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MotionX GPS

by MotionX™

(20 user ratings)


Download size: 53.91MB
Version: 24.3
Released: 2008-12-17
For ages: 4+


#1 About.com Winner: Best Outdoor App

#1 iPhone app, Backpacker Magazine

- ComputerWorld

"The software you need!"
- Navigadget

"My favorite when I go hiking"
- Washington Post

"Favorite, hands down"
- Mac Observer


▶ The #1 multi-sport GPS app for the iPhone

▶ Great for hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, running, sailing, flying, navigating, geocaching, and more

▶ Over 5 million users, top rated around the world

▶ Most accurate iPhone GPS

▶ Best map selection: choose from 14 different sources including road, terrain, satellite, and marine map types

▶ Free map downloads worldwide! Including OpenStreetMap, terrain maps, and NOAA marine charts

▶ Unlimited map downloading for use offline

▶ Save up to 300 GPS tracks & 2500 waypoints

▶ Live Position Updates: optionally share your position automatically in real-time with others you choose

▶ Optimized for use with the Apple Watch

▶ Advanced interactive stopwatch with voice coaching

▶ Supports DMS, DM, D, MGRS, UTM, and OSGB grid systems

▶ Record GPS tracks and waypoints, follow saved or imported routes, import and export GPX files, and much more


Continued use of any GPS service running in the background can significantly decrease battery life.

MotionX is committed to constant improvement. We listen to our users and continuously add the most requested features. Thank you for the feedback!
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Customer Reviews
Clunky and unintuitive

App UI is buggy. Street names are incorrect at times and no way to correct this. Unintuitive commands. I should not have to acquire a degree to use this. Deleted.

Great GPS App

This is a very versatile easy to use app. It is well worth the money.

Great for walking and listening to tunes

The best thing about this app is that it will run in the background while you listen to your tunes and walk. It keeps track of all your info while allowing you to run other apps. I love listening to my tunes while I walk and this app allows it with ease.

Sharing Tracks

I’ve had the application for years and really like it it’s my favorite. But recently I’m on able to share tracks. When trying to share the track message state unable to share go to settings. In settings it’s set up correctly but it will not share the track.

Love It

We keep track of our walks in the evening. Have plans to use this app for all kinds of things.

Great but...

Loved this app for years. Just wish they’d make a version for the Apple Watch. It’d easily buy be the best in class. U

Can not share a location

You just fixed the app from crashing when I selected someone from my contacts. But now get a message that says “share failed. Please check your share settings under setup->share to ensure it is properly setup”

Best in class, ANY class!

I’ve used MotionX-GPS for years on many different Apple devices and it has almost always done exactly what I expect it to. You can import and export to just about anything. BTW, when I say I use it, my dog and I have hiked 962 miles in the last 18 months with added difficulty of 42000 feet of elevation change in the last 10 months. It’s awesome, updated and dependable. Just like my almost 14 year-old Irish Setter!

Great App!

I've used this app for years to record 4x4 off-road trails and it has worked great. Friends enjoy receiving a copy of our trail records too.

Great app!

I've tried over a dozen different bicycling apps and this is my favorite so far. It's laid out well and very easy to use!

My constant hiking buddy

Great app. Very functional. Friendly interface. Lots of preferences. I take it with me on every hike; I love keeping a catalog of my hikes with pictures and related information. Great investment.

Works great for me. Lots of cool data collected.

Great app! thank you!

Love it!

Works well. Notifications are set up nicely.

Best app for navigation and tracking out there

I've used many over the years and now I have the best app for back country navigation

No good for serious outdoors

No true topographic maps showing townships and sections, only offline maps are very weak and no offline satellite option. Can I get my money back?

Love this app

Great app. Simple to use!

Great for hiking. Horrible for searching.

F this app for wasting 40 minutes searching for a well known hot spring. If the trail is listed in the map, you should be able to search it. Waste of time app if you are using it to easily find trailheads. Horrible lat/lon "search"

Privacy Concern

I've had this app for years like many other reviewers and I've always really liked it. For walking, for hiking, for biking. What I do not like is the location services setting. You have to allow the app to access your location always or never. I do not like apps that track your location even when you are not using the app. Most apps have the option to allow location sharing "when using the app" which seems much more respectful of the users privacy. As a result of the MotionX GPS settings I use this app a lot less then I used to because every time I'm not using it I shut down location sharing in the privacy settings which I then have to re-enable when I do want to use the app. If this one feature were changed I'd definitely rate the app 5 stars.

Nice Design

Testing soon. Good support request response.

[] READ to BOOST []

This is a must have app for those who have a BOOSTED BOARD! Imagine boosting and getting audio feedback of time boosting, mileage boosted, distance from boost start, and boost avg. speed! Yeah it's like that (Mic drop and cut throat gesture)! Drop them dead presidents and get your Boost on!

Working outs with smarts

This is one of the best apps I've found for walking, hiking and biking. Strongly recommend it. ms


Excelente aplicación

Great for biking.

