PeakVisor
4.5

PeakVisor

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2016-12-21
  • Current Version: 3.8.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 174.13 MB
  • Developer: Routes Software SRL
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 1 595

Description

PeakVisor will make you a superhero of outdoors navigation by putting state-of-the-art 3D maps and mountain identification in the palm of your hand. "PeakVisor is a seemingly magical app that instantly recognizes the name of any mountain peak that comes into view using a combination of your phone’s camera" - Atlas & Boots "PeakVisor uses your iPhone's camera and augmented reality (AR) technology to display names and elevation of nearby peaks. The information will appear on your phone like magic." - App Store, Take the Trail Less Traveled "A lovely little app that uses your phone’s camera and the power of augmented reality to identify any mountain you aim the camera at." - Digital Trends Key Features: ● Mountains Identification Identify more than a million hills & mountains all over the world and get a detailed profile for each one of them, including altitude, topographic prominence, mountain range, what national parks or reserves it may belong to, as well as photos and Wikipedia articles. It is one of the most useful Augmented Reality technology applications on the market today. ● 3D Maps Get your topo maps of the future. Cutting edge technology with high-precision terrain modeling allows simple, yet effective insight into the landscape of the mountains. It is the most convenient way to explore a mountainous area, its trails, summits, passes, viewpoints, and even parking areas. ● Hiking Route Planner A vast network of worldwide hiking trails and walking pathways included in PeakVisor’s 3D Maps will help you compose a hiking route, which includes, evaluating the distance you can expect to hike, as well as a route’s elevation profile, and estimated time for completion. To help you plan your route we’ve included points of interest in our 3D Maps such as mountain huts, parking lots, cable cars, viewpoints, castles, etc. ● Everything works Offline Internet connection is not a prerequisite for the PeakVisor app if you’ve purchased our PRO option. All the data is downloadable and ready for use no matter where you are or what altitude you might be at. ● Identifying Mountains in Photos If you have photos from previous hikes that you did not take through the app, you can still find out what peaks you saw by download your images into the PeakVisor app and adding a digital overlay of the mountains with names and altitudes of all the peaks in view. ● Photo Planning PeakVisor’s Sun and Moon trajectories come super handy when planning the perfect time to take pictures. PeakVisor is the Swiss army knife of outdoor adventure and will soon be indispensable to you future hiking needs. Just keep it in your backpack and you'll get value from it every time you’re on the trail! PeakVisor PRO is a premium subscription which allows you to use the app without an Internet connection. Unlock exceptional offline capabilities and support PeakVisor development. By subscribing to PeakVisor PRO you make it possible for us to focus on ever-improving the app and bring a better version every week, regularly update your maps globally so you will always be up to date. PeakVisor PRO is available as a monthly or an annual subscription. If you choose to get PeakVisor PRO then the payment will be charged to your Apple ID account once you confirm your purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions through the App Store account settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to the publication, where applicable. You may find more details in our Terms and Privacy Policy available by the link => https://peakvisor.com/en/terms.html If you have any questions or just feel like talking about mountains, please contact us at peakvisor@routes.tips

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Reviews

  • Did not work offline

    1
    By btro52
    While hiking in Colorado, I tried to use the app to name some peaks I already knew. Wanted to see how well it worked. Well to my surprise, I got an error message stating I didn’t have internet service, duh, and I would have to upgrade to the Pro version to work offline. So pretty worthless app in my opinion. Fix it and I’ll try it again.
  • Too Much Money

    2
    By Zinhead
    Makes zero sense to buy this at $23 per year especially with similar apps.
  • Cool app

    5
    By tknek
    Only thing is when driving it’s slow to identify the ranges .
  • Awesome for Peakbaggers!

    5
    By Grantinius
    I’ve climbed nearly 40 mountains, just climbed my first with this app on my phone. It added so much to the experience. I can look around and get a bearing on exactly where I am and what I’m looking at, as well as what is over the next hill that I haven’t been to yet. Just Great!
  • Missing standard feature

