Last week's exciting release of two new outdoors apps may leave you wondering what the difference is between them and how they work together.
While there are certain functions that both apps perform, the difference is this: Trimble Outdoors Navigator is designed to be your navigation, stat tracking and media collection app while in the field or on the trail, and Trimble Outdoors MyTopo Maps is a trip planning app for before you go out there.
Let’s examine each in more detail:
MyTopo Maps is designed for your iPad and takes full advantage of the device’s large HD touchscreen. You can view stunning topo, aerial, terrain, street and hybrid maps, mark waypoints for the places along the trail you want to see and search a database of over 10-million locations from around the world. With the awesome Smart Paste feature, you can easily import up to 50 coordinates and have them instantly mapped.
Once you've planned your adventure, it is automatically and wirelessly synced to the Trimble Trip Cloud, which means than once you pick up your iPhone or Android device and launch the Trimble Outdoors Navigator app, all the trip details you planned out will be there.
While on the trail, Trimble Outdoors Navigator tracks your location with GPS precision on five maps types. You can navigate to the waypoints you pre-planned or add more while on the trail or in the backcountry. All photos, videos and audio captured on the trail are automatically geo-tagged and marked on your map, and the app also tracks 14 trail statistics. Trimble Outdoors Navigator does everything a traditional handheld GPS does, and more.
After you’ve completed your trip, trips are automatically saved to the Trip Cloud so you can access it through MyTopo Maps or TrimbleOutdoors.com later.
Together, these apps and the powerful trip editing tools on TrimbleOutdoors.com provide a full-featured and complete resource for the outdoor enthusiast from start to finish and beyond.