If you’re out and about this summer, we have some handy apps to either make the most of your days, or which enable you to look after yourself and stay safe. Check them out below.

MapMyHike- Free

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Did you know that walking helps to prevent and manage heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes as well as improve your mood, balance and co ordination? Walking has many great benefits and we've found the perfect, free app to help you manage your walks. MapMyHike app enables you to map and track every hike, whilst offering new routes to try. Through this app you get access to a community of 40 million athletes, enabling you to log over 600+ activities.

 

Yonder- Free

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 Explore and have adventures with Yonder. Find new places recommended by the community and share your adventures too. Yonder finds the best places nearest to you recommended for people like you.

 

UVLens- Free

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 The summer is all about getting out and about and enjoying the summer sun, but you need to ensure you protect your skin too. UV Lens does exactly this, telling you when the sun's at it's most dangerous during the day so you can protect yourself. What's more, the app reminds you when to apply suncream so it's one less thing to worry about.

 

Cairn- Free

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 Cairn helps you stay safe when having an adventure, by enabling you to share plans with loved ones, download offline maps, record hikes and find areas where you have coverage.

Whilst it's only for Apple users, there are plans to create it for Android. You can sign up to be notified when it's live here.

 

StarWalk 2- Free

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 Explore the night sky with your mobile phone! Star Walk 2 taps your device's sensors and GPS to give you the exact position of stars, planets, constellations and more, turning your evening into an enchanting exploration of the night's sky.

 

First Aid by British Red Cross- Free

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 Learn first aid with the British Red Cross. From videos, quizzes to advice, as well as an emergency section and step by step instructions, learning first aid has never been easier on the go.

 

Battery Life Doctor- Free

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 We've all been there- our phones powering off right when we need them. Well, now you can know exactly how much battery life you have left with the Battery Life Doctor. Features battery charge reminders and available time estimates so you never get caught out.

 

My Water Balance- Free

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 We need to drink eight glasses of water a day to keep our bodies hydrated, but it's easy to forget when you're busy. Luckily, My Water Balance lets you keep track of how much you're drinking and reminds you to drink, so you stay fully hydrated throughout the day.

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