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Compass
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  • Category :

    Free Tools apps

  • Latest Version :

    1.1

  • Publish Date :

  • Get it on :

    Go to download Compass on Google Play

  • Requirements:

    Android 4.0.3

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Compass description:

Compass is one of the most if not the most essential app every Android should have installed. Compass is the most precise compass app on Google Play. Compass app is compass in your pocket. Use it on camping trips, to navigate in unknown territory or when you get lost. You never know when it might come handy. It might even save your life one day!

Compass is easy to use; just use it like a real compass. Compass app is more than just showing degrees and north, south, east and west. I have designed Compass with user experience in mind, large numbers and easy to read design. Compass also allows you to set your directions by rotating the bezel for easier and professional navigation.

How to use?
First we’ll need to cover a little bit of compass jargon first. The part of Compass that moves and always points north is called the card (with N,S,E, and W indicated, and a beveled edge with a series of numbers on it). There is a movable ring around the edge of the compass, called the bezel. A red double line across the top of the compass is called the lubber line, and finally, there is a little window above the compass which is often named as side-window (as it is on the side of a real compass).
Side-window navigation couldn’t be simpler. You point the lubber line on top of your compass at where you want to go. Now as long as you hold your compass flat in front of you with the lubber line pointing in the direction you’re going, you should always see the same number in your window as long as you’re going the right way. If you see a different number, turn until you see the same number.
The downside of the side window method is that you need to remember your number.
Navigating with bezel works essentially the same as using the side window, but your bezel remembers your number for you. All you do is, point the lubber line on top of your compass at where you want to go, and then wait until the card settles down and stops moving. Then turn your bezel until the double triangle on the edge of the bezel (the notch right by the number zero on the bezel) is bracketing the north arrow on the card. Now as long as you hold your compass flat in front of you with the lubber line pointing in the direction you’re going, you should always see the north arrow inside the notch, as long as you’re going the right way. If not, turn until you see the north arrow inside the notch.
Notice that if you’ve adjusted the bezel correctly, the number in the side window is also the number directly across from you at the front end of the lubber line. In other words, if you turned the bezel counterclockwise until the notch bracketed the north arrow, the 120 on the bezel would be at the far end of the lubber line. Notice that on the card, the number showing in the side window is 120. If you were holding this compass and going in the direction of the lubber line, you’d be on a heading of 120.
Now you should have learned how to go to desired direction. But how do you get back? Easy! If you’re thinking in terms of the bezel, simply turn until the north arrow faces not to the notch, but to the single triangle that’s exactly across from the notch. Now you’re pointed back where you came.
The really tricky part of using your compass isn’t learning what the numbers mean and how to adjust the bezel. The most common mistakes are not holding your compass flat, and not actually going in the direction your lubber line is pointing.
Large iron and steel objects can influence the magnetic sensor in your Android device, causing it to point in the wrong direction. This is called deviation. If you suspect this is happening, simply move away from the object several feet and the problem should correct itself.

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Compass 1.1 for Android 4.0.3 APK file

Version: 1.1 for Android Android 4.0.3

Update on: October 21 17

Signature: 790000c919c48f5eb5a2c056198af0ecf7059ba7

Size: 8.10 MB (8,495,553 bytes)

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Compass 1.073 for Android 2.3 APK file

Version: 1.073 for Android Android 2.3

Update on: February 01 17

Signature: 790000c919c48f5eb5a2c056198af0ecf7059ba7

Size: 8.00 MB (8,386,112 bytes)

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Compass 1.072 for Android 2.3 APK file

Version: 1.072 for Android Android 2.3

Update on: August 17 16

Signature: 790000c919c48f5eb5a2c056198af0ecf7059ba7

Size: 8.00 MB (8,386,217 bytes)

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Compass 1.070 for Android 2.3 APK file

Version: 1.070 for Android Android 2.3

Update on: July 23 16

Signature: 790000c919c48f5eb5a2c056198af0ecf7059ba7

Size: 8.00 MB (8,385,681 bytes)

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Compass 1.069 for Android 2.3 APK file

Version: 1.069 for Android Android 2.3

Update on: June 07 16

Size: 6.58 MB (6,900,194 bytes)

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Compass 1.068 for Android 2.3 APK file

Version: 1.068 for Android Android 2.3

Update on: March 09 16

Size: 6.58 MB (6,900,306 bytes)

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Compass 1.056 for Android 2.3 APK file

Version: 1.056 for Android Android 2.3

Update on: October 03 15

Signature: 790000c919c48f5eb5a2c056198af0ecf7059ba7

Size: 6.50 MB (6,815,026 bytes)

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User reviews
Trevor Figg avatar

Trevor Figg

Works I use a Sonim XP7 phone which has a huge battery and very solid and heavy chassis. Most compass apps register a false North. Finding this app was my fifth attempt at finding one that works. I don't know how this one's different but good job and thanks.

Sara Nielsen avatar

Sara Nielsen

No special permissions! The other compass apps I looked at wanted location and Wi-Fi data. This one didn't, and it works perfectly!

Marcia Bernet avatar

Marcia Bernet

West 90? East 270? Look at the dial. It points correctly, but dial all wrong. Missed that when I downloaded it...glad it was the free version.

Adan Rosario avatar

Adan Rosario

Really like it. I don't really need a compass but I have an old fashion compass my grandfather gave me and I used it side by side, this app is right on.

Kyle West avatar

Kyle West

Very useful I need a compass to set satellite dishes and antennas for over the air programing along with shortwave. Love the fact that the internet doesn't have to be active to operate the compass plus's the app requires NO permissions to download.....great stuff!!?