GPS Essentials

GPS Essentials

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The most complete GPS tool on market: Navigate, manage waypoints, tracks, routes, build your own dashboard from 45 widgets.

❧❧❧❧❧ Dashboard ❧❧❧❧❧
Shows navigation values such as: Accuracy, Altitude, Speed, Battery, Bearing, Climb, Course, Date, Declination, Distance, ETA, Latitude, Longitude, Max Speed, Min Speed, Actual Speed, True Speed, Sunrise, Sunset, Moonset, Moonrise, Moon Phase, Target, Time, TTG, Turn.

❧❧❧❧❧ Compass ❧❧❧❧❧
Show the orientation of the earth's magnetic field, shows an arbitrary tracking angle and the current target. Also a marine orienteering compass.

❧❧❧❧❧ Tracks ❧❧❧❧❧
Record tracks and view them on map. Export KML files and import into Google Maps, Google Earth and others.

❧❧❧❧❧ Routes ❧❧❧❧❧
Manage routes and view them on map. Import KML files from Google Maps, Google Earth and others. Create turn-by-turn instructions between waypoints.

❧❧❧❧❧ Camera ❧❧❧❧❧
A camera HUD (heads-up display) view to show your waypoints, take pictures and share them.

❧❧❧❧❧ Map ❧❧❧❧❧
A map to show your waypoints. Convert mail addresses of your contacts to waypoint so that they can be used within the app.

Supports Google Maps, MapQuest, OpenStreetMap and others.

❧❧❧❧❧ Waypoints ❧❧❧❧❧
A list of all your waypoints with export and import (KML and GPX format).

❧❧❧❧❧ Satellites ❧❧❧❧❧
A sky view of the current positions that shows satellites in view.

❧❧❧❧❧ Features ❧❧❧❧❧
Supported position formats: UTM, MGRS, OSGB, Degree-Minute-Second, Degree-Minute-Fractions, Decimal, Mils. Supports over 230 datums.

Waypoints, routes and tracks can be exported as KML or GPX files and sent by email or uploaded to Google Docs or DropBox.

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✓ Coarse/Fine location: To access network locations and GPS
✓ Full internet access: To read map tiles, send bug reports
✓ Modify/delete USB storage contents: To write waypoints, tracks and images onto the SD card
✓ Read phone state and identity: To tag pictures with the device ID (can be switched off in settings)
✓ Take pictures and videos: Camera HUD, take pictures

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Recently changed in this version

4.0.31 Changes
✓ Bugfixes in Google Maps

4.0.29 Changes
✓ Portrait picture gallery, double tap for immersive mode

4.0.25 Changes
✓ Area Calculation

4.0.20 Changes
✓ Google Maps v2

3.2.13 Changes
✓ Fixed issue with Mapquest directions

3.2.0 Changes
✓ Fixed compass orientation
✓ Bulk download (Mapquest maps only)
✓ Create route based on terrain (continental United States only).
✓ Share your waypoints, pictures and current location on

Comments and ratings for GPS Essentials
  • (70 stars)

    by Navid Zardkaf on 18/04/2014

    Hi, How can I use previous version? ! New version has some problems like : I can not have new waypoints with point on map Or I don't know how can I make new waypoint that is my current location. Or when I add or import a kml file, for exmpl a rout that I

  • (70 stars)

    by Bratin Bera on 18/04/2014


  • (70 stars)

    by Meisam Fathi on 17/04/2014

    I was using this app to record my hiking trails but after the last update this app deleted all of my recorded track (or it simply cannot find and open them). It's really disappointing. Please fix this issue. I don't feel like hiking 20 miles again to reco

  • (70 stars)

    by Lasha Tamarashvili on 15/04/2014


  • (70 stars)

    by Shipra Singh on 15/04/2014

    An excellent app

  • (70 stars)

    by Bob H on 14/04/2014

    For mapping out little known or unmarked trails.

  • (70 stars)

    by Dwight Lagumbay on 14/04/2014