How to find a trail?
By region
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap "- Region -".
  3. Select one of the regions.
Around the current map area
  1. Zoom the map to an area.
  2. Open the Search UI. ()
  3. Check "Map Area".
By category
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap "- Category -".
  3. Select one of the categories.
By name
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Enter the name, start point, or end point in the search box.
By length
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Touch and move the handle for the min/max length. ()
How to check trail info?
Trail description (if any)
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a trail. ()
  3. Tap "Info".
  4. Select one of the web pages.
Elevation profile
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a trail. ()
  3. Tap "Elevation Profile".
Route in map
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap an area without buttons to select a trail. (Selected trails will be highlighted in yellow color.)
  3. Tap the Place button of a trail to move the map to see the route. ()
Photo along route
  1. [Need to display a route in the map first.]
  2. Tap the route to select it.
  3. Tap " ROUTE PAD / PHOTO" at the bottom of the screen to open the Route Pad.
  4. Tap the next page button on the right hand side of the Route Pad. ()
  5. Tap a thumbnail once to select it.
  6. Tap the thumbnail again to view the original photo.
How to draw route?
Draw segment along existing ways/waterways
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Edit My Trail". (The app will open the last route or create the first route automatically.)
  3. Zoom the map to an area.
  4. Select a draw tool. ()
  5. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch the screen and move along the ways/waterways.
Draw arbitrary segment
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Edit My Trail". (The app will open the last route or create the first route automatically.)
  3. Select a draw tool. ()
  4. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch the screen and move around. (The app will simplify the segment.)
Extend segment
  1. [Need to prepare a segment first.]
  2. Select a draw tool. ( or )
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch and move a handle. ()
Cut segment
  1. [Need to prepare a segment first.]
  2. Select a draw tool. ()
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch the middle part of a segment, and move. The segment will be cut into two segments.
Join segments
  1. [Need to prepare two segments first.]
  2. Select a draw tool. ( or )
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch a handle, and move the handle near a handle for another segment. ()
Erase part of a segment
  1. [Need to prepare a segment first.]
  2. Select a draw tool. (Different tools have different behaviours.) (, or )
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch a handle, and move the handle along the drawn segment to erase that part. ()
Remove a whole segment
  1. [Need to prepare a segment first.]
  2. Select a tool. (, , or )
  3. Tap to select a segment.
  4. Tap "Remove".
Add waypoint
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Edit My Trail". (The app will open the last route or create the first route automatically.)
  3. Select the waypoint tool. ()
  4. Inside the "Drawing Area", tap the screen to add a waypoint.
Move waypoint
  1. [Need to prepare a waypoint first.]
  2. Select the waypoint tool. ()
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch and move the waypoint handle to move the waypoint. ()
Modify waypoint properties
  1. [Need to prepare a waypoint first.]
  2. Select a tool. ( or )
  3. Tap to select a waypoint.
  4. Tap "Properties".
  5. You can modify the waypoint name and icon in the dialog.
Remove waypoint
  1. [Need to prepare a waypoint first.]
  2. Select a tool. ( or )
  3. Tap to select a waypoint.
  4. Tap "Remove".
Undo mistakes
  1. [Need to edit something first.]
  2. Tap the Undo button. ()
Add user trail
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "New My Trail".
  3. Enter some trail info in the dialog.
  4. Tap "OK".
Edit user trail
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Edit button of a trail. ()
Duplicate trail
  1. [Need to close the editor first.]
  2. Open the Search UI. ()
  3. Tap the Menu button of a trail. ()
  4. Tap "Duplicate and Edit".
  5. Tap "YES".
  6. [Ad may appear.]
Copy trail to editor
  1. [Need to open the editor first.]
  2. Open the Search UI. ()
  3. Tap the Menu button of a trail. ()
  4. Tap "Copy to Editor".
  5. Tap "YES".
  6. [Ad may appear.]
Modify user trail properties
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a trail. ()
  3. Tap "Edit Info".
  4. Modify some trail info in the dialog.
  5. Tap "OK".
Delete user trail
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a trail. ()
  3. Tap "Delete".
  4. Tap "YES".
How to share route?
Share built-in trail
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a trail. ()
  3. Tap "Share".
  4. Tap "Share Link".
  5. Select an app to share to, like WhatsApp, WeChat, etc.
  6. [Ad may appear.]
Share user trail
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a trail. ()
  3. Tap "Share".
  4. Tap "Upload".
  5. Tap "Share Link".
  6. Select an app to share to, like WhatsApp, WeChat, etc.
  7. [Ad may appear.]
How to export route?
Export to file
  1. [Need to install Total Commander first (or ES File Explorer (for Android 7.1 or lower), Google Drive, Dropbox and etc, the instructions below use Total Commander as an example)。]
  2. Open the Search UI. ()
  3. Tap the Menu button of a trail. ()
  4. Tap "Export".
  5. Enter the name, and tap "Continue".
  6. Select "Total Commander".
  7. Select a folder, and tap "OK".
  8. [Ad may appear.]
Backup trails
  1. [Need to install Google Drive first (or Total Commander, ES File Explorer (for Android 7.1 or lower), Dropbox and etc, the instructions below use Google Drive as an example)。]
  2. Open the Search UI. ()
  3. Tap the Menu button at the top right corner. ()
  4. Tap "Trail Backup".
  5. Select the trails to backup, and tap the Done button. ()
  6. Enter the name, and tap "Continue".
  7. Select "Save to Drive".
  8. Modify the options if needed, and tap "SAVE".
  9. [Ad may appear.]
