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Description

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.

This app is a powerful navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking, boating, horse trail riding, geocaching. Its also useful for surveying, geology, mining, archaeology, and forestry applications. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't require network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can even use it with your paper maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.

BASE FEATURES:
* Shows your current coordinates, altitude, speed, direction of travel, and distance travelled in metric, imperial/US, or nautical units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and record a track log to show where you've been on a map.
* Data can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM, MGRS and lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint using the "Goto" screen, and optionally sound an alert when when you're getting close.
* Has a compass page which works on devices with magnetic field sensors.
* Automatically computes the local geoid offset to improve altitude accuracy
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the common Australian datums and map grids (AGD66, AGD84, AMG, GDA94, and MGA). You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps in the US.
* Shows GPS satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid references.
* Can compute waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Includes an optional timer line to record walk duration and compute your average speed.
* If you have an Android Wear smartwatch, a stand-alone watch version of the app will also be installed.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on many off-track walks

EXTRA FEATURES IN THIS VERSION:
* No ads
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points.
* Email or SMS your location to a friend as a clickable Google Map link.
* Email your waypoints and tracklogs as KML or GPX file.
* Supports common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe), and you can configure your own custom datums, including local grid systems.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB datum selected.
* Elevation profile.
* GPS averaging mode.
* Take photos and record voice memos, geo-located with KML files for easy viewing in Google Earth on a PC.
* Geo-tag photos, and/or have the coordinates and bearing "burnt" into the image.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Export waypoints and tracklogs to CSV file.
* Create new waypoint by projecting existing one using an entered distance and bearing.
* Compute length, area, and elevation change for tracklog.
* Offline map support by downloading tiles from map tile servers, or using own map images.
* Compute calories.
* Optional background image.
* Optional location sharing on web.
* Spoken distance and direction guidance on goto page.


PERMISSIONS: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map and OSM tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works, (6) Control flashlight, to allow the flashlight to be turned on/off from within the app, (7) System settings, to allow the Android Wear app to control the watch screen brightness, (8) Record audio for voice memos.


DISCLAIMER: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost or injured as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


See the Coordinate Master app for support for more coordinate systems. Versions of Handy GPS are also available for iPhones and Windows Phones.

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Apr 05, 2014 (almost 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 9 days, on average.

Dec 22
2018
(Current)
Version 31.2

31.2: Detect when there is unsaved data and warn user when starting a new session or when deleting all data.
31.1: Changed preference for the map page related to the initial location shown when you open it, so it's meaning is clearer.
31.0: Fixed a bug with joining waypoints and making routes that was accidentally introduced by previous update.

Dec 14
2018
Version 31.1

31.1: Changed preference for the map page related to the initial location shown when you open it, so it's meaning is clearer.
31.0: Fixed a bug with joining waypoints and making routes that was accidentally introduced by previous update.
30.9: Made it clearer how to manually enter coordinates. Allow sending waypoint by SMS (as well as email). Allow setting GPS location update time (Replaces power saving mode).

Nov 06
2018
Version 31.0

31.0: Fixed a bug with joining waypoints and making routes that was accidentally introduced by previous update.
30.9: Made it clearer how to manually enter coordinates. Allow sending waypoint by SMS (as well as email). Allow setting GPS location update time (Replaces power saving mode).

Oct 27
2018
Version 30.9

30.9: Made it clearer how to manually enter coordinates. Allow sending waypoint by SMS (as well as email). Allow setting GPS location update time (Replaces power saving mode).
30.8: Change exit button icon. Add privacy policy link to "About" dialog. Change name of Google map page to be just "map". When emailing current data warn if required permission not granted. Add "advanced" option to show GPS averaging button. Increase precision for altitude value on GPS averaging page to 2 decimal places.

Oct 06
2018
Version 30.8

30.8: Change exit button icon. Add privacy policy link to "About" dialog. Change name of Google map page to be just "map". When emailing current data warn if required permission not granted. Add "advanced" option to show GPS averaging button on main page. Increase precision shown for altitude value on GPS averaging page to 2 decimal places.
30.7: Added optional rotation tag to offline map tile xml files.
30.6: Bug fixes. Updated Google libraries.

Sep 08
2018
Version 30.7

30.7: Added optional rotation tag to offline map tile xml files.
30.6: Bug fixes. Updated Google libraries.
30.5: Added option to speak direction on Goto page every 25 metres or 50 feet (when closer than 1000 metres or 1000 feet). Bug fixes.
30.4: Added spoken turn directions option for Goto page.
30.3: Upgraded to target Android API 26 as required by Google.

Sep 05
2018
Version 30.6

30.6: Bug fixes. Updated Google libraries.
30.5: Added option to speak direction on Goto page every 25 metres or 50 feet (when closer than 1000 metres or 1000 feet). Bug fixes.
30.4: Added spoken turn directions option for Goto page.
30.3: Upgraded to target Android API 26 as required by Google.

Aug 08
2018
Version 30.5

30.5: Added option to speak direction on Goto page every 25 metres or 50 feet (when closer than 1000 metres or 1000 feet). Bug fixes.
30.4: Added spoken turn directions option for Goto page.
30.3: Upgraded to target Android API 26 as required by Google.
30.2: Upgraded to target Android API 23. Also fixed bug with New Session and Paused/Resume buttons not working on older phones.

Aug 04
2018
Version 30.4

30.4: Added spoken turn directions option for Goto page.
30.3: Upgraded to target Android API 26 as required by Google.
30.2: Upgraded to target Android API 23. Also fixed bug with New Session and Paused/Resume buttons not working on older phones.

