Turn your phone into a powerful GPS navigation system with Polaris Navigation GPS, the world's #1 all-purpose GPS, and dare to go where there are no roads.
Imagine... What would it be like to navigate any wilderness, waterway or city using only your phone's GPS location abilities and a view of the sky? What it would be like to create navigation destinations without the need of an internet connection and find them using only an arrow or offline maps.
That is just a glimpse of the navigational power you will hold in your hands when you install Polaris Navigation GPS.
Used mostly as an off road, offline and trail navigation app, Polaris is an excellent backup or replacement for your Garmin or other handheld GPS unit and will keep you oriented wherever your outdoor adventures take you!
Typical usage: Great for hiking trails and the backcountry, recording and viewing tracks, boating, fishing, hunting, geocaching, camping, sailing, mountain biking, backpacking.
Road navigation and verbal street directions are provided through a digital pipeline connecting the power of Polaris to the Google Maps app on your device.
Used by land-sea search and rescue, military personnel and millions of others worldwide, Polaris gives you plenty of options when it comes to maps. When you install Polaris, you get free access to our map library with hundreds of maps that may be used for offline navigation and most of the online maps in Polaris are cached for offline use. You even have the flexibility to build your own maps from a variety of sources using the Mobile Atlas Creator map tool.
This powerful navigation system also includes:
★ Panels for all standard GPS parameters
★ Odometers, altimeters, speedometers, chronometers
★ No subscription fees. Does not require any special accounts
★ Tap anywhere on a recorded track to get split distances to track endpoints
★ A robust waypoint management system
★ Plot or draw a trail and navigate it
★ Google Maps, OpenStreetMap-Mapnik, Topo Maps, Maps from Mapquest, Cycle Route Maps, Vector Maps, USGS Topo Maps
★ Cache map data for all maps (except Google Maps)
★ GPS Satellite Diagnostics- satellite count, location and signal strength
★ A waypoint navigation system which includes a dynamic waypoint-finding compass that will help you navigate to any saved waypoint with certainty while reporting estimated time of arrival, distance to target and other statistics. Just follow the arrow!
★ Trail navigation system
★ Trail altitude profiles
★ Email / SMS GPS location data including maps showing your position.
★ Coordinate formats: latitude/longitude as degrees, deg:min, deg:min:sec, and UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator).
★ Military Coordinate Finder - Uses Military Grid Coordinate Reference System (MGRS).
★ Marine navigation- Openseamap for selected areas
★ Select source for altitude reporting: Satellites, United States Geologic Survey or map you location to the results of NASA's Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
★ Data protection System- Your data is backed up regularly meaning you will not lose your progress should your battery need replacement while en route to your destination.
This app receives frequent free upgrades. Recent upgrades delivered to our users:
● USGS topographic maps
● Waypoint calculator
● Background hiking track recording option
● Send waypoint and trail data directly to GPS Waypoints Navigator
● Waypoint photography - add photos to your locations
● CREATE MBTILES BASED MAPS FOR OFFLINE NAVIGATION. INSTRUCTION VIDEO AT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3RtFvPna1A
● Added Map Search and Coordinate Conversion capabilities with the free MapIt! plug-in
● Improved compatibility for marine navigation with addition of nautical units and coordinates
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