GPS Compass Basic

GPS Compass Basic


GPS Compass is a small but complete navigation tool, it leverages on both magnetic compass and GPS to give you always the most accurate information available.
GPS Compass shows you distance and direction to geographical location (waypoint) you can define in many ways.
GPS Compass calculates relevant points position by bearing and triangulation then saves the points as waypoints.
You can see the waypoints on a map or you can use the map to define waypoints for navigation.
The Basic version is limited in the number of waypoints you can define, it allows you up to 30 points.
GPS Compass is the basis of the shortcoming Regatta application that adds a lot of feature for sail race navigation.
A pdf version of the user manual can be found here: www.embedia.it/files/gps_compass/man_en_1_0.pdf

Recent changes:
It is now possible to mark current position as waypoint by simple touch on compass display.
Fixed crash with Android 4.3.
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About GPS Compass Basic
GPS Compass is a small but complete navigation tool, it leverages on both magnetic compass and GPS to give you always the most accurate information available.
GPS Compass shows you distance and direction to geographical location (waypoint) you can define in many ways.
GPS Compass calculates relevant points position by bearing and triangulation then saves the points as waypoints.
You can see the waypoints on a map or you can use the map to define waypoints for navigation.
The Basic version is limited in the number of waypoints you can define, it allows you up to 30 points.
GPS Compass is the basis of the shortcoming Regatta application that adds a lot of feature for sail race navigation.
A pdf version of the user manual can be found here: www.embedia.it/files/gps_compass/man_en_1_0.pdf

Recent changes:
It is now possible to mark current position as waypoint by simple touch on compass display.
Fixed crash with Android 4.3.

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A Google User
Jun 11, 2014
Great compass for phones without magnetic sensor My phone is lenovo s820, a mediatek mt6589 based that doesn't have magnetic sensor, so many compass apps on play store don't work for me. This app works perfectly. You need to configure this app to use gps compass instead of magnetic one or automatic in preferences. You also need to walk fast or even run to make the gps compass works as intended.
A Google User
May 15, 2014
No settings What makes a compass work isn't just magnatite orienting to the magnetic North pole but a person's orientation to the compass. This app doesn't permit this orientation thereby, always reading the same direction, regardless of position change.
A Google User
Jan 24, 2014
Dave Welsh Works for me! Potentially very useful capability to mark a new waypoint on map by taking two bearings on a distant object or landmark, but if using the magnetic compass function you have to be very careful with phone alignment to be sure of getting an accurate convergence point of the bearing lines. I have had successes and failures, I think the further apart are the two points from which bearings are taken, the better. Let's face it, apart from the GPS location feature, which is amazingly accurate. a mobile phone is not really a high precision navigational instrument, but this app does a very good and worthwhile job with the functionality available.
A Google User
Oct 27, 2013
Malfunctioned when I really needed it to work This app does not correctly take phone orientation into account. It managed to fool me while I was location scouting and I needed to establish true directions. If the phone is relatively flat like you would hold a compass, it can freak out and give false directions. Investigating further after some of my scouting photos were off by quite a bit in direction, I determined this app gave wrong results where others gave correct results. Things were salvageable but I wound up with some egg on my face for using this.
A Google User
Jul 7, 2013
Wow-utterly inaccurate. 2013-07-07 Bionic ICS. I don't know who's rating this five stars, as it indicates East as North for me! Junk.