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Amazing idea, but the application is far from perfect: * For offline mode, it requires too much permissions. I do not wish to give it permission to access my images and other files. The application could have stored the data in /sdcard/Android/data, which is possible even without storage permission. * The AI finds peaks even in a room. That would be OK (and expected) for compass-based detection, but it “finds” and moves all the peaks after a while. This does not look very reliable.
I was on EBC trek. I downloaded the offline data for Nepal. It was working before at AC. Unsuspectedly, when reaching some hills, it said i do not have the offline data for this region. While i had it. Reaching back to network zone i deleted and downloaded again, now it is working. But too late. I missed Mt Everest.
Useless Garbage. * The application has an offline mode and lets you download the data for particular region, but can't determine a zone without a cellphone signal, and tells me there's no data for this location. What kind of offline mode is this??? 🤦🏻♂️ * Downloaded data for Fresh England. Im5 on a mountain in front of mount Washington, surrounded by a bunch of other mountains, this thing finds 3 strange hills, which have nothing to do with anything, but can't even mark the most iconic mountain.
application has problems if you don't use full google wireless connection zone scanning, the method gps acqusition is implemented is kinda poor - no gps = application exits.. looks like some problem with recent update, it worked amazing before. just create it work better if i don't wish to use google wireless connection scanning, wireless connection scanning us useless and wastes power when i'm going on a hike..
Amazing app. As long as your phone has capable accurate compass & GPS PeakLens works very well. There are gaps in the OSM data it uses for peak id. In south east Australia the peaks can be patchy but I have used this in France, Austria, Slovenia, Montenegro with success. The peaks label display moves if the phones internal compass moves. The peak id in AR view can be distorted by clouds and trees. Suggestions - options to display peak distance (saved on the json) & adjust label transparency.
I live in the Canadian Rockies. With the downloaded map for this zone Peaklens works amazing off-line out in the feild and even out the vehicle window while travelling through the mountains (as a passenger). As with any of these types of apps it is necessary to calibrate the GPS to obtain accurrate results.
The apps often stops working and requires restarting. Taking images from the top of Ben Lomond showed some of the mountains in the wrong place. It showed Ben Ime and Ben Vorlich offset by a reasonable amount. In addition it identifies Ben Arthur (the Cobbler) as Arthurs Seat which is in Edinburgh.
Around Denali the application refused to acknowledge there were peaks in the area. Have used application in the past and it worked in Yosemite. Claims cakes in my area when in Denali. Then attempted to download offline Alaska set and still did not work. Did not work with or without a connection. Cleared the cache and uninstalled. Attempted to reinstall and still did not work. Very disappointing.
Overall, not a poor app, especially for free. I learned quite quickly that this application doesn't work very well while traveling in a vehicle lol! However, once stationary, it appears to do exactly what I wanted, and expected it to. The biggest feature I'd like to see added is a method to display both the height and distance of the peaks together, rather than having to go into the settings to switch between them. Also, what database is utilized to get the peak altitudes? I live in Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak is extremely well known, but the altitude shown in the application (14,117ft) is incorrect. The correct altitude is 14,115ft. This makes me wonder if the other peaks are incorrect as well?