ViewRanger Showcases New Watch App During Apple Keynote

Author:
Updated:
Original:
ViewRanger-AppleWatchKeynote-HikingApp

ViewRanger, the leading outdoors discovery app, today shared the stage with Apple to launch the new Apple Watch Series 2 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

ViewRanger’s head of design, Hannah Catmur, was invited on stage by Apple chief operating officer Jeff Williams. Catmur demonstrated how the new ViewRanger app helps hikers find trails, navigate, and explore the outdoors using Apple Watch Series 2. ViewRanger is the first hiking app to use the new built-in GPS feature on Apple Watch Series 2.

Attendees of the event, plus a live online audience of millions of people around the world, were taken on a virtual hiking tour of Four Mile Trail in the Yosemite National Park, with ViewRanger providing turn-by-turn directions and highlighting key route features such as viewpoints and waterfalls.

ViewRanger has completely redesigned its watch app to take advantage of the improved capabilities of Apple Watch Series 2. It uses the GPS within the watch to pinpoint the wearer’s exact location, allowing them to navigate with the watch independently of the iPhone. Users get a discreet tap on the wrist when it's time to make a turn, or when they reach interesting points. The ViewRanger app for Apple Watch Series 2 works with Apple Health, so personal activity rings fill up as users hike and walk.

“With a quick glance at the watch, ViewRanger users can see their GPS location on detailed maps, access route descriptions, and learn interesting facts about the landscape around them,” said Craig Wareham, ViewRanger co-founder and CEO.

In combination with the cutting-edge technology of the new Apple Watch Series 2, ViewRanger delivers hands-free route navigation directly to outdoor enthusiasts without the need to pull out their iPhones. Plus, the new watch will instantly link into ViewRanger’s time-tested mapping technology and active outdoor community.

“This new watch app is the latest in a line of innovations that ViewRanger has brought to the outdoors market – and we’re not finished yet,” Wareham added. “Our team is currently completing our breakthrough augmented reality technology that will allow people to explore the world like never before.”

ViewRanger works offline without mobile or data signals, making it the ideal app for anyone exploring the outdoors using Apple’s new devices.

Download the app

Download the free ViewRanger app from the Apple App Store. The new ViewRanger app for Apple Watch Series 2 will be available as an upcoming update. Learn more at: www.viewranger.com

About ViewRanger

ViewRanger is the outdoor discovery app, helping active people worldwide to plan, navigate, record and share their adventures. ViewRanger contains hundreds of thousands of downloadable route guides, provides free maps for the whole world, delivers powerful GPS navigation features and allows users to record tracks and view live trip stats. The app also works offline without phone or data signals anywhere in the world.

More than 600 partners, such as Julia Bradbury’s The Outdoor Guide, National Park Authorities, official tourism bodies and travel writers, use the app to publish their route content to a ViewRanger’s global audience. ViewRanger is used and trusted by more than 200 search and rescue teams across Europe, US, and Canada.

Learn more atwww.viewranger.com

Images and Media Kit : http://bit.ly/ViewRangerMediaKit

Related

74ee5273-901b-4c65-b3b1-dba81fdcdf87

ViewRanger Launches First Hiking App for Apple Watch Series 2: Detailed trail guides delivered to the wrist of outdoor enthusiasts

(November 23, 2016) – ViewRanger, a leading developer in outdoor GPS and augmented reality, today launched the first hiking app for Apple Watch Series 2, available to download from the App Store now. First unveiled and demonstrated live on stage during Apple’s keynote in ...read more

Unknown

Top Digital Publishers Honored at ViewRanger Awards

Media Contact:Cory Lowe, Backbone Media Cory.Lowe@BackboneMedia.net (970) 963 - 4873 ext. 127 ViewRanger, the outdoor discovery app, has announced winners from four countries at its inaugural Top Publisher Awards event in London. Two of the UK’s most popular National Parks, TV ...read more

ce8901bb-1473-4682-bdaf-b1f10b5568c5

Augmented Reality Goes Outside: ViewRanger Adds Skyline to its GPS App

ViewRanger, the outdoor discovery app, today launches Skyline, a stunning new way to explore the outdoors with augmented reality. This revolutionary technology brings maps to life by using the camera on your phone or tablet to annotate and interact with the landscape around you. ...read more

ViewRanger Partners with Backbone Media to Launch Updates to Mapping App

Contact: Bryn Kelley, Backbone Media Bryn.Kelley@Backbonemedia.net CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom (August 2, 2016) – ViewRanger, a global, digital outdoor guide, mapping and navigation app, is pleased to announce its partnership with Backbone Media as its U.S.-based public relations ...read more

Image placeholder title

Suunto unveils the Spartan Sport Wrist HR GPS watch

HELSINKI (Jan. 5, 2017) — Suunto unveils today the Spartan Sport Wrist HR, Suunto’s first GPS sports watch with optical heart rate measurement for multisport racing and training. To provide its customers the strongest solution available, Suunto partnered with U.S.-based ...read more

Camber Outdoors Announces Donna Carpenter, CEO of Burton Snowboards, as Featured Speaker at Thought-Leadership Keynote and Awards at Interbike 2016

Camber Outdoors (formerly OIWC) is pleased to announce Donna Carpenter, CEO of Burton Snowboards, as the featured speaker at Camber Outdoors’ Thought-Leadership Keynote at Interbike on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay, South Pacific C/D ...read more

Image placeholder title

CES 2017: ViewRanger announces partnership with CASIO for new outdoor smartwatch

(January 5, 2017) -- ViewRanger, the outdoor discovery app, today announced its latest partnership with tech giant CASIO at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. ViewRanger revealed at CES that it will be pre-installed on CASIO’s new PRO TREK Smart watch, reinforcing ...read more

Camber Outdoors (formerly OIWC) Announces Rose Marcario, CEO and President of Patagonia, as its Thought-Leader Keynote Speaker at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

BOULDER, Colo. – November 10, 2016– Camber Outdoors (formerly OIWC) is pleased to announce Rose Marcario, CEO and President of Patagonia, as the featured speaker at Camber Outdoors Thought-Leader Keynote at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 7 to 9 ...read more

MS Snews Photo

Mountainsmith Partners with Chris Burkard on New Line of Adventure Photography Packs

(Golden, CO) - Mountainsmith—craftsmen of iconic backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear—is excited to announce the launch of their new line of adventure camera packs designed in collaboration with legendary outdoor lifestyle photographer Chris Burkard. The ...read more