Jul 31
2018
Version 30.3

30.3: Upgraded to target Android API 26 as required by Google.
30.2: Upgraded to target Android API 23. Also fixed bug with New Session and Paused/Resume buttons not working on older phones.
30.1: Fixed bug with editing waypoint and setting to current location. Show trailing zeros for lat/lon formats. Added option to select decimal places to show for easting/northings.

Jul 30
2018
Version 30.2

30.2: Upgraded to target Android API 23. Also fixed bug with New Session and Paused/Resume buttons not working on older phones.
30.1: Fixed bug with editing waypoint and setting to current location. Show trailing zeros for lat/lon formats. Added option to select decimal places to show for easting/northings.
30.0: Added more spoken goto distances. Fixed a bug.

Jul 21
2018
Version 30.1

30.1: Fixed bug with editing waypoint and setting to current location. Show trailing zeros for lat/lon formats. Added option to select decimal places to show for easting/northings.
30.0: Added more spoken goto distances. Fixed a bug.
29.9: Changed Deg/Min format to use 3 decimal places by default (Can be changed on Advanced prefs page). Added option to show full keyboard when manually entering coords. Bug fixes.

Jul 03
2018
Version 30.0

30.0: Added more spoken goto distances. Fixed a bug.
29.9: Changed Deg/Min format to use 3 decimal places by default (Can be changed on Advanced prefs page). Added option to show full keyboard when manually entering coords. Bug fixes.
29.7: Added options to Advanced preferences to set number of decimal places for lat/lon values. Bug fixes.
29.6: Added option for Goto page to speak the direction and distance to target waypoint.

Jun 30
2018
Version 29.9

29.9: Changed Deg/Min format to use 3 decimal places by default (Can be changed on Advanced prefs page). Added option to show full keyboard when manually entering coords. Bug fixes.
29.7: Added options to Advanced preferences to set number of decimal places for lat/lon values. Bug fixes.
29.6: Added option for Goto page to speak the direction and distance to target waypoint.
29.5: Store files all files for a given walk in the same session folder.

Jun 22
2018
Version 29.7

29.7: Added options to Advanced preferences to set number of decimal places for lat/lon values. Bug fixes.
29.6: Added option for Goto page to speak the direction and distance to target waypoint.
29.5: Store files all files for a given walk in the same session folder.
29.4: Fixed bug with manually joining waypoints. Added an "Advanced" section to prefs and moved the less commonly used settings there.
29.3: Create an Audio.kml file containing the locations of the voice memos.

Jun 18
2018
Version 29.6

29.6: Added option for Goto page to speak the direction and distance to target waypoint.
29.5: Store files all files for a given walk in the same session folder.
29.4: Fixed bug with manually joining waypoints. Added an "Advanced" section to prefs and moved the less commonly used settings there.
29.3: Create an Audio.kml file containing the locations of the voice memos.
29.2: Fixed two minor issues with new voice memo feature.

May 23
2018
Version 29.5

29.5: Store files all files for a given walk in the same session folder.
29.4: Fixed bug with manually joining waypoints. Added an "Advanced" section to prefs and moved the less commonly used settings there.
29.3: Create an Audio.kml file containing the locations of the voice memos.
29.2: Fixed two minor issues with new voice memo feature.
29.1: Added voice memo feature (requires the record audio permission).
29.0: Added an option to burn the current altitude into photos taken from the app.

May 22
2018
Version 29.4

29.4: Fixed bug with manually joining waypoints. Added an "Advanced" section to prefs and moved the less commonly used settings there.
29.3: Create an Audio.kml file containing the locations of the voice memos.
29.2: Fixed two minor issues with new voice memo feature.
29.1: Added voice memo feature (requires the record audio permission).
29.0: Added an option to burn the current altitude into photos taken from the app.

May 07
2018
Version 29.3

29.3: Create an Audio.kml file containing the locations of the voice memos.
29.2: Fixed two minor issues with new voice memo feature.
29.1: Added voice memo feature (requires the record audio permission).
29.0: Added an option to burn the current altitude into photos taken from the app.
28.9: Added an option to burn the true compass bearing into photos taken from the app.
28.8: Added an option to prompt for caption, or not, when burning location into a photo taken from the app. Bug fixes.

Apr 30
2018
Version 29.2

29.2: Fixed two minor issues with new voice memo feature.
29.1: Added voice memo feature (requires the record audio permission).
29.0: Added an option to burn the current altitude into photos taken from the app.
28.9: Added an option to burn the true compass bearing into photos taken from the app.
28.8: Added an option to prompt for caption, or not, when burning location into a photo taken from the app. Bug fixes.
28.7: Made web-based tracking options free with normal app purchase.

Apr 24
2018
Version 29.1

29.1: Added voice memo feature (requires the record audio permission).
29.0: Added an option to burn the current altitude into photos taken from the app.
28.9: Added an option to burn the true compass bearing into photos taken from the app.
28.8: Added an option to prompt for caption, or not, when burning location into a photo taken from the app. Bug fixes.
28.7: Made web-based tracking options free with normal app purchase.

Apr 13
2018
Version 29.0

29.0: Added an option to burn the current altitude into photos taken from the app.
28.9: Added an option to burn the true compass bearing into photos taken from the app.
28.8: Added an option to prompt for caption, or not, when burning location into a photo taken from the app. Bug fixes.
28.7: Made web-based tracking options free with normal app purchase.
28.6: Added an option to see the location of a friend on the map within the app.
28.5: Bug fixes

Mar 31
2018
Version 28.9

28.9: Added an option to burn the true compass bearing into photos taken from the app.
28.8: Added an option to prompt for caption, or not, when burning location into a photo taken from the app. Bug fixes.
28.7: Made web-based tracking options free with normal app purchase.
28.6: Added an option to see the location of a friend on the map within the app.
28.5: Bug fixes

Mar 27
2018
Version 28.8

28.8: Added an option to prompt for caption, or not, when burning location into a photo taken from the app. Bug fixes.
28.7: Made web-based tracking options free with normal app purchase.
28.6: Added an option to see the location of a friend on the map within the app.
28.5: Bug fixes
28.3: Added a new web based tracking option.
28.2: Added an option to show a background image on the main page.
28.1: Added an option to the "Share location data" menu to email a selected KML or GPX file.

