The 10 Spot – Apps to Take Outside
03/26/2014 04:57PM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print
Read on for Style’s 10 favorite “get outside” apps. Ready, set, move!
- Strava Cycling, Free: Android and iPhone/iPad
Find bike-friendly trails and keep track of your route, speed, calories burned and much more with this easy-to-use app.
- The Night Sky, $.99: Android and iPhone/iPad
Enjoy an evening outdoors identifying constellations, planets, galaxies and satellites.
- Critter Trax, $.99 for Android; $1.99 for iPhone/iPad
Decipher the tracks (and scat) left behind by wildlife while you hike, fish, hunt or camp.
- National Parks by National Geographic, Free; iPhone/iPad
Plan your trip to explore 25 of America’s most visited national parks through interactive guides, maps and photo galleries.
- Runtastic Pedometer, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
Whether you’re walking or running, put your phone in your pocket, purse or armband and easily keep track of your steps.
- AllTrails, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
Search for trails near you by name, length or difficulty, and even browse for local spots for other outdoor activities like mountain biking and fly-fishing.
- Scotts Bird ID, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
Identify the birds in your area using images, information and call sounds, and report your findings to help track bird activity in the U.S.
- Geocaching, $9.99; Android and iPhone/iPad
Take part in a real-world treasure hunt by searching for one of the two million-plus treasures hidden by a worldwide community of geocachers.
- Project Noah, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
Document, research and share your nature findings using photographs, field guides and missions, and contribute your data with current research projects.
- Good Sam Camping, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
Get campsite directions, discounts and information for RV parks and campgrounds located near your current location.