By Pavel Ahafonau
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*** Spring Sale -50% *** Spyglass is an essential GPS toolkit for outdoors and off-road navigation. Packed with tools it serves as binoculars, heads-up display, milspec compass with maps, gyrocompass, tactical 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 lot more.
COMPASS & GYROCOMPASS
Accuracy improvement techniques, special compass modes and calibration methods that only available in Spyglass make it a real instrument – made by military standards it’s the most advanced and accurate digital compass that also supports military units.
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, enter location coordinates, bearings and stars manually or use built-in star catalogue.
Find saved places and objects later simply by following pointing 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.
TACTICAL GPS, SPEEDOMETER & ALTIMETER
Find and track your location and get detailed real-time GPS data – coordinates in dozens of civil and military formats, altitude, course, current and maximum speed, using imperial, metric, nautical and military units.
See yours 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 as in 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 location, direction and attitude info.
DEMO & HELP
What's New in Version 3.5
- Topographic terrain map layer added
- Switch between alternate map sources
- Improved support for iOS 7.0+ and 6.1+
- Slight user interface facelift for iOS 7
- Improved performance for iPad, especially when maps are on
- Slight performance gain for all iOS devices
- Minor bug fixes
Needs revised documentation
The application is very well done and appears to perform as well as the hardware allows. Definitely worth the money and the rather steep learning curve.
The learning curve is higher than it needs to be because of the documentation, which needs work.
First, remove all the scfi references, they are not helpful, and give the impression that this is just a toy, which it decidedly is not.
Next, reorganize the documentation to make its progression more logical, and not require flipping between sections.
Lastly, it is obvious that the writer's native language is not English. Get some help there, not that the English is poor, it's just that this is a complex application and requires precision in the documentation, which from time to time is obscured by the language used.
Using it for hiking and geocaching. Spyglass allows marking and finding spots and caches, camp, my 4x4 friend parking place and has many other useful features too. Simple as ABC. You mark a place, it shows an arrow to it. Take time to read manuals.
Rated "4" because of the learning curve required and well-commented on by other reviewers. A little clarification in the operational details (instruction) would go a long way to helping reduce the time needed to get full use from this app.
It does what it claims and is VERY useful at what it does .. highly recommended.
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Dec 12, 2013
- Version: 3.5
- Size: 8.9 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Pavel Ahafonau
- © 2009-2013 Pavel Ahafonau
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.