Good news for everyone who is taking a ‘snow day’ to walk off the Christmas indulgence. The ViewRanger ‘off road sat nav’ software offers fast map refresh and can be installed on a slim smartphone, removing the need for a weighty dedicated device.
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A robust ‘off road sat nav’ – used by outdoor enthusiasts and professionals alike – is now available ready installed on the latest Nokia 5800 high speed, touchscreen mobile phone so it is ready for use and can be operated without taking off your gloves.
“Professionals such as Search and Rescue Teams have found ViewRanger robust in field operations and like the fact they only need to carry one versatile device – their mobile phone,” explains Craig Wareham of Augmentra, the company behind ViewRanger.
“They also mentioned how using a phone with an easy-to-grip stylus makes it easy to use the ViewRanger functionality even when wearing gloves, so we decided to offer the software ready installed in the Nokia 5800 to our other customers. The large screen provides a clear, sharp display, and it has advanced microprocessors that guarantee fast map refresh and searching – reducing both the wait and weight!”
ViewRanger turns the Nokia 5800, or any other S60 Smartphone, into a fully-featured trail navigation system with Ordnance Survey mapping. You can plan routes directly onto its digital OS maps, or discover and download annotated trail guides from the ViewRanger route library. The built-in sports computer will tell you how far you’ve walked, how long you’ve been out, and give details of speed, pace, heading and altitude.
“The unique BuddyBeacon is a particularly popular feature in these arctic conditions,” says Craig. “It lets people at home see exactly where you are while you’re out, and raise the alarm if you don’t return when agreed. You can also use it to keep tabs on other members of your party if you split up.”
If the landscape is obscured by a snowy blanket, ViewRanger’s 3D Panoramic view will provide a labelled virtual vista, enabling simple identification of hills, villages, lakes, and other points of interest, even at a distance. The software integrates with the phone’s camera to geo-tag your photos, and show exactly where you were in ‘the big freeze of 2010’.
The ViewRanger Great Britain Handset bundle includes digital Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 scale mapping of Great Britain with ViewRanger software, pre-installed on a Nokia 5800 touchscreen phone (provided without SIM card), plus a Krusell Classic leather case, and costs just £340.
ViewRanger self-select mapping for a range of European and international territories from £20.
About Augmentra Ltd www.viewranger.com
Augmentra is a specialist in location-based mapping, navigation and information software applications for mobile phones. It delivers innovative solutions that exploit the potential offered by the convergence of mobile phone, imaging and GPS technologies. It is focussed on the outdoor activity, leisure and travel markets.
Augmentra is partnered with a range of national mapping agencies and content publishers covering territories across the globe.
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Outdooractive is the world’s leading digital platform for outdoor adventure, a virtual home for all outdoor enthusiasts. With our solutions we support people in living an active lifestyle. We encourage them to explore the great outdoors and inspire moments of connection in nature. In late 2019, Outdooractive acquired Cambridge-based ViewRanger, who had built a profitable business delivering an outdoor navigation app to a worldwide community of active consumers.