GPS Status & Toolbox

GPS Status & Toolbox

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

Pros
  • Really works: features that boost your GPS performance
  • Regular improvements by A-GPS updates
Cons
  • There isn't screen widget
  • Layout could be improved
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"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.

Visit the FAQ at: http://mobiwia.com/gpsstatus

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.

Recently changed in this version

- FIX: Screen orientation is now correctly calculated in landscape mode.
- FIX: Uses the ORIENTATION sensor for better compatibility.
- FIX: Pitch/roll is now working even on low-end devices without a magnetometer sensor.
- FIX: Use the * char to denote the ° ' and " character in the location edit dialog.
- NEW: New share template variables: %lat% and %lon%
- NEW: Compass is now working when speed is above 5km/h even on devices without a magnetometer sensor
- NEW: Translation updates.


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 Alexander Yesipov on 19/04/2014

    nice app for statusbar info

  • (72)

    by Martin Goodlace on 18/04/2014

    I have the Samsung Galaxy S 5, there is no menu button on the phone anymore and this program lacks an onscreen menu selection ! Cannot calibrate, cannot go into settings, cannot do anything. Please fix.

  • (72)

    by Shayan Khalid on 18/04/2014

    Gets the gps to lock for me. :D

  • (72)

    by Joe Metas on 17/04/2014

    Oh I love this app

  • (72)

    by Ashley Felton on 17/04/2014

    Total info porn, this. I love it.

  • (72)

    by Bill Pahl on 17/04/2014

    a must have. this little app just does what it's supposed to do and it does it well.

  • (72)

    by Robert Danson on 17/04/2014

    I have a Droid 4 and I've used this app for so many different purposes! I've used it for pulling up MGRS grids, measuring hill angles, making sure projects are level when I'm building them, and even used the brightness readings to gauge subtle differences