SUP is a fun and easy iPhone app for tracking your stand up paddle boarding activities. You can email or post to Facebook your results including a map of your activities.
You should place your iPhone into a water proof bag and to ease the starting of the app, you can tap Start up to 60 minutes before you actually start your water activities. The app will automatically start recording your activity when you start paddling.
SUP provides advantages over most other GPS-based apps:
1. Easier to use with an auto-pause feature,
2. An auto GPS shut-off battery saver,
3. Can get you Back on Time or Back by Dark, and
4. Easy to share your route map and activity history.
EASY TO USE
Just tap Start when you are at your SUP lunch point and the app will wait for you to start your activities. With SUP, there is no account setup required. No registration required. It does not even require a Wi-Fi or cell phone connection, just a GPS signal. SUP operates in the background so you can use your iPhone to make and receive phone calls, play music, or run other apps all the while SUP is tracking your activity.
SUP has an auto-pause feature that allows you to pause up to 60 minutes (by default, settable to 5-60 minutes in Settings) before the app asks you if your activity has Ended? With Auto Pause, only the time you are actively moving is used to calculate your average speed.
Ever forget to let your app know that you ended your activity and have your battery run down because the GPS system remained on? SUP automatically detects when you have ended your activity and shuts off the GPS to save your battery.
Have you ever got caught out after its too dark to see or got back latter than you want? This is because you didnt know when to head-back to be back on time. With SUP, all you need to do is set the Return Time or select Back by Dark and the app does the rest. It alerts you when it is time to head-back, displays how fast you need to go, and your current speed. It also displays an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) back at your starting point based on your current location and speed.
With SUP, you can set the Return Time when you start your activity or anytime during your activity and you can even choose a different route back and SUP can still get you back-on-time!
PERSONAL SAFETY FEATURES
If you want others to know where you are, you can send your current location via instant messaging or you can email a map of your route showing where you have been and where you are currently.FEATURE SUMMARY
Very easy to use
No account setup required
No registration required
Displays time, distance and calories
Displays average and current speed
Provides a real-time route map
Has auto-pause feature
Saves battery with auto-end
Can get you Back-on-Time
Can get you Back-by-Dark
History file for unlimited activities
Maps and Details for all activities
Automatic backup of history file
Share location via messaging
Share location via email with route map
Share activity history via email
Post activity to Facebook
Metric/US units for worldwide support
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. With SUP a single battery charge can provide over 24 hours of use on an iPhone.
This app is designed to use with a waterproof case. Do not use with an unprotected iPhone.