Bearing Compass 4+

Russell May

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings
    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


A Standard Compass That Can Display A Bearing/Heading using (True North)

Can be used either as a traditional compass or using the location finder to identify a target location, the app can provide you with a direct bearing and distance.

The application displays;
• User selectable compass bezel and transparency.
• Bearing of the iPhone.
• User selectable pointer to a target location.

Target Information:
• Target Address.
• Distance and bearing to target.
• Latitude and longitude of target.
• what3words address for target.
• Sunrise and sunset times plus total hours of daylight.
Note: The times displayed are based on your mobile device time settings; i.e. if your device is set to GMT, all times will be displayed in GMT.

iPhone Information:
• Latitude and longitude of iPhone.
• what3words address for iPhone location.
• Altitude of the iPhone.
• Sunrise and sunset times plus total hours of daylight.

Settings For:
• User selectable outer compass bezel.
• User selectable inner compass bezel, used to display the target. bearing.
• User selectable transparency of outer compass bezel.
• Choose between Lat/Long or DMS or DDM.
• Choose distance/altitude format kilometer/meters or miles/feet.
• Choose various colour themes for the interface.
• Reset option to revert to compass only mode.
• Compass bezel 'True North' or 'Magnetic North'.
• Display or remove screen aligned cross hairs.
• Tap the address field to reveal buttons for; Favourite List, Add current target as favourite, New target from map
• Tap the what3words button to reveal what3words target and device addresses.
• No Sleep mode prevents the iPhone from sleeping when set. (It is recommended that you connect your Phone to a power source when using this option as it can cause drain on your iPhone battery).

Location Finder:
• Enter target coordinates directly or pasting in any of three different formats; latitude and longitude, Degrees, Minutes and seconds or Degrees and Decimal Minutes.
• Type an address, what3words address or other search criteria to identify the target location on a map.
• Scroll the map and long press the target location.
• Reverse geocoding will tell you the address, if any.
• Location Finder feature requires an internet connection.

Favourites List
• Store up yo 150 favourite places/bearings.
• Sort by Title, Subtitle, Bearing, Distance or user definable order.
• Reverse sort.
• Filter by Title and/or Subtitle.
• Edit Title and/or Subtitle.
• Share list of locations.
• Share individual location.

What’s New

Version 3.1

Addition of some sharing options and some minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

fjbmiller ,

I see Rockets!

Great to find direction to look for far off rocket launches. We live 230 miles from Wallops Island Virginia launch facility. This app help make sure we are looking in the right direction to see viewable launches

BB Bray ,

Like it

I have used this quite a bit and really like the functionality. I asked customer support if the heading given is true heading or magnetic- haven’t heard back, software could do either by taking the current location and applying the declination. True would be better. One other thing in the way of a suggestion, you get to select between DMS & lat/long. Most EMS/Fire services use degrees and decimal minutes, to be able to select that mode would save a conversion step at least for me. Happy with it will continue using, thanks.

Developer Response ,

Hi BB Bray,

Apologies for not getting back to you earlier. Thank you for reviewing my app. After your review appeared I realised my internet hosting service had not set up my support email correctly. Following several failed attempts to have the situation resolved, I have now got a new hosting company and the support email address is now working as it should.

I will research your question regarding true north and magnetic north and provide a setting to allow that to be changed in the application. I will also make changes to the read outs to help make the app more useful to you.

The latest version 1.1, released yesterday, does not address the issues you have raised but hopefully the next version will.

Please use the support email address again, so that I can communicate directly with you on the issues you have raised.

snova72 ,


Exactly what I was looking for and it works great! Thank you !

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