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OS Grid Reference

Description

This widget calculates and shows the Great Britain or Ireland Ordnance Survey grid reference for the current position.</p><p></p><p>It takes the latitude and longitude from your device's GPS location and converts it to the equivalent OS grid reference. This is displayed in the standard letters and digits format.</p><p></p><p>The GB Ordnance Survey National Grid is designed to cover Great Britain and its islands and the Ordnance Survey of Ireland National Grid covers the island of Ireland. If you are not inside either of those areas the widget will show "Outside Grid".</p>

What’s New

IF YOU CONTACT ME PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU WOULD LIKE A REPLY.</p><p>New settings applied immediately when changed. Added support the latest devices. Built with SDK 4.0.3. (Version 2.1.2.d).</p><p>Added support for D2 Air. (Version 2.1.2.c)</p><p>Added support for Venu Sq. & Music (Version 2.1.2.b)</p><p>Rebuilt with SDK 3.2.2 for the latest devices. (Version 2.1.2.a)</p><p>Improved automatic grid choice algorithm. (Version 2.1.2)</p>

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • GPS location
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Average Rating: (20 Ratings)

Catesy
February 2, 2021 | Version 2.1.2.c

Very useful in the UK with OS maps. Thank you for providing.

Developer Reply
February 2, 2021, simonletts

Very glad you find it useful. Thank you for your review.

Ian
October 18, 2020 | Version 2.1.2.c

This is such a brilliant little widget in the right circumstances. Thank you so much, Simon, for taking the trouble to share it. As a keen walker, who generally relies on the old-fashioned map-and-compass, this is a wonderful quick-fix/backup in situations where I’m a even a tiny bit uncertain when consulting a map. It’s not instant but it has rarely taken more than a few seconds to confirm location.

Developer Reply
October 20, 2020, simonletts

Thanks for your kind review. I believe in map and compass too! But it's good to have a backup for bad weather or when I haven't been paying attention to the terrain.

ANDY Austin
August 29, 2020 | Version 2.1.2

Spot on !!An immediate location for os maps

Developer Reply
August 30, 2020, simonletts

Thanks a lot. Great that you find it useful.

PETER BLEAKLEY
August 16, 2020 | Version 2.1.2

This really should be included with any standard Garmin watch. The OS app is simple and does one thing very well - give me my position that I can