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

8.4 If a session name is set, use it for the names of the tracklogs in the exported KML or GPX file.
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.


Comments and ratings for Handy GPS
  • (72 stars)

    by Renee Breeze on 26/10/2013

    Something that would greatly improve this app in my eyes would be to have continuity when the app is running in the background. For example, when recording a track, if I switch applications and then switch back, the app stops recording in the meanwhile, meaning it always has to be running on top. I'd like to see this improved :)

  • (72 stars)

    by Garry Collett on 30/09/2013

    Have tested this in the field (using map coords) with a Nexus 7 and HTC One XL and both results were +/-2m. Many options available...for me, if you don't have a dedicated GPS, this will definately get you out of trouble...make sure you confirm your datum!

  • (72 stars)

    by Aaron Porebski on 27/09/2013

    The storing of breadcrumbs and waypoints is excellent!

  • (72 stars)

    by Graeme Robinson on 10/06/2013

    Corrupted google maps and had to uninstall. Rubbish

  • (72 stars)

    by Karl Mierzejewski on 30/05/2013

    I used Handy GPS for saving locations in a forestry project and found it perfectly suited for the task. The breadcrumb trail recording is useful and can be switched off. As most smart phones don’t have WAAS on their GPS, the averaging feature is a great addition which results in greater accuracy in location recording. The app is easy to use, but it’s worth exploring all the options before actual u

  • (72 stars)

    by Rodrigo Cunha on 10/05/2013

    This is THE app you want if you're a hiker. The author seems to be a hiker himself, and really understands the needs of hiking. A no frills app, low in memory usage, does exactly what's needed, it's cheap. Go for it!

  • (72 stars)

    by Stephan Van Heerden on 02/05/2013

    Excellent tool for all outdoor use. Fact it is free is amazing.