All the enthusiasts for outdoors adventures such as hiking, skiing, walking, mount climbing etc... besides their safety kits to make it out in the wilderness need some intervention with the modern technology to simplify their trip without washing out the simplicity of a nature adventure. A compass and knowledge to use one are surely a must if you're all alone in the wild, but there are and other accessories you must have to not put yourself at risk, for example knowing out your exact location at any time, altitude, or weather conditions. Going out and purchasing these gadgets separately would just increase the weight you have to carry and suck out space of your bag, to simplify this the app developer Andrea Piani has created the free Altimeter GPS app for iOS device that just got everything you need for your hiking or your outdoors camping.
The Altimeter GPS app uses your iPhone's (iPad and iPod supported) sensors to function as altimeter, barometer, or pedometer, thus, telling you the exact location in geographical coordinates, showing your altitude at a glance, counting your steps and distance, a compass to orient you, and provides an open source GPS map that will make it to you even simpler to realize how much you have traveled and for how long you have to keep it up to break your outdoors records and achieve your goals.
Some of the functions of the app require Internet connectivity and some other work as perfect offline. For example, you do not need any Internet connectivity to use the pedometer function of step and distance monitoring, or to know the sunrise and sunset alongside exact GPS coordinates. In addition, you have a bright and fast flashlight, an offiline compass, and much more. Furthermore, all these services will not cost you even a cent because the Altimeter GPS is available to install for free on the App Store supporting iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running on the iOS 7.0 or later.