Download AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass apk 1.14 free for Android smartphone

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AR Bearing + Baseplate Compass

Posted by AppyHand in Tools | June 15, 2015 | 45 Comments

Apk file size: 1.6 MB

A free baseplate compass and a bearing compass with Augmented Reality (AR) in a single tool !

The only AR bearing + baseplate compass on Google Play !

* Measure and record headings on paper or digital maps.
* Head towards the right direction using the Augmented Reality Heads-Up overlay.
* Take and record bearings in the field.
* Fast and stable.

For best results:
* calibrate the magnetic sensors every time you use the application: move your device along a "8" shaped path several times
* some protective cases and pouches include a MAGNET. If this is your case, please keep the magnet away from your device when using the application.

Features of the free version:
* Baseplate compass with rotating dial and precise heading display.
* Baseplate compass background can be set to camera preview or picture. Very useful if you have maps stored as pictures on your device.
* Bearing compass with 2 Augmented Reality (AR) modes: ruler overlay and viewfinder overlay.
* 4 different overlay transparency levels.
* Sensor accuracy indication.
* Autofocus and macro focus (if supported by device camera).
* Zoom (if supported by device camera).
* Field of View automatic detection and calibration.
* Sensor update rate settings.
* Sensor filtering settings.
* Easy to use
* Detailed user guide

Paid Pro-version includes following extra features:
* Pitch (aka tilt) display.
* Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots to record headings and bearings in all modes.
* True/Geographic North indication (magnetic declination correction using a numerical model and GPS or network based geolocation).
* Manual location settings to get the magnetic declination without GPS nor network connection
* Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots geo-tagging (GPS or network based geolocation) and time.
* Bearing and pitch stored in EXIF.
* EXIF data overlaid on snapshot
* Augmented Reality (AR) screenshots resolution settings.
* Removal of ads and Goodbye screen.

Numerous applications including:
* Orienteering
* Sailing
* Hiking
* Trekking
* Backpacking
* Outdoor activities
* Topographic and site survey

A baseplate compass is also named a protractor compass or an orienteering compass.
A bearing compass is also named a sighting compass, a survey compass or a field compass.

!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!
Sensors behavior can vary a lot between devices.
If AR Bearing Compass does not work properly on your device, please drop me an email indicating your device model and Android version and a description of the issue.

Whats new

    Faster & more stable bearing indication
    Ruler scaling changed in line with zoom level
    Fixed a display bug (pitch & roll in degrees/minutes) in some locales

AppyHand part of our Tools and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update June 15, 2015. Google play rating is 81.8036. Current verison is 1.14. Actual size 1.6 MB.

Download ar-bearing-baseplate-compass.apk 1.6 MB


Milos Stankovic

What I was looking for! All compasses are based on GPS and/or bluetooth...but when youre in remote wildeness...where the hell should I find signal?! This is the answer - you do not need it! Great job

Agustinus Broto

Good, but it will be much better if it came with back-azimuth & GPS coordinates reading.

D Gruesbeck

CANNOT FIND CAMERA It says it cannot find camera. ALCATEL ONE TOUCH POP Android 4.4.2 1.3Ghz. 512 megs Ram. Never got a chance to even try App.

Jim Mason

Love this compass! I really like the Heads-up display. Just aim with the camera to get your heading.

Horace E. Schwalm

This is the first real compass app I have seen It works

Jim Madsen

Great compass I like the ability to point with the camera to get a bearing.

Kevin Perkins

Very useful tool This is a bery useful compass, but you musy calibtate your phone to usr it to propet adbantage

Martin Hafner

Excellent, complete, accurate. Only one I've found with complete map features. Good AR sighting mode. Good declination controls. He even added mils in AR mode when I asked! Best of the few compass apps that I would trust in open field navigation.

songkongon andom

Most likely Good fair

James Mouat

Superb Brilliant tool, even as a non-paid application it provides a extremely functional display of onboard magnetic sensor. Be wary of cases with magnets and ferrous materials while using compass.

Jeremy E.

Great and Accurate Worked with this app along side the exact compasses I learned land nav with in Scouts and the army. Worked perfect this past weekend, readings matched the physical compasses fine. Couldn't figure out what one of the icons is for though...

Chuck Kephart

Right on.. Wat to go..Very good app..

Ken Goad

Best Yet. Awesomely simple and perfectly basic.

Anthony Swartz

Works great Useful tool. Especially for setting up satellite dishes.

G Michael Djojopranoto

Beautiful Compass!! Great tool and guaranteed won't dissapoint any user who use this. Highly recommended especially with the promo feature to unlock the PRO version.

Raul Crespo

Great and perfect like orienteering. I found and love this app then remind always "save battery " for gps with mobile after every 15 minutes to 2 hrs and up to 4 hrs. If "Lost then get GO!"

dana m

Cool and well thought out.

Benjamin Enos

Cool Useful app with lots of neat features. Thanks for giving everyone the full version through appgratis. I'll definitely be checking out the other apps from your company.

Julie Hafford

Well thought out & accurate. Gotta love it when people expect miracles from Devs just because they can't take a nanosecond to read instructions or realize how much work goes into making an app. This app is clean, simple, accurate & well thought out. This is for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities, astronomy, surveying, or just lost downtown & needs just a general direction. (Guilty) I plan to find ways to use this app just because of how well it is done.

Micheal Bryan

So so, great ideas So great idea with the app, with the free promo over, I can get same or better 'free version' options on other apps. The extras would be great but...

Clark Smith

Nice app for hiking trails Fun app to use. Like the way it is able to get the bearing on the camera installed on Samsung mega no problem with it yet. Would be great if you had a inclination scale with it.

John Barnum

Very cool easy. asy to use I am still learning but easy to use. Thanks

Lori Leonard

Love this app! Excellent app! Very clear and precise features.I shared with my husband. He thought it was impressive as well. Thank you.

Marcus Medina

Cute app Nice touch to use AR to display the coordinates

Juneid Mosaheb

Awesome Was searching for a compass. Thxs appgratis :)

Paul Atkins

Great app Great useful app for getting a fast bearing onto an object, thanks for this.

Matthew Rose

Great App Everything works perfectly, pro version unlocked as I opened up the app for the first time, no need for entering promo code...

Ivan Gonzalez

Defenetly a good app Pretty cool baraly weights and lots o features

Jason L. Hall

Clarify the world Yeah I'll be back

David Johnson

Loving it

Lovejoy Peacemaker

Excellent Well worth having and learning to use it properly helps too! And you can practice racing to the South or North Pole in your back garden when everyone else is out Step two. Front Garden Step three. Local kids playgrounds. Any further than that try to always take someone else with you, *BUT* *ALWAYS* make sure a different someone else who is not going on your trip always knows where you are going, and how long it should normally take to do whatever you are doing! From a Survival Instructor

Benjamin Franklin

Uses too much of ram System heats up quickly usin gs4

Garry Hawes

Yes! Why am I still awake? I'm feckin goosed!

Col Grigson

I have a question Downloaded this through appgratis, what is the unlock code?

Денис Савицкий

Adverts Unreasonable Behaviour ad page after quitting using system browser without asking even if I dont use system browser ... opens popup system browser insted of giving me a choice .... what else its does by its own?

Martin Hafner

Excellent, complete, accurate. Only compass I've found with complete map features. Excellent AR sighting mode. Good declination controls. Best of the few compass apps that I would trust in open field navigation. Fully functional mils units good for military use and quick triangulation. The new deg/min/sec units work well.

Bob Goethe

Shirt pocket sextant This fabulous application will let celestial navigation hobbyists take practice sights they can use to refine their skills in sight reduction. A piece of #10 welding glass, cut in half and doubled, held to the phone with rubber bands, allows sun sights. You will want the paid version of the software, so you can take photos of your sight. Accuracy is limited only by the precision of the inclinometers in your model of phone. Moon & planet sights work well. Stars are too dim for my phone's camera.

Michael Arnold

Totally off Says my sensor accuracy is low galaxy note 4. Not paying for something I can't see work even once.

Brent Davis

Almost There Works as advertized. Its missing a compass calibration function and Android does not appear to recognize it as a camera app, so I can't set it as the default camera for other apps (such as Locus Map or ArcGIS Collector).

Tim Litchfield

Great app! Would like to see options for coord format shown on picture. Seems to always use ddmmss not matter what.

Alex Pierre

Seems to be ok So far everything is great.


Smooth and stable. Very handy.

Rio Wong

Compass mode and ruler mode has difference about 120 degree

Amir p.khany

Hi my firend.thank you.this is the best. I am sesrching all of app stores,thank god found one person have good idea in his mind,the others just copy and copy usles things,thank you so much.and if you take alook to a teodolit camera like (nikon)may fond new good idea,i weating for that,sorry my english is very bad.

Dilesh Barodia

Dilesh V Barodia Very useful app.worth having

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