    3
    By Evan_13
    Great app, but missing landscape support. Only portrait mode is supported in the interface. While the app make “look” like it supports landscape mode, the interface demonstrates that the app still thinks of itself as only in portrait mode. This is seen with the startup screen and the subscription sign up screen... along with other visual components. Functionality is impaired on the iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd gen).
  • When it worked it was cool

    2
    By Plano26
    When in RMNP there was not good enough cell service to download the map. That was disappointing. When I had strong service it did work but I had really wanted to use it in the park...I cancelled my subscription
  • Free month is only 7 days

    2
    By SLG1989
    My free first month ends 07.17. Today is 07.11. The app’s cool but that’s just disingenuous. Can this be corrected?
  • Cost MONEY?

    1
    By willsTHErAtor
    I got the app then it said it costs 💵
  • Get Peakfinder instead

    1
    By GatorNation64
    Developer trying to squeeze more money out of you with a subscription for important features that you can get with a one time purchase with PeakFinder. It’s a really slimy move to take a one time payment app, turn it free and lock features behind a subscription. Never giving you a cent.
  • Will kill your iCloud backup

    1
    By co_biker
    Nice app, but for reasons that escape me, the developers think they need to backup all data (approximately 840MB) to my iCloud account. Since I could presumably just download this data again if my phone was lost or damaged, I can only assume the devs are getting a kickback on the $ I now have to spend on extra iCloud storage. As one developer to another, here's a pro tip: just backup a description of what I have downloaded, not the entire download itself.
  • Lifetime membership

    2
    By Timbo907
    Would love to see a lifetime option available
  • Happy for now!

    5
    By geezfools
    Had a 1 star rating because of the subscription change and thought I’d be losing offline access in a year. The developer made it clear, via email, that nothing changes, at all. So, for now, 5 stars. Great app, always love using it while out in the woods!
  • Shady Company Practices

    1
    By LMidnight
    I bought the app with no expectations of having to pay for a subscription. Now we’re being told we have to pay for a subscription to receive all features. Buyer beware.
  • Switched to a subscription model booo

    1
    By Nickname? Fine. Ishmael.
    Disappointed that this detail was buried waaaay down in the end of the release notes. I hit "update" after reading the first couple paragraphs, now I'm deleting the app. Bye forever!
  • Boycott Subscription Apps

    1
    By Musical Dinosaur
    Buy once and own. PASA = People Against Subscription Apps 700,000 and growing. Add a worthy update, I’ll gladly pay for it. But to pay for the same app month after month is a rip off. Make me pay by country, gladly. $1.99 to scroll the Himalayas, no sweat. Heading to Ecuador to climb, instant purchase (and yes, I am). Would have been cool. Not going to happen. Let me buy areas of interest. But just to use all the same “Pro” features, forget it. Disappointed and Deleted
  • Utah traveler

    5
    By tom the mule
    I am on vacation in Southern Utah and said, “wouldn’t it be nice to know what mountains and geographic features I am looking at?” Well guess what, questions answered. Thanks to the developers for such an amazing app. Could not be happier! Even used the teleport feature to go back to park I have already been, and identified mountains that I wondered about. Great product!
  • Not a good map of mountains

    1
    By DMike3
    If you're not on a mountain adventure, you will find this app surprisingly useless and bland.
  • Future Options

    3
    By s20055
    Awesome! Looking forward to the subscription fees 😑.
  • Fantastic Application!

    5
    By UffdaMN
    Just love the application. We live in a mountainous area and it’s wonderful to have this tool. It also very much enhanced our experience on a recent trip to Glacier/Waterton Lakes and Grand Teton National Parks. Unbelievable how much capability we have in such small devices these days. Great job to the development team!
  • Incredible detail

