Commander Compass is an essential offline GPS app for outdoors and off-road navigation. Packed with tools it serves as a hi-tech compass with maps, gyrocompass, GPS receiver, waypoint tracker, speedometer, altimeter, Sun, Moon and star finder, gyro horizon, and coordinate converter. It saves your custom places and waypoints, navigates precisely to them later, shows them on maps, displays detailed GPS info, measures distances, angles, and does a lot more.
COMPASS & GYROCOMPASS
Accuracy improvement techniques, special compass modes and calibration methods available in Commander Compass only make it a real instrument – the most advanced and accurate digital compass.
FINDER, TRACKER & NAVIGATION
Commander Compass operates in 3D to show real-time object positions, info and directions to them overlaid over maps or a simple background.
Save current position, add points from maps, manually enter location coordinates and bearings, add stars by hand or use a built-in star catalogue.
Find saved places and objects later simply by following directional arrows.
Commander Compass tracks multiple targets simultaneously and shows their info – distance, direction, azimuth, elevation and estimated time of arrival.
Copy, paste and share locations, coordinates and map links using many supported formats.
GPS, SPEEDOMETER & ALTIMETER
Find and track your location and get detailed real-time GPS data – coordinates in dozens of formats, altitude, course, current, maximum and vertical speed, using imperial, metric, nautical and surveying units.
See your and targets’ positions on maps using different map styles and alternative map providers – plan waypoints and measure distances.
NAVIGATE BY STARS
Track positions of stars, Sun and Moon with arc second precision – use them as a reference to calibrate compass for maximum accuracy.
DEMO & HELP
○ better display of vertical speed on ascent/descent
○ performance and stability improvements
Ratings and Reviews
This is a powerful app with a whole book dedicated to its capabilities.
Trying to use this app to save a position then guide you back is not reliable. It will often point you in a direction that is inaccurate by 180°. Recommend, but beware of its inaccuracy if you're relying on it for more than curiosity and amusement.
Developer Response ,
Usually the compass accuracy is fine outdoors and only a basic figure 8 motion is enough to calibrate it. However, in buildings and vehicles the accuracy can be low due to interference, magnets, big metallic objects and so on. Being aware of that I designed the app in a way to overcome hardware accuracy issues. First, you can always verify the direction accuracy against a celestial object such as the Sun, the Moon or a star. Second, there are several compass modes available, including special: 1) (pure) magnetic - copies iOS stock compass and shows what the hardware tells; 2) (uncalibrated) gyrocompass - a gyroscope assisted magnetic mode (recommended as default); 3) calibrated gyrocompass - to measure or to take direction; 4) car - GPS compass mode that uses the movement course for use in vehicles or while walking. Watch videos our the app web site - they show how it works.
needs an easier delete button
I’m still looking for a delete or remove function to get rid of points or locations I don’t need anymore.
Having to sift thru useless points to find important ones can take time,
so an easy Remove/Delete Waypoint/Location
feature would be highly beneficial.
Developer Response ,
The UI redesign is planned for the 2018 and will bring much of usability improvements. Until then you can use the "pencil" button at the bottom of the waypoint list for easier deletion of waypoints.
There’s a lot of stuff in this app. However, I can not get past verifying the compass reading. It must be that my hardware is sending the wrong data to the app because the reading are 30 degrees off. I have checked location services and verified it is calibrating. The app shows that it is not Calibrated but no amount of twisting helps. Would like a suggestion on what to do from the developer.
- Pavel Ahafonau
- 23.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Pavel Ahafonau
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.