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Peak Scanner app (review)

May 3, 2013

If you like my Hill Lists app for tracking your Munros … etc, you might like to try out a relatively new app call Peak Scanner. It uses the same hills database as Hill Lists, and it lets you use your device’s GPS and compass to see what hills you can see around you. Works pretty well on my iPhone 5 and its definitely worth the £1.49 it costs. It is available on iTunes now.

BTW, their icon (not the screenshot below) is a photo of Mt Taranaki (also known as Mt Egmont) in New Zealand’s North Island. I climbed that in more or less the same conditions in about 1990!

Screenshot …

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  1. June 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Gordon, the database we use for app in the UK is http://hills-database.co.uk so should cover all of Scotland. Please let me know if you’re having any issues though and we’ll do our best to fix. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook (www.peakscanner.com).

    All the best,
    Sarah

  2. Gordon
    May 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Hi bought the app, looks good although living in Scotland it’s not so good. Are you aware if there is going to be a ‘Scottish ‘ section added soon.
    If not perhaps mentioning that it is not UK wide might be a help.
    I hope Scotland can be added because as I said the app looks great.
    Thanks
    All the best
    Gordon

    • May 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Gordon, you would have to ask the developers, however it works fine for me in Scotland, and I know they have loads of hills in their app.

      • Gordon
        May 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm

        Graham thanks for your reply. I had pointed my phone dead on Ben Lomond and it was not on the screen. Possibly it is a tad more than the 40km limit so I might be a bit hasty. I will be in the Arrochar area over the weekend and will give it another go. The furthest hill I can get from Glasgow airport is Conic hill.
        I had thought Scotland was not included in the app was because it was not tickable in the settings.
        If it works as you mention it will be an excellent ap. looking forward to giving it a proper try.
        Thanks again
        Gordon

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