By Routes Software SRL
If you have ever been on a hike or been anywhere that there is a view of mountains in the distance this is an awesome app to help you properly identify surrounding peaks. I have not used it yet for orienteering or mapping out hiking routes but I would think would be incredibly useful. I emailed the developer with some follow up questions and they responded right away which is much appreciated. You can download regional maps so that you don’t need to depend on active connectivity which is definitely required when you are off the grid. If you are always staring at the horizon and wondering what mountain or hill is the distance then this is a must app for you!!
Rarely aligns with real view
Able to find watershed lakes, rivers & streams plus outdoor recreation biking & hiking trails. Seems to synchronize with online PeakVisor Portal via Safari Browser using iPadOS 16.5 … Unable to access or delete simulated 3D Flyover videos.
I love this app! It is quick and easy to use and gives detailed info either in real time or with photos. Tech support is awesome and gives one to one service. Recently had a bug and the support was tenacious and persistent in figuring out the problem. I highly recommend.
Great app, love the content but very slow to load
This is a very cool app! I recommend you guys making iMessage mountain emojis! That would be really cool! Thank you!
The app seems to work beautifully, but I would not have expected the “one location” limitation to lock me out during an hour’s loop walk around the Viewpoint neighborhood in Prescott Valley Az. I downloaded the “area data” before starting out. What’s a ”location”?
Really difficult to read. Will try a different app.
Edit: there are now parts of the app using an indigenous name and other parts that use the government name, which makes navigation in the cascades impossible. DO NOT USE THIS APP FOR NAVIGATION. If an app claims to be designed for navigation, it is vital that it uses consistent and accurate names for trails, glaciers, peaks, etc. Peak Visor does not do that. This makes it a very dangerous tool for the backcountry. In the USA, many mountains were re-named by white settlers. Those names are generally the official government names. Sometimes the names are reverted (for example, McKinley back to Denali), but most mountains still have their government names. If you are interested in navigation in the mountains, it is vital that you carry a paper map with you. In much of the western USA, most of the the best physical maps (like Green Trails or USGS Topo maps) use the official government name. Peak Visor has selected a few mountains to give a name given by an indigenous peoples. Which group of people? That seems to be random and insulting. Many mountains and peaks are named different things by different tribes. Let’s take a popular mountain: Mt Saint Helens. Some native peoples refer to it as Loowit. In fact there is a traditional story about three cascade volcanoes, Loowit, Pahto (Mt Adams), and Wy’East (Mount Hood). Wikipedia’s alternate name is Louwala-Clough. PeakVisor has seemingly randomly decided to label it Lawet’lat’la (the Klickitat name) and ignore the Cowlitz and Yakama people’s names. Mt Adams is Pahto, and not Klickitat. Meanwhile, Mount Hood is still Mount Hood, even though at all of those names, if you went around the urban areas around these mountains asking people about Lawet’lat’la, Pahto, and Wy’East, the one that the people would know is that Wy’East is Mount Hood. (And even that is not a majority). Similarly Mount Rainier is well-known at Tahoma or Tahkoma, but PeakVisor ignores that, too. Because of the number of peaks and lava domes and ridges on a single mountain, having a name, even if it’s the summit, that doesn’t match the name on a paper map is a HUGE deal, and when it lacks consistency, that’s even worse. This app is awesome for learning about mountains, and for general range exploration, it is a great app. Want to take a photo and figure out what you are looking at? In all but two or three cases, awesome. However, it is absolutely dangerous and reckless to refer to itself as a navigation app.
It is an ok app, it’s difficult to find peaks or id peaks cause you usually in a remote area with little cell tower coverage.