When it comes to compass apps, I’m pretty hard to impress. Having reviewed a few of them, with limited options, I’ve been pretty jaded by the lack of features these apps normally offer. Gyro Compass by Yasin TURKOGLU has proven me completely wrong and shows us how a great compass app should be. It has tons of different useful options and is accurate in terms of compass directions as well as map options. This compass app is the first one I have ncountered where I really feel like I have found one that I will actually use.
There is only so much you can say about a compass app. This one, however, has a lot of functions and options. For example, you can switch on map view, which lays the compass over a map, so you can always see in which direction you’re heading. You can set the speed of the needle, making it move instantly when you move, or make it move slowly like its actually affected by a magnet. You can set this compass to point at the geographical or magnetic north, both scarily accurate. At all times, when you feel the compass has lost its accuracy, you can reset it to make sure its pointing the right direction. To top it off, the app also always shows your exact GPS coordinates, your current speed, and your altitude.
As you might have guessed, this is not all! The app also allows you to choose from three different map views, namely satellite, standard, and hybrid views. You can also have the app pinpoint where you are, as well as turn on a region slider, making the map move with you wherever you go. Lastly, you can make the map turn with you as well, which can be quite handy if you’re not a particularly good map reader. A help function clearly explains what each option in the app does and even directs you to the actual settings screen on your device, where you can set different unit conversions for speed and altitude, as well as latitude and longitude.
Always know where you are and what direction you’re going
There are no cons
If like me you have been looking for a fantastic compass app, look no further. This app truly has everything you will ever need in a compass navigation app as it includes a map, GPS, altimeter, speedometer, and more! If you’re hiking or driving in a car, this app will be of help at all times. You will however need to have at least a 3G connection to use the app, otherwise the data you see might not be completely correct. The app is designed for both iPad and iPhone and is just over 10 MB in size. Download it now!
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.