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The 10 Spot – Apps to Take Outside

Mar 26, 2014 04:57PM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print



In this age of advanced technology, it can be hard to get outside and enjoy the day—so why not combine the two?
Read on for Style’s 10 favorite “get outside” apps. Ready, set, move!

  1. Strava Cycling, Free: Android and iPhone/iPad
    Find bike-friendly trails and keep track of your route, speed, calories burned and much more with this easy-to-use app.

  2. The Night Sky, $.99: Android and iPhone/iPad
    Enjoy an evening outdoors identifying constellations, planets, galaxies and satellites.

  3. Critter Trax, $.99 for Android; $1.99 for iPhone/iPad
    Decipher the tracks (and scat) left behind by wildlife while you hike, fish, hunt or camp.

  4. National Parks by National Geographic, Free; iPhone/iPad
    Plan your trip to explore 25 of America’s most visited national parks through interactive guides, maps and photo galleries.

  5. Runtastic Pedometer, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
    Whether you’re walking or running, put your phone in your pocket, purse or armband and easily keep track of your steps.

  6. AllTrails, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
    Search for trails near you by name, length or difficulty, and even browse for local spots for other outdoor activities like mountain biking and fly-fishing.

  7. Scotts Bird ID, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
    Identify the birds in your area using images, information and call sounds, and report your findings to help track bird activity in the U.S.

  8. Geocaching, $9.99; Android and iPhone/iPad
    Take part in a real-world treasure hunt by searching for one of the two million-plus treasures hidden by a worldwide community of geocachers.

  9. Project Noah, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
    Document, research and share your nature findings using photographs, field guides and missions, and contribute your data with current research projects.

  10. Good Sam Camping, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
    Get campsite directions, discounts and information for RV parks and campgrounds located near your current location.

by Emily Peter



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