Mar 19
2018
Version 28.7

28.7: Made web-based tracking options free with normal app purchase.
28.6: Added an option to see the location of a friend on the map within the app.
28.5: Bug fixes
28.3: Added a new web based tracking option.
28.2: Added an option to show a background image on the main page.
28.1: Added an option to the "Share location data" menu to email a selected KML or GPX file.

Mar 12
2018
Version 28.6

28.6: Added an option to see the location of a friend on the map within the app.
28.5: Bug fixes
28.3: Added a new web based tracking option.
28.2: Added an option to show a background image on the main page.
28.1: Added an option to the "Share location data" menu to email a selected KML or GPX file.
28.0: Changed button icons on main page to default to monochrome. Added an option to use a sortable date suffix of the format YYYY-MM-DD after the session name.

Mar 06
2018
Version 28.5

28.5: Bug fixes
28.3: Added a new web based tracking option.
28.2: Added an option to show a background image on the main page.
28.1: Added an option to the "Share location data" menu to email a selected KML or GPX file.
28.0: Changed button icons on main page to default to monochrome. Added an option to use a sortable date suffix of the format YYYY-MM-DD after the session name.

Mar 03
2018
Version 28.3

28.3: Added a new web based tracking option.
28.2: Added an option to show a background image on the main page.
28.1: Added an option to the "Share location data" menu to email a selected KML or GPX file.
28.0: Changed button icons on main page to default to monochrome. Added an option to use a sortable date suffix of the format YYYY-MM-DD after the session name.

Feb 11
2018
Version 28.2

28.2: Added an option to show a background image on the main page.
28.1: Added an option to the "Share location data" menu to email a selected KML or GPX file.
28.0: Changed button icons on main page to default to monochrome. Added an option to use a sortable date suffix of the format YYYY-MM-DD after the session name.

Feb 06
2018
Version 28.1

28.1: Added an option to the "Share location data" menu to email a selected KML or GPX file.
28.0: Changed button icons on main page to default to monochrome. Added an option to use a sortable date suffix of the format YYYY-MM-DD after the session name.

Jan 27
2018
Version 28.0

28.0: Changed button icons on main page to default to monochrome. Added an option to use a sortable date suffix of the format YYYY-MM-DD after the session name.
27.8: Bug fix. Show direction indicators when pitch and roll values are shown on the compass page.
27.6: Show computed PDOP, HDOP, and VDOP values on satellites view page.
27.5: Enable current data to be emailed as KML, GPX, CSV, or TXT (tab delimited) formats. Made minor grid lines on elevation profile slightly darker. Bug fixes.

Jan 23
2018
Version 27.8

27.8: Bug fix. Show direction indicators when pitch and roll values are shown on the compass page.
27.6: Show computed PDOP, HDOP, and VDOP values on satellites view page.
27.5: Enable current data to be emailed as KML, GPX, CSV, or TXT (tab delimited) formats. Made minor grid lines on elevation profile slightly darker. Bug fixes.
27.4: Added the ability to export to TAB delimited text files.

Dec 14
2017
Version 27.6

27.6: Show computed PDOP, HDOP, and VDOP values on satellites view page.
27.5: Enable current data to be emailed as KML, GPX, CSV, or TXT (tab delimited) formats. Made minor grid lines on elevation profile slightly darker. Bug fixes.
27.4: Added the ability to export to TAB delimited text files.
27.3: Re-launched paid up-front version.

Dec 09
2017
Version 27.5

27.5: Enable current data to be emailed as KML, GPX, CSV, or TXT (tab delimited) formats. Made minor grid lines on elevation profile slightly darker. Bug fixes.
27.4: Added the ability to export to TAB delimited text files.
27.3: Re-launched paid up-front version.
27.2: Larger human figure/arrow icon on high res screens. Don't break tracklog when pause, resume. Minor improvement to appearance of main page. Bug fixes.

Nov 25
2017
Version 27.4

27.4: Added the ability to export to TAB delimited text files.
27.3: Re-launched paid up-front version.
27.2: Larger human figure/arrow icon on high res screens. Don't break tracklog when pause, resume. Minor improvement to appearance of main page. Bug fixes.
27.1: Fixed an issue with downloading offline maps from some tile servers, such as CalTopo.
27.0: Show the difference in odometer readings for waypoints in the "waypoint to waypoint" dialog (if known).

Nov 22
2017
Version 27.3

27.3: Re-launched paid up-front version.
27.2: Larger human figure/arrow icon on high res screens. Don't break tracklog when pause, resume. Minor improvement to appearance of main page. Bug fixes.
27.1: Fixed an issue with downloading offline maps from some tile servers, such as CalTopo.
27.0: Show the difference in odometer readings for waypoints in the "waypoint to waypoint" dialog (if known).
26.9: Improved accuracy of waypoint projection. Bug fixes.

Oct 21
2017
Version 26.8

26.8: Added a new popup message with important information about this app.
26.7: Improved fitness info displayed by "i" button. Bug fixes.
26.6: Added ability to compute calories burned.
26.5: Bug fixes.
26.4: Added a foreground service to allow Handy GPS to still do background track logging on Android 8.0 (Oreo).

