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Compass for iPad (Free)

By Friendly App Studio

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


★★★★★ Works Perfectly - Just make sure to step away from Magnetic sources like computers or other iPhone ★★★★★

Missing the compass app on your iPad? Compass HD for iPad is for you.
It's a simple basic compass, that does what a compass should do:

- Display heading angle in both landscape or portrait mode
- Display current latitude and longitude
- Support True North (Geographic North) and Magnetic North
- Work with either 3G or WiFi iPad
- Beautiful and simple design

*** FOR A GOOD READING, STEP AWAY FROM MAGNETIC FIELDS. Your MacBook, you iPhone, or any Large Hadron Collider can interfere with your compass ***

The Compass request your current location only to calibrate the Geographic North.

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Customer Reviews

It's a still image of a compass, nothing more.

The compass does not move at all, no matter where I take it, how hard I shake it, or how many times I force close and open it. There is no difference between magnetic and geographic North because the image doesn't do anything. It's a photograph, not a movie, and certainly not a compass. There is neither latitude nor longitude written anywhere on this photo.

If everyone reviewing this app had my experience with it, it would have solid 1 star ratings; I get that, but that doesn't alter the fact that for my new iPad Air 2, this app is taking up space and giving absolutely nothing back.

Is it a bug? I don't know. It just doesn't work, all!

Very nice looking, but unsure about accuracy

The graphics are undoubtedly beautiful, but I'm unsure about the accuracy. I placed first an iPhone 4 (with its built-in compass app) and my iPad 2 (with this app) in the same place in one room (one at a time so as not to cause interference). The readings seemed to differ by about 6° (phone would read 355°/8°, pad would read 350°/2°) in either mode (magnetic/true). But that may be because the *iPhone*'s app is inaccurate. I can't tell. In any case it would definitely appear to be in the general vicinity of the exact direction.

The best I've found

I deleted my other paid compass apps after I downloaded this one. The others just had too much information, more than I wanted. I needed a simple, easy to understand compass and this one fits my need perfectly.

Compass for iPad (Free)
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  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 2.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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