AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass

AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

  • Useful
  • Many options, easy to use
  • Not for everyone
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Expert's Review

"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
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Bearing Compass Pro Version is on SALE
Upgrade to Pro version for only €0.50 instead of €1.29
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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.

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).
* 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.

Recently changed in this version

Display units degrees or NATO mils

GPS Overlay bug fix
Promo code now more robust

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

    by Jeremy E. on 30/05/2014

    Worked with this app along side the exact compasses I learned land nav with in Scouts and the army. Worked perfect this past weekend, readings matched the physical compasses fine. Couldn't figure out what one of the icons is for though...

  • (66)

    by Alex KF on 03/05/2014

    ХУЙНЯ !!! Выводит из строя камеру. Приходиться перегружать моб чтоб заработала. И то даже после удаления проблемы с работой камеры остаются.((( yleebo dedic muteli sheveci

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    by Robert Saxell on 18/02/2014

    Works good

  • (66)

    by Raul Crespo on 29/01/2014

    I found and love this app then remind always "save battery " for gps with mobile after every 15 minutes to 2 hrs and up to 4 hrs. If "Lost then get GO!"

  • (66)

    by Ken Goad on 17/01/2014

    Awesomely simple and perfectly basic.

  • (66)

    by James Mouat on 05/01/2014

    Brilliant tool, even as a non-paid application it provides a extremely functional display of onboard magnetic sensor. Be wary of cases with magnets and ferrous materials while using compass.