This is a good app for light duty travel that is handy and ever present as a smartphone. When cell reception is poor, I have found my car navigation system and my military grade compass more dependable. Also, my physical compass is great out of country. I have seen commercials showing a hiker using a smartphone for making off trail decisions. I don't believe this was advertised for this app. If off trail navigation was advertised for this app, then I would lower my rating.
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Best compass I've used. Shows either true or magnetic headings, multiple color/display options, and local magnetic field. Adapts to location easily, great since we now live in a location that does not have straight N/S or E/W streets. The biggest issue is the fact that every time I use it, it must be recalculated, which is a pain. It goes from "high" accuracy to "medium" or "low" in one cycle of on-off-on. Not consistent...
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The compass seems accurate and the app is definitely worth having on your phone , but I haven't used it for it's intended purpose. That being said if I was doing serious orienteering , I wouldn't depend on an electronic device that can , and eventually would , lose power. However the GPS coordinates being displayed could certainly be helpful in numerous scenarios , and would especially be helpful in the Backcountry.
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