GPS Essentials

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.1
45.8K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The most complete GPS tool available: Navigate, manage waypoints, tracks, routes, build your own dashboard from 45 widgets.

❧❧❧❧❧ Dashboard ❧❧❧❧❧
Shows navigation values such as: Accuracy, Altitude, Speed, Battery, Bearing, Climb, Course, Date, Declination, Distance, ETA, Latitude, Longitude, Max Speed, Min Speed, Actual Speed, True Speed, Sunrise, Sunset, Moonset, Moonrise, Moon Phase, Target, Time, TTG, Turn.

❧❧❧❧❧ Compass ❧❧❧❧❧
Show the orientation of the earth's magnetic field, shows an arbitrary tracking angle and the current target. Also a marine orienteering compass.

❧❧❧❧❧ Tracks ❧❧❧❧❧
Record tracks and view them on map. Export KML files and import into Google Maps, Google Earth and others.

❧❧❧❧❧ Routes ❧❧❧❧❧
Manage routes and view them on map. Import KML files from Google Maps, Google Earth and others. Create turn-by-turn instructions between waypoints.

❧❧❧❧❧ Camera ❧❧❧❧❧
A camera HUD (heads-up display) view to show your waypoints, take pictures and share them.

❧❧❧❧❧ Map ❧❧❧❧❧
A map to show your waypoints. Convert mail addresses of your contacts to waypoint so that they can be used within the app.

Supports Google Maps, MapQuest, OpenStreetMap and others.

Supports Google Maps v2: Indoor Maps, Traffic, Buildings, Satellite and Terrain layers and map rotation.

❧❧❧❧❧ Waypoints ❧❧❧❧❧
A list of all your waypoints with export and import (KML, KMZ, GPX and LOC format).

❧❧❧❧❧ Satellites ❧❧❧❧❧
A sky view of the current positions that shows satellites in view.

❧❧❧❧❧ Features ❧❧❧❧❧
Supported position formats: UTM, MGRS, OSGB, Degree-Minute-Second, Degree-Minute-Fractions, Decimal, Mils. Supports over 230 datums.

Waypoints, routes and tracks can be exported as KML or GPX files and sent by email or uploaded to Google Docs or DropBox.

Please open the web page below for more info, send me emails for support. I CANNOT HELP IF YOU SIMPLY PLACE A COMMENT HERE.

Purchase the "GPS Essentials Donation Plugin" on Android Market if you want to support development.

The latest beta release is available on the Google Play Beta channel. Try out the latest features and help us improve GPS Essentials!

THIS APP WILL SHOW ADVERTISING. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM INSTALLING/UPDATING.

GPS Essentials is not affiliated with any political party nor with any other organization mentioned in the ads, and it has no connection with any economic interests. If you don't like the ads, please contact AdMob.

WHAT ARE THE PERMISSIONS GOOD FOR?

✓ Coarse/Fine/Background location: To access network locations and GPS
✓ Full internet access: To read map tiles, send bug reports
✓ Modify/delete USB storage contents: To write waypoints, tracks and images onto the SD card
✓ Read phone state and identity: To tag pictures with the device ID (can be switched off in settings)
✓ Take pictures and videos: Camera HUD, take pictures
✓ Your accounts: Required to run Google Maps v2
Updated on
Jun 6, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.1
43.5K reviews
Thomas Legan
June 7, 2023
This is the PERFECT GPS APP!!! But. Make sure you manually allow the app access to location. I thought the app wasn't working on my new phone. Another review mentioned manually changing settings. I looked, and sure enough, with the new version of Android, the app wasn't given permission to access location, which made it useless. I changed the setting, and can now use it with my new phone. The customizable dashboards are wonderful, putting the information you need right where you can see!
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A Google user
April 14, 2020
Has a lot of features but the one I care most about is the ability to track my hiking routes on the satellite view. Unfortunately it measures in straight lines when the screen is off which creates inaccurate distances and I cannot see my exact route. I cannot retrace my route. It will track my exact route if my screen stays on, but it is a pain to hold my phone and constantly refresh the screen. As soon as I put my phone in my pocket or let the screen go dark it starts tracking from that point on to when I refresh in a straight line. I've tried all the fixes eg. battery usage,permissions,etc., on my Samsung S10+, but still no change. I used to use MyTrails which was great but is no longer available
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chris schott
October 2, 2022
Dashboard is great -- you can customize to have just what you want visible. suggestion-- even though it is not "GPS" adding barometric pressure would be useful... thanks??? so now you have barometric pressure good. but the units can't be changed and the offset in the pressure altitude is backwards-- increasing the pressure increases the altitude........... still a great app
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