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Reliable weather apps are crucial for summer adventure-planning, so we spent a month testing dozens to find the best ones

From finding an open site to tracking the weather, these apps will up your camping game

Carv’s digital coaching software uses insoles with pressure sensors to give you real-time feedback. But can it really help first-timers improve?

Something surprising is happening on the video app best known for silly dance moves: users are finding inspiration for adventure

Can two and a half minutes of instruction turn you into a better athlete? Givego thinks so.

The phone feature can be a convenient safety tool. But for one writer, it served as a crutch for anxiety.

Buying a house just so you can rent it out on Airbnb is lame. And predatory.

Gaia Topo lets you download an entire state map in a matter of minutes without hogging your phone’s precious storage space

Pursue your favorite activities with color-coded trails in Gaia GPS’s U.S. Forest Service roads and trails layer

Whether you’re on a road trip or backpacking through Europe, download these apps to learn more about the culture, weather, and even history of the places you’re visiting

A new app called NatureQuant harnesses the latest research to track and rate your time outside. Next up: determining how much you need.

A bevy of mapping apps exist to track and plan trips for different outdoor activities. Here’s the best one for running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing.

By valuing relatability over action shots, TikTok may be ushering in a new era of outdoor creators and celebrities

Shorts, tees, swimsuits, gin... must be almost summer!

The newly revamped TrainerRoad cycling app uses an advanced algorithm to create training programs custom-tailored to the user. Our writer gave it a go.

A new Snow Mode makes finding trails and parking lots easy, and the app helps you avoid avalanches, too

Forget visiting the app store every time you visit a national park. This new, free release provides all kinds of maps, must-hike trails, food recommendations, and more for all of its 423 units.

The company's library of studio exercise classes, integrated with on-screen fitness data from your Apple Watch, launches today. Our Sweat Science columnist takes it for a spin.

From a cult-favorite publisher launching a national-parks series to a Kevin Costner–narrated app, these five new releases are reinventing the traditional field guide

A handful of apps are rebranding the menstrual cycle as a female athlete's untapped superpower. Here's what you need to know about them.

This high-tech—and high-priced—workout gear looks like it's out of science fiction

New tools to make your next adventure better

Staying connected and productive on the move can be tough. Here's how to make it easier.

In a time when most of us are struggling with restricted access to the activities we love, I wanted to know if VR would help. What I found surprised me.

The pandemic is prompting activity-tracking companies to pivot from personal to public health

How does it compare against the competition? A guide finds out.

Here's how to use Gaia GPS to save your route so you never get lost again

Train from the safety of your living room with this versatile, effective equipment

The internet is full of gizmos to help your body bounce back from training. These stand out.

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

Turning to technology may be the best way to get a workout in as we continue to practice social distancing

How to build a system of equipment that will offer direction in wild landscapes

What types to bring, where to find them, and how to make your own

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

These new training apps can craft customized routines based on your past performance. It’s almost like having an automated personal trainer. 

You'll be running down the road in no time

Tech shaming has made us believe that the outdoor experience has to be pure or nothing. Here's why you should absolve your guilt about using your gadgets in nature.

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

As we wait to see when we'll be traveling again, these apps can help you to save for your next adventure

A new app that connects to your iPhone's pedometer will track your progress on the AT as if you were thru-hiking with 2,000 other people

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

From troubleshooting an active engine light to naming that mountain in the distance, download these tools for a fun, stress-free road trip

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

The new program, called Kurbo, could encourage dangerous habits for young people

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

Calorie counting can be a huge burden. Plus, you're probably terrible at it.

The books, movies, podcasts, music, and more that our editors couldn't stop talking about

The country's main weather-modeling system is getting a boost

The company is growing fast, adding roughly a million users a month, and it has lofty goals to expand far beyond its old identity as a platform for logging rides and runs. Can it succeed?

Take the stress out of solo travel with these simple strategies

The fitness media company has been gearing up for a public offering since last year

Save up for the trip of your dreams in six months or less

With a goal of forming connections through audio-based workouts on your phone, Aaptiv might be the end of personal trainers

You're convinced that having a travel expert by your side will be useful. But how do you go about knowing when and how to book with them?

When it comes to spending time outside, the best app is usually no app. But there are a few notable exceptions.

Seventeen essential strategies for how to make your adventuring more fun, affordable, and hassle-free

If you're going to be outside, get yourself a good weather-radar app and learn how to use it

But the flip side is that your healthy fitness habits—so deemed by lurking insurance companies—could lower premiums

Finding your way around a new place, especially abroad, is a form of art. Here's how to master it.

And how it may change the way you travel

The RIDE app takes aim at single occupancy cars headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon

Five important lessons I learned from ‘Raising Humans in a Digital World'

Vacations can be expensive. But thanks to a slew of new digital tools, it's never been easier to cut costs on your next trip.

Get workout tips, find new routes, or make the most of your rest days with these run apps

Tools to score great deals on flights, lodging, and meals

Seven free apps and one website that will make long travel days a lot less painful

Yet it—along with its meteorologists—is struggling through the shutdown

And why you might just prefer a good old-fashioned website

One of our editors spent a month working through her feelings with Woebot, a therapy chat bot. Here's how it went.

From tracking storms to scoring flights to staying safe in the backcountry, these apps will help you nail your next big ski trip

Michael Clark follows world-class athletes to the far reaches of the earth. This is his go-to gear to get him there.

Outside's social media manager shares her tips

A item-by-item budget breakdown showing how she prioritizes adventure above almost everything else

In which we unplug a generation of screen-addicted kids from their devices, give them freedom to roam (unsupervised!), help them make friends with animals, and show them that we, too, love to play outside

An ode to those who can't sit still

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