Download Handy GPS (free) apk 19.8 free for Android smartphone

16 Sep
Handy GPS (free)

Posted by BinaryEarth in Sports | Sept. 16, 2016 | 49 Comments

Apk file size: 11.0 MB

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.

IMPORTANT !! You must enable the high accuracy (GPS) location mode to use this app. To get a GPS fix, make sure you are outside, and wait. It will not work indoors

This app is a real navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking and trail riding. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't need network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can use it with your paper topographic maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.

NOTE: This is a free trial version and is limited to storing only 3 waypoints, and 20 track log points. You can use the trial version for as long as you want, with no ads, but if you like this app, please install the paid version of "Handy GPS" to get an unlimited version with lots more features. Thanks!

Base features:
* Shows your current location in easting/northing (UTM) or lat/lon
* Shows your speed, direction of travel, and total distance travelled in either metric or imperial/US units
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and can store a track log to show where you've been
* Waypoints and track logs can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM, MGRS or lat/lon coords
* Can guide you to a waypoint with the "Goto" screen using true or compass bearings
* Optional audible proximity alarm on goto page
* Has a magnetic compass page (on devices with mag sensors only)
* Computes the local magnetic declination at startup using the IGRF-12 model, for use on the goto page.
* Automatically computes geoid correction at startup to improve altitude accuracy
* Can display either a simple map of your current location and the stored waypoints, or a Google Map if a data connection is available
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps)
* Shows satellite locations and signal strengths graphically
* Can display simple or MGRS grid refs
* Waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction
* Optional timer to record walk duration and compute average speed
* Has online help pages
* Now comes complete with an Android Wear version for use on your Android Wear smartwatch. (This has the same functionality as the HandyGPSWearFree app used to have. As before, the free Wear version is limited to storing only 1 waypoint)
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on regular bushwalks

Extra features available only in the paid version:
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track logs. (The free version is limited to 3 waypoints and 20 tracklog points)
* A custom datum can be configured using ellipsoid and shift parameters.
* Download offline map tiles for use in remote areas.
* An email or SMS containing a clickable link showing your location can be sent to a friend.
* An elevation profile of your route can be shown.
* Can average GPS locations over time to give a more accurate result.
* Show sun rise and set times.

Permissions required: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics (only available in full version), (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works, and (6) Modify system settings to allow the Wear version to dim the watch screen.

Disclaimer: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.

Note that this app is also now available for iPhone and Windows Phone 8. Please see the respective app stores for details.

Whats new

    19.8: Compass page can now show magnetic or true north, plus optionally pitch and roll. Added option to follow route in reverse on Goto page. Option to play sound when GPS fix acquired and when lost. Show message when app is still using old data model. Fixed bug reading KML files.
    19.6: Fixed bug with importing some KML files. Changed "Delete all" option to be "Delete all and reset". Added a "copy" button to allow copying grid refs to clipboard.

BinaryEarth part of our Sports and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Last Update Sept. 16, 2016. Google play rating is 82.667. Current verison is 19.8. Actual size 11.0 MB.

Download handy-gps-free.apk 11.0 MB


s.karthi keyan

K Very old

Kamane Shandavu

Accurate as can be The app is good, used it once and it was worked better than a hand held GPS machine

Md Pechor Md Badron

Good App It help, really help.

John Shields

Its great software If had it on two phones and I will have it far longer then any phone or tech will last me

Nicholas Cain

excellent searched high and low for an app that would give current location in easting/northing coordinates and finally found this one - excellent, does the job perfectly!

Kenneth Rodrigues

Needs uodated Google Map I find it quute accurate and useful and its AMG coordinate to confirm reference on Handheld Maps. Wonder what is the full version is like?


Intuitive Easy to use. Provides basic raw GPS information. Not a "tell you how to get there" GPS program. Very useful!

Mike tyree

Great Easy to use

Alan Sach

Great little app I had an outdoor GPS app on my phone that was way to complicated. Looked like the controls for a 747 and just assumed you could figure it out. Plus it was huge. This one was just what I wanted. Simple, only about a Meg. Tap and tell it where you are, tap and it tells you how to get back there. Basic. Maybe not the best for an Arctic expedition, but perfect for a walk in the woods or to return to a favorite fishing spot. Really neat compass too. This is one I will most likely buy the upgrade to.

Sam Melnychuk

I'm planning a trip dirt-biking & camp. Been searching for hours, for software that would track my foot steps. I'll update this review, if I get back from leaving my truck, to open trails on my dirt-bike hope it gets me back to my truck. It has a workable compass, hoping as I'm going to read more about network connection if needed, this is one thing that worries me heading into the mountains. If I make it back alive, I'll write a full insight review, if you should trust to install this program on your cell phone, and if you should put your life in it's hands. Tuesday evening, hoping I'll be back for the write up review, for you all.

Vijay Jaiswal

Justified On the app

Nick Rucker

Perfect! Returning to remote Sierra Leone where I can locate our mosquito "traps" in remote villages.

Sothea Pen

My GPS I very like it somuch

Ashish A Mithani

Great application Install n enjoy.

Phil Duffy

Not accurate! Breadcrumb trail is too far out to be of any use. Would be more of a hazard than a help. Uninstall.

Matthew Different

Accurate I figure its within a 20ft radius of your current location using a galaxy s4. Thats pretty dang accurate!

David Measki

Surveyors best friend I'm a surveyor and use this app regularly to quickly find survey marks, it's awesome.

Austin Brown

Excellent outdoorsman tool I'm a hunter and will be using this to mark hunting spots.. Where I have setups and tail cameras... Looks like it will be just the thing I need... Thanks!

No I don't

Not sure it Is for me BUT, it is a very good app, I can't tell from your screen shots and the app if I can edit multiple tracks/ Places. I also can't tell where I would "in the paid version" according to your description "Can take photos, which are optionally geotagged," Do those photos show up in on the map, as a waypoint? " there is not enough info to move to the paid version or waste any more time on this version.

Jed Vlasich

Everything you need besides PRO Version Awesome

Issam Riziq

Hi accuracy I was searching for a point in the desert and I could reach it easily. .im a land surveyor and I trust it

adebayo alabi moses

it's excellently ok and superb.

Kamiar farhadi

Kamiar farhady I'm geologist and everyday I use this app in field. It's very usefull app

Nick Apostolidis

not happy ! im looking at the maps ! after 2 min of searching for a track the screen starts to shake and stops working ! force closes .

Adam lavallee

Love it thanks Iv been looking for an app like this to the letter I think it mite be using data on main page plz make so it only uses data if u go to the Google map it shouldn't need connectivity for main display page or the other map

Alexander Kononov

Very good and useful! One of the best app in the range.

Luigi Mendoza

Great app Exactly what I needed. If you need more functions, spend some money.

David Mitchell

Good app Wished it had a widget or something like that but other than that it's a good app. Might buy the full version.

Ruppert Koch

Free version only stores in 20 way points. This is useless. Why is this app even offered for free?

Owen Turnbull

Good app Good app, exactly what I needed for geocaching. Took me a few minutes to get used to though.

Miodrag Mitrović

Xcellent, actually working. Will buy!

Tim Green

Handy GPS You need a share icon on your app. Looks great

Samuel Hopkins

I like this It's good enough that I will consider the full version.

Ahmad Affandi

Very well, thank

Noel Webster

Works very well

Ayanna Coombs

Great app Awesomeeee

Charles Muniko

Charles Muniko For old version more tool for reuse never limit it.

Chad Gallery

Awesome and simple

vidia elika

Usefull for me We can use this application everywhere and easy to use.

Rodger Wiese

I tested the free version and then upgraded to the fee (cost) version to get a larger track long and other things. Here is my review from the fee based one.=========>>>>>> My original breadcrumb android GPS tracking app, "My Track" is being sunset and I have replaced it with "Handy GPS" which I am very happy with once I figured out what ICONS do what when I'm hiking in the wilderness or a city that I know nothing about.... I Don't need it that much but when I am hiking in a strange trail or where markings aren't that good I heavily rely on this app to keep me from getting lost along with my paper maps and compass for when GPS does not work for me on my phone.... As always having waypoints are very important which it does well. The additional benefits of the fee (cost) version is well worth the money so I have invested in it to get more log tracking... Have yet to find anything real important that this map does not provide and I can export the trail to another device if needed...

Adam Simler

Full version great, but don't rely on free I downloaded the free version for some camping and halfway out there in the boonies it informs me I have hit my limit for the trial. Good thing I have a sense of direction, someone else could have been SOL. Ended up buying the full version and it works well.

Summi Leham

Helpful Extremely handy, I use it everytime

Nelson Williams

GPS It's all right

Isse Abdi

Good app Add adindon only


This app is confusing. Idk hw to use it...

Traci Yoshitomi

It's a good app However I can not calibrate my compass, have tried over and over but no luck. But the rest of it I just love .

avijit mitra

Effective Very useful

Tim Vahey

Useful I've only used this app once to get some UTM coordinates but it worked perfectly.

umeshmasum umeshmasum

Super Apps ji for Search World Not for only Civilian, This Apps must Use All of Traveling Person.

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