    5
    By Clint Arthemis Golub
    I’ve used PeakFinder AR for close to 7 years (before there was decent AR) and only last summer decided to check out Peak Visor and wow. In the decade since early mountain and star identifying apps first made their appearance on the iPhone, apps like Peak Visor have taken the concepts and massively expanded upon them. For one, greater CPU power has allowed beautifully rendered graphics, and greater accuracy in the graphic overlay HUD that pops over the mountains. In Peak Finder, you had to open the “camera” function to see the tags over the actual mountains themselves which was a real pain. But even more incredible is the 3D map you can double-tap if you point your iPhone down. It’ll not only let you teleport anywhere in the world, but really let’s you explore topography that’s difficult to physically reach, with dozens upon dozen of mountain tags; even in the most remote parts of the British Columbia or south-eastern Al. You can also preemptively download vast swaths of the planet you expect to go exploring in before you arrive, so when you open up PV, it’ll instantly have a ton of data to give you. Coupling this app with Gaia/AllTrails and Google Earth has been real game changer for me, and even when I’m just driving down the interstate, if I see any mountains that catch my curiosity, I instinctively pull for this app. It’s become that integral to me. Perfect 5 stars, we’ll worth the cheap price.
  • Font size

    5
    By love swa
    Great app but the font size is pretty tiny. For some of us, it’s almost impossible to read the mountain names. But, still a great app.
  • Black Mtns WNC

    1
    By Are you Sirius
    “Just open the app and point the camera.” Sounds easy. I’m in the highest mountain range in the Eastern USA, the Black Mtns in Western North Carolina. I’m 4.01 miles from Mount Mitchell (measured with my Garmin GPS), the HIGHEST PEAK in the Eastern United States, and after nearly a dozen tries, this app has identified NOTHING, although it did indeed download the data it needs for this area. I can clearly see Cattail Peak, one of the southern sixers, from my property. It’s barely a mile away. When I aim the camera at Cattail Peak, the app provides no data whatsoever, even after adjusting and readjusting numerous times, as the user is prompted onscreen to do. After trying over and over, all day long, all I’ve gotten is crude line drawings of mountains. GPS data, yes, but no peak data whatsoever. Nothing. Zilch. Nada. The instructions, which I’ve read, reread and reread, over and over, provide no help whatsoever. Only brief and cursory explanations. Sorry I wasted my money.
  • 3D terrain maps w/trails simply beautiful.

    5
    By Alirixan
    Much improved since last year when I only used this app for identifying leaks.
  • Great app!

    5
    By olyhiker
    Mind-bendingly cool app! Feels magical to see the topography of any place you stand on earth outlined and labeled. Adds greatly to my enjoyment of hikes in the Olympic an Cascade mountains. Definitely worth spending the time to get to know the features. Email support was super responsive.
  • Great tool

    5
    By spinality
    This is really a wonderful tool. It’s still evolving so it will only get better. The user interface is not instantly intuitive — for example, the great 3D hiking/terrain maps are displayed by double tapping the compass. Who’d have thunk to try that? But already a great travel companion. I haven’t really used it in the field yet but have high hopes based on test usage so far. I’m optimistic for steady improvement.
  • Sorry, sorry app

    1
    By round mountain hiker
    Would not calibrate compass.
  • Need refund.

    1
    By p84luchy
    Terrible. Doesn’t work as advertised. Drains battery immediately.
  • Excellent app

    5
    By bigwallbrad
    This app is fun, well designed, and educational. I often wonder what the mountains around me in Montana are named when traveling. Now I know.
  • Very slow

    1
    By rgvvd
    Slow to load
  • Waiting for this

    5
    By Warren MacEvoy
    Every hiker wants this - I now know what that peak is! Thanks
  • I paid 5$ for a seizure

    1
    By ECECEC
    This app is flashing and going nuts! It won't even use the camera properly to view the mountains..... uhhh where's my money back
  • Did not work - just flickered

    1
    By NautyDog
    I live in Colorado Springs and downloaded the app. It never actually showed any peaks even when I downloaded the regional map. It flickered like a light bulb going bad and over heated my phone
  • Not what I hoped it would be!