How to import route?
Import from Hiking Trail HK website
  1. Open the page of a trail, like Aberdeen Fitness Trail.
  2. Tap the QR code under "Import to Hiking Trail HK". (The WeChat browser does not support this operation. In the WeChat browser, tap the topright menu button, then select "Open with Browser".)
  3. When the import dialog appears, enter the name, and tap "OK".
  4. [Ad may appear.]
Import from file
  1. [Need to install the app used for export first.]
  2. Open that app.
  3. Open a GPX file.
  4. If a dialog for selecting app appears, select "Hiking Trail HK".
  5. Enter the name, and tap "OK".
  6. [Ad may appear.]
Import backup trails
  1. [Need to install the app used for backup first.]
  2. Open that app.
  3. Open a TBAK file.
  4. If a dialog for selecting app appears, select "Hiking Trail HK".
  5. Select the trails to import, and tap the Done button. ()
  6. [Ad may appear.]
How to calculate route length, elevation gain, and estimate time?
  1. [Need to display a route in the map first.]
  2. Use two fingers to tap two points in a route to select a segment. (You can also select a route first, and then move the handles A and B to select a segment.) ()
  3. Tap "Profile".
  4. In the "Elevation Profile", you can check the "Horizontal/Slope Length", "Min/Max Elevation", "Elevation Gain/Loss", and "Estimated Time" of the segment.
  5. You can modify "Flat Speed" and "Climb Speed" to estimate time.
How to use GPS?
Turn on GPS
  1. Tap the GPS button. ()
  2. If GPS is disabled, please tap the GPS status button at the top of the map to open the status panel, tap "Enable", and then turn on the GPS access in the system Settings. ()
  3. Wait until your position appears in the map. (Faster if you are in open area, and turn on the data connection. Reboot your phone and try again if you wait too long, or if wrong positions appear too long.) ()
Lock GPS
  1. [Need to turn on GPS first.]
  2. Tap the GPS status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Lock".
Turn off GPS
  1. [Need to turn on GPS first.]
  2. Tap the GPS status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Stop".
  4. [Ad may appear.]
How to use track logger?
Open track logger
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Open Track Logger".
Start track logging
  1. [Need to open the track logger first.]
  2. Tap the Record status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap the Record button. ()
Log waypoint
  1. [Need to start track logging first.]
  2. Tap the Recording status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Log Waypoint".
  4. You can enter the waypoint name and select an icon in the dialog.
  5. Tap "OK".
  6. [To modify or remove the waypoint, select it and then tap "Properties" or "Remove".]
Stop track logging
  1. [Need to start track logging first.]
  2. Tap the Recording status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap the Pause button. ()
Save log as trail
  1. [Need to open the track logger first. (Assume some positions are logged before.)]
  2. Tap the Record status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Save".
  4. Enter the name, and tap "OK".
  5. [Ad may appear.]
Check the time reached a place
  1. [Need to have a track saved first, or have the track logger opened with some positions logged first.]
  2. Select a segment with the place.
  3. Open the Route Pad at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Move the finger inside the Route Pad to check the time of the place.
Clear log
  1. [Need to open the track logger first. (Assume some positions are logged before.)]
  2. Tap the Record status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Clear".
  4. Tap "OK".
Setup track logger
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Setting".
  3. You can change the logging frequency, log conditions, segment settings, and save frequency in the dialog. (Can adjust the frequencies/conditions depending on the precision needed, segment settings affect log distance/time calculation, save frequency affects data loss on crash.)
Close track logger
  1. [Need to open the track logger first.]
  2. Tap the Record status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Close".
How to use route alert function?
Turn on alert function
  1. [Need to display a route in the map first.]
  2. Tap to select a trail.
  3. Tap "Follow".
  4. Tap "YES".
  5. If GPS is disabled, please tap the Radar status button at the top of the map to open the status panel, tap "Enable GPS", and then turn on the GPS access in the system Settings. ()
  6. After obtained position, a radar marker will appear in the map. ()
  7. When deviate from the route or near a waypoint, the device will vibrate, and there will be alert sound and screen.
Setup alert conditon and action
  1. [Need to turn on alert function first.]
  2. Tap the Radar status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Setting".
  4. You can turn on/off alerts, and setup alert conditions and actions in the dialog. (Can adjust the alert distance and delay time according to the way displacement, GPS position stability, walking speed, and etc.)
Turn off alert function
  1. [Need to turn on alert function first.]
  2. Tap the Radar status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Stop".
  4. Tap "YES".
  5. [Ad may appear.]
How to remove ads or unlock trial features?
Annual subscription or one-time purchase
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Purchase".
  3. Tap "SUBSCRIBE" or "BUY".
  4. Follow the instructions in the payment dialog to finish payment. See below or Google Play Help for the accepted payment methods.
Payment methods
  1. Credit cards. If this is the first time you pay by credit card, please tap "Add credit or debit card" and enter the card information in the payment dialog. After setup the card successfully, you can use it for subscription and purchase purpose.
  2. Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards. Please check where to buy gift cards in Hong Kong. After obtained a gift card, tap "Redeem code" and enter the code in the payment dialog, which will add the gift card amount to your Google Play balance for subscription and purchase purpose.
Cancel annual subscription
  1. See Google Play Help for the instructions.
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