Trimble Outdoor’s fitness app for Android, AllSport GPS, has undergone a big update, including a lot of new features and a new look. You can now take pictures, audio, and video, and keep them geotagged on a map of your hike, run, or biking trip. Actually, AllSport can be tailored to 14 different kinds of outdoor activities, and provide relevant data depending on what you chose. On top of the map tracking as before, graphs are recorded to keep tabs on weekly or monthly progress, including information like elevation and distance traveled. A nice touch are the new weather reports, which are particularly important if you’re planning a long excursion. You can also program your own training regimen if you have particular fitness goals to meet.
As before, you can access community-shared trips online for particular sports, now with the added bonus of automatically seeing which ones are close to you. A fun addition is a cow bell, which you can shake at your fellow runners to cheer them on. The sociable types can share their workouts with Facebook and Twitter.
I’m not as outdoorsy as I’d like to be, but for those who are gung-ho about adventuring, getting in shape, or sightseeing should definitely check out this app. AllSport GPS is available in both free and premium $1.00 versions in the Android Market, as well as the iPhone App Store below. The pricetag for Pro is going up to $3.99 after today, then finally $9.99 after a promotional period. For that money you get offline maps access, YouTube integration, the racing feature, and a few other tidbits.