative number of feet or meters actually climbed. Get a basic altimeter and do your own calculating. The app is a waste.