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✮✮✮✮✮ "Takes GPS to a new level"
✮✮✮✮✮ "Give it a high five"
--The App Store Review
✮✮✮✮✮ "Tremendous Potential!"
✮✮✮✮✮ "The software you need!"
✮✮✮✮✮ "Awesome, beats my Garmin"
MotionX-GPS is for your outdoor life:
That's Walking, Hiking, Running, Cycling, Biking, Sailing, Skiing, Flying, Racing, Geocaching.
▶ Now supports GPX file import! This enables wireless importing of GPS tracks and waypoints from any source, anywhere.
▶ MotionX-GPS is exclusively designed and optimized for your iPhone 3GS and 3G (the 1st generation iPhone and the 1st and 2nd generation iPod Touch do not have the necessary GPS chipset to acquire GPS signal).
▶ MotionX-GPS is the leading GPS solution for the iPhone. Over 2 million happy iPhone users have chosen MotionX-GPS.
▶ MotionX-GPS shows your position and track at all times on street, topo/terrain and satellite maps. You can follow your track back to where you started and email to multiple recipients with a single click your position, track, trip statistics (such as date, start time, elapsed time, distance traveled, average speed, etc.) and even a picture taken along the way.
You may ask why we are literally giving away this application. It's simple: we at MotionX are building a long-term business and want to make it easy for you to try our solutions.
▶ iPhone 3GS magnetic compass integration.
▶ Access and control your iPod music directly.
NEW LIVE FAST MOTIONX OPEN MAPS!
✔ See your position and tracks anywhere in the world on fast live MotionX open topographic and road maps.
✔ MotionX map tiles can be cached for offline access and lightening fast rendering!
✔ Now with an option for Course-up maps.
✔ Direction-up maps integrated with the digital compass for the iPhone 3GS.
✔ Google and Bing Road, Satellite and Hybrid maps also included, for a total of eight map choices.
✔ No other app offers a bigger selection of maps.
✔ Save up to 303 personal waypoints for your favorite locations like your home, end of a hike or your favorite restaurant.
✔ Use MotionX TapTap™ technology for easy waypoint creation.
✔ Post your waypoints directly to Facebook or Twitter, or email them to share using Google Maps and Google Earth.
✔ View coordinates in UTM, MGRS, DMS, DM or D format.
✔ Save up to 101 tracks.
✔ See your track in real-time with Track up or North up, then follow it later if you want to retrace your path.
✔ Post your tracks directly to Facebook or Twitter, or email them to share using Google Maps and Google Earth.
✔ Record time, distance, speed and max speed.
✔ Add a photo during your activity to share the experience!
✔ Use the compass for orientation in True or Magnetic bearings.
✔ While navigating to a waypoint you can visualize your progress and ETA (estimated time of arrival).
MOST ACCURATE IPHONE GPS!
Accelerometrics assisted GPS for enhanced accuracy.
MotionX Featured in:
- Wall Street Journal
- New York Times
- USA Today
- iPhone Blogs
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By: jellyme - 08-Jul-2009
I live in the south west of England and use motion X frequently for my bike excursions. Love being able to track and share my routes in google maps and all the other geeky information! I think the iPod update is useful. Saves having to navigate out of the app if you are listening to music. It's not perfect, but it's cheap and works well enough for me. I think people that are moaning are forgetting this is multitasking phone, and should be using a dedicated navigation tool.
Truly useful and dead accurate!
By: dlanuez - Sep 8, 2009
One of the most truly useful and well built apps.
I use it biking to record my trail & distance and it has REPLACED my bike computer in telling me current speed & mileage. Cannot wait to see what else they come up with! This is a very powerful App., obviously written by real programers.
Scary accurate GPS. Highly recommend this App for biking. I bought a RAM Mount to hold it, great mount and was only $15.
-Takes to long to use the iPod page (loads & loads & loads), Can only access PLAYLISTS, and NOT your entire music collection. MUSIC function to hard to use as is.