I mostly use Motion X for road biking. Love the data collection that gives me a clear idea of my ride. I've been using it for about 5 years.

Great app.

I have been using for years, from the first version. It has gotten steadily better. I have never had it fail on 8 or 9 hour hikes, on bike rides or on cross country drives. I have iphone and ipad versions and highly recommend both.

Awesome App - Thank You

Best one for tracking and training and updating friends!

Amazing functionality and infinitely useful

I don't use this app often, but when I do, I'm amazed by the functionality. I've been on long distance endurance events and used the app to report my team's location on Twitter at regular intervals. I've used it in a pinch when in the woods and needed to know my current whereabouts. I've uploaded tracks from Google Earth which outline property that I wanted to explore. The outline appears as a boundary on the display which easily coordinates with my current position. I could go on and on. The price for the app is a bargain for the functionality. I recommend this without reservation.


I have used this app for years and love it. The newest version offers so much for the exercise enthusiast.

Long tracks cause app to fail

Not long ago I had a track that lasted nearly 7 hours. Any attempt to save it caused the app to freeze and heat up my phone. Any attempt to reset the track so I could start another caused the app to freeze and heat up my phone. Contacting support led to no helpful means of saving that epic day of adventure. Even the latest update didn't help. The only thing that helped was to delete the app then reinstall it. So beware that if you have a long trek (at least more than 6 hours) somewhere - it will hose the app.


Love using it

It's good

Big like

Love this app

This is applicable in so many ways, I cannot even begin to describe. I use it when I walk daily, when we travel

Amazing app!

I backpack and hike year round, and I'd go so far as to say this app is the 11th essential. Not only is it extremely helpful to be able to track your progress and send updates, this app has helped me find my route in unexpected whiteout conditions!

Best GPS app for backpacking

I've used this app since it was first released and it keeps getting better. Have a history of all my trips. Family and friends love to see the trips.

I would give 100 + stars if I could

I ride frequently and sometimes ride alone. My husband loves the feature where he can get updates on my location while I'm on a ride. Provides useful data such as total distance, average speed, and altitude change. Also love the summary feature where I can easily see the total miles I've ridden. Can't say enough good things about this app.

Great Hiking app with Apple watch support.

Thanks for fixing Apple watch 2 issues. Love this app.

Apple Watch

I first could not get this to work on my watch, it's sense been fixed but... I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by the quick response and concern by them for my initial review. If this continues to work with my watch it will be great. I does seem to work off the iPhone gps and not use the watch gps. I will have to look into this more. As of the fix though it's fine.


I've had this app for years and a recent update also triggered a $1.99 charge!!! What gives?


Been waiting anxiously for this update. Working fine. Thanks for updating the best tracking program around.

Yes, an update!!!

Glad to see this app is alive! It is by far my favorite track recorder and follower for my motorcycle adventures. I hope they continue to work on it. Perhaps a donation page would allow all of us to keep it going. Thank you for a great app!

Amazing application

Works flawlessly absolutely worth every cent


Love it so far. I'll give more feedback as I use it.

Persistent Bug

I once Loved this app. I used it to record and view all my cycling and hiking treks and it functioned flawlessly. So many great features! Unfortunately, they introduced a bug a couple years ago which I pointed out to them but they refuse to fix: the auto-pause doesn't work. Tracking is supposed to pause any time it senses a lack of movement (according to the app), but it simply doesn't work unless it senses movement first. So when you start a track it starts tracking time even though you're standing still, putting the phone away and your pack back on, adjusting things, etc. This in turn makes speed readings inaccurate.

Awesome app !!!

Absolutely amazing app… I've used it all across the world from the Yucutan to Southeast Asia and it has worked flawlessly… I WOULD PAY EXTRA TO BE ABLE TO RECORD MORE THAN 300 TRACKS!!! (I keep on having to delete some to add more) I love this app… I can't believe it included hiking trails in Cambodia that only the locals know of... awesome!!!


Awesomeness Thank you! For the update.

Finally an update! Love this App!!!

After all these years. This is the best app I have ever purchased. It's fantastic! Hiked the Appalachian trial in GA with this app by my side. Never leave home without it. Thanks for making a totally useful product guys!!! 😍


Have used backpacking and mountain biking extensively throughout the United States. Fantastic app. Easy to use.

Mostly Awesome

At times it doesn't record my mileage when I ride in the same place it's recorded before but in general it's very accurate and fun to use. However, every time I turn it on it gives me "warning" that the background app refresh has to be on and it always is, but I feel I have to check anyway. I wish it would tell me ONLY when it's not on.

Where's my trails?

You can't access or download trail maps without paying an extra $4.99

Love it

I use this app for sailing and navigating, hiking, jogging, and biking.

Needs long awaited update

Doesn't work with latest watchOS. Still a great app and have found it to be the most accurate, great for runs, hikes, golf (while walking), but this app could be so much better if developer would have stuck with it. PLEASE UPDATE APP!!