What is it about?
ORTOVOX ALPINE TOURING APP
App Store Description
ORTOVOX ALPINE TOURING APP
Jam-packed with countless Alpine tours, topographical maps and lots of tools, the ORTOVOX ALPINE TOURING APP is one of the most successful mountain sports apps of all time!
The basis for the app is a zoomable, topographic outdoor map to a scale of 1:25000. The map is available both online and offline, and is presented differently for the Alpine region according to the season. It includes all lifts and slopes, as well as a slope gradient indicator. All slope sections with a gradient over 30° are marked in red. The maps can be used anywhere in the German, Austrian, and South Tyrolean Alpine regions for determining position and for orientation during tours.
As cell coverage in the mountains is not always sufficient, all topographical maps can be saved for offline use and so can be used without relying on cell coverage! The app’s crowning feature is the large and ever-growing database of tours. You can select thousands of ski, snowboard, walking, bike and Alpine tours, as well as freeride descents or via ferratas according to the widest criteria:
– Alphabetical listing
– Listing according to distance
– Filtered by sport
– Location search
– Rank: According to tour value
– Demand: Tours can be sorted according to path, difficulty or length
The tour descriptions provide you with all kinds of interesting facts, including height profiles. You can use the tour planner at ortovox.com from the comfort of your own home, to follow the descents along routes with the mouse, set waypoints, add to descriptions and upload images. Once you’ve saved and published the tour it will appear in the ORTOVOX ALPINE TOURING APP (community registration necessary).
You can also use similar functions in the app. In the topographical maps you can set waypoints and view the live height profile for your planned tour. It is even possible to track your tours! The readout gives you information on completed routes, height and duration of an expedition. For the highest possible safety, it is possible to access key data from the avalanche status report, upload it and use it on location to analyze risk. By inputting the warning level, slope angle and slope aspect, you can get a safety recommendation based on the data from the DAV Snowcard. It’s up to you, however, to decide whether to take on a slope or not!
In emergency situations the emergency alarm function can be used to connect to a rescue center, with your current position displayed on-screen.
Also on board: With the summit finder you can access a live image on your iPhone showing all surrounding summits.
Anyone who wants to improve their knowledge concerning avalanches can do so with the aid of the Safety Academy Lab from ORTOVOX. ORTOVOX stands for mountain sports – mountains are our passion. We’re in the mountains 365 days a year, collecting ideas for new products or simply enjoying our sport! If you have ideas or suggestions for improvements for the app or our products, we’d love to receive a message from you: [email protected]
Warning: High roaming costs are possible when using the app abroad. Using the app in the background with GPS activated can drastically reduce battery life!
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