Sep 02
2017
Version 26.3

26.3: When main paused/recording button is pressed, pause/resume timer as well as track logging and odometer. Added better checking that min and sec values are within range when entering Deg/Min/Sec or Deg/Min values. Show Zone line by default. Make sure timer is shut down when app is closed.
26.2: Bug fixes. Added the new Australian GDA2020 datum to pre-defined custom datums.

Aug 23
2017
Version 26.2

26.2: Bug fixes. Added the new Australian GDA2020 datum to pre-defined custom datums.
26.1: Added the ability to simply share a map or elevation profile to Facebook, email, etc. Grouped items on map menus.

Aug 18
2017
Version 26.1

26.1: Added the ability to simply share a map or elevation profile to Facebook, email, etc. Grouped items on map menus.
26.0: Re-organized main page menu. Added prefs to hide or show datum and accuracy lines on main page. When less than 1 hour to sunset, show in minutes. Show slightly thicker line on elevation profile. When editing a waypoint, added a new button to use current or last known location. When viewing menu for a waypoint on the Google Map page added a "Move to my location" option.

Aug 16
2017
Version 26.0

26.0: Re-organized main page menu. Added options on prefs page to hide or show datum and accuracy lines on main page. When less than 1 hour to sunset, show in minutes. Show slightly thicker line on elevation profile. When editing a waypoint, added a new button to use your current or last known location. When viewing menu for a waypoint on the Google Map page added a "Move to my location" option.
25.6: Bug fixes. Changed colour of title bar to green when browsing photos.

Aug 11
2017
Version 25.6

25.6: Bug fixes. Changed colour of title bar to green when browsing photos.
25.1: Added "New session" and "Paused" / "Recording" buttons at top. Hid zone line to save space. Auto-pause tracklog and odometer when app started. Added options to toggle arrow or human figure on map page menus.
25.0: Added internal photo browser. The start time is now stored in the description tags of KML tracklogs. Added an option to always start the app with recording paused.

Aug 02
2017
Version 25.1

25.1: Added "New session" and "Paused" / "Recording" buttons at top. Hid zone line to save space. Auto-pause tracklog and odometer when app started. Added options to toggle arrow or human figure on map page menus.
25.0: Added internal photo browser. The start time is now stored in the description tags of KML tracklogs. Added an option to always start the app with recording paused.

Jul 31
2017
Version 25.0

25.0: Added internal photo browser. The start time is now stored in the description tags of KML tracklogs. Added an option to always start the app with recording paused.
24.9: Made a small tweak to the KML file written out for the photos so that the images can be opened in an external viewer if the "Allow access to local files" option is enabled in Google Earth.

Jul 19
2017
Version 24.9

24.9: Made a small tweak to the KML file written out for the photos so that the images can be opened in an external viewer if the "Allow access to local files" option is enabled in Google Earth.
24.8: Create a KML file in the Pics folder that stores the location of each photo taken from the app. Changed decimal miles to be shown with two digits of precision.

Jul 13
2017
Version 24.7

Vers 24.7: On the "Sun rise and set" dialog, show the number of hours until sunset. Simplified and improved the main page menu. Minor layout changes to main page. Made arrow slightly thicker on Goto page.
Vers 24.6: PHONE: Fixed issue with timer when app can rotate. WATCH: If watch is sleeping when goto target reached, wake it up so that proximity vibration still happens.

Jul 12
2017
Version 24.6

Vers 24.6: PHONE: Fixed issue with timer when app can rotate. WATCH: If watch is sleeping when goto target reached, wake it up so that proximity vibration still happens.

Jul 07
2017
Version 24.5

Vers 24.5:
PHONE: Make pause button pause odometer as well as tracklog. Change icons on timer pause/resume button. When emailing current data, email as selected output file type: KML or GPX.
WATCH: Make elevation profile fit on both round and square screens. Improve appearance of brightness and add waypoint buttons. Improve appearance of Goto page. Improve north arrow on map. Show cursor in correct location on keypad. Improved keypad for manual waypoint entry.

Jul 04
2017
Version 24.4

24.4: Improve error handling when photo too big. Removed leading and trailing whitespace from entered tile server URLs. Improved main "welcome" dialog and hint dialog on Google Map page. New options to show current waypoint in title bar, and to show compass calibration warnings. Changed vibrate pattern on watch goto page.

Jun 15
2017
Version 24.3

24.3: Improvements to "Show on map". Show last export time when starting a new session. Improved initial startup message after install. Fixed minor issues with main page when viewed in landscape mode.
24.2: Added extra, extra large text size option. Send altitude correction value from phone to watch.

Jun 12
2017
Version 24.2

24.2: Added extra, extra large text size option. Send altitude correction value from phone to watch.
24.1: Show miles per hour as mph instead of m/h. Show the total route length after setting route. When creating a normal waypoint from a reference waypoint, copy the time and description also. Bug fixes for Goto page. Show time of last export when exporting a KML or GPX.

Jun 03
2017
Version 24.1

24.1: Show miles per hour as mph instead of m/h. Show the total route length after setting route. When creating a normal waypoint from a reference waypoint, copy the time and description also. Bug fixes for Goto page. Show time of last export when exporting a KML or GPX.
24.0: Re-organized the main page menu into several sub-menus. Fixed a bug with computing the sunrise and sunset times in time zones with a fractional UTC offset (e.g. Adelaide, Australia).

May 08
2017
Version 24.0

24.0: Re-organized the main page menu into several sub-menus. Fixed a bug with computing the sunrise and sunset times in time zones with a fractional UTC offset (e.g. Adelaide, Australia).
23.7: Added option to email current waypoints and tracklogs. Fixed issue with waypoint descriptions not being read from some KML files. Fixes for crash bugs.
23.6: Keep speed alert popup visible until speed drops below the set threshold speed.

