AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass

AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Useful
  • Many options, easy to use
Cons
  • Not for everyone
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Expert's Review
7.2
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"Never Lost"

Reviewed by / Sep 25, 2013

Find the right direction and make use of all the helpful features of this double compass

AR Bearing Baseplate Compass is an application that provides a free compass and a bearing compass with Augmented Reality.

What can you do with it? This app allows you to measure and record headings, address yourself to the right direction and record important bearings. This features can be useful when doing various tasks like sailing, hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities.

The application works perfectly well and besides it appears to be complex, it actually isn't. Change your preferences in the Settings section and personalize it to fir your activities better.

There are several differences between the free and the premium version which you can read thoroughly in the developer's description.

AppyHand is the developer of AR Bearing Baseplate Compass, a helpful app for the most adventurous ones.

Tags: ar gps compass map 3d pro v1.4.

Developer's original description available here
A free baseplate compass and a bearing compass with Augmented Reality (AR) in a single tool !

The only AR bearing + baseplate compass on Google Play !

* Measure and record headings on paper or digital maps.
* Head towards the right direction using the Augmented Reality Heads-Up overlay.
* Take and record bearings in the field.
* Fast and stable.

!!! CAUTION
For best results:
* calibrate the magnetic sensors every time you use the application: move your device along a "8" shaped path several times
* some protective cases and pouches include a MAGNET. If this is your case, please keep the magnet away from your device when using the application.

Features of the free version:
* Baseplate compass with rotating dial and precise heading display.
* Baseplate compass background can be set to camera preview or picture. Very useful if you have maps stored as pictures on your device.
* Bearing compass with 2 Augmented Reality (AR) modes: ruler overlay and viewfinder overlay.
* 4 different overlay transparency levels.
* Sensor accuracy indication.
* Autofocus and macro focus (if supported by device camera).
* Zoom (if supported by device camera).
* Field of View automatic detection and calibration.
* Sensor update rate settings.
* Sensor filtering settings.
* Easy to use
* Detailed user guide

Paid Pro-version includes following extra features:
* Pitch (aka tilt) display.
* Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots to record headings and bearings in all modes.
* True/Geographic North indication (magnetic declination correction using a numerical model and GPS or network based geolocation).
* Manual location settings to get the magnetic declination without GPS nor network connection
* Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots geo-tagging (GPS or network based geolocation) and time.
* Bearing and pitch stored in EXIF.
* EXIF data overlaid on snapshot
* Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots resolution settings.
* Removal of ads and Goodbye screen.

Numerous applications including:
* Orienteering
* Sailing
* Hiking
* Trekking
* Backpacking
* Outdoor activities
* Topographic and site survey

A baseplate compass is also named a protractor compass or an orienteering compass.
A bearing compass is also named a sighting compass, a survey compass or a field compass.

!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!
Sensors behavior can vary a lot between devices.
If AR Bearing Compass does not work properly on your device, please drop me an email indicating your device model and Android version and a description of the issue.
Thanks!

Recently changed in this version

v1.11
Fixed a crash on Android 5.0
NATO mils on baseplate compass
Camera zoom with pinch gesture
Magnetic/True North indication with M/T instead of icons
Various bug fixes

v1.10
Display units degrees or NATO mils

v1.9
GPS Overlay bug fix
Promo code now more robust


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Comments and ratings for AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass
  • (66)

    by D Gruesbeck on 12/11/2014

    It says it cannot find camera. ALCATEL ONE TOUCH POP Android 4.4.2 1.3Ghz. 512 megs Ram. Never got a chance to even try App.

  • (66)

    by Jim Madsen on 10/11/2014

    I like the ability to point with the camera to get a bearing.

  • (66)

    by Horace E. Schwalm on 08/11/2014

    It works

  • (66)

    by Kevin Perkins on 31/10/2014

    This is a bery useful compass, but you musy calibtate your phone to usr it to propet adbantage

  • (66)

    by supritha r sapare on 21/09/2014

    gud

  • (66)

    by Jim Mason on 05/09/2014

    I really like the Heads-up display. Just aim with the camera to get your heading.

  • (66)

    by songkongon andom on 24/07/2014

    Good fair