Pro Compass for Watch 4+

Compass, sun/moon, GPS, maps

Craig Hunter

    • $1.99
  • Only on Apple Watch

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Recommended for Apple Watch Series 5, 6, 7, 8, Ultra, and newer. Apple Watch Series 4 and older do not have a compass sensor and will not show compass data.

The legendary iOS compass app is now available for Apple Watch! Pro Compass replicates the look and feel of classic pocket compass hardware in use since the 1800s. The app uses advanced graphics technologies (normally reserved for games) to render 3D floating compass hardware for realistic operation.

Pro Compass offers true and magnetic compass modes using a damped rosette-style compass ring. Local sun and moon position are shown on the compass ring and continually updated. Pro Compass also displays location and altitude, and contains a built-in two-axis inclinometer that drives two independent bubble levels and a bullseye level. 

New in Pro Compass for Watch version 2 is a map screen and waypoint manager. You can add waypoints on the map or at your current location, and view waypoints on the compass ring to visualize their bearing from your current location.

Pro Compass has settings for compass mode (true or magnetic, degrees or mils), distance/altitude units (feet or meters), and position format (decimal degrees, degrees-minutes-seconds, MGRS, USNG, UTM, UTM-B, and Maidenhead Locator System). The app has six color schemes, including two night vision modes - midnight red and luminescent green.

Pro Compass for Watch is recommended for Apple Watch Series 5 and later (including Ultra). Apple Watch Series 4 and older do not have a compass sensor and will not show compass data. On older devices, the app uses the device's gyro sensor to measure rotation. You can twist the watch's digital crown to adjust and calibrate the gyro to the sun position, moon position, or a known bearing. Using these references, the "gyro compass" is able to give bearing. The calibration can be repeated as often as desired to give accurate results.

Accuracy note: Pro Compass reports accuracy from the magnetometer sensor in your watch. To improve results, operate Pro Compass away from magnets, electronics, or sources of electro-magnetic interference, including car dashboards, aircraft cockpits, metal structures, and other devices.

Developer note: like all our apps, we plan to continually improve and evolve Pro Compass for Watch. Please contact us with feature requests, suggestions, and general feedback. We'd love to hear what you're doing with the app!

What’s New

Version 2.2

Option to display compass bearing in mils. Complication shortcut for launching app. Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

opposite.enemy ,

Finally - waypoints on a map

I love the look of Apple's native compass app but the waypoint feature is useless. It doesn’t show the waypoints on a map. It’s unbelievable how silly that is.

This app fixes that issue and it works great.

My only complaint is that the UI isn’t as polished as I would like. But the functionality is perfect.

SteveRunner ,

Great App - Best Compass ever!

The app is fantastic- the problem I was having was user error (on my part). When you actually read the instructions (which are well written and easy to follow) this app becomes the best Compass you’ll ever have. Well worth the cost. I highly recommend this.

Developer Response ,

This means you did not grant the app permission to use location services when it first launched. To correct this, open Settings on your iPhone, go to Privacy & Security > Location Services, and scroll down to "Pro Compass for Watch". Set the permission to "While Using". Contact us at if you need further assistance.

JackEber ,

THE compass to use

This is a functional app that also looks great on your watch. It does so much more than the basic Apple compass. And the price is for purchase, not a subscription. There’s nothing not to like.

App Privacy

The developer, Craig Hunter, 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.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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