Handy GPS

Handy GPS

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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.

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 a tack log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs 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.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* 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 this paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged, directly from the app.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log 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, (4) Camera access for taking pics, and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.

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.

Note that this app is also now available for iPhone. Please see the App Store for details.

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

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Recently changed in this version

8.3 Minor improvement to allow volume control to change volume of proximity alarm on goto page.
8.2 Fixed a bug with the proximity alarm on the goto page which only occurs on some devices.
8.1 Added audible proximity alarm option for Goto function, Store date/time in human readable form in KML files.
8.0 Added option to prevent app from sleeping on all pages, When menu button shown on main page, still show the goto button instead of the grid ref button.


Comments and ratings for Handy GPS
  • (72 stars)

    by Dianne Hicks on 21/07/2014

    Very handy, great for navigation in Australia and beyond. Has not missed a beat.

  • (72 stars)

    by Geoff Benn on 20/07/2014

    Simple works well. No concerns

  • (72 stars)

    by Frank Ogden on 16/07/2014

    I have been involved with outdoor pursuits such as paragliding, climbing and walking for over ten years during which I have used pocket GPS instruments regularly. This app offers full equivalence without compromise. Superb!

  • (72 stars)

    by Issam Riziq on 11/07/2014

    Nice easy cheap accurate.. love u staff

  • (72 stars)

    by Catalin Ardelean on 11/05/2014

    It doesn't do anything useful besides bread crumbles - you can't save a track you've been hiking on, you can't browse for certain locations such as lakes, falls, or any other POIs. So why waste money on it? Because it's overrated and comments are promising.

  • (72 stars)

    by Richard Sands on 09/04/2014

    Well laid out. Can't fault it. Works equally well on HTC VELOCITY and Samsung 7" tablet. Very easy to use. Worth every cent.

  • (72 stars)

    by Kamiar farhadi on 21/03/2014

    Hey guys . I'm geologist and whenever I go to field I use from this usefull application. Finally with that terrible boycott in our country ( Iran ) I can buy this application. TNX HANDY GPS