-Would like to see the PHOTO section upgraded. Needs to have MULTIPLE photos inside one track displayed.
-Would like to be able to CUSTOMIZE main screen layout.
GReAT APP! Keep improving, thanks!
MotionX adds real GPS functions to the iPhone
By: yossarian09 - Mar 1, 2009
I've been using GPS for everything from sea kayaking and climbing to auto navigation for years, and while MotionX isn't going to replace a special purpose GPS for these uses, it does a great job of providing standard GPS functions like position (lat/long), heading, speed, etc., storing track and point data, and they've packaged it to blend seamlessly, (more or less) with the iPhone's other capabilities and great UI.
So I can do a walk or run in a new city, listening to my tunes, store my track plot, along with speed, distance, time and photos to capture places I want to remember and have a great record of my wanderings in the city. Sweet.
So ignore the whiners and make use of real GPS capabilities on your iphone.
By: PSeaman - 03-Jul-2009
Down loaded this yesterday as have started riding to try and get fit. Put this in my rucksack and went off for a ride. It was great tracked me all the way round our local park, took a photo of my wife with our new bikes, uploaded it to facebook so I could check it out when I got home. By the time I got home about a 10 minute drive I already had two comments on facebook about the photograph and the route.
Well worth the money.
By: Qubert - 28-Nov-2009
This app is great. I've taken it in cycling trips, hikes in the mountains and canoe journeys. It's fun to look at the path you took when you finish your trip. Also, I find it to be quite accurate. I was at a mountain pass at there was a sign that read 2200 metres, and this app showed 2198 metres. It's also accurate when calculating distance travelled and speed. You can enter "waypoints" and it will tell you your estimated arrival time based on your direction and speed. Being able to take pictures within the app, and to have those pics "geo tagged" (so you can see on a map where you took the pic) is neat. The only improvement I'd like to see is to show ALL pics taken located on the map/track when you email or facebook a track. Currently, it only shows one picture per track.
U get MORE than what you pay for!!!!!
By: Kevinthenurse - Jun 24, 2009
I hike, bike, & geocache. I use this app for everything. I have a $400 Garmin handheld, as well as a Tomtom, and have used various other name brand equipment. This software allows me to do it all! The only downside (not the softwares fault) is that my iphone isn't weatherproof. I KNOW GPS and this is by far the BEST GPS software for the iPhone. A microscopic price for all the features, utilities, and uses ! ! ! !
MotionX-GPS is my constant companion
By: SuperCourier - Nov 8, 2009
I LOVE this application from MotionX, and it goes EVERYWHERE with me. MotionX GPS lets me keep track of my treks, my favorite waypoints, and even let's me capture pictures along the way. Best of all, I can easily share ALL of this with my friends on Facebook! Try the facebook application for MotionX-GPS and you will be able to add and share via your facebook profile. I like going place and I LOVE sharing all of the interesting things I see - MotionX GPS lets me do that. I can do ALL of this with my iPhone thanks to MotionX GPS!! Keep up the great job motionx!!
Support this company.
By: Flexo Rodriguez - Sep 3, 2009
If you are like me, the lite version of this app is excellent. There really isn't much reason to buy the full app. I did so solely to support the developers. Hopefully, any new features will go to the full version buyers.
I'd like to see some 3D or mountain shading in future versions but as-is this app is outstanding and it blows away my "true" GPS from Magellan. It's almost as good as my father's $500 Garmin Oregon in features.
The best part of my iPhone
By: Tailwinds - Feb 25, 2009
I'm an airline pilot and have carried a GPS for running and cycling all over the world on my trips. With MotionX, now I just take the iPhone. With the addition of real time maps in ver. 3.0 and a terrific bike mount from Ram Mounts, this thing rocks. My only issue was battery life, but contacting MotionX solved that (they got back to me same day). By pressing the iPhone Sleep button during the ride, the GPS continues to track my progress with little battery drain. I can stop along the way, press the Wake button and view my map position and stats. Today I rode over 4 hours and had 1/3 battery remaining. Then it's a snap to email your ride at the end so anyone can view it in Google Maps with a single click. Unbelievable.
