Cairn offers live tracking, so you can share your adventure plan with loved ones, track or find spots with cell coverage for emergencies, and even download maps for offline use.
However, our favorite feature is that it’ll notify ‘safety contacts’ if you’re not to a specific destination in time or back from a hike. Cairn is a must-have app for any adventurists.
I have a love/hate relationship with onX, for a few reasons. I use onX Offroad the most which costs $30 per year, and I love everything it has to offer.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t give me access to the hunting and fishing app. It’s a separate yearly subscription, as each app has different features and limitations.
onX has free versions, but you’ll greatly benefit from paying for a subscription.
The hunting app has topographical maps with GPS nav, waypoints, and over 400 overlays for public/private land markings. It’s extremely useful, but if you want to offroad or go backpacking, you’ll need their other app.