Monday, Jun. 13, 2011

GPS Kit iPhone App

No, you can't gift wrap it, but at $20 and with an almost unlimited list of features, the expansive GPS Kit app for the iPhone will make any outdoorsy father giddy.

In addition to standard tools that turn an ordinary iPhone into a flashlight, compass and map repository, the app has a built-in dashboard that tracks data like time, distance and elevation — perfect for hiking or mountain biking. But it's the social aspect of the app's real-time friend-tracking feature, "Squawk!," that makes all that stat-gathering worthwhile, letting Dad share with (or brag to) his buddies as much as he wants.