★★★★★ Works Perfectly - Just make sure to step away from Magnetic sources like computers or other iPhone ★★★★★
Missing the compass app on your iPad? Compass HD for iPad is for you.
It's a simple basic compass, that does what a compass should do:
- Display heading angle in both landscape or portrait mode
- Display current latitude and longitude
- Support True North (Geographic North) and Magnetic North
- Work with either 3G or WiFi iPad
- Beautiful and simple design
*** FOR A GOOD READING, STEP AWAY FROM MAGNETIC FIELDS. Your MacBook, you iPhone, or any Large Hadron Collider can interfere with your compass ***
The Compass request your current location only to calibrate the Geographic North.
Ratings and Reviews
Very nice looking, but unsure about accuracy
The graphics are undoubtedly beautiful, but I'm unsure about the accuracy. I placed first an iPhone 4 (with its built-in compass app) and my iPad 2 (with this app) in the same place in one room (one at a time so as not to cause interference). The readings seemed to differ by about 6° (phone would read 355°/8°, pad would read 350°/2°) in either mode (magnetic/true). But that may be because the *iPhone*'s app is inaccurate. I can't tell. In any case it would definitely appear to be in the general vicinity of the exact direction.
It's a still image of a compass, nothing more.
The compass does not move at all, no matter where I take it, how hard I shake it, or how many times I force close and open it. There is no difference between magnetic and geographic North because the image doesn't do anything. It's a photograph, not a movie, and certainly not a compass. There is neither latitude nor longitude written anywhere on this photo.
If everyone reviewing this app had my experience with it, it would have solid 1 star ratings; I get that, but that doesn't alter the fact that for my new iPad Air 2, this app is taking up space and giving absolutely nothing back.
Is it a bug? I don't know. It just doesn't work,...at all!
The best I've found
I deleted my other paid compass apps after I downloaded this one. The others just had too much information, more than I wanted. I needed a simple, easy to understand compass and this one fits my need perfectly.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.