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  • Accurate compass
  • Easy to use
  • Magnetic field detection
  • Sometimes lags
  • Supported by ads
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Expert's Review

"Find Your Way With This Compass"

Reviewed by / Apr 10, 2015

One of the most accurate available, the Compass app keeps you in the right direction.


This compass app is easy to use and one of the most accurate. It gives you both the magnetic north pole and the actual north pole. It utilizes your location and GPS to bring you the truest direction it can. The app also measures how strong the magnetic field is to ensure nothing is interfering with its direction telling.


A highly accurate compass, this app is easy to use and easy to figure out. It uses your GPS and Maps system to always keep you on track. It can be set up for the true north pole or the magnetic.


The compass sometimes lags. The app is supported by ads.

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Developer's original description available here
This compass is free (ad supported) and starts fast. It's the most precise of all compass apps and supports high definition displays. Download this useful compass now!

+ Starts fast
+ High definition display support
+ Supports magnetic and true north over Wi-Fi an GPS
+ Most beautiful user interface of all compass apps
+ SDCard install support


Your location, fine (GPS) location:
Needed by the compass for calculating the true north.

Network communication, Full Internet access, view network state:
Needed by the compass to download ads from the internet. They are the income stream of the compass developers.

System tools, Prevent phone from sleeping:
Needed by the compass to disable the sleep mode, while the compass is on.


Why is the compass file so big?
Because this compass contains high definition images. But the size shouldn't be a problem, because the compass can be installed on sdcard.

Why does this compass has ads?
The ads are the income stream of the compass developers and they are the reason why this compass can be free.



Recently changed in this version

- Changed: Removed 4 permissions the compass doesn't need anymore
- Fixed: GPS battery draining bug
- Fixed: Android 4.4.3 bug that prevented the compass arrow to be displayed correctly, when the ad banner was shown
- New Feature: Added location coordinates to the main screen
- New Feature: Replaced the GPS and NET icons with a magnetic field strength indication which is much more interesting for people using a compass
- Changed: Replaced the calibration tutorial with a better one

Lists with Compass

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Oliver T. Robson, Reviewed by Molly Carter.

Comments and ratings for Compass
  • (54)

    by Hindurao Jagdale on 27/08/2014

    Just wanted to use for some more time. Thanks.

  • (54)

    by Pamila Wijewantha on 27/08/2014

    Nice app. Worth downloading.

  • (54)

    by Bobby Hidrogo on 26/08/2014

    I use this app to find the direction of where I need to point my satellite for tailgating. Works perfectly, go Texas Longhorns!

  • (54)

    by Praveen Srinivasan on 26/08/2014

    Cool app

  • (54)

    by Ben Miner on 26/08/2014

    Not bad

  • (54)

    by Anthony Ashmore on 26/08/2014

    Works well

  • (54)

    by Gavin Fleming on 26/08/2014

    It works

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