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Compass Go

By Tommy Westerberg

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Description

Find your way back or the direction to a specific place, in the easiest way! Use Compass Go whenever you find it easier to follow an arrow to your target than to read a map. Featured in Apple TV commercial 'Itchy'. Works on all iPhones!

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Macworld (US) gave Compass Go a great "four mice" rating, June 2009, saying '... when it comes to finding a location, especially with an iPhone 3G, Compass Go gets the job done' and '...if you have an iPhone, Compass Go is fun for the wow-factor alone'
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1. Tap 'Set Target', 'Use current location' and you are done!
2. To find your way back, watch the target arrow and distance change.
3. As you get closer, the background changes from blue to orange to green.

Perfect for finding your parked car or a place on a festival, in the forest, on a beach or any situation where a map doesn't work well. When used together with a friend who also has Compass Go, you can send your position so your friend can easily find you without having to figure out the map. If they don't have Compass Go, there is a link to Google Maps as well.

Application features:

* Simple GPS compass
* Accurate sun compass
* Target finding device
* Geocache search tool (set your target coordinates manually)
* Multi purpose navigation helper utility
* Magnetic declination indicator
* View positions in the map application with driving or walking directions.
* Bookmark your location via email
* Email your location to others
* Simple speed meter
* Simple altitude meter
* Iphone OS 3.0 compatible

When using the live compass, make sure you walk in a straight line to get as accurate compass readings as possible.
It only works outside, just like any other GPS compass.

You may also use this application together with an ordinary compass to achieve a very exact target finding device. The application also has a built in magnetic declination indicator (red/white arrow) which compensates for the local declination.

If you don't have a GPS iPhone (3G), your direction may be very wrong at times. Use the sun compass to confirm your direction. Generally it works quite well when there is good cell-phone coverage. You have to move more than the (±) accuracy limit to get a new reading.

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NOTE: Compass Go does not work on iPod Touch and it should not be possible to download it, unless you have an iPhone. Please contact Apple if you managed to download it anyway.

What's New in Version 1.2

* iPhone 3GS magnetometer support
* Text message (SMS) your location to your friends
* Vibration alert when you are getting close to a target
* Minor layout changes

iPhone Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Finally!

A simple navigation app with user option to enter destination lat/long in degree/minute/decimal seconds format. I have been looking for this app. It's really cool that the compass turns green as you get within a few feet of destination. I wish it had the option to change yards2go to feet2go but no big deal. I'm a land surveyor and this thing is great. Some folks might miss degree/decimal minutes format.

Satisfied, but READ the description!

People giving bad reviews obviously haven't read the description. This doesn't turn a 3G into a 3G-S compass. You have to WALK in a straight line for several seconds for it to get a fix, and it isn't for iTouch, and doesn't work well on 1st gen iPhone.

Improvements: in-app "favorites" list, option to disable buzz when get close.

Dissappointing performance

I have a 3g iphone, so my expectations were somewhat tempered, but I hoped for slightly better performance. I've tried it several times, and it hasn't worked well. I tried it several times when I knew where my car was, but many times the app wouldn't point me in the right direction. Each time I walked for at least 20 yards in a straight line to get a GPS update, and it would give me a good direction about 75% of the time, so it's not worthless, but disappointing.

Compass Go
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2009
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 0.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Tommy Westerberg

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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