We use our smartphones in every activity imaginable, and if you are going on an adventurous trip outdoors you are probably bringing your iPhone along. If you are a member of the boy scouts or just staying the night in the woods you may require a compass for certain activities. With the 5 apps below you will always find your way into the right direction.
1. Super Compass
With this app you will never get lost. Super Compass is an Android app with a lot of features. The app does not only provide a compass, but also a home screen widget to make the app easier to access. You also customize the app as it has lots of different styles and backgrounds to pick from. You can
change almost everything about the appearance of the app, the skin, the backdrop, color, etc. The app displays the true north or the magnetic north and the GPS location of you area and it shows a connectivity status.
This GPS-based compass app for the iPhone displays the direction in which you are traveling and it can be used for the iPhone 3G and higher. It is a good app for if you are in a car or on a bike because it doesn’t work as well when you are walking, as your speed will be too slow. It also takes a while for the app to locate you, but when it does it will give you Latitude and Longitude values, speed in km/hour or miles and the angle at which you are traveling. The cool thing about this app is that you can customize the face of the compass by using a picture from your phone.
This compass app is featured in the ‘Best Android Apps, The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders’ that was published by O’Reilly Media. Compass is the most popular compass app of Android. The app features a very powerful compass that displays location and geo-tagges notes and it lets users view maps on their way. You can save places in the app (school, the address of a friend or a restaurant). Users can choose from 4 basic compass styles. Compass modes include a sea navigator, urban hiker and digital camouflage background.
4. Marine Compass
If you enjoy traveling by boat you know that it is important to have a compass with you. Every good shipper has one. Marine compass is the perfect app for mariners that like to stay on the right track. The app has a 3D compass with big text that labels the heading. Marine Compass is unique in having 3D graphics, and it has more cool features: you can set the app to display the location with GPS coordinates and you can set the compass as your home screen to make it more accessible. The user interface features a reversed ring graduation which will always point into the actual direction when you open the app.
5.Compass 54 Lite
This iPhone compass is very modern and advanced, but it also features an authentic compass. It shows the devices real-time orientation to magnetic fields. The compass shows location coordinates (longitude and latitude), your course, speed and altitude. It also gives you weather information (temperature, pressure and humidity), the current date and time, the current GMT time and it displays a standard map, current location and location tracking. This app is one of the more advanced compasses that actually comes close to a complete navigation app.
It’s true that we don’t really need a compass anymore in our every-day lives if we have a smartphone available, and it is also true that most GPS systems help you find your way a million times better than any authentic compass every could, but sometimes you will play a game and find that it is a lot of fun to include one, because it makes things more exiting.