Avalanche Inclimeter Apps?

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by palikona, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. palikona

    palikona Booting up Skier

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    BCA put out a great app about 4 years ago where you could measure the slope angle with the crosshairs of the camera. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with iPhone 7 and it doesn’t look like they’re looking to update it. Are there other apps out there you all use for measuring slope angles while skiing?
     
  2. Primoz

    Primoz Out on the slopes Skier

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    There's few but for all of those that I know off, you need to put phone down on slope, as they use phones orientation sensors and not camera for this. I never found one, that would use camera to do this, so I guess I'm not much of help with this.
     
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    palikona

    palikona Booting up Skier

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    What do you use?
     
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    JohnnyG Putting on skis Skier

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  5. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    I use Theodolite on my iPhone8. Its awesome.
     
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  6. Primoz

    Primoz Out on the slopes Skier

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    @palikona my main is Snowsafe (http://www.snowsafe.at/), and inclinometer is part of it, but main point of app is to have all avi bulletins from around here (Slovenia, Austria, Italy) in same app. Over here things are probably a bit more complicated, as each region in Austria and Italy has it's own avi bulletins, so having them all at same place makes things easier when traveling around. Plus, it allows you to report stuff straight to avi authorities of area where you are in case you spot avalanche, asses snow conditions etc. And inclinometer is working good enough for me. Otherwise Alpine tours from Ortovox, Safety from Mammut and few others also have similar functionality.
     
  7. locknload

    locknload Booting up Skier

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    I use Theodolite as well and love it!
     
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  8. Rod9301

    Rod9301 Getting off the lift Skier

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    How does it measures the slope angle?
     
  9. locknload

    locknload Booting up Skier

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    You have to orient your camera to the slope angle and it reads it. Its quite accurate. If I can figure out how to load a picture here I can show you...let me work on that.
     
  10. Rod9301

    Rod9301 Getting off the lift Skier

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    Most of the time though you're looking at a slope, you're not perfectly to the side.
     

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