May 05
2017
Version 23.7

23.7: Added option to email current waypoints and tracklogs. Fixed issue with waypoint descriptions not being read from some KML files. Fixes for crash bugs.
23.6: Keep speed alert popup visible until speed drops below the set threshold speed.
23.5: Added optional pop-up speed alert dialog. Changed compass on watch to have a red and white needle, the same as on the phone.
23.4: Fixed reported crash bugs.

Apr 30
2017
Version 23.6

23.6: Keep speed alert popup visible until speed drops below the set threshold speed.
23.5: Added optional pop-up speed alert dialog. Changed compass on watch to have a red and white needle, the same as on the phone.
23.4: Fixed reported crash bugs.
23.3: Added a new main menu option to clear the current route. Added new menu options on map pages to show an orange "goto line" between your location and your destination.

Apr 26
2017
Version 23.5

23.5: Added optional pop-up speed alert dialog. Changed compass on watch to have a red and white needle, the same as on the phone.
23.4: Fixed reported crash bugs.
23.3: Added a new main menu option to clear the current route. Added new menu options on map pages to show an orange "goto line" between your location and your destination.
23.2: When exporting to CSV, allow both waypoints and/or tracklog points to be written.

Apr 21
2017
Version 23.4

Fixed reported crash bugs.

Apr 19
2017
Version 23.2

23.2: When exporting to CSV, allow both waypoints and/or tracklog points to be written.
23.1: Fixes for some reported crashes. Improved some dialogs related to waypoint creation on phone and watch.

Apr 07
2017
Version 23.1

23.1: Fixes for some reported crashes. Improved some dialogs related to waypoint creation on phone and watch.
23.0: New map prefs option to remember last view on Google Map. Improvements to Google Map popup menus. New goto prefs option to show white text on black background. Show "?" on map pages if current location unknown. Watch improvements: better keypad, larger font on square watches, option to show white text on black on Goto page.

Mar 26
2017
Version 23.0

23.0: New map prefs option to remember last view on Google Map. Improvements to Google Map popup menus. New goto prefs option to show white text on black background. Show "?" on map pages if current location unknown. Watch improvements: better keypad, larger font on square watches, option to show white text on black on Goto page.
22.9: Added menu which pops up when you long press on waypoint title popup. Handle invalid numbers on Manage offline maps page.

Mar 07
2017
Version 22.6

22.6: Added an option on the waypoints menu to move a waypoint. Show feet on the scale bar when zoomed in closer than 0.1 miles. Fixed a bug with sending data from watch to phone.
22.5: Record maximum speed and report on "i" info page. Improved preferences for waypoint sorting order. Moved hemisphere before alt when manually entering UTM coord. Bug fixes.

Mar 03
2017
Version 22.5

22.5: Record maximum speed and report on "i" info page. Improved preferences for waypoint sorting order. Moved hemisphere before alt when manually entering UTM coord. Bug fixes.
22.4: Increased maximum recent descriptions to 20. Added option to show/hide ref set labels. Fixed a bug with joining waypoints or making a route which showed up only when waypoint sorting was enabled. Fixed a few crash bugs.

Feb 24
2017
Version 22.4

22.4: Increased maximum recent descriptions to 20. Added option to show/hide ref set labels. Fixed a bug with joining waypoints or making a route which showed up only when waypoint sorting was enabled. Fixed a few crash bugs.
22.3: Added needle on compass page and made bubble optional. Improved readability of scale bar distance. Added option to set scalebar colour. Changed preferences page to remember which sections expanded and collapsed
22.1: Added optional scale bar to Google Map page

Jan 29
2017
Version 22.3

22.3: Added needle on compass page and made bubble optional. Improved readability of scale bar distance. Added option to set scalebar colour. Changed preferences page to remember which sections expanded and collapsed
22.1: Added optional scale bar to Google Map page
22.0: Changed prefs page to have buttons to expand and contract each section
21.9: Added option to show proximity circles around waypoints on Google Map page. Fixed bug with timer when auto-rotate enabled. Fixed bug with DMS/DM entry

Jan 21
2017
Version 22.1

22.1: Added optional scale bar to Google Map page.
22.0: Changed prefs page to have buttons to expand and contract each section.
21.9: Added option to show proximity circles around waypoints on Google Map page. Fixed bug with timer when auto-rotate enabled. Fixed bug with DMS/DM entry.
21.8: Copy photo orientation from EXIF data added by camera when taking geotagged photos from app.
21.6: Bug fixes. Updated to use more recent version of Google Play Services.

Dec 16
2016
Version 22.0

22.0: Changed prefs page to have buttons to expand and contract each section.
21.9: Added option to show proximity circles around waypoints on Google Map page. Fixed bug with timer when auto-rotate enabled. Fixed bug with DMS/DM entry.
21.8: Copy photo orientation from EXIF data added by camera when taking geotagged photos from app.
21.6: Bug fixes. Updated to use more recent version of Google Play Services.
21.4: Fixed another bug with taking photos from the app.

Dec 12
2016
Version 21.9

21.9: Added option to show proximity circles around waypoints on Google Map page. Fixed bug with timer when auto-rotate enabled. Fixed bug with DMS/DM entry.
21.8: Copy photo orientation from EXIF data added by camera when taking geotagged photos from app.
21.6: Bug fixes. Updated to use more recent version of Google Play Services.
21.4: Fixed another bug with taking photos from the app.
21.3: Fixed bug with taking photos from app.

Dec 10
2016
Version 21.8

21.8: Copy photo orientation from EXIF data added by camera when taking geotagged photos from app.
21.6: Bug fixes. Updated to use more recent version of Google Play Services.
21.4: Fixed another bug with taking photos from the app.
21.3: Fixed bug with taking photos from app.

