If you've ever been a tourist in a foreign city, you know there's always limited time to wander around and catch sights of the most important landmarks. Plus, getting around is difficult and time-consuming, even with additional maps - printed or smartphone-d. But what if you followed paths and tracks that other tourists created earlier? This is one way that Track Kit, a new website/iOS app from Lifeware Solutions, may prove useful.
Track Kit enables monitoring of any kind of walks, hikes, navigation, boating, hunting and generally any experience that involves going around and sharing your itineraries with your friends. Track Kit allows images being added to illustrate travelling experience, and social media is integrated with shares on Facebook or Twitter. It also incorporates metrics which are generally familiar to health apps and also acts as a tech compass - speed measurement or range finder tools. Travelers are tracked using Google Maps
What may be the "secret sauce" in Track Kit is the possibility to not only see previous tracks of users, but also follow itineraries in real time - which in turn may prove to be a little costly in terms of data usage or battery drain. Nonetheless, it could be a real time-saver for people looking to get the most out of their walks on previously uncharted territory.