On a normal 4G Wi-Fi connection, the commentaries should complete download within 5-6 minutes, depending upon who is also using your Wi-Fi at the same time. Downloading in the evening may take longer if Wi-Fi is experiencing heavy user demand.
The Kruse App will only start playing a commentary when it gets to a point of interest, so you will need to be on your way and driving to hear any commentary. You will however always hear the introduction commentary once you have downloaded it onto your iOS device. All it need now is for you to start your journey and Kruse will fill in the gaps.
We have covered nearly all of the major roads within New Zealand and are proud to say that there are over 1,300 commentary points dotted and plotted throughout the entire country. You should never be without a commentary for longer than 10 minutes.
The Kruse factual information was researched and gathered from reputable publications over a 6-year period to ensure that the factual information was correct at the time of recording. We have also taken our own creative license within certain stories to provide entertainment rather than just facts and figures, as our passion is The Theatre of Travel.
Yes, we are a small 100% owned family business. We were the first company in the world to develop GPS triggered commentary experiences all the way back in 1996. We have developed a range of commentary technologies and experiences that we have sold around the world including NZ, Australia, Canada, USA and the UK. See our other website www.kruse.global.
We would like to think that we can make a difference to increase the wellbeing of our native birds by donating a portion of our profits to buy Possum Traps, Rat and Stoat Traps. As we live rurally, we have seen the devastation caused by these introduced predators and want to help do something about it.
Predator Free 2050
Aotearoa New Zealand is home to many unique and ancient species of birds, frogs, lizards and plants. Many of our species are found nowhere else on Earth and this isolation also makes them vulnerable to introduced predators such as rats, stoats, feral cats and possums.
Predator Free 2050 is an ambitious goal to rid Aotearoa New Zealand of the most damaging introduced predators. To support this goal, with every Kruse GPS Travel Guide purchased, we donate 5% of our profits to Predator Free 2050.