Nov 19
2016
Version 21.6

21.6: Bug fixes. Updated to use more recent version of Google Play Services.
21.4: Fixed another bug with taking photos from the app.
21.3: Fixed bug with taking photos from app.
21.2: Better error handling for route creation. Show messages on Goto page when switching to next waypoint or previous waypoint on a route. Pop up a dialog if an error occurs when taking a photo (rather than showing just a brief Toast message).

Nov 10
2016
Version 21.4

21.4: Fixed another bug with taking photos from the app.
21.3: Fixed bug with taking photos from app.
21.2: Better error handling for route creation. Show messages on Goto page when switching to next waypoint or previous waypoint on a route. Pop up a dialog if an error occurs when taking a photo (rather than showing just a brief Toast message).

Nov 09
2016
Version 21.3

21.3: Fixed bug with taking photos from app.
21.2: Better error handling for route creation. Show messages on Goto page when switching to next waypoint or previous waypoint on a route. Pop up a dialog if an error occurs when taking a photo (rather than showing just a brief Toast message).
21.1: Added option to show your selected route on the map. When exporting waypoints to CSV file, also include the description. Added a north dot on the compass on the watch to make north more visible.

Nov 02
2016
Version 21.2

21.2: Better error handling for route creation. Show messages on Goto page when switching to next waypoint or previous waypoint on a route. Pop up a dialog if an error occurs when taking a photo (rather than showing just a brief Toast message).
21.1: Added option to show your selected route on the map. When exporting waypoints to CSV file, also include the description. Added a north dot on the compass on the watch to make north more visible.

Oct 31
2016
Version 21.1

21.1: Added option to show your selected route on the map. When exporting waypoints to CSV file, also include the description. Added a north dot on the compass on the watch to make north more visible.
21.0: Added new "Join waypoints" and "Make route" options to the Waypoints menu to allow much easy joining of multiple waypoints. These options have now been removed from the "Waypoint to waypoint" option.

Oct 27
2016
Version 21.0

21.0: Added new "Join waypoints" and "Make route" options to the Waypoints menu to allow much easy joining of multiple waypoints. These options have now been removed from the "Waypoint to waypoint" option.
20.9: Added option to create waypoint when photo taken. Also, when you long press on Google Map page, you can now either create a waypoint at the pressed location or your current location. Bug fixes.

Oct 22
2016
Version 20.9

20.9: Added option to create waypoint when photo taken. Also, when you long press on Google Map page, you can now either create a waypoint at the pressed location or your current location. Bug fixes.
20.8: Auto detect if device has a compass sensor on Goto page. Improved Goto layout, particularly for small screens.
20.7: Improved alignment accuracy of default waypoint symbols.
20.6: Show bearing in deg min format on Waypoint to waypoint dialog for more precision. Bug fixes.

Oct 20
2016
Version 20.8

20.8: Auto detect if device has a compass sensor on Goto page. Improved Goto layout, particularly for small screens.
20.7: Improved alignment accuracy of default waypoint symbols.
20.6: Show bearing in deg min format on Waypoint to waypoint dialog for more precision. Bug fixes.
20.5: Fixed crash bug with import button when device in landscape orientation.

Oct 15
2016
Version 20.7

20.7: Improved alignment accuracy of default waypoint symbols.
20.6: Show bearing in deg min format on Waypoint to waypoint dialog for more precision. Bug fixes.
20.5: Fixed crash bug with import button when device in landscape orientation.
20.4: New options to set tracklog colour and thickness. Improved performance of importing multiple files to reference set. Added new option to append description to name on map and when exporting.
20.3: Bug fixes for reported crashes.

Oct 12
2016
Version 20.6

20.6: Show bearing in deg min format on Waypoint to waypoint dialog for more precision. Bug fixes.
20.5: Fixed crash bug with import button when device in landscape orientation.
20.4: New options to set tracklog colour and thickness. Improved performance of importing multiple files to reference set. Added new option to append description to name on map and when exporting.
20.3: Bug fixes for reported crashes.

Oct 09
2016
Version 20.5

20.5: Fixed crash bug with import button when device in landscape orientation.
20.4: New options to set tracklog colour and thickness. Improved performance of importing multiple files to reference set. Added new option to append description to name on map and when exporting.
20.3: Bug fixes for reported crashes.
20.2: Changed SMS and emails sent by app to include date/time sent. Added more error handling for taking photos from app.

Oct 05
2016
Version 20.3

20.3: Bug fixes for reported crashes.
20.2: Changed SMS and emails sent by app to include date/time sent. Added more error handling for taking photos from app.
20.1: Improved performance when displaying thousands of waypoints. Warn if more than 10,000 tracklog points loaded. Option to set default waypoint prefix. Added zone to "Show location in all formats" page.

Oct 03
2016
Version 20.2

20.2: Changed SMS and emails sent by app to include date/time sent. Added more error handling for taking photos from app.
20.1: Improved performance when displaying thousands of waypoints. Warn if more than 10,000 tracklog points loaded. Option to set default waypoint prefix. Added zone to "Show location in all formats" page.

Sep 25
2016
Version 20.1

20.1: Improved performance when displaying thousands of waypoints. Warn if more than 10,000 tracklog points loaded. Option to set default waypoint prefix. Added zone to "Show location in all formats" page.
20.0: (1) Added a "reference set" option on main page menu to show waypoints and tracklogs from other files on the map pages, without loading them into the working set. (2) Improvements to appearance of main page. (3) Require device to have a GPS before installing this app.

Sep 21
2016
Version 20.0

20.0: (1) Added a "reference set" option on main page menu to show waypoints and tracklogs from other files on the map pages, without loading them into the working set. (2) Improvements to appearance of main page. (3) Require device to have a GPS before installing this app.
19.8: Show message when app is still using old data model. Option to play sound when GPS fix acquired and when lost.

