The Best Outdoor Apps for the Android: AlpineQuest GPS Hiking

Can I transform my smartphone into a more functional piece of gear?

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A:We recently wrote about using the GPS function of your phone in offline mode. For Android-based phones, AlpineQuest is one of the best ways to do it. It lets you upload detailed topo maps to the phone when you’re back home or at the hotel. Then the maps stay on your phone even when you are out of cell service. ($6.99)

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