16 Awesome Outdoor & Fitness Apps for iPhone & iPad

April 14, 2012

We’ve compiled a list of awesome apps for all you fitness enthusiasts that enjoy the outdoors. We included everything from finding the nearest hiking trail to getting the latest surf report. Check out our list and let us know what’s your favorite way to get your exercise on our Facebook page!

MapMyFITNESS - for iPhone

  • Real-time tracking of your outdoor fitness activities
  • Voice feedback detailing distance, pace or speed information
  • Manual entry of your indoor workouts
  • ANT+ support can monitor your heart rate and track results over time.
View on iTunes

TrailBehind - for iPhone

  • Find trails and campgrounds near you
  • Trails for hiking, biking and mountain climbing
  • General info from Wikipedia included
View on iTunes

Gaia GPS - for iPhone & iPad

  • GPS that works when you don’t have a cell signal
  • Download unlimited maps for offline viewing
  • Topographical and road maps available
  • Track recording and easily export records of your journey
View on iTunes

The Great Outdoors - for iPhone

  • Find campsites anywhere in the US
  • Use current location or search for specific locations
  • Search by specific requirements such as site type, water and sewage hookups, electricity hookups, waterfront spot and more
  • See full details about the site, as well as warnings and alerts
View on iTunes

Camp and Tent - for iPhone & iPad

  • Find campgrounds that accept tents from BLM camping to National Parks
  • Over 14,000 campgrounds
  • Outdoor supply store listings included
  • Data is stored on your phone while the app uses GPS so campground info is viewable offline
View on iTunes

Camp & Hike Checklist - for iPhone & iPad

  • Checklists to help you prepare for camping and hiking trips
  • Items from Master Lists can be selected to create smaller Trip Lists
  • Create your own Personal Lists
  • Checklists can be emailed or sent to other devices via Bluetooth
View on iTunes

Peaks - for iPhone

  • Augmented reality app shows you mountain names and heights
  • Works offline
  • Capture an augmented photo with mountain names and save for emailing later
  • Twitter integration
View on iTunes

Geocaching - for iPhone

  • Geocaching is a real world treasure hunting game
  • Real-time database of 1.5 million  geocaches worldwide
  • Visual indications of Premium, Inactive and Found geocaches
  • Take photos and submit them with geocache logs
View on iTunes

Bike Maps - for iPhone & iPad

  • Offline access to over 400 bike maps across the US
  • For urban and rural bike trails
  • Download unlimited maps
  • New maps added constantly
View on iTunes

RiverGuide For Kayakers - for iPhone

  • Real-time streamflow gauges throughout the US
  • For kayakers, rafters, or canoeists
  • Know the cubic feet per second, the relative river level and river height
View on iTunes

Surfline - for iPhone

  • Surf reports for thousands of locations worldwide
  • Know surf height, wind speed and direction, tides, current weather, sunrise and sunset times, best condition and map location
  • Cam still image updated every 10 minutes for free users, live streaming for Premium Members
  • 2-day forecast for free users, 5-day forecasts for Premium Members
View on iTunes

Nike Training Club - for iPhone

  • Get 85 custom-built workouts
  • Full body workouts for 30 to 45 minutes and 130 drills
  • Detailed instructions and audio support
  • Video demonstrations for every drill
  • Workout rewards unlock exclusive workouts from celebrities and professional athletes
View on iTunes

BeatBurn Treadmill/Outdoor Trainer - for iPhone

  • Changes the beat of your iPod music to match your pace
  • Includes 24 tracks of high-energy music
  • Voice guidance to help motivate during workouts
  • Fill out your profile and the app will design a custom program which progresses every day
View on iTunes

Cycle Tracker Pro - for iPhone

  • Track your route, speed and distance as you cycle
  • Choose from interval training, distance/time based goal or race against your previous times
  • Add playlist or podcasts from your iPod
  • Post workouts on Twitter, Facebook or send via email
  • Share images with built-in camera feature
View on iTunes

Tribesports - for iPhone

  • A social sports app
  • Over 12,000 sports, health, fitness and nutrition challenges to keep you motivated to reach your goals
  • Find people that share your sports interests and see their activity
  • Share training updates, challenge activities and photos
  • Chat with like-minded people
View on iTunes

Active.com - for iPhone

  • Find activities near you from Active.com
  • Register for races or events
  • Access thousands of articles from the site
  • Share via email, Facebook and Twitter
View on iTunes

Image Credit: Fit Approach

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