Do not leave home without it.
By: Cameroni79 - Nov 6, 2009
I never ride my trike without this app running. I plot out courses and import courses my buddies have planned out. Accurate and dependable. You can even follow your gps directions without an Internet connection. Combine this app with a gum pro battery and you have a serious bike gps that will run a good 14 hours. I had only one complaint and the last update fixed that issue. The daytime mode was the perfect solution. Keep the updates coming. MotionX is amazing.
Do Buy MotionX
By: cedebe - Nov 6, 2009
A couple of the reviews I read made a few misleading comments. First, it never was advertised as a turn by turn GPS. It does what it said it would do and that's just tracking where you have been and how to get back to where you started. Second, if you pay the couple of bucks for the paid app you will not see scrolling msgs. It's only on the free apps. I got the free addition at first and quickly upgraded to the paid apps. And third, someone asked about being able to jump directly to other screens. If you hold down either red arrow it will bring up all the screens and just slide your finger up to the one you one and release. The person with the biggest complaint must work for Garmin. That's all, folks!!
Fantastic application, gets better and better.
By: Pauln1969 - 04-Jun-2009
Now updated to version 5.1 and this app gets better and better, this is worth so much more than currently being charged for and worth every single penny. The interace is stunning and it is so easy to use......and of course does exactly what it is supposed to.
I don't understand some of the negative reviews for this. I use this application on a weekly basis for Geocaching in the UK, I have found it to be reliable and accurate. It is so easy to use. If you want a GPS application then you can't go wrong with this and for this price it is stunning!!!!
Good GPS functionality for an iPhone app
By: moto-scoot - Jun 21, 2009
I have used Garmin GPS units for many years, an am experienced with how to use them to there maximum functionality. This app is by far better than any other phone GPS app I have used. I think some users are expecting turn-by-turn navigation. I am looking forward to seeing this app support the magnetic compass in the new 3G S. The cached maps is a very good feature, since I usually use a gps in remote areas. My three gripes: 1) I would like to see this app import waypoints from Garmin Mapsource, I have hundreds of waypoints I would like to have on hand, but don't want to spend hours entering them by hand. 2) Also the GPS responds kind of slow, its probably to blame on the iPhone hardware. 3) The max speed needs some sort of filtering, I have seen a max speed of 400 MPH when driving in town with the app in use. Overall I would have been happy to pay $10-15 for this app, since it has the functionality of $100 handheld GPS.
What an iPhone Application Should Be
By: JimmyBoyNH - Feb 22, 2009
This is an amazing and powerful, feature rich device. I am a hiker, runner, biker. This thing is the answer to my prayers. Full featured GPS. Share and view tracks in Google Maps and Google Earth. Geo-tagged photos. It is amazing that my phone can now do everything a GPS that costs hundreds of dollars can do - at $2.99??! Hey you critics out there, read that price tag - the decimal point is in the right place - Two Dollars and Ninety Nine cents!! A no-brainer. This thing rocks.
Always gets better!
By: rlridenour - Nov 5, 2009
I've had this application for almost as long as it's been out. I remember thinking that it was good, but I really needed the Military Grid Reference System. Recently, I was tagging along with some soldiers who were practicing on a land navigation course. I opened up MotionX and happily saw that the program had been updated to include MGRS. I tested it on a difficult land nav course and it was right on the money. The developers have never stopped improving their product; I highly recommend it.
By: Naughtilus - Feb 22, 2009
I bought this app sometime ago because it did what I wanted and knew they would put in satellite maps sooner or later. R3 did just that and it was perfect. Now the maps are gone. This is an absolute deal breaker. I hopethis is just a bug. Better be!
