Compass 55. Map & GPS kit‪.‬ 4+

Land, air, marine navigation

Kalimex-Consulting s.r.o. @Blocoware & Stanislav Dvoychenko

    • 4.7 • 1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



All-in-one assistant with a map, compass, GPS coordinates to view and share in 6 formats, altitude, distance, sunset/sunrise, speedometer with top and average speed, navigator to your target or along the route and a whole lot more!

+ Advanced target/waypoint editor. Can be also used as a coordinates converter. You can use map to check or set waypoint location and add photo or audio note.
+ Share your location via email, text message, Facebook or Twitter. This includes UTM, MGRS and Latitude/Longitude (MENU>Share my location).
+ You can use UTM, MGRS or Lat/Long, just pick your preference in settings (Coordinate Format).
+ Speedometer. Shows you the speed and pace. Speedometer also gives you options to control average and max speed and pace counters (MENU > RESET and PAUSE/RESUME counters).
+ Compass. Instant reaction compass, no delays. Automatically pickups the direction based on magnetic or GPS course. If you mostly walk or drive, you can change this automatic mode in app settings > Compass or GPS course. NATO mils? Same place in settings to set.
+ Magnetic declination δ for the current location and any location on the map (via World Magnetic Model, WMM, no need for data/internet).
+ Sunset and sunrise. So you can plan your travel better.
+ Arrow pointing to your target waypoint. Distance and bearing to it.
+ Create/measure routes and areas.
+ Barometric Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI, IVSI) in both scale and graph forms.

All above belong to a basic version. PRO Pack upgrade will add following capabilities:

+ Recording and sharing GPS tracks.
+ Moving waypoints between folders.
+ Showing ETA to a target as this requires GPS tracking.
+ Native Google map with fantastic terrain map, amazing 3D and real night mode.
+ Adding own/custom tile map servers.
+ Downloading offline maps. Offline maps import in .sqlitedb, rmaps, mbtiles formats.
+ GPX import and export for waypoints, tracks and routes.
+ Google Earth KML support for waypoints and tracks import/export. KMZ support for waypoints and tracks export, waypoints import.
+ CSV import/export for waypoints.
+ Voice coach to tell you active track distance and duration, current speed and altitude without need to open the app.
+ Support for Siri shortcuts in IOS 12 for starting and stopping GPS tracks.

+ BACKGROUND MODE. App will work in background automatically when tracking. You can use other apps while Compass 55 does its job in the background!

+ PRIVACY. Compass 55 never shares your location data with 3rd parties or ad agencies. Location data is used solely for telling you direction to a target and recording GPS tracks and never leave the app unless you decide to share by means of a track export. It always lets you know when background mode is on and never runs in background unless the track is being recorded.

! You can use this app on your iPhone as well as on any cellular iPad. **App will not work properly on iPods and wifi only iPads as they don't have GPS (external GPS module is required). As quite a lot of us are using external GPS modules, app is available for wifi only iPads and iPods.

! Please note that as with all GPS apps, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 3.3

◆ Google maps updated to version 6.2.1.
◆ Amazing new feature in this version: Ground Image Overlays!
• The app can import image overlays from kmz (GroundOverlay).
• You can also take map snapshots in the app (use the button with the compass for this) and save them as image overlays.
• You can draw on top of the image overlays to turn them into tactical plans or add fast freehand annotations.
• Image overlays can be exported as kmz files to open in any compatible app or Google Earth.
◆ You can now order point collections manually and newest collections are shown on top by default. MENU > WAYPOINT COLLECTIONS > Edit.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

sandimacd ,

Astounding information at install

I am impressed when an app like this launches into a screen that explains setting options and how to use it including links to video tutorials. Was even more impressed by the unobtrusive star in the upper right window corner that will connect to the developer. Stan WANTS to help by directly responding to each inquiry.

He makes it clear what the $4 upgrade offers:
Pro pack enables following functions:
Google map for the main screen.
Blank map to avoid data/internet usage.
GPS track recording, sharing, pinning to a map and retracing.
Adding own/custom map servers.
Downloading maps for offline usage.
Multiple waypoint folders/collections and moving waypoints between them.
Showing ETA for the target navigation.

I have not yet upgraded and to date have not seen one advertisement after launching three times.

I sorted and read through the MOST critical reviews before downloading this app and saw where Stan responded to each. It's not often that the most critical reviews give a developer 4-5 stars. So I took the plunge. Am not disappointed in the least.

Developer Response ,

Dear Sandimacd, Thank you for your kind review - a great source of motivation for me! It's an honor to develop for users like you and this is why there are no ads in the app - I'd hate to interrupt your workflow with senseless information, I'll better earn your trust with features that work well :). As you work through the app with time, I'd love to hear more from you, I see you know how to reach me :). Yours and so much thankful. Sending my best regards, Stan.

Lady ug1 ,

This is an amazing app!!

I wish I could give you guys more than 5 stars, I can’t say enough about this application, it’s everything you need and more. I travel a lot by car and it really puts me at ease knowing my location is being tracked and sent to a server. Also if your not too tech savvy, give yourself about 3 or 4 days to get the full benefit of what this app can do. Your missing out on using it to its full potential. Thanks guys

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟…..and many more stars kudos!!

ikillbatteries ,

Highly Recommend

Absolutely love this app. I mainly use this app for when I’m riding side by sides. I ride in over 50 thousands acres of land and it’s very easy to get turned around after you’ve consumed a few adult beverages. This app helps me get myself and others back to there camps safely!. The offline maps are awesome to be able to download. The only thing is there are a lot of settings and modes and I’m still learning it which isn’t a bad thing! I want to be able to use the full potential of the app! I’ve been using it for just over a year! RIDE ON,

App Privacy

The developer, Kalimex-Consulting s.r.o. @Blocoware & Stanislav Dvoychenko, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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