8 years

There’s a reason it’s not called the great indoors. Four walls and a roof never taught a kid a lesson other than what his inside voice was. It’s out here in the fields and trails where families get healthy. Geocaching is our family activity, our excuse to get up and get out, and find more. Here on the trails and fields is where everyone learns what’s safe, what’s poisonous, and even what they’re capable of. Monterra helps us learn at the same time it helps us navigate. It combines the accuracy of GPS and GLONASS satellite mapping so we can get Android™ apps on Google Play™ to find our way and ID what we find when we get there. We’ve got ours loaded with Geocaching apps as well as field guides and weather alerts. It's nature after all, and only the Monterra doesn’t mind being out here in a storm.

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Some of Our Favorite Apps

  • OpenCaching

    OpenCaching is the official geocaching app for, a geocaching community powered by the user, for the user.

  • Survival Guides

    Survival Guide is completely based on the U.S. Military Survival Manual FM 21-76.

  • Notebook

    Color Note is a simple notepad app. It gives you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, memos, emails, messages, shopping lists and to do lists.

  • Poisonous Snake Identifier

    Easily find and identify any snake in the U.S. Snakes separated by name and picture (poisonous and non-poisonous).

  • State Park Guides

    Outdoor enthusiasts can now experience nature like never before with this official mobile guide powered by Pocket Ranger® technology.

Monterra Functions

  • Millions of Geocaches
    Download millions of geocaches, including every geocache on Spend less time at home and more time in the field.
  • Always Know Where You Are
    3-axis electronic compass with accelerometer and gyro to help you find your way no matter how you hold it. Plus a barometric altimeter helps you know where you are on the hillside, even in blackout conditions.
  • Rugged and Waterproof (IPX7)
    Monterra is with you through thick and thin, taking on dust, debris, water and mud, (IPX7 rating means device can withstand accidental immersion in 1 m of water for up to 30 minutes.)
  • Mapping Made Personal
    4" color, dual orientation, sunlight readable display with durable mineral glass lets you zoom in, pan out, and rotate maps quickly using multi-touch. It’s even compatible with many gloves so you can stay covered.
  • UV Sensor
    Monitor the intensity of the sun and reduce exposure while caching. The UV sensor is especially helpful while caching at higher altitudes or near bright/reflective surfaces like lakes or snow.

Mapping Wonder

3D MapMerge™ lets you combine 2 maps and view it in 3-D for a unique virtual navigation experience. Here is a sample of how 3D MapMerge works combining TOPO U.S. 24K with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery.


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