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Who Has Used iPhone app "Wise Pilgrim Guide"

Discussion in 'Pilgrim Books' started by alhartman, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. alhartman

    alhartman Member Donating Member

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    2015 RL Stevenson GR70
    2016 Leon to Santiago
    Specifically Portugues as I am walking Lisbon to Santiago starting the end of September. I have purchased it and compared some of the data with Portugues resources on this forum and it seems excellent. It is not designed around stages, just has information (sleeping, eating, etc) for each town on the route. That makes it perfect for those of us who are aging out of the 22-32 km/ day walking. Makes for very easy short stage planning. I am not clear yet how it will work in practice with no cell data and only intermittent wifi, but I will find out. And I will start with the downloaded printed paer outputs of the various resources on this forum.
    I noticed that Wise Pilgrim has a Complete Collection of 10 apps for about $10. If anyone has used any of these while actually walking I would love your input as well. Since a smartphone now seems mandatory, a good app is a great way to save weight. (I still loved my second Camino with only the French amis handout and the Albergue RED brochure!!)
     
  2. Walton

    Walton New Member

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    Hi Al
    We walked from Lisbon to Oriente today before returning to Lisbon on the subway. Tomorrow, we will subway back and walk, this time, carrying our packs to Alpriate.
    We only purchased the WP Portugal guide. If we are lucky to do more Caminos in the future, we will buy guides as we go.
    Also, we are walking with a Brierly book. Sometimes, paper is better than electronic!
    Wishing you a buen Camino
     
  3. alhartman

    alhartman Member Donating Member

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    2015 RL Stevenson GR70
    2016 Leon to Santiago
    @Walton..I will have my Brierly Maps book--no batteries needed!! But would love feedback as you use the WP Portugal Guide. That is all I have as well.
     
  4. Juspassinthrough

    Juspassinthrough Member

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    I used the WP on the French Way in May-June, no need for a connection, wifi or otherwise. The info was good, the distances were off compared to other sources, who knows which is actually correct. Buen Camino.
     
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  5. Zoula

    Zoula Danielle

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    Hi Al, I also walked the Portuguese this time last year from Lisbon and used the Brierly, even got to meet him in person, and I also had the WP on my cell. Since I had planned my route around the 20 km per day goal, I had to do some adjustment, since albergues are not always available. Especially from Lisbon to Porto, it is more Pension and hostel, and a few albergue. One night I even had to stay at a Hotel, or I would have had to walk or bus, or taxi an extra 10 km, but I was fine with a bit of luxury for one night, lol... Enjoy! Bom Caminho!
     
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  6. alhartman

    alhartman Member Donating Member

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    @justpassin. Thank you. Not overly concerned with distance accuracy. Beds and food much more important. And glad for the constant connection information. The application must have much stored locally on the iPhone.
    @Zoula. 2okm per day is my plan for this October. And Wise Pilgrim application has been great addition to this Forum resources in planning. The "Lisbon Short Stages" here gave lots of ideas and tips to make manageable days. Just knowing the willingness of the Albergue owners to 'pick and drop' was key to knowing I can do manageable daily distances. Thank you.
     
  7. Lmsundaze

    Lmsundaze Active Member

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    I used it last year for the CF and will use this year on the CP. I am old and weak and arthritic but I still want to carry my pack, so I took pictures of the Brierly book with my smart phone. Last year I found the app great.
     
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  8. Gillyweb

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    Love Wise Pilgrim app. I do have an always on data connection but didn't when I used it on CF. Many many things about it I love - good accommodation info, links to bookings, good terrain/elevation guide. On occasion I've used the online map to check I'm not lost, especially in a town. On CF I would now only use WP. On the Portugues this year however I was occasionally glad of the Brierly backup mainly because of comparing alternative routes but could have lived without.
     
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  9. peregrina2000

    peregrina2000 Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    Wise Pilgrim now has paper book versions for the Francés and Portugués. And his book to the Norte is coming out in a few weeks. All are available at Ivar's store.
     
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    I used this guide for my CF in 2015. It was invaluable.
     
  11. MikeJS

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    I have used the WP apps for VdlP and the Invierno and think they are excellent. It would be my first choice every time, not just because the wealth of information provided but also because you can leave comments about places that are published in real time which can be very useful.
     
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  12. Jen Marsden

    Jen Marsden New Member

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    We used it last year and loved it. We used it in conjunction with another app and totally avoided the Brierly stages. All the best for your Camino.
     
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  13. aisbr

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    Love it! I'm using it on the VdlP at the moment & finding it very helpful
     

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