Sep 16
2016
Version 19.8

19.8: Show message when app is still using old data model. Option to play sound when GPS fix acquired and when lost.
19.7: Added option to follow route in reverse on Goto page. Compass page can now show magnetic or true north, plus optionally pitch and roll. Added option to beep when GPS fix lost. Fixed further bug reading KML files.
19.6: Fixed bug with importing some KML files. Changed "Delete all" option to be "Delete all and reset". Added "copy" button to allow copying grid refs to clipboard

Sep 14
2016
Version 19.7

19.7: Added option to follow route in reverse on Goto page. Compass page can now show magnetic or true north, plus optionally pitch and roll. Added option to beep when GPS fix lost. Fixed a further bug reading KML files.
19.6: Fixed bug with importing some KML files. Changed "Delete all" option to be "Delete all and reset". Added a "copy" button to allow copying grid refs to clipboard.

Sep 13
2016
Version 19.6

19.6: Fixed bug with importing some KML files. Changed "Delete all" option to be "Delete all and reset". Added a "copy" button to allow copying grid refs to clipboard.
19.5: Added an option to set a "route" between pairs of waypoints using the "waypoint to waypoint" option on the waypoint menu. On preferences page, added options for the "goto" function to automatically switch to next waypoint in route, and also to set the proximity distance.

Sep 06
2016
Version 19.5

19.5: Added an option to set a "route" between pairs of waypoints using the "waypoint to waypoint" option on the waypoint menu. On preferences page, added options for the "goto" function to automatically switch to next waypoint in route, and also to set the proximity distance.
19.4: Added an option to enter MGRS coordinates when creating or editing a waypoint (UTM/WGS84 only). Minor icon changes.

Aug 30
2016
Version 19.4

19.4: Added an option to enter MGRS coordinates when creating or editing a waypoint (UTM/WGS84 only). Minor icon changes.
19.3: Preserve waypoint symbols when importing/exporting GPX files and improved symbol import/export for KML files. Fixed bug with tracklog recording in Arabic language. Re-ordered items on waypoint menu.
19.2: Fixed a bug with storing waypoints when using languages such as Arabic that use different number formatting.

Aug 23
2016
Version 19.3

19.3: Preserve waypoint symbols when importing/exporting GPX files and improved symbol import/export for KML files. Fixed bug with tracklog recording in Arabic language. Re-ordered items on waypoint menu.
19.2: Fixed a bug with storing waypoints when using languages such as Arabic that use different number formatting.
19.1: Added custom waypoint symbols. Fixed bug with high precision mode.

Aug 22
2016
Version 19.2

19.2: Fixed a bug with storing waypoints when using languages such as Arabic that use different number formatting.
19.1: Added custom waypoint symbols. Fixed bug with high precision mode.
19.0: Improvements to GPS averaging. Fixed zoom on simple maps (phone and watch). Added option to easily send all current waypoints and tracklogs to watch. Added option for direction arrow on watch map. Show total daylight hours on sun/set rise dialog. Proximity alarm off by default.

Aug 18
2016
Version 19.1

19.1: Added custom waypoint symbols. Fixed bug with high precision mode.
19.0: Improvements to GPS averaging. Fixed zoom on simple maps (phone and watch). Added option to easily send all current waypoints and tracklogs to watch. Added option for direction arrow on watch map. Show total daylight hours on sun/set rise dialog. Proximity alarm off by default.
18.8: Fixed crash bug in locales which use comma as decimal separator (e.g. France).

Aug 06
2016
Version 19.0

19.0: Improvements to GPS averaging. Fixed zoom on simple maps (phone and watch). Added option to easily send all current waypoints and tracklogs to watch. Added option for direction arrow on watch map. Show total daylight hours on sun/set rise dialog. Proximity alarm off by default.
18.8: Fixed crash bug in locales which use comma as decimal separator (e.g. France).
18.7: Improved precision that waypoints and tracklogs are stored internally. This gets rid of "steps" in 1 metre tracklogs.

Aug 03
2016
Version 18.8

18.8: Fixed crash bug in locales which use comma as decimal separator (e.g. France).
18.7: Improved precision that waypoints and tracklogs are stored internally. This gets rid of "steps" in 1 metre tracklogs.
18.6: Auto compute geoid correction when GPS fix first acquired at app startup.

Aug 02
2016
Version 18.7

18.7: Improved precision that waypoints and tracklogs are stored internally. This gets rid of "steps" in 1 metre tracklogs.
18.6: Auto compute geoid correction when GPS fix first acquired at app startup.
18.5: New option to add waypoint descriptions to recent list or not (on by default). Added 1 metre tracklog spacing option. Moved show/hide offline map option closer to top of menu. Removed MapQuest tile server URLs at install time since no longer active. Capitalise offline map names. Bug fixes.

Jul 31
2016
Version 18.6

18.6: Auto compute geoid correction when GPS fix first acquired at app startup.
18.5: New option to add waypoint descriptions to recent list or not (on by default). Added 1 metre tracklog spacing option. Moved show/hide offline map option closer to top of menu. Removed MapQuest tile server URLs at install time since no longer active. Capitalise offline map names. Bug fixes.

Jul 28
2016
Version 18.5

18.5: New option to add waypoint descriptions to recent list or not (on by default). Added 1 metre tracklog spacing option. Moved show/hide offline map option closer to top of menu. Removed MapQuest tile server URLs at install time since no longer active. Capitalise offline map names. Bug fixes.
18.4: Added recent descriptions button when adding new waypoint. Backup waypoints before deleting waypoints and/or tracklogs as well as when exiting the app. Cancel GPS updates properly when closing app.

