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Description

Compass Navigation features several compass styles and compass operation modes including two unique 3D compass styles.

Whether you are navigating the back country or finding your way through the city, Compass Navigation's smooth operating compasses will keep you on target.

Each compass works in either magnetic or GPS mode and has plenty of tools for adjusting look and performance characteristics. In magnet mode, the magnetic declination for your location is automatically calculated to show the offset from True North. Or, show offset from magnetic north, like a real compass, if that is your preference.

A military compass that displays heading in mils (milliradians) simultaneously with the compass heading in degrees is included. A military compass has the advantage of allowing you to determine the distance of objects from your current position. **See the end of this description for details.

To assist with compass orienteering, there is a map with dynamic measurement tools that allow you to easily get the true heading and distance to any target from your current location.

Use the map to get a bearing to target, then follow that compass bearing until you reach your destination.

While the compasses do operate in both GPS and magnetic mode, we recommend using GPS mode for active navigation. This is because the magnetic compass in a smart phone may be affected at any time by surrounding electromagnetic fields or even the magnetic fields generated by the electric current in your device. If used properly, the compass in GPS mode will be more accurate than magnetic mode if you have a good view of the sky and you are moving forward. Practice using the compass in both modes in familiar surroundings before using the app in unfamiliar areas.

** Determining the distance of objects from your current location using the military compass:

1. Use the military compass to determine the arc width (milliradian span) of a distant object of known size.

2. Divide the size by the arc width to get the distance to that object.

Google Play Store Category:

Primary: Applications

Secondary: Maps & Navigation

Google Play

Total Ratings

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Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Sep 23, 2014 (about 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

May 22
2018
(Current)
Version 5.14

Performance enhancements

May 10
2018
Version 5.13

Performance enhancements

Jul 02
2017
Version 5.12

Bug fix
Graphics enhancements

Aug 09
2016
Version 5.11

V.5.10 - World 3D Compass
V.5.01 - Added a 3D Compass and a new 2D compass.
We reworked the user interface giving the app a sleeker look and allowing paging between compasses. Enjoy!

Jul 02
2016
Version 5.02

V.5.01 - Added a 3D Compass and a new 2D compass.
We reworked the user interface giving the app a sleeker look and allowing paging between compasses. Enjoy!

Jun 28
2016
Version 5.01

Jun 27
2016
Version 5.0

May 03
2016
Version 4.33

Apr 29
2016
Version 4.31

Apr 27
2016
Version 4.30

Apr 25
2016
Version 4.22

Apr 22
2016
Version 4.21

May 28
2015
Version 4.14

Three beautiful compasses rendered in extra-extra-extra high definition* for your Android device. Operates as both a magnetic compass and a GPS compass. Lots of useful calibration tools and compass styles allow you to set the appearance and performance characteristics. In magnet mode, the magnetic declination for your location is automatically calculated to show the offset from True North. Or, show offset from magnetic north, like a real compass, if that is your preference. From DS Software.

NOTE: If the magnetic compass does not respond, it is probably because your device does not have a magnetic sensor. In that case, you should open the app settings and set Compass Control to GPS. In GPS mode, the compass will respond when you are walking outdoors or driving. It will not respond if you rotate the phone or spin around.



** XXX High-DEFINITION available on select devices.

May 17
2015
Version 4.12

Three beautiful compasses rendered in extra-extra-extra high definition* for your Android device. Operates as both a magnetic compass and a GPS compass. Lots of useful calibration tools and compass styles allow you to set the appearance and performance characteristics. In magnet mode, the magnetic declination for your location is automatically calculated to show the offset from True North. Or, show offset from magnetic north, like a real compass, if that is your preference. From DS Software.

NOTE: If the magnetic compass does not respond, it is probably because your device does not have a magnetic sensor. In that case, you should open the app settings and set Compass Control to GPS. In GPS mode, the compass will respond when you are walking outdoors or driving. It will not respond if you rotate the phone or spin around.



** XXX High-DEFINITION available on select devices.

Nov 02
2014
Version 4.11

Three beautifully rendered functional compasses rendered in extra-extra-extra high definition* for your Android device. Operates as both a magnetic compass and a GPS compass. Lots of useful settings and compass styles to tweak and set. In magnet mode, the magnetic declination for your location is automatically calculated to show the offset from True North. Or, show offset from magnetic north, like a real compass, if that is your preference. From DS Software.

** XXX High-DEFINITION available on select devices.

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