Handy GPS (free)

Handy GPS (free)


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The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.

This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.

NOTE: This free version is limited to storing only 3 waypoints, and 20 track log points. If you like this app, please install the paid version of "Handy GPS" to get an unlimited version with even more features. Thanks!

Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or in lat/lon.
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric of imperial/US units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a track log to show where you've been.
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM or lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings.
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page.
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only).
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available.
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs.
* Waypoint to waypoint distance and direction.
* Has online help pages.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on bushwalks.

Extra features available only in the paid version:
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track logs. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Turn on/off flashlight from within app.

Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics (only available in full version), and (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works.

Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.

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Cambios recientes en esta versión

10.1: Decreased the required accuracy for odometer and tracklog recording from 50 to 100 metres. Updated magnetic declination computation to use IGRF-12 model which is valid until 2020.
10.0: Made precise odometer and distances the default.
9.9: Fixed a bug in waypoint-to-waypoint option when using feet and miles, Added a new option to project a waypoint using a given distance and bearing (full version only).

Comentarios y valoraciones de Handy GPS (free)
  • (64 estrellas)

    por Heriberto Sanchez el 10/03/2015

    Una aplicacion que nos ayuda buscar lugares y a la vez nos da las coordenadas utm.

  • (64 estrellas)

    por Gabriel García Mendoza el 22/02/2015

    Gps rápido, aceptable precisión, perfecta para ubicación rápida

  • (64 estrellas)

    por fulgencio vázquez el 30/12/2014

    Esta bien pero está en inglés

  • (64 estrellas)

    por Cristián Avila el 13/12/2014

    Excelente aplicación y los datos que entrega son los que necesito

  • (64 estrellas)

    por Wilfredo huaman arqque el 11/12/2014

    Muy bueno

  • (64 estrellas)

    por clubagogo1234 el 29/10/2014

    Pareciera que el mundo esta hecho para el idioma inglés. En mi caso estudié años. Pero sería interesante que sepan que existe otro mundo, aparte del de ellos. Una pena que no no se molesten en aplicarle, aunque fuere, un traductor automático. Un GPS es un tema "técnico" y este se ve como MUY BHRNI, pero no deben quedar usuarios" afuera". Cada cliente.que pierdes, seguro que no regresa...

  • (64 estrellas)

    por Jonathan Lancheros el 10/10/2014


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