On May 22 2017, we released a new iOS app, replacing the old version of Gaia GPS for iOS. This FAQ covers some questions for existing Gaia GPS users.
Can I keep using the old Gaia GPS app?
Yes, you can continue to use the old app with no interruption.
Do I get the new app for free if I bought the old app?
a) People who bought the old Gaia GPS can use the new Gaia GPS free for 2 years.
b) Existing GaiaPro users can use the new app at no additional cost, including newly added National Geographic Trails Illustrated and Neotreks maps.
How was the old app configured?
The old version of Gaia GPS cost $19.99 to download.
It also offered a GaiaPro yearly add-on.
How is the new app configured?
The new version of Gaia GPS is free to download and offers two yearly add-on: Member and Premium.
- Member: access to more than 57 map sources and download maps for offline use.
- Premium: access over 250 specialized map sources and layer multiple map sources.
How do the new Member/Premium levels compare to the old Gaia GPS/ GaiaPro add-on?
In the new iOS app, many features that were previously GaiaPro-only are available to everyone:
- MapBox maps
- area creation/measurement
- custom waypoint icons
- printing on gaiagps.com
- elevation lookups
The new Premium level also includes more maps than a GaiaPro subscription did. We added:
- National Geographic Trails Illustrated
Overall, the new app has many new features and improvements, and offers more on all levels.
What about costs to use gaiagps.com without the app?
Premium maps and features on gaiagps.com are now less expensive, and free features all remain free.
In the past, you had to have a GaiaPro subscription to print maps on gaiagps.com, and to access premium maps. Now, you can print maps with a Membership, and access all premium maps with Premium.
Why did you switch to subscriptions?