Northern Compass & Navigation by TreesWithLeaves (Universal)
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Released: Nov 15, 2017
Version: 4.0.4
Size: 55 MB
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Northern Compass & Navigation

TreesWithLeaves
Featuring:
1. Apple Watch Support
2. GPS Path Recording
3. Precision GPS Heading Compass
4. Precision Speedometer
5. Magnetic compass - Apple Watch supported using pointer mode *
6. Destination Pointer


Not just any old magnetic compass, Northern is a powerful navigation tool that lets users cross validate and compare multiple directional/navigational readings within a single unified interface.

We believe this is a fantastic solution to a hard problem, namely that no one source of information is ever 100% accurate. In short, Northern is designed to help our users more confidently and reliably decide which direction they are heading.

Our specialized, dual compass display is shown alongside Google Maps, providing a single, simple, focused interface, designed from the ground up to more effectively orient you within your environment.  More reliably locate North South East and West, or even better, select a destination from our map - Northern will then display an arrow that locks onto these coordinates even while you move from one point to the next.

Compass Types *

Compass #1 - GPS Heading Compass

- Extremely accurate given a strong enough GPS signal and straight enough path
- Works on your Apple Watch while your phone is in your pocket
- Users can select how many samples they want to include with each direction reading - up to 60 for very long paths or as few as 3 for more responsive readings
- Each new GPS location sample is analyzed along with all other samples providing a continuous solution
- Each solution is then run through a specialized algorithm that calculates an approximate accuracy
- GPS hardware doesn't suffer the same type of magnetic interference as the magnetometer driven magnetic compass (Compass #2 below)

Compass #2 - Magnetic Compass

- More sensitive then the GPS Heading Compass
- Includes hardware accuracy reporting
- Our new pointer mode lets you view your iPhones magnetic compass readings on your Apple Watch

NEW FEATURES
Path generation
Simple start/stop path recording lets you track your location over time.

Speedometer
Precision GPS analysis returns your speed in miles/kilometers per hour. Utilizes our high accuracy heading compass algorithms.


Northern is Great for ...

... wanderers ...
... those with a poor sense of direction ...
... people who like to explore, know where they are, but not necessarily require a rigid set of directions.

Extra Features...

Integrated Apple Maps into our Apple Watch extension. Users can reference surrounding streets and other landmarks right from their wrist.

Northern also uses Google Maps on your mobile device. Users can toggle between terrain, satellite or hybrid modes. We've also integrated Google Places, letting users quickly search for any destination with only a few taps.

Fun sharing features, including a scavenger mode, let users leave scrambled messages for one another - just find the location to unscramble.

* Apple Watch does not have magnetometer hardware. All compass magnetometer and GPS heading readings are sampled from paired iPhone hardware.

What's new in version 4.0.4
NEW Path Recording Functionality. One of our largest updates to date!
- Track and record your location over time.
- Export and import your path as a GPX file.

4.0.4 changes
Updated Apple Watch setup UI on iPhone.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Northern Compass & Navigation is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + It is currently 50% off its regular price.
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