Spyglass

Spyglass

By Pavel Ahafonau

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-04
  • Current Version: 3.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 18.95 MB
  • Developer: Pavel Ahafonau
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.4 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,544 Ratings

Description

Spyglass is an essential GPS toolkit for outdoors and off-road navigation. Packed with tools it serves as binoculars, heads-up display, hi-tech compass with maps, gyrocompass, GPS receiver, waypoint tracker, speedometer, altimeter, Sun, Moon and star finder, gyro horizon, rangefinder, coordinate converter, sextant, inclinometer, angular calculator and camera. It saves your custom places and waypoints, navigates precisely to them later, shows them on maps and using real-time augmented reality displays detailed GPS info, measures distances, sizes, angles, and does a lot more. COMPASS & GYROCOMPASS Accuracy improvement techniques, special compass modes and calibration methods available in Spyglass only make it a real instrument – the most advanced and accurate digital compass. FINDER, TRACKER & AR NAVIGATION Spyglass operates in 3D and uses augmented reality to show real-time object positions, info and directions to them overlaid over camera or maps. Save current position, add points from maps, manually enter location coordinates and bearings, add stars by hand or use a built-in star catalogue. Find saved places and objects later simply by following directional arrows. Spyglass tracks multiple targets simultaneously and shows their info – distance, direction, azimuth, elevation and estimated time of arrival. Copy, paste and share locations, coordinates and map links using many supported formats. GPS, SPEEDOMETER & ALTIMETER Find and track your location and get detailed real-time GPS data – coordinates in dozens of formats, altitude, course, current, maximum and vertical speed, using imperial, metric, nautical and surveying units. MAPS See your and targets’ positions on maps using different map styles and alternative map providers – plan waypoints and measure distances. TRACK STARS, SUN AND MOON & NAVIGATE BY STARS Track positions of stars, Sun and Moon with arc second precision – use them as a reference to calibrate compass for maximum accuracy. OPTICAL RANGEFINDER Measure distances to objects in real time with a rangefinder reticle similar to sniper sights. SEXTANT, ANGULAR CALCULATOR AND INCLINOMETER Find out heights of objects and distances to them – measure visually and calculate dimensions and distances. CAMERA Take pictures overlaid with all available GPS, positional and directional data. DEMO & HELP Videos: http://j.mp/spyglass_vids Manuals: http://j.mp/spyglass_help

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Reviews

  • Camping/hiking

    5
    By Bob Thomquits
    I drop a "current location" map point at our campsite and then if necessay on out hike and am able to find our way back- with or without service. Great find!
  • One of the best

    5
    By Stevp1
    This is probably one of the best, most useful apps I have. It is well put together, accurate, and well thought out. It does everything I need it to and more. If you're looking for a compass app, and especially one that does MGRS, this is the one. Big 5 stars.
  • Brilliant!

    5
    By KVB-FM
    The amazing Spyglass is an extraordinary tool, tapping iPad's geolocation capabilities with the kind of precision that can save a lost hiker, help navigate treacherous terrain, and aid ordinary navigational needs. It's depth of features and functions should be a benchmark for app developers everywhere.
  • More accurate than expected

    5
    By jalmberg
    I was shopping for a handheld compass for my sailboat, and ran across a thread on one of sailing forums that mentioned this app. I was a bit skeptical of an app's accuracy, but the app looked cool enough to try. First thing I did was to check the compass against the compass in my Nikon binoculars. At first I was disappointed, because the reading was about 20 degrees off, but after a bit of fiddling, I realized the app was showing true north, rather than magnetic north. I adjusted the settings to make the app show magnetic, and then the app and my binoculars showed exactly the same setting. Amazing! After that, I started playing around with the other features and reading the manual (a must for such a sophisticated app), and I must say that I am blown away by this little app. I'm an app developer myself, and I am truely impressed with the features and finish of this app. Bravo to the developer(s). Highly recommended.
  • Does more than the average person can

    5
    By Light686
    You will be able to navigate in ways you haven't even thought of yet.
  • Great tool

    5
    By Uhuhuhohhohhhmhmhmhmm
    Calibration using land marks and sun make this a very accurate tool. One thing is you can no longer zoom close in on satellite map. Previously I was able to zoom in very close to measure and place destinations. Now it's a strain to do this. Will add a star when full sat map zoo is back. iPhone 4 ios6. Updated to 5 star. Everything is working perfectly and seems to be more accurate. iPhone 6
  • Garmin Buster!!

    5
    By Bornorgymus
    Over the years I have bought around a dozen Garmins. Yeow! Now Spyglass has sunk that Garmin ship. Garmin support won't answer emails. Too big for their britches I guess. Thank you, Spyglass. Old Alaska bush rat surveyor.
  • Not accurate

    1
    By Ddougb
    Compass points about 180 degrees out of where I point the iPhone. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!
  • Wrong Grid Zone Identifier

    2
    By Ronin Security
    I really like the app but while using the MGRS to mark waypoint it uses the wrong grid zone identifier. I live and hike in southern Arizona along the Mexican border. The grid zone identifier is 12R but Spyglass displays 12N. This is a significant problem. My Garmin, Motion-X, military issued maps and USGS maps all use 12R. Please fix and I upgrade to 4 Stars. It is a battery hog.
  • Terrible Instructions

    1
    By Sisyphus23
    This app is the worst example of poor documentation. The company can not provide simple explanations of the basic uses of this app.

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