Network operator Alltel Wireless has launched its Trimble Outdoors application that enables customers to use advanced GPS features on their mobile phones during outdoor activities.
The Trimble Outdoors application turns a wide range of Alltel GPS-enabled handsets into flexible, off-road navigation and journaling tool for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, hunting and other outdoor activities.
The application, available for a daily rate of $1.99, enables customers to review and plan trips online. It also enhances user safety and navigation by sending trekking routes, maps and waypoints wirelessly to the phone for use as a guide during trips.
Customers can track their current and previous routes with a GPS bread crumb trail, mark and edit waypoints during their journey, and utilize a built-in digital compass to display co-ordinates, speed and heading. Maps generated by Trimble Outdoors can be accessed in topographic, street and aerial views.