GPS Status & Toolbox

GPS Status & Toolbox

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

  • Really works: features that boost your GPS performance
  • Regular improvements by A-GPS updates
  • There isn't screen widget
  • Layout could be improved
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Expert's Review

"Don't lose your bearings"

Reviewed by / Jul 07, 2011

GPS Status & Toolbox will boost your GPS performance

Is your GPS taking too long to set your current location? or maybe your GPS isn't as accurate as it should be?
GPS Status & Toolbox came up to solve that annoying situation. It displays your GPS and sensor data. It truly enhances the speed and accuracy of the signal of your device's compass.

It contains a compass with magnetic and true north, leveling tool, and many other internal features that really make your GPS work properly, as it should does. What's more, by download A-GPS data regularly, new improvements will be set in your Android, for even a better performance.

We've too say that it seems unbelievable, but it really works. We've tested it on Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire HD and Galaxy Tab. Eclipsim who's its developer has done a great job with it, and we encourage him to keep it up.

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Developer's original description available here
Displays GPS and sensor data: position and signal strength of satellites, accuracy, speed, acceleration, altitude, bearing, pitch, roll and battery state.
Tools included: compass with magnetic and true north, leveling tool, mark or share your location and navigate back later.
Keep your GPS fast: reset it or download A-GPS data regularly for faster fixes.

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GPS Status is 100% space proof. Try to spot the program in the video below :)

PRO features:
- show/store/edit multiple waypoints and use them on the Radar for navigation.
- pressure, rotation, temperature, humidity values (if supported by the device)
- removed ads

KNOWN FIRMWARE ISSUES (please do not report them):
- Samsung phones: Because of a firmware bug, they may report extreme battery consumption for GPS Status even if it is not running at all (other programs using sensors are affected too). This is harmless and no power is consumed! Just ignore it and let's hope that a future firmware upgrade will fix this on your phone.

- Droid 3: The initial Droid 3 firmware does not implement the satellite status API so you will not see the satellites and the signal strength bars. The rest of the features should work properly.

- Motorola phones: On some phones, turning your phone to airplane mode will turn off the GPS receiver, too. This is a hardware limitation.

- Droid Charge: Reports 0 altitude.

- LG Optimus: The phone cannot report the satellite SNR values correctly (all signal bars will be maxed out).

- Nexus One/S: With Andoid 2.3 it cannot report NMEA sentences. This means that the DOP/HDOP/VDOP values are not available.

-- MobiWIA - a cooperation with Andrs Studio --

Recently changed in this version

+ An almost full rewrite for Android 4.0+ compatibility
+ Hardware menu key is no longer used for navigation
+ Swipe left/right to switch between Status/Radar/Locations
+ Tap the screen to access the action bar
+ Easy access to Mark location on Radar screen
+ Long tap the MARK LOCATION button to quick mark the current location (without showing a dialog at all)
+ Improved settings screen showing the current settings value
+ Long tap on the Locations screen to select a waypoint (PRO)

Lists with GPS Status & Toolbox

Some lists where this application appears: Good Stuff, my apps, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for GPS Status & Toolbox
  • (72)

    by P XIONG on 06/07/2014

    Gives me good directions

  • (72)

    by William Allen on 05/07/2014

    Seems to be very accurate and quick.

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    by MARCO ANTONIO LOPEZ NUÑEZ on 05/07/2014


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    by Grant Carlson on 05/07/2014

    Gps status is a great way to tell how your gps is working..

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    by Stuart Halliday on 05/07/2014


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    by Tony Connell on 05/07/2014

    Nexus 4 on 4.4.4 only shows bar with found SATs no location or compass working. Used for few years without problems. Will try to get old apk or have to dump.

  • (72)

    by David R Possin on 05/07/2014

    Plain and simple