Download GPS Compass Explorer apk 1.47 free for Android smartphone

21 Oct
GPS Compass Explorer

Posted by Evgeni Ganchev in Maps & Navigation | Oct. 21, 2016 | 85 Comments

Apk file size: 5.9 MB

Use this app to:

- Save your current GPS position like parked car, your hotel or mountain hut

- Navigate back to saved positions - navigator provides: direction, speed, estimated time of arrival, compass, progress, your current coordinates and destination coordinates.

- Navigate to GPS position by entering manually coordinates (for example taken form google maps)

- Use it as a simple compass with declination correction and magnetic field strength display.

- Share your current coordinates.

- Show position and direction on map (if internet connection is available)

- Show current street address (if internet conection is available)

- Tap on navigator displays to change readings

- Tap and hod on map to save position

- Display sunrise and sunset information

- Get GPS current altitude

- Flashlight in navigation screen

- Import/Export GPX files

This app is free to use and don't need internet connection.
You can use it when travelling abroad where expensive internet is not required.
Supports imperial and metric systems, changeable backgrounds and power saving mode.

NB: For accurate direction hold the phone in horizontal position (just like a real compass).
Мagnetic readings above 60 micro Tesla (you can switch to this display by tapping on center of compass) means magnetic interference or uncalibrated sensor.
To calibrate the sensor rotate the device in all directions.
Accuracy of GPS altitude may vary in range of 50 meters.

Whats new

    - Russian translation
    - Works without magnetometer
    - Distance in way-points list
    - Improved location sharing
    - Open way points with external navigation
    - New "Lite" theme (better performance, better on low resolutions) Lollipop+ only
    - Import/Export GPX files
    - Flashlight in navigator screen
    - GPS altitude
    - Sunset & Sunrise info button
    - Visual alert for magnetic anomalies + accuracy in "Save my position" screen
    - Show current street address
    - Added "distance", "speed" and "ETA" in map screen

Evgeni Ganchev part of our Maps & Navigation and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Oct. 21, 2016. Google play rating is 82.9364. Current verison is 1.47. Actual size 5.9 MB.

Download gps-compass-explorer.apk 5.9 MB


Mihai Ilie

Good job ! Please add the ability to edit wayponts. A waypoint already saved cannot be edited. If i do a typo or want to rename or edit coords later, i can't but just reenter the waypoint again. Also, very important, the ability to export/import/back-up waypoints. The app could export a xml file locally which could be hand edited on a computer way faster than adding by hand those waypoints.

Alexander Petrov

Great Yesterday it helped me a lot to find my way back to the hotel!

Borislav Ivanov

Very usefull

George Angeloff

Great Nice application. Easy to use and great design. Perfect for travellers

Radica Sokolova

Never get lost! This app always find the path back.

Nikola Popov

Great application Very helpful and easy to use, work's smooth and is reliable. Thanks!

Denitza Tchacarova

Great This is a must

Neville van Jaarsveld

Super Cool!! Perfect for what I need it for. In the middle of nowhere, on a boat or in a microlight plane. It points you in the right direction everytime, when all else fails without being complicated.

Ahmad Dan-Hamidu

Impressive! With this, I can mark waypoints to guide others to through sharing or navigate to new points spotted in searches on maps.

Bob Carroll

I am a "less is more" kinda guy. When leading a hike, this app lets me quickly find my destination from GPS coordinates that I entered earlier. I do not need or want tons of extra features that just get in the way and cost more battery life or more disk space.

Deep k

Does not work in yureka mobile as it does not have magneto sensor Does not work in yureka mobile as it does not have magneto sensor

Martin Doswell

Bingo A compass that actually points where it should. Nice app

Naveen Saroha

Love it. Best App. One must try. Can't describe in words. Great work. Keep it up.

zaki zouzou

Map view doesn't save data so we can use it offline

Chris Bartlett

The reason for the poor rating is that the compass is very inaccurate. Is there a way to calibrate? I want to be able to use the compass with the GPS off if I choose to do so.

james cenzon

Cannot be recalibrated In Manila, the sun sets in "North"

Cole Cooper

Most accurate of all tried. Way points are nice to have. Nav feature is useful when in alien territory.

Andrés Natanael Soria

Great tool Great tool to get reference of a remote gps point to orient devices like antenna.

Myra Salinas

This app is great! It would be even more useful if you could put in an address option to navigate to in addition to longitude and latitude coordination. Love it!

Norman Fink

GPS explorer It might look simple but very easy to determine directions of North and South

harley shelley

GPS Compass Explorer I expect this tool to be very handy and useful.

Ronald Fung

Excellent app 5/5 Can know the address where I am. 100% accurate.

Himanshu Verma

Suprb app Evrything is accurate in this app.its vry brilliant apps for RF engineers

Bharat Patel

Very good application Very useful

William Day

Very accurate.

Satpal Singh

Not working this app

Graham Brinson

Luv this app! Gives me everything I need. Would like to see a way to delete a few coordinates (such as a temporaries) and not the entire list.

Marius Fourie

Excellent direction finder. Magnetic compasses are useless in Southern Hemisphere. This app offers a way to find north by comparing 2 points. Used it miles from anywhere to find north for solar systems installation and works like a charm.


Excellent! Simply the best I've found. Great functionality & design. Top marks to developer

Nachiket Dandegaonkar

OK... Good that it shows the coordinates but the compass doesn't work.

HBA Power

This program is simply incredible ! do not waiste your time you found the rare pearl !!