Update: it's most likely google wants a share of the sales. Come up with an upgrade version that integrates the maps. Integration with malsing maps would be brilliant!
By: DZL99 - Aug 30, 2009
This is the first time in a year of owning an iphone that I have written a review. I have tried 5 different gps navigation apps for iPhone. This one is better by leaps and bounds than any other. Contour maps are great. Each zoom level of each map has a scale legend, making is easy to quickly estimate distances whether you are on road or on foot. No other nav app offers this feature that I have seen.
MotionX staff is receptive to feedback. They regularly push out updates and new features.
BUY THIS APP before trying any other GPS app.
By: mole51 - 29-May-2009
Just used the app for the first time today on my bike and wow am I impressed!!! This is a MUST BUY APP!!!
Firstly, the interface is flawless. There are no hangs or glitches, and for £1.79 you can get so much more data on your routes than a top of the range Garmin! You can view your current location, see a compass (GPS compass - you must be moving for it to work. Also the GPS compass is accelorometer assisted, therefore is pretty accurate), see 3 different types of maps (with points of interest), current altitude (to the nearest 20ft) and so much more. As you progress on your route you can use the 'MotionX Stopwatch' which will show your average speed, max speed (I hit 36mph on the bike!), total distance etc. You can also set waypoints by just double tapping anywhere on the map, letting you see your waypoint bearing/distance, time to waypoint, ETA etc. You can also take Geotagged photos anywhere along the route which then get embedded into your route data.
Once you have finished your route you just tap Save and all the data is saved for review. The data is never deleted unless you choose to delete it, and any number of route data can be saved. There is one touch posting of your route data (speed, distance etc.), and a link to Google Maps showing your route, to Facebook and Twitter. You can also email up to 5 reciepents at once with all your route data (no Mail account is required on the iPhone, data goes through MotionX servers).
In terms of the data you get when you upload your route data, you get your speed, distance etc., start and finishing waypoints, and most importantly, a Google Earth file/a link to Google Maps which shows your route plotted on the map. The route data was so accurate you could actually see that i had travelled on both sides of the road! Any photos you took during the route are also uploaded.
One thing that is quite important however is the strengh of the GPS. If you live in ye olde England the GPS can be weak in some areas and, granted, the GPS signal was only lost once or twice during my bike ride (through woods and open areas). If the GPS signal is lost, but then regained, the app automatically adds the extra distance travelled, so there isnt really much of a loss.
Overall this app is truely brilliant and I recommend any keen Cyclist, Walker'ist, Driver'ist, Boater'ist etc. to get this app now!
By: formula stig - Aug 29, 2009
I've never felt the need to write a review for an App, but this is such a great addition to the iPhone. No other App integrates so many of the iPhone's strengths in to one package. Its ability to merge location with messaging, geo-tagging and tracking along with iPod features and phone calls just are quite brilliant. It doesn't replace a full-fledged stand-alone GPS for my needs, but when used in conjunction with other devices it is an excellent companion.
Alternate skins is a GREAT idea, gimme more!
By: moonjunio - Nov 4, 2009
8.0 - new skin, want more!
I checked out the daylight skin and it is definitely easier to read at a glance than the dark grey scheme they've had since day 1. Now, may I make a skin request pretty please :-) I would love something that looks a bit more slick and streamlined, really simplified. You know, like an Apple product, minimalist but bright, easy to read. Bigger buttons if possible, although I know there is a lot to cram in there...
An easier thing would be some alternate colors. Personally I like orange a lot, maybe a white/orange/brown scheme. That would be my vote anyway.
Great work and lets see some more skins!
7.2 review: IMPORT!!!
Awesome feature. I can import tracks and waypoints that I've downloaded from the internet, so I can actually follow trails and navigate to places that I've never been to before. Now we're talking! Just google up some gpx files, there's tons of stuff online. I imported the whole Appalachian trail, and a bundle of all the hot springs in California, just for starters. NICE!
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