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Iphone apps for off piste and randonee

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Can I pick the Snowheads' hive brain ?
What mapping-type apps do you find most useful when off piste or for route planning in the Alps ?
What's indispensable, what's "nice to have" ?
Googling this has just confused me so over to you guys - all advice/links gratefully received.
And yes, sure, mobile phones are no substitute for training/experience/map/compass/dedicated gps etc etc but accepting all the usual provisos what's best to have on your phone ?
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
FatMap is useful.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
You can have offline maps with googlemaps.

Slopes app also does some stuff like recording your route & having 3d maps
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+1 for FatMap
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
FATMAP is very good for planning. Knowing where you are and knowing where you’ve been. It’s got some good safety features and is also like a really good guide book. Looks great too.
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iphigenie for french mapping. Indispensable? Almost...
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Unfortunately Fatmap can't seem to open without crashing on my ancient ipad and it's a bit difficult to assess on my phone screen . Why do you find it so useful exactly ?
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@gvj, Route planning. I'd advise against taking youre ipad, could be a bit bulky on the mountain wink

Or use a 1:25,000 scale map? It worked for many years before Fatmap etc.....I use both, Fatmap largely for interst sake on dark evenings amusement, and zoom right in (if available), then 1:25000 map for looking at detailed terrain before setting off on my trip.....that said i'm not doing much ups mostly downs and never alone. Fatmap really good but not a map replacement by any means.
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It has useful overlays of things like terrain steepness on top of 3D satellite imagery. Good for visualising off-piste routes that you might be thinking about, making sure you can exit back to where you want to, no nasty surprises like dense forest, etc. Not something that I would rely on fully in terrain I was completely new to, which a proper topo map (on screen or in paper) would seem to be the best if you are planning touring routes.
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Topo GPS is pretty handy as a 1:25,000 scale map on your phone and nowhere near as graphic hungry as Fatmap. You can trace routes mark way points etc + as long you have a signal you know where you are on the map. You buy the sections you need, and much of Europe is covered. In France it uses IGN maps, in the UK Ordnance Survey.
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Nice to have is Relive. Here's one of a hike I did, but it's good fun to watch/relive your day on skis too.

https://www.relive.cc/view/1689051744
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On a side topic, iPhones turn off way quicker than Samsung phones in the cold in my experience. Apparently its do to with battery temperature protection. I found iPhone pretty useless S7 lasts all day.
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
I would not rely on any thing battery powered as my sole source of information off piste or touring. I use an app as an amusement, and have even carried a battery recharger. But in the cold, anything can happen to battery driven gadgets. Map and compass and know how to use them.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Neither would I
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
You could try ViewRanger with European mapping at 1:25,000
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