Posted: 3rd July 2015 | Written by: Pocket Mariner Ltd
Professional Bearing Compass with real-time camera and map views, bearing markers and 8x zoom.
"..works nicely, we tried it out at the Voiles d'Antibes...the Captain's response when trying it out was 'Cool!'." - Boatbookings, The World's Leading Online Yacht Charter Broker
Compass Eye can be used to help with navigation on land, sea or air as a bearing or marching compass.
Compass Eye is fully gimballed and works accurately in all orientations and angles, unlike most compass apps which only show the correct heading when held level and close to horizontal.
“This app is a compass on steroids! It is fully gimballed so it will work in any orientation on your iPhone or iPad. You can use it on land while hiking or as a hand bearing compass on the ocean or in the air while flying.” i-Marine Apps
"The app's compass works way better than the iOS default compass and I don't have to wave my iPhone in the air every time I launch the app." Gizmodo Review (App of The Day, 6th December).
- Real time, accurate in all orientations
- Compass overlaid on live camera view
- 8x Digital zoom
- Back, transit, or collision bearing marker
- Draggable Green and red bearing lines
- Triangulation bearings
- Optional time, date and GPS location information.
- Magnetic or True North setting with variation based on location
- Live map view with position and track.
- Artificial Horizon.
- Night Vision mode.
- Low light boost on iPhone 5.
- Location sharing.
Enabling GPS also shows the Speed Over Ground (SOG) , Course Over Ground (COG) and optional COG bearing (purple).
HOW TO USE
Taking a bearing - look through your iPhone at the distant object, line it up with the centre line and read off the bearing! Zoom in to get more accuracy.
Setting a bearing - look through your iPhone at the point you want to get to, tap the Bearing button (Top right) and follow the yellow bearing line.
Setting a bearing from the map - lay the iPhone flat, rotate or drag a bearing line to line up with the point you are aiming for and follow that bearing.
Triangulation - use the three bearing lines - yellow green and red to take bearings on 3 points. Capture the view including compass, bearings, time and location information (Camera button on left of screen) and then use the photo to plot a fix on a chart.