Compass for iPad (Free)
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★★★★★ 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.
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.
This is the best compass app in the app store.I thought it was funny when I put my phone on my iPad and the compass went crazy.
3 stars. Don't know if its interference, my iPad, or what, but just closing and relaunching the app multiple times without moving the device an inch will result in a slightly different degree angle and number each time. Gives a general idea which way north is but surely wouldn't use this for anything important.
Without moving the device at all, closing and relaunching the app 5 times gives me:
359, 358, 360, 358, 1
Also needs a manual recalibration button because now it is way off, although shaking the device seems to bring it back to its senses.