I was recently contacted to try out an app called Spyglass (cool name, right?). Last month I was outdoors more than I was online (always a good thing) so I got to try it out in a bunch of different settings. Here is my official review…
Spyglass is an impressive app with a bevy of features. So many, in fact, that after hiking in Washington, boating in Michigan, and several flights in between, I still am discovering new ways to use Spyglass!
I really enjoy the heads up display (HUD) and with altimeter. It easily allows for elevation calculations. Another great feature is the bearing feedback. Know which direction you need to head but need to detour? Simply press the bearing option on your desired heading when starting out and Spyglass will provide bearing feedback relative to your position during your trek.
Another very neat little option on Spyglass is the screen shot feature. A small icon on the HUD allows you to snap as many pics of your screen as you need. The background is whatever you’re looking at in real time and the HUD has all the data you need. Combine this with the location and destination saving options and you have a sophisticated mapping tool that would definitely come in handy for hunting sites, climbing locations, and anything else you want to do outdoors.
Spyglass is a great app for outdoorsmen who like, or need, in-depth location and destination data. The features and customization options ensure this is one app that you can really make your own and use for the long-haul.
Final verdict: worth it.