What’s New

Version 4.0.4

NEW Path Recording Functionality. One of our largest updates to date!
- Track and record your location over time.
- Export and import your path as a GPX file.

4.0.4 changes
Updated Apple Watch setup UI on iPhone.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
499 Ratings

499 Ratings

mck91707 ,


Best, most accurate, and easy to read compass offered on Apple. Completely simple, as real compass. Just point and you know exactly the direction in which you’re pointing.

Developer Response ,

Hello mck91707, thank you for the positive feedback! It is always helpful to get info from our customers about what’s working (and not working) with our product.

fayerbam ,

No magnetic compass on Apple Watch

This has a great interface on the phone and purports to allow you to use the compass on the watch. However it only lets you see the directions feature and does not show the simple compass feature on the watch. All i wanted was to be able to look at my watch and see a compass. If improved to show the compass on the watch, would be a great app.

Developer Response ,

Hello fayerbam. We would love it if you could download the latest version of our app. We have put a ton of improvements into the Apple Watch Compass since this review, including your request for a Cardinal Compass displayed on the Apple Watch. Even though there is no magnetometer on the Apple Watch we think that our GPS Track compass and the 6+ months of work developing and testing it deserves a second look and we sincerely hope our improvements this past year make Northern the great app you were hoping for.

marsmons0518 ,

Wish it worked on the watch

Pretty disappointed in this app. I was hoping to use it as an easily visible compass on my watch, but no matter what I do to it, it only displays instructions on how to turn on background activity and the “force sleep” screen. And yes, following the instructions on the screen DOES NOT make it go away. The app is nice enough on my phone, but it’s totally useless to me there since I already have maps and compass installed.

Developer Response ,

Please check out our latest update - Version 1.9.9. We believe we have corrected a bug the kept the “Enable Background Mode” from properly toggling on and off on the Apple Watch extension. We are also finishing up testing on our version 2.0 update which has many behind the scenes improvements. We really hope that some of these changes fix or makes it easier to setup the compass and location pointer on your Apple Watch and we hope you give this a second chance as Northern’s Apple Watch integration is far and away our favorite feature!


TreesWithLeaves LLC
58 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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