What are the best compass apps?

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    #1Compass 360 Pro

    Compass 360 Pro
    This app provides a professional compass, that can be used anywhere of the world. Just hold your Android device flat and the app will automatically tell you where the north is, without needing any internet connection. 



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Gregory Greene
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I downloaded this for my sister and her kids to help teach them the basics of navigation, using their phones as examples of what real-world compasses are capable of. Naturally this isn't as accurate as a real compass, but it's a great tool for demonstrating the basics and I suppose in a pinch it would get the job done, as well as serve as a decent backup. I would never recommend anyone stake their well-being on it, but it's still a fun toy."
  2. 15

    #2Commander Compass Lite

    Commander Compass Lite

    As well as a compass with maps that will help you go wherever you need to, this app also features many other tools, like a speedometer, an altimeter, a star finder and even a coordinate converter. 



    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Abel Velasco
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "More than just a compass, this GPS tool is my new favorite toy. Maps, a star finder and more, with pretty graphics and an easy to use interface. Cool, useful and even delightful. "
  3. 14

    #3Digital Compass

    Digital Compass

    This precise and simple compass has everything you will need to know where you are all the time: current address, latitude and longitude and a map view, so you can use it with the built-in compass to go to your destination. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jeremy Carpenter
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "This is a simple app but somehow on my two Android devices but only manages to detect the difference between north and south on one of them, and yes the GPS works in both. I would seriously recommend anyone who tries this app test it thoroughly to make sure it works before trying to rely on it in any serious situation."
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    #4Compass PRO

    Compass PRO

    This app features a basic compass, really useful when it comes to orientate yourself. Know where north, south, east and west are anytime you want to with its rotating bezel.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Craig Weber
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I am an avid hiker and I was looking around google play for a compass app. I stumbled upon Compass PRO and was very pleased as it is a great compass for my smartphone. It is very attractive and easy to use. The best thing is I won't get lost anymore when I am on my hikes."
  2. 11

    #5Compass 54 Lite

    Compass 54 Lite

    This app provides much more than just a simple compass: it also features a speedometer, an altimeter and a course map, everything in the same screen, as well as weather information and the current date. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Alejandro Aguirre
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "A very novel idea. Made very efficient by the fact that all relevant information is on a single page, requiring you to only glance at your device to get the full picture."
  3. 10

    #63D Compass Pro

    3D Compass Pro

    This compass app has an augmented reality view, that with a real time map update will help you orientate and know where you are. It also provides real time location information, using GPS technology. 


    Apps

    Android

    $9.99

    Tammy Simpson
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "There are a lot of compass apps available to download and while this one has an overall 4 star rating, it has only been reviewed by under 300 individuals. It is also not the most current version of the app, as it is only for the older Android phone 2. At $9.99 to download, I think there must be a better and cheaper alternative! "
  4. 7

    #7Smart Compass Pro

    Smart Compass Pro

    This compass app features a virtual reality experience: using your phone's camera you will see where the north is, and you will know which direction to go. The app also includes a metal detector, to verify magnetic sensor. 



    Apps

    Android

    $1.99

    Frank Scott
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "This is a cool app for those who need a compass. IT doesn't just tell you what direction your facing (N, S, E, or W) but it gives very refined degrees with respect to the direction you're facing. It seems to integrate well with other apps (like Google maps) and has lots of bonus features worth checking out. If you need a compass, I recommend you check this one out."
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    #8Digital Field Compass

    Digital Field Compass
    This simple but powerful magnetic compass app has everything you need in one screen: know where you are heading to and where the north is just by looking in one screen.



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Alice Weber
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "An awesome little digital field compass for those of us who love to go on hikes or just generally be outdoors. It's very precise and easy to use, as well as being easy to read while on the move. I would recommend it to anyone who needs to get their bearings while out in the wild."

Summary

Best What are the best compass apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Compass 360 ProApps 22 Free
2Commander Compass LiteApps 15 Free
3Digital CompassApps 14 Free
4Compass PROApps 14 Free
5Compass 54 LiteApps 11 Free
63D Compass ProApps 10 Paid
7Smart Compass ProApps 7 Paid
8Digital Field CompassApps 7 Free
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