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Compass by iVogel app review: helping you to find your way



There are plenty of times in life where a compass can come in handy. However, for most people it's not really something you carry around with you.  The Compass by iVogel app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone provides you with a way to have one handy for those times you need a little direction. This one has been created to be user-friendly and offer a variety of advanced options. It uses real-time orientation to magnetic fields.

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Compass by iVogel


Be Prepared

What the Compass by iVogel app allows you to do is always be prepared so that you don’t find yourself lost and wandering around. In that sense it also saves you a lot of hassle and even time. The app works by using real-time orientation to magnetic fields. Users can seamlessly switch between magnetic north and true north. The app provides you with your current altitude, speed, location coordinates, and course. As an added bonus you can copy your coordinates to the clipboard to paste in elsewhere and you can also switch between kms and mph, meter and feet.

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The app has just recently gone through a few updates that involved some fixes to the stability of it and just some bug fixes, and minor tweaks. The app requires iOS 6.0 or later and it currently has a customer rating of 4.5 out of five stars. Customers have posted a number of positive comments calling the app "very good", "has everything I want", and "very classy design".

A Crowd-Pleaser

The Compass by iVogel app certainly appears to be a crowd pleaser according to its rating and customer comments. Most likely its streamlined yet modern design plays a huge part in this. It’s got that professional and polished look about it that makes you want to use it. That and the fact you won’t find endless menus to navigate, instead you can quickly gather the information you need and want.

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Additional features worth point out are the fact that it supports Google maps. You can choose between hybrid, terrain, satellite, and standard mode. It also has distance and location tracking, which can come in very handy. You can also use this app as your weather indicator as it will show you the air pressure, humidity, and current temperature. The information is sourced from Yahoo! Weather API. You'll have the choice between Fahrenheit or Celsius.

Compass by iVogel


Pros and Cons


  • The app is streamlined, modern, and sleek looking
  • The app is user-friendly
  • Instantly view your coordinates among other details
  • Get weather information through the app
  • The app features a speedometer
  • The app offers an altimeter
  • It scores high with customers


  • There had been some stability issues, which have now been fixed

Final Thoughts

The Compass by iVogel app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone may just be what you need to not only get you from point A to point B but also provide you with instant weather details for your current location.


Compass by iVogel

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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.