Gaia GPS v5.2 for Android is a big update. In fact, it’s such a big update, that I thought it was time to share my thoughts on Gaia GPS vs. Backcountry Navigator as well.
Notably, this version brings layered maps and GaiaPro to the Android app, which is something that distinguishes Gaia on iOS. With a GaiaPro subscription, you can download and display multi-layered maps, and access premium satellite and road map sources.
The layered maps feature is particularly useful if you want to use some of the overlay sources we serve, like property boundaries, game zones, terrain, and more.
Even if you don’t want a GaiaPro subscription, we added several other great improvements to Android! In the Map Layers menu, you will now notice a slider to control a weather radar overlay from Wunderground, which gives you a sense of weather on the map.
By popular user request, we also added an option to set the bottom map controls to include a pause/resume button for tracking, and you can now enable that by pressing and holding the stat to change.
You can also now log in and register for GaiaCloud with your Facebook account, and there are a few other bug fixes and tweaks as well.