Handy GPS (free)

Handy GPS (free)

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The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.

This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.

NOTE: This free version is limited to storing only 3 waypoints, and 20 breadcrumb / tracklog points. If you like this app, please install the paid version of "Handy GPS" to get an unlimited version with even more features. Thanks!

Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store your track as a "breadcrumb" trail to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and breadcrumb trails can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Has a magnetic compass page.
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-11 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.

Extra features available only in the paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend using gmail.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and breadcrumb trail points.
* Show sun rise and set times.

Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, and (4) Camera access for taking pics (only available in full version)

Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.

Keywords: hike, walk, cycle, cycling, ride, tracklog, remote, backcountry, wilderness, wild, navigator, garmin, etrex, magellan, topo, gps tracker, gps surveyor, survey

Tags: handy gps, handy gps (free), datums grid, find handy gps, handy gps breadcrums, handy gps free manual, handy met gps, gps utm location application, gps apps showing location and distance travelled, tmconverter.

Recently changed in this version

7.6 Added a "Show on map" option to the menu which appears when you select a waypoint from the list.
7.5 Added option to sort waypoints by distance. Improved elevation profile performance when many breadcrumb points loaded (full version). Show name of custom datum (full version).


Comments and ratings for Handy GPS (free)
  • (66 stars)

    by Ashish A Mithani on 25/03/2014

    Install n enjoy.

  • (66 stars)

    by Ken Brookshier on 18/03/2014

    I really like the app, but at night when I was asleep it used up my whole battery life. If they could put an on/off switch that would be good.

  • (66 stars)

    by Abdurahman Ello on 25/01/2014

    Application

  • (66 stars)

    by Srinu Naik on 13/01/2014

    ..

  • (66 stars)

    by ademola olarotimi on 28/12/2013

    Good

  • (66 stars)

    by Kenneth Schultz on 14/12/2013

    Love the bread crumb tracking.. Great for hunting

  • (66 stars)

    by mark scatena on 14/12/2013

    Not what I thought it was, just want a simple breadcrumb gps, this is too complex