By Pavel Ahafonau
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50%-OFF SALE ***** Spyglass is an essential GPS toolkit for outdoors and off-road navigation. Packed with tools it serves as binoculars, heads-up display, hi-tech compass with maps, gyrocompass, GPS receiver, waypoint tracker, speedometer, altimeter, Sun, Moon and star finder, gyro horizon, rangefinder, coordinate converter, sextant, inclinometer, angular calculator and camera. It saves your custom places and waypoints, navigates precisely to them later, shows them on maps and using real-time augmented reality displays detailed GPS info, measures distances, sizes, angles, and does a lot more.
COMPASS & GYROCOMPASS
Accuracy improvement techniques, special compass modes and calibration methods available in Spyglass only make it a real instrument – the most advanced and accurate digital compass.
FINDER, TRACKER & AR NAVIGATION
Spyglass operates in 3D and uses augmented reality to show real-time object positions, info and directions to them overlaid over camera or maps.
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.
Spyglass 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.
TRACK STARS, SUN AND MOON & 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.
Measure distances to objects in real time with a rangefinder reticle similar to sniper sights.
SEXTANT, ANGULAR CALCULATOR AND INCLINOMETER
Find out heights of objects and distances to them – measure visually and calculate dimensions and distances.
Take pictures overlaid with all available GPS, positional and directional data.
DEMO & HELP
What's New in Version 3.7.11
· compatible with latest iOS and new devices
· sub-meter GPS accuracy
· improved detection of coordinates in copied text
· improved resolution of taken photos and screenshots
· lots of smaller improvements and bug fixes
Sub-meter, sub-foot, sub-yard, 5-digit accuracy kilometers and miles are now available as short distance units in the app settings. Smaller units are now only used for short distances while higher precision kilometers and miles are also used for long distances. Send us your thoughts if you have an external sub-meter GPS and want this feature improved further.
If you've noticed a bug or have some troubles with setting up the app, please contact us via the support form on our web site.
More accurate than expected
I was shopping for a handheld compass for my sailboat, and ran across a thread on one of sailing forums that mentioned this app. I was a bit skeptical of an app's accuracy, but the app looked cool enough to try. First thing I did was to check the compass against the compass in my Nikon binoculars. At first I was disappointed, because the reading was about 20 degrees off, but after a bit of fiddling, I realized the app was showing true north, rather than magnetic north. I adjusted the settings to make the app show magnetic, and then the app and my binoculars showed exactly the same setting. Amazing!
After that, I started playing around with the other features and reading the manual (a must for such a sophisticated app), and I must say that I am blown away by this little app. I'm an app developer myself, and I am truely impressed with the features and finish of this app. Bravo to the developer(s).
Great app that takes advantage of great hardware!
Compliment sandwich... So I've been using this app for a couple years, and it answered every geodetic curiosity I've ever had. I did have an issue with an update/reinstall with the new iOS. Long story short... Just go to your purchased apps under "purchased" in the update tab of the App Store and reinstall. That is the only hiccup I have had with this app ever. Customizable to the N-th degree; I have used it for so of the most obscure to the most common tasks and it never has failed me (spotting gunfire support[trial for curiosity only] to finding my way home [impaired] in a new country). I highly recommend it for all folks of all strokes.
Calibration using land marks and sun make this a very accurate tool. One thing is you can no longer zoom close in on satellite map. Previously I was able to zoom in very close to measure and place destinations. Now it's a strain to do this. Will add a star when full sat map zoo is back. iPhone 4 ios6.
Updated to 5 star. Everything is working perfectly and seems to be more accurate. iPhone 6
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Oct 07, 2015
- Version: 3.7.11
- Size: 17.5 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Pavel Ahafonau
- © 2009-2016 Pavel Ahafonau
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.