If you don’t have a GPS you can still record tracks and use tracks downloaded from the Adventure Riding NZ website with your phone.
If you use one of these apps to record a track it can be exported/downloaded from your phone and sent in to us to contribute to the tracks on the site.
Originally the free version of NZ Maps allowed you to download maps for the entire country from home so that when you were out and about no data connection was required and it would work without cellphone reception, now however you need to buy the Pro version for $13 for this feature, it’s still cheap however compared to $hundreds for a GPS.
With NZ Maps you can download tracks off the Adventure Riding NZ website and load them in NZ Maps on your phone to follow the tracks, and you can record your rides along new tracks and send them into us to be shared on the website.
NZ Maps lists it’s features as
Easy to use outdoor navigation app with most recent topographic maps of New Zealand, Cook Islands and Tokelau.
This app gives you similar mapping options as you might know from Garmin or Magellan GPS handhelds.
*** This Free version needs internet connection. Buy Pro version for offline usage ***
Main features for outdoor-navigation:
• Create and edit Waypoints
• Track Recording (with speed, elevation and accuracy profile)
• Tripmaster with fields for odometer, average speed, bearing, elevation, etc.
• GPX-Import / Export, KML-Export
• Search (placenames, POIs, streets)
• Customizable datafields in Map View and Tripmaster (e.g. Speed, Distance, Compass, …)
• Share Waypoints, Tracks or Routes (via eMail, Facebook, ..)
Use this navigation app for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping, climbing, riding, skiing, canoeing or offroad 4WD tours. Preload FREE map data for areas without cell service. (Pro version only)
If you aren’t worried about GPS navigation but would like to record GPS Tracklogs to share on the Adventure Riding NZ website then Ulysse Speedometer could be the app for you.
Ulysse Speedometer isn’t a GPS app as its primary function is as digital dash system. However if your phones GPS is turned on Ulysse Speedometer allows you to record a GPS tracklog of your ride. I found the GPS tracklog function of Ulysse Speedometer really easy to use. Once you have recorded your GPS tracklog it can easily be downloaded/exported so you can send it in to us to be shared on the website.
Check out Ulysse Speedometer.