AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass

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    AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass

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    AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass's review

    Published: 2013-09-25, by .

    Find the right direction and make use of all the helpful features of this double compass

    • Useful
    • Many options, easy to use
    • Not for everyone

    "Never Lost"

    AR Bearing Baseplate Compass is an application that provides a free compass and a bearing compass with Augmented Reality.

    What can you do with it? This app allows you to measure and record headings, address yourself to the right direction and record important bearings. This features can be useful when doing various tasks like sailing, hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities.

    The application works perfectly well and besides it appears to be complex, it actually isn't. Change your preferences in the Settings section and personalize it to fir your activities better.

    There are several differences between the free and the premium version which you can read thoroughly in the developer's description.

    AppyHand is the developer of AR Bearing Baseplate Compass, a helpful app for the most adventurous ones.

    Tags: ar gps compass map 3d pro v1.4 , compass ar view

    Ana Appszoom logo

    by Ana , Appszoom

    Sep 25, 2013


    A free baseplate compass and a bearing compass with Augmented Reality (AR) in a single tool !

    The only AR bearing + baseplate compass on Google Play !

    * Measure and record headings on paper or digital maps.
    * Head towards the right direction using the Augmented Reality Heads-Up overlay.
    * Take and record bearings in the field.
    * Fast and stable.

    !!! CAUTION
    For best results:
    * calibrate the magnetic sensors every time you use the application: move your device along a "8" shaped path several times
    * some protective cases and pouches include a MAGNET. If this is your case, please keep the magnet away from your device when using the application.

    Features of the free version:
    * Baseplate compass with rotating dial and precise heading display.
    * Baseplate compass background can be set to camera preview or picture. Very useful if you have maps stored as pictures on your device.
    * Bearing compass with 2 Augmented Reality (AR) modes: ruler overlay and viewfinder overlay.
    * 4 different overlay transparency levels.
    * Sensor accuracy indication.
    * Autofocus and macro focus (if supported by device camera).
    * Zoom (if supported by device camera).
    * Field of View automatic detection and calibration.
    * Sensor update rate settings.
    * Sensor filtering settings.
    * Easy to use
    * Detailed user guide

    Paid Pro-version includes following extra features:
    * Pitch (aka tilt) display.
    * Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots to record headings and bearings in all modes.
    * True/Geographic North indication (magnetic declination correction using a numerical model and GPS or network based geolocation).
    * Manual location settings to get the magnetic declination without GPS nor network connection
    * Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots geo-tagging (GPS or network based geolocation) and time.
    * Bearing and pitch stored in EXIF.
    * EXIF data overlaid on snapshot
    * Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots resolution settings.
    * Removal of ads and Goodbye screen.

    Numerous applications including:
    * Orienteering
    * Sailing
    * Hiking
    * Trekking
    * Backpacking
    * Outdoor activities
    * Topographic and site survey

    A baseplate compass is also named a protractor compass or an orienteering compass.
    A bearing compass is also named a sighting compass, a survey compass or a field compass.

    !!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!
    Sensors behavior can vary a lot between devices.
    If AR Bearing Compass does not work properly on your device, please drop me an email indicating your device model and Android version and a description of the issue.

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    Users comments for AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass

    Hanh Nguyen

    by Hanh Nguyen

    Nov 11, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It is very accurate

    Jenny Ligularian Eldershaw

    by Jenny Ligularian Eldershaw

    Nov 10, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Unable to set an image as the background such as a photo of a map. It only uses the phone's camera. I searched through all the settings to no avail. My request for assistance from the developer has not been answered. Shame.

    Airlines Daar

    by Airlines Daar

    Oct 20, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    Gentry Alexander

    by Gentry Alexander

    Aug 27, 2017  |  "Great"

    Hands down one of the best compass apps available

    Dilesh Barodia

    by Dilesh Barodia

    Jul 31, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Very useful app.worth having

    Amir p.khany

    by Amir p.khany

    May 31, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    I am sesrching all of app stores,thank god found one person have good idea in his mind,the others just copy and copy usles things,thank you so much.and if you take alook to a teodolit camera like (nikon)may fond new good idea,i weating for that,sorry my english is very bad.