Compass was invented in China a long time ago. Since then it has changed a lot – became smaller, more convenient and prettier. Now the evolution of this device has reached its climax – just like many other useful things in our life, compass has gone digital. There are lots of different apps that successfully substitute the device itself and we’re going to look through the best of them!
You might be wondering why would you need a compass app on your phone when you have GPS? Well, curiosity killed a cat! Speaking seriously, nowadays compass is used for lots of purposes and the most widespread of them is finding destinations in unknown areas. For those who often go camping or hiking compass is a must-have really. So if you also like adventures, check out the list below!
Accurate compass is a simple app for Android devices, which works exactly like a real compass. The app is handy in use and very beautiful to look at. Its 3D view makes it unnecessary trying to hold your phone as straight as possible. Colors of the compass and design of the app can be customized. So if you are looking for something simple, you can get this one!
Commander Compass Lite
Commander Compass Lite for iOS is a perfect app for those who love extreme traveling. Any outdoor activity that involves going to the places that are not visited by many people will be safer if provided with this app.
Apart from compass, the app involves lots of interesting and cool features, such as gyrocompass, speedometer, altimeter, a possibility to enter coordinates and bearings, star finder and so much more. If you are looking for something this complicated or just want to have fun while exploring different tools for navigation, this is one of the best choices. Get the app and be safe/enjoy!
This compass app is for Android devices. Like the previous one, the app has a coordinate search. Speaking of other advantages, it is worth mentioning that the accuracy of ‘finding the north’ is very high. The app uses your GPS and indicates your magnetic field strength in order to avoid all the nuisances.
The stylish modern design of this Compass app and its good workability make it one of the top apps of such kind. Compass is very popular in Google Play Store, so there won’t be any problems for you to find it there, or you can just tap our download button below.
3D Compass Plus
3D Compass Plus is an augmented reality compass for Android which can be quite useful both for real life purposes and for augmented reality games such as Pokémon Go. The app shows your GPS-location and your surrounding with the virtual 3D compass on them. You can rotate the compass as much as you want to.
The app is easy and fun to use. If you have Android 5.0 or better, you can even record a video with your coordinates. We can’t really think of the situations where this feature can be useful, but maybe you are more imaginative than us. So download the app and you will be always aware whether you are looking at the West or at the East!
Compass 360 Pro Free
Compass 360 Pro Free is one more popular compass app on Google Play Store. The peculiarity of this one is that it can work without internet connection. Compass 360 Pro boasts with its ability to be accurate in all the parts of the world. That is why it is even translated in most languages of the world. So if you travel a lot and want to be sure that your compass app is precise not only in your country, get this one!
Compass by iVogel
This compass app for Apple’s devices looks just gorgeous. It has simple and intuitive design and offers lots of useful features. For example, apart from compass, it can show longitude and latitude coordinates. More than that, there are embedded speedometer and altimeter, so you can measure your speed and the height of your location.
One more cool feature of iVogel’s Compass is the ability to memorize the routes that you take and show them afterwards. All and all, good looks and diverse functionality make the app one of the best!
Compass 54 Lite
Compass 54 Lite is one more app for iOS. This one detects all the geographical features of your location. The app serves as just a compass that shows directions and magnetic fields. But it also measures and shows other parameters connected with your location and weather, such as coordinates, speed, course, altitude, temperature, humidity, and pressure.
There are also embedded maps, which you can use both for looking where you are at the given moment and for tracking your path while going somewhere. Magnificent HD interface adds up a lot to the overall impression of using the app. Download Compass 54 Lite right now and you’ll never get lost! (even if someone asks you to))
Gyro Compass in one more beautiful compass app for iOS. It has several pretty themes to choose from, works fast and has a convenient user-friendly interface. The app is not full of many complicated features – it contains only compass and GPS-location detector, which is pretty much anyone would need in the normal circumstances.
If you are not good with such apps in general, there is a video tutorial for you of how to use the app, although even without it, it is quite simple to figure out how the app works. So if you are an iPhone owner and looking for something simple and pretty, then this one is for you!
DueNorth Simple Compass
DueNorth Simple Compass is similar to the previous app. It is also pretty stylish, fast and efficient. The app is for those ones who love minimalism in design – no useless button, no additional details, just what is essential. There are two modes – the dark mode and the light one. The dark mode helps to find directions regardless of how much light there is.
Apart from compass, the app also has coordinates identifier. You can share your longitude and latitude coordinates with friends if you want to. All in all, the app is perfect for those who like simplicity and style.
Smart Compass is one more top compass app from Google Play Store. This one uses all kinds of features, that are automatically included in your phone – starting with a camera and ending with a magnetic sensor. The result is usually the precise directions, and that is pretty much what anyone would expect from such kind of an app. Download the app now and be sure of where you are (going)!
Compass Plus is one more option for those who own an Android device. The app is quite simple in which it has no features apart from the basic ones. There are several design themes though, from which you can choose, so you can be happy that one of them exactly suits your taste.
As for the calibration (making compass work in an appropriate way), you need to make some magical moves such as to draw an eight in the air holding your phone in the position, in which it faces the sky and then do the same in the other position, in which it faces your face. If you like choosing colors and making magic, get this one!
This compass app for iOS is a super compass app. There is no app that is simpler than this one. There is only one big letter on the screen, which is the direction in which you are heading. If you are tired of looking into small pictures, arrows and digits, download this app and you won’t be worsening your eyesight while using compass anymore!
Digital Field Compass
Digital Field Compass for Android is a fine compass app, which works smoothly and efficiently. There are also several modes – the dark ones and the light ones, which would help to get orientations in any time of the day. This compass app is for all kinds of outdoors activities, including the ones which take place in the marine environment. Check this app out as well and be calm on your adventurous trips!
Compass Pro is one more compass app for Android users, which stands out from all the others with its tricky functionality. There is the whole instruction on how to use it. If you want to read it, just open the download link below.
As for the other peculiarities of the app, it is worth noticing that rotation of the arrow is followed by sounds, which is pretty cool. The design of the app is also quite fine. So if you are up for some professional stuff, download this one!
The last one for Android devices is Digital Compass. Digital Compass, just like the one with which we started this article (Accurate compass), is simple and beautiful. Stylish black background and accuracy make it impossible to leave this app out of our list. This compass also won’t cause you any problems with navigation, so here you are with one more option! Lovers of black will certainly appreciate the interface.
So these were some of the best compass apps for Android and iOS. If you liked the article, please, let us know about it by leaving a comment. We wish you to always find the right orientations both on the roads and in life. Be adventurous and, as always, be smart in choosing apps!