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Star Walk™ 2 app review: familiarize yourself with the skies

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Introduction

Astrology is a subject that interests a lot of people but it's also one that can be a bit confusing and hard to grasp without the proper tools and information. The Star Walk™ 2 app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone has been designed to be an educational guide to both the night and day skies. Whether you have basic, advanced, or no knowledge of astrology, the app can provide you with details on the constellations, planets, the position of the stars, comets, star clusters, satellites, ISS, meteor showers, nebulae, and so much more. Before you know it you’ll be an expert on the skies.

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Star Walk ™ 2 - Night Sky Guide to Stars & Planets

$2.99

Become an Expert on Your Time

The Star Walk™ 2 app gives users a chance to become experts on their own time and start to learn about everything that is happening up in the skies and the position of the many different things. The app isn't just about information though, plenty of thought has been put into how the information is displayed and delivered and as a result premium technology has been put in place so users just point their device up at the sky and enjoy everything the screen has to show them. With the app you'll be able to learn the position of constellations, planets, stars, star clusters, comets, nebulae, ISS, meteor showers that take place at nighttime, and satellites.

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The app requires iOS 7.0 or later to use and features a few different in-app purchases. These purchases connect the user with additional content and information. You can unlock individual items for $0.99 or all content for $2.99. The app has a very high customer rating of 4.5 out of five stars. In its last update there was new content added, some bug fixes, and general improvements.

Point your device at the sky to discover what is above you
Point your device at the sky to discover what is above you

Using the Stargazing Tool

This app is a wonderful way to introduce people of all ages to astronomy and because it is so simple to use and so incredibly immersive it grabs the attention of users immediately. The Star Walk™ 2 app has been named perfectly as it actually gives users a chance to perform a star walk anytime they like and from any place. You'll find the user interface to be uncluttered and neat making it user-friendly to read, there are 3D models of the celestial bodies, enjoy sound effects that go along with the visuals, and make use of the app's real-time motion tracking as you move around the sky.

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The user interface is easy to navigate and to read
The user interface is easy to navigate and to read

Star Walk ™ 2 - Night Sky Guide to Stars & Planets

$2.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app gives users a chance to discover what is in the sky any time and any place
  • The app can be used by all ages
  • The user interface is uncluttered and easy to read
  • The app uses real-time motion tracking
  • There are sound effects and 3D models of the celestial bodies

Cons

  • Not all content is included in the download, some in-app purchases are necessary

3D images
3D images

Final Thoughts

The Star Walk™ 2 app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives users a way to feed their passion for astrology through a variety of simple features and tools that display information on the screen in a neat and easy-to-read format.

 

Star Walk ™ 2 - Night Sky Guide to Stars & Planets

$2.99
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