    1
    By entnc
    Billed to give topographic information. Does not work for me. Not worth the money!
  • Great and useful app

    5
    By WhyDoINeedANickname55
    I love Peakvisor. I hike in the Adirondacks, and I’m never quite sure which peaks I can see from my location. Peakvisor makes it easy! The developer is very responsive; I asked a question and he replied in a few hours. A great app, and new features are added frequently.
  • Awesome

    5
    By Ron-DD-Dawg
    Works great! This is a must-have for any mountain enthusiast. Albeit it does not suffice for a quad map or good gps, it does provide great information and pinpoint location of peaks. I am told that next version is in near future with more great functions. Hint to developer: I would like to see glaciers added. Also a function to mark peaks that I have achieved with dates and notes. This would be a great peak-baggers journal!
  • The outdoor AR app you’ve been waiting for!

    5
    By Norm07
    Title says it all. Really worth every penny and customer service is even better!
  • Great but missing a few peaks

    4
    By JacksonDE
    I can name all the peaks I live around. Maybe it’s just the locals names for various humps and such. But it would be cool to be able to add a few
  • Need a refund

    1
    By Miler123
    It tells me I need to turn on compass calibration. It.is.on. Will not let me get past the screen. It is completely useless.
  • Works great

    5
    By anoy111122
    I used the app when backpacking in Yosemite Np. It showed names and detail of all the peaks that appear in my real time camera and even some peaks that were behind objects. Of course I had to download offline data of Yosemite region before hand. Overall I think the app deserves 5 stars because It helped me a lot in backcountry
  • Great app

    5
    By Jeremy wilson85
    This app has managed to tackle some really interesting obstacles. In order to get the right information in the right place. This app could easily cost more then it does! It’s a major value add to my life here in Colorado!
  • Fun to use and awesome customer service

    5
    By THOMASversusTHOMAS
    Love knowing the peaks and additional info for where I live and when we camp. I noticed one peak’s height was incorrect, so I emailed the developer and he responded within a couple of hours and fixed it!
  • Would be PERFECT but...

    3
    By dburton80
    Love everything about this app except the way it updates. For some reason nearly every time I try to use it, it needs to update the data by downloading the vicinity. Of course this is always exactly when I’m on the trail without data or wireless available. This app beats the competition in about every other way by leaps and bounds so I hope they fix that!
  • Will not open. Crashes repeatedly.

    1
    By Hollywood-77
    His concept is very cool. I spend a lot of time in the mountains and love identifying peaks. This will come in handy........if it will ever open. It crashes every time. It appears to be downloading some files to run and hard crashes. I have yet to use the app. I have an iPhone 6+. Would rate higher if it actually worked.
  • So far, so good! (Edited 3/8/18)

    3
    By Climb Junky
    Downloaded the app, open it and the screen constantly flickers. Apple should offer refunds for apps that are junk and purchased from the App Store. If I could give this 0 or negative stars, I would. *updated 3/3/18* I downloaded the latest update and so far the app is working very well.
  • Useless app - no match of app to real mountains

    1
    By Heph.Hugh
    I’m in Les Masses in the Alps and even after downloading over a thousand blocks of data, there is no range I can point at where the labels match the mountains. The artificial horizon is also in the wrong place.
  • Worthless

    1
    By Bonnie in TX
    I downloaded this to use in the Appalachians. When I opened it to use, it kept saying “composing panoramas”...”6/8...5/8...then 13/8, 12/8...” It just keeps counting and does nothing.
  • Great app

    5
    By Schrader Family 06
    Lovin’ this in the mountains
  • Lost River Mountain Range, Idaho

    1
    By Brett208
    This app only has one of the seven Idaho 12ers in the Lost River Mountain Range. App only has Leatherman Peak, and is missing (4) Mount Church, Mount Donaldson, Lost River Mountain Peak, and Mount Breitenbach, all that should be viewable in the landscape from the north side of Mackey Reservoir. Could not tell if Mount Borah or Mount Idaho was visible from this location.
  • All the features I've wanted

    5
    By Kla n CO
    This app has all the features I've wanted where similar ones have lacked in the past.

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