Account Settings: If you have an existing backpacker.com account you can login, or register for a new account. All your private and public trips are saved to the Backpacker Cloud so you can access them at backpacker.com or in the GPS Trails app.
GPS Settings: Pick your coordinate format, preferred map datum and compass settings. We suggest that you match your GPS coordinate format and map datum with the paper map you are using in the field (see the map’s key for details).
Track Settings: Arrival radius prompts you when you have arrived to a waypoint or track that you are navigating to. Track distance tells GPS Trails how detailed of a track you want to collect. Warning: The more detailed the track the better the app can calculate trip distances. However, detailed tracks require more GPS checks which can affect battery usage. For reference, Backpacker editors collect track points every 52 feet while on assignment.
Map Settings: You can tell the phone how many offline maps to save here. The number of map tiles you can save will depend how much space is available on your iPhone or on your Android’s external memory card.