AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass

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4.2
568 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

A free baseplate compass and a bearing compass with Augmented Reality (AR) in a single tool !

* Measure and record headings on paper or digital maps.
* Head towards the right direction using the Augmented Reality Heads-Up overlay.
* Take and record bearings in the field.
* Fast and stable.

!!! CAUTION
For best results:
* calibrate the magnetic sensors every time you use the application: move your device along a "8" shaped path several times
* some protective cases and pouches include a MAGNET. If this is your case, please keep the magnet away from your device when using the application.

Features of the free version:
* Baseplate compass with rotating dial and precise heading display.
* Baseplate compass background can be set to camera preview or picture. Very useful if you have maps stored as pictures on your device.
* Bearing compass with 2 Augmented Reality (AR) modes: ruler overlay and viewfinder overlay.
* 4 different overlay transparency levels.
* Sensor accuracy indication.
* Autofocus and macro focus (if supported by device camera).
* Zoom (if supported by device camera).
* Field of View automatic detection and calibration.
* Sensor update rate settings.
* Sensor filtering settings.
* Easy to use
* Detailed user guide

Paid Pro-version includes following extra features:
* Pitch (aka tilt) display.
* Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots to record headings and bearings in all modes.
* True/Geographic North indication (magnetic declination correction using a numerical model and GPS or network based geolocation).
* Manual location settings to get the magnetic declination without GPS nor network connection
* Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots geo-tagging (GPS or network based geolocation) and time.
* Bearing and pitch stored in EXIF.
* EXIF data overlaid on snapshot
* Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots resolution settings.
* Removal of ads and Goodbye screen.


Numerous applications including:
* Orienteering
* Sailing
* Hiking
* Trekking
* Backpacking
* Outdoor activities
* Topographic and site survey


!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!
Sensors behavior can vary a lot between devices.
If AR Bearing Compass does not work properly on your device, please drop me an email indicating your device model and Android version and a description of the issue.
Thanks!
Updated on
Jun 15, 2015

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4.2
568 reviews
Ben Bosher
December 20, 2021
When I got this app, there was no pro version. Now that there's a pro version, some features in the app are now disabled and I must buy the pro version to get them back. This is called the "bait and switch" scam. The developer is a scammer and should be jailed. I UN-installed this app because I will not be scammed.
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richard parry
September 16, 2021
Works really well. I too had the problem unable to connect to camera when I changed my phone. But removed app and reinstalled and works really well.
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A Google user
May 30, 2019
It does what it says. Its extremely easy to use and read. My only criticism would be that it's hard to see small objects on the screen but that's to be expected. Otherwise it's excellent.
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What's new

v1.14
Faster & more stable bearing indication
Ruler scaling changed in line with zoom level

v1.13
Fixed a display bug (pitch & roll in degrees/minutes) in some locales