Handy GPS v42.2  An Android app for location tracking in non-urban areas
Purchased version of the app for $6.99 on Google Play

So far, many location-based and GPS apps have been developed for Android, most of which are designed for routing on highways and city streets. This has made it necessary to rely on separate GPS devices for activities such as hiking, nature walks, mountain biking, and so on, despite having sufficient hardware in smartphones. Today, we have an app for you that is designed for routing in non-urban and off-road activities, and its goal is to make us independent of handheld GPS devices. Handy GPS is a great app for routing and location tracking in non-urban areas, specifically for the Android operating system. It has been developed by the BinaryEarth software group and is available on Google Play for $6.99. This app records your route, finds your location, and ultimately guides you home. Using this app is very simple and it works for you even in the most remote parts of the world because it does not require an internet connection. This app provides you with your coordinates in UTM or geographic latitude/longitude coordinates so that you can use it alongside your paper topographic maps. You can later view the route taken, stops, and so on in the Google Earth app.

Some features and capabilities of the Handy GPS Android app:

  • Display your speed, direction of travel, and total distance traveled in both imperial/US units
  • Ability to save your current location as a waypoint, and the ability to save a tracklog to show where you’ve been
  • Ability to import tracklogs and waypoints and export to Google Earth KML and GPX files
  • Ability to manually input waypoints in UTM coordinates or latitude/longitude
  • Ability to navigate to a waypoint with the “Goto” page using either true bearings or compass bearings
  • Audible proximity alarm on the Goto page
  • A magnetic compass page (only on devices with mag sensors)
  • Calculation of local magnetic inclination at startup using the IGRF-11 model, for use on the Goto page
  • Ability to display a simple map of your current location and/or a saved waypoint, or a Google Map if data is available
  • Support for WGS84 worldwide datum with Australian datums and map grids AGD66, AGD84, GDA94, AGD, GDA, AMG, and MGA. (You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps).
  • Display of satellite fix and signal strength graphically
  • Ability to display simple or MGRS grid refs
  • Distance and direction between waypoints
  • Online help pages

Handy GPS app is one of the best apps for use in outdoor activities that can save you from spending a lot of money on special equipment. Handy GPS has received 4.3 out of 5.0 rating from Android users on Google Play with their satisfaction. You can now get the paid version of this app for free from Usroid.


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