Jul 26
2016
Version 18.4

18.4: Added recent descriptions button when adding new waypoint. Backup waypoints before deleting waypoints and/or tracklogs as well as when exiting the app. Cancel GPS updates properly when closing app.
18.2: Added auto backup of waypoints and tracklogs when exit button pressed (Cycles three backup files. This is for emergency use if data lost). Show grid ref using last known position. Swapped altitude and acccuracy on main page for consistency with other versions of app.

Jul 23
2016
Version 18.2

18.2: Added auto backup of waypoints and tracklogs when exit button pressed (Cycles three backup files. This is for emergency use if data lost). Show grid ref using last known position. Swapped altitude and acccuracy on main page for consistency with other versions of app.
18.1: Support waypoint descriptions. Optional autoload.kml file. Proximity alarm defaults on.

Jul 15
2016
Version 18.1

18.1: Support waypoint descriptions. Optional autoload.kml file. Proximity alarm defaults on.
18.0: (1) Burn optional caption into photo and use current coord sys. Reduce image size. (2) Prompt to register user map image in sub-folder of MapTiles folder. (3) Prevent user from accidentally closing app using back button. (4) Use last stored location for sunrise/set times, and for email and SMS. (5) Show last know coordinates grey on main page. (6) Fixed bug with "Test" button on offline maps page.

Jul 11
2016
Version 18.0

18.0: (1) Burn optional caption into photo, plus use current coord sys. Also reduce image size. (2) Prompt to register user map image in sub-folder of MapTiles folder. (3) Prevent user from accidentally closing app using back button. (4) Use last stored location for sunrise/set times, and for email and SMS. (5) Show last know coordinates in grey on main page. (6) Fixed bug with "Test" button on offline maps page.
17.9: Added an option to set the transparency of the offline map overlays.

Jul 07
2016
Version 17.9

17.9: Added an option to set the transparency of the offline map overlays.
17.8: Added option on prefs page to burn location into photos. Renamed "Change session name" option back to "Set session name".
17.7: Added optional affine parameters to custom datum to support local grid systems.
17.6: Re-ordered main menu so most used items near top. Report change between min and max elevations on "i" dialog. Bug fixes.

Jul 03
2016
Version 17.8

17.8: Added option on prefs page to burn location into photos. Renamed "Change session name" option back to "Set session name".
17.7: Added optional affine parameters to custom datum to support local grid systems.
17.6: Re-ordered main menu so most used items near top. Report change between min and max elevations on "i" dialog. Bug fixes.

Jun 28
2016
Version 17.7

Jun 22
2016
Version 17.6

Jun 17
2016
Version 17.5

Jun 15
2016
Version 17.4

Jun 13
2016
Version 17.3

Jun 12
2016
Version 17.2

Jun 03
2016
Version 17.1

May 30
2016
Version 17.0

May 26
2016
Version 16.9

May 21
2016
Version 16.8

May 14
2016
Version 16.7

May 06
2016
Version 16.6

Apr 29
2016
Version 16.5

Apr 27
2016
Version 16.4

Apr 24
2016
Version 16.3

Apr 01
2016
Version 16.2

Mar 29
2016
Version 16.1

Mar 22
2016
Version 16.0

Mar 19
2016
Version 15.9

Mar 11
2016
Version 15.8

Feb 22
2016
Version 15.7

Feb 10
2016
Version 15.6

Jan 28
2016
Version 15.5

Jan 22
2016
Version 15.4

Jan 09
2016
Version 15.3

Jan 06
2016
Version 15.2

Dec 21
2015
Version 15.1

Dec 11
2015
Version 15.0

Dec 05
2015
Version 14.1

Dec 02
2015
Version 14.0

Nov 25
2015
Version 12.9

Nov 23
2015
Version 12.8

Nov 20
2015
Version 12.7

Nov 16
2015
Version 12.6

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.
* Can download OSM cycle map tiles for a specified area, for use when offline.


Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map and OSM tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works, and (6) Control flashlight, to allow the flashlight to be turned on/off from within the app.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Nov 15
2015
Version 12.5

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.
* Can download OSM cycle map tiles for a specified area, for use when offline.


Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Nov 13
2015
Version 12.4

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Nov 04
2015
Version 12.3

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Oct 31
2015
Version 12.2

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Oct 13
2015
Version 12.1

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Sep 25
2015
Version 11.6

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Sep 21
2015
Version 11.5

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Sep 10
2015
Version 11.4

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Aug 07
2015
Version 11.3

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Jul 28
2015
Version 11.2

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Jul 25
2015
Version 11.1

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Jul 18
2015
Version 11.0

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Jul 15
2015
Version 10.9

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Jun 28
2015
Version 10.8

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Jun 25
2015
Version 10.7

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Mar 25
2015
Version 10.6

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches, called HandyGPSWear.

Mar 19
2015
Version 10.5

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple 6 or 8 digit grid refs, or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* Common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) can be selected from the custom datum page, or you can configure your own datum by specifying its ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB custom datum selected.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches.

Mar 17
2015
Version 10.3

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches.

Mar 13
2015
Version 10.2

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches.

Feb 19
2015
Version 10.1

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches.

Jan 29
2015
Version 10.0

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-11 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches.

Dec 31
2014
Version 9.9

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-11 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates.
* Create a new waypoint by projecting an existing one using an entered distance and bearing.



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details. A simplified version is also available for Android Wear smartwatches.

Dec 30
2014
Version 9.8

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-11 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details.

Dec 10
2014
Version 9.7

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-11 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details.

Nov 30
2014
Version 9.6

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.


This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.



Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-11 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.



Extra features available only in this paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.
* Export waypoints to a CSV file in UTM or Lat/Lon coordinates



Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.



Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.


Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details.

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