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ROAM and find your way | Backpackers GPS

Backpackers GPS

Growing up, we went camping every summer. I loved the first camping trip of summer and always loved being outdoors. I am thrilled to say that my kids are the same way. My oldest daughter wants to go camping for her birthday every year. In fact, she went to the Grand Canyon for her birthday this year, and where better to have a personal backpackers GPS? Having the ability to know just where you are, can be the difference between life and death when you are exploring the outdoors. With ROAM, you now have several maps and GPS in the palm of your hand brought to you from a smartphone app.

Backpackers GPS

This backpackers GPS app is loaded with just about every type of map you can think of. Just about everything mapped over the last 50-100 years, can be found on this one app. You will have access to:

  • 24k Topo/Aerial Basemaps
  • Public Lands / Open Space
  • Private Lands
  • Geographic Features
  • Points of Interest/Recreational Areas
  • Trails
  • Roads
  • Water

Backpackers GPS

What I really like about this particular app, is the ability to download the maps, and access them when you are offline. Most GPS services require you to have service. With ROAM, you can download the map, then switch to airplane mode and use your phones built-in GPS to navigate. That is exactly why this is a great app for places like The Grand Canyon, where you are unlikely to have cell service. When you download ROAM, you are able to customize with different layers and base maps. One Year of service is $9.99, which makes it a great gift for the outdoorsman in your life.

This is the perfect app for anyone that loves the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, camping, etc. It is available for both iOS and Android.

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