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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.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* 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. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.

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 and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores 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

9.2: Alert users of free version when track log limit reached, Re-organized preferences page, Added option to clear session name.
9.1: Auto-choose best text sizes for goto and map pages, Doubled the speed at which GPS direction is used on goto page to make it more stable, Option on Google Map page menu to show current location on a terrain map using Google web maps.
9.0: Added option to overwrite waypoints when importing, Fixed bug with altitude entry in feet, Improved appearance of goto arrow.


Comments and ratings for Handy GPS
  • (74 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

  • (74 stars)

    by William Allen on 27/01/2014

    This app is easy to use and is very accurate. waypoints can be sorted by distance and alphabetically. For me this is very important.

  • (74 stars)

    by John Hodgson on 05/11/2013

    Lovely clean app. Keen on functionality. For some reason on my samsung Note 3, Google Map mode freezes between 90 & 180 sec approx while panning and zooming away from current location, and app closes. Support response has been excellent. Without access to note 3, is hard for developer to suss. Putting this here so if others have same issue please email developer/support and maybe can fix. Or a OS

  • (74 stars)

    by Boris Bilc on 31/10/2013

    Great app for anyone with the need for track and waypoint recoding in gpx or kml format. One of the biggest advantage of this app is that it supports custom user defined coordinate system. A must have if you are a geodetic surveyor.

  • (74 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 :)

  • (74 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!

  • (74 stars)

    by Aaron Porebski on 27/09/2013

    The storing of breadcrumbs and waypoints is excellent!