Ariel Abonal

I only gave a 2 bec the compass is fixed. Pls advise why this is so.

nandha raameshwar

I can simply and esily Its good to use

Mark Joranie Demaisip

Very good app

Carlos Sarda

Excellent! Very accurate

Carlos Garcia

No South or West Cannot put a negative in front of coordinates when saving them so they stay North and East.

Howard Wieman

Impressive Does all the right things easily. Even has good help documentation

Manish Tahir

Great app I'm using it frequently. Its really nice app. But one problem, and one question, as I'm using on Redmi prime phone the compass rotation is not smooth. Now question, how can I store and share my saved locations to another phones.

Shazzad Ullah

Hate it It doesn't work.

Egbert Ortega

Awesome app!!! My only suggestion for improvement is to allow 'landscape' views of the navigation screens when required to keep the phone in a horizontal position...

Jerry Burton

Nice compass Works fine in my lg phone. I like the waypoint option. Many thanks for a great app. Keep up the good work!

Josh Hendrix

Works well I would like to see a widget feature and a more integrated UI. But overall, I like it. And it is Free!

Krasimir Ivanov

Just what I need. Suggestion for the dev: add support to follow favorite POI from Google maps.

Paul Dindy

Sweet and Simple Nice! Would like a no-ad version.


GPS Explorer An excellent tool for orienteering.

ron sands

Compass Points to top of phone no matter which way you are pointing compass.

Arturo Martinez

Art really good app thanks

This is a navigators best friend. It is the #1 winner over all others. Extreme accuracy, speed, stability, simplicity, map cursor, flashlight, realtime location/time.

Dan Weaver

Simple, accurate, and concise. What's not to Love?

Sarthak Sharma

Totally it works and save it very good at bad conditions nice

David Hucul

Need an ad free version uninstall

Jeet solanky

Third eye It's my navigator ..

Surveyor Works well

Very useful apps. Thumbz up to creator of this app.

js tanwar

Nice Very helpful.

Chumnong Sorapipatana

Good App. But Fail in Compass It enables to locate and save your visited position just by one touch on your finger. Only a single point that I could not understand the compass of this app. cannot direct a correct north direction. It changes everytime when I turn my tablet. Firstly, I thought that it was my tablet's sensor problem. But after I tested by installing other apps. All of them had not this problem of the pointing the north direction at all. So I concluded that this is a serious bug of this app. My tablet is Samsung Note 10.1. Initially, I would like to give 5 stars for this app. But after I found this bug. I gave it only 3 stars

Lisa K

Useless Doesn't track distance. All you get is an arrow saying there you are.

Niki Ilchev

Please, make option where you can see multiple directions at once.

Sara Washburn

Does exactly what I need it to! Love that I can save a whole bunch of GPS coordinates - very helpful for Tree Campus USA project! Thanks!

Umair Ashraf

It is very good app please install the app

Ruzhitsa Andreeva

Very useful app!

Mason Chantez

North is south The compass points south claiming it's north. Everything else, I love.

Udo Van Den Brock

Excellent app Easy and simple

Wes Wiskow

Love it Very useful.

Kashif Saeed

Nice one

Sybrand Botes


Susan Martin

Awesome Easily one of the best apps of its kind. And it is free. Seems impossible to get an app like this that keeps being updated at no cost. Perfect for marking a good fishing spot in the middle of nowhere. Thanks for all the effort you have put into this.

Ajith T M

It not showing my location It resent work

Michael Schlaht

WOW Never eat shredded weat

Orekoya Kehinde

Good team work I av been looking for something like this, thanks a lot

Karl Oneill

Loved it. And loving it!!!

Ramen Deka

Awesome Easily one of the best app.

Mark Richards

Excellent Works great! Easy to use!

Adebayo Emmanuel Opeyemi

Compass app This is good. A rare one.

Ahmed Ismail

Adm I try it

David Hartley

BEWARE Used this app on a NZ hunting trip and found it to be dangerously inaccurate. Bearing and distance to base waypoint was hopelessly inaccurate even with strong GPS signal and kept changing randomly which is not what you want in heavily forested steep terrain. When I ignored the app and used traditional methods to return to base I found the app telling me I was 150 metres away from the exact same spot I made the way point in the first place. Not recommended.

?Really Great App!! ONLY One problem!? I love this App! It ABSOLUTELY NEEDS a “purchase to remove ads” option or key! Even though this App is just about perfect for me, I hate ads and as soon as I find an App, even if it is only almost as good as this one, but able to register and remove ads, I'll drop this one install the one without ads! ……………………………………………………………… I'm sorry about that, but I absolutely hate ads!

Arborimus Treecare

Awesome for a free one I had no idea I would find such a good app for free! It does was it is meant to do and it's very easy to use and has some good explanation to make it even better.

Eric McKay

GPS Explorer I found it to be very useful shared with friends and they think it's a great app for free thumbs up

Peter J Newman

Useful I find this app is very useful for finding out which way is up or down when sitting exactly on the equator, it's also good for left and right, if you can remember whether the E is left or right, or the same for the W (obviously), I find an easy way to remember this is to use the letters to spell the word "WE", where the W is left and the E is right, or vice versa, or not...

Yoga Nathan

Gud app Very nice in getting the distance and direction to the save point and current position..

भिम पोखरेल

Best and awesome Best app for navigation, accurate and easy to use. Better than GPS essentials, thanks developers

Tom Rowan

I found this compass of great benefit, many features to orientate your way.

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