Android Quick App - Trimble Outdoors


Now that the warmer weather has finally rolled in, many more days are spent outdoors, doing the things we all have grown to love. Sometimes finding a new spot to fish, a new trail to ride, or a new area to swim can be a little difficult if you are unfamiliar with the area you are in. If you are an outdoors person, and love to put your technology to work to help you find new things to do, Trimble Outdoors is the perfect application for you. Take a peek after the jump to see what this application can offer.

How many times have you woke up to a beautiful day, thought to yourself that you want to be out there enjoying it, but then realized you were tired of doing the same old things and wish you could find something new to do? Often times I have found myself in the same scenario, wishing I could figure out more to do with my outdoor side, and then I found Trimble Outdoors. With a price point of $9.99 I was a little skeptical at first, but after downloading and installing, I decided the price is well-deserved. Upon loading the application you are presented with a home screen that breaks down all your outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, fishing, running, hunting, flying and many more. Once a category is selected, it will bring you into a GPS overview of the area you are in so you can see what is around you, to find that new trail,  lake or walking path. This will also begin a new trip for you, so you can keep track of some stats like how far you have gone, the overall time you have been doing the particular event, how far until your next destination, if one has been selected and then you are able to see a chart of the change in elevation during your trip. 



Once finished with a particular trip, or activity you are presented with an option to save the trip. Sure, this may seem like a small feature, but all of your trips are then stored so you are able to go back and view them, making it easy to see what you have done for the day, week or even longer. In the menu you are able to search online for various activities, which will then populate a list of places which are related to that topic so you have new areas to explore. In the help section you will find a tutorial, some quick tips as well as online help, which is very convenient for those who like to know they have full support at any time. Overall, the Trimble Outdoors application is rather basic in presentation, which helps you utilize the features easily on the go while motivating you to continue to pursue various outdoor activities. Be sure to check it out in the Market, and grab yourself a copy!



Jared DiPane
Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.