Now here’s an app we’ve been using for quite some time. The built-in GPS found in your iPhone will do quite a bit, both in and out of cellular service range. Spyglass is an advanced compass and GPS navigation app for iPhone and iPad. Spyglass comes in handy as a car, bike, boat, aircraft, vehicle or walking compass and GPS navigation to drive, cycle, sail, fly or hike off the road, in the field or woods, in the sea and in the air.
Spyglass is a powerful toolkit essential for every outdoorsman. Augmented reality navigator and a compass for the off-road. Packed with many useful tools: a hi-tech viewfinder (HUD), milspec compass, gyrocompass, maps, tactical GPS, waypoint tracker, speedometer, altimeter, gyro horizon, sniper’s rangefinder, coordinate converter, sextant, inclinometer, angular calculator and zoom camera. Save, find, track and share your position, multiple waypoints, bearings, Sun, Moon and stars, all in real time. As a complete GPS kit app, Spyglass supports dozens of different coordinate systems (civilian, military, MGRS, UTM, OSGB) and is perfect for playing outdoor treasure hunt games like Geocaching, for hiking, cycling and driving.
EVERY HARDWARE SENSOR IN USE
Turn your device into an advanced milspec gadget employing every sensor — GPS, digital compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, camera and more.
3D AUGMENTED REALITY
Don’t get lost with augmented reality navigation. Tag, find and track multiple locations, bearings, the Sun and the Moon and stars, in real time.
Find directions with the milspec compass operating in 3D space at any orientation. See direction hints to many targets at once, updated in real-time on the azimuth circle. Overlay compass over a live camera image or maps to instantly see which way you are facing.
Reach unbelievable precision with the gyrocompass, just like in air or marine navigation. Forget compass interferences. Get a live compass on devices with no compass sensor.
Find and track your location, coordinates in geo and military formats, altitude, current and maximum speed and course. Use imperial, metric, nautical and military units.
Store all locations you will need later on, your car’s parking place, a hotel, a hidden treasure cache in the woods, that camping place near the lake — or anything else. Tag locations and bearings with a few taps. Select points from maps. Enter locations, bearings and stars manually, or use the built-in catalog of the brightest stars. Paste to import coordinates or map links. Find any target later with the built-in navigation tools. Export by copying coordinates or links. Share locations using email.
Track the position of any location, bearing or star along with the Sun and the Moon in real-time. See objects through the Earth. See where objects are with augmented reality. Get object distances, azimuths and elevations.
Track positions of the Sun, the Moon and stars with arc second precision, dozens of terms taken into account. See stars with realistic graphiс. Navigate by the Sun, Moon, stars.
Observe your and your targets’ positions on maps rotated automatically according to the current azimuth. See street, satellite or hybrid maps.
Measure distances to objects in real-time with rangefinder reticle as in famous sniper scopes.
SEXTANT, ANGULAR CALCULATOR AND INCLINOMETER
Visually measure the heights of buildings, mountains and other objects. Calculate distances from dimensions or vice versa. Visually measure angles and distances.
Take pictures overlaid with all the data to document your special moments — reaching top speeds, climbing high mountains, hunting, sailing or just visiting great places.
You can download Spyglass from the App Store right here for $3.99.