Product Preview: Trimble Outdoors App

posted on June 23, 2016
trimble.jpg

Trimble has been on the forefront of GPS technology and innovation since the late 1970s. Beyond government contracts, the company is invested in the commercial market under the Trimble Outdoors banner, offering mapping software tailored to outdoor adventure. Trimble Outdoors has smartly merged its program with GPS-enabled mobile devices in the form of an app for both Android and iOS users, limiting the need for a stand-alone GPS device.

Once signed up and logged onto the website via a computer, the user can plan and create the adventure of a lifetime. Mobile service is not required for use; subscribers can simply send a prepared map to their GPS-enabled devices from a computer using the company’s website. 

Enhanced map layers, such as street maps, satellite views, aerial views, topography maps and even state and private land boundaries, are all included with its Elite membership for $40 annually. Compared to the cost of other mapping and GPS software and devices, it’s a fair deal.

Learning any software takes some getting used to, and of course, requires a bit of trial and error to learn the paces involved with map designing, but the company’s tutorial page helps remove the guesswork. During testing, the app’s GPS accuracy landed within an average of 15 ft. in urban areas and 25 ft. in the thick mountainous terrain of the East—not too bad considering I was using my phone rather than a dedicated device. Using the private land boundary map layer was especially useful for posting property boundaries and finding hidden property markers.

The free version of the app is a useful tool, though a paid subscription unlocks all of what the company has to offer. Trimble Outdoors offers a seven-day free Elite trial—no credit card required—so that prospective buyers can begin planning their next adventure right away. Contact: Trimble Outdoors LTD.; trimbleoutdoors.com.

Latest

Eotech Launches Anti
Eotech Launches Anti

EOTech Launches Anti-Counterfeit Measures

EOTech has launched a campaign targeting those who create and sell illegal copies of its military sighting systems.

The .405 Winchester: History and Performance

Now largely a forgotten footnote in cartridge development, the .405 Winchester was once the most powerful rimmed cartridge capable of use in a lever-action rifle and was a favorite of Theodore Roosevelt.

Colt Mustang .380 ACP: The Pocket-Size 1911

Based off the classic 1911 design, the small Colt Mustang chambered in .380 ACP is easily concealable and shares the same classic look in its tiny frame.

NRA Reschedules The Annual Members' Meeting

The NRA has rescheduled its Annual Members' Meeting to occur on Oct. 2, 2021 in Charlotte, NC.

The Men And Guns Of D-Day: 101st Airborne Division

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television "The Men And Guns Of D-Day" to learn more about the men of the 101st Airborne Division, their stories and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."

Pat Garrett's Pistol Sells for Highest Price in History

The Colt Single Action Army revolver used by Pat Garrett to kill Billy The Kid sold at auction from Bonhams for more than $6 million dollars, in what is probably the highest price ever paid for a civilian firearm.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.