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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

mapmywalk

May 30, 2017

Under Armour has a free app called mapmywalk that I’ve been using to map hikes that I’ve been taking recently. I really like it.

It doesn’t rely on street maps but rather exact GPS coordinates to map the route I take. This helps me to map trails that I’m hiking that aren’t on any park maps so that I can track the distance I’ve hiked, the trails I’ve already taken, and more. I like to explore new areas and this app is useful to know where I’ve already been.

One other nice feature is that itĀ gives me audio updates while I am hiking at each mile I cross to tell me my current pace and time. My hiking goal isn’t to set a pace or go a particular distance (at least not lately) but this does give me a cue as to how long I’ve been wandering around. I can easily burn a bunch of hours so this app keeps me moving forward so I’m not stumbling around for hours and hours.

Thanks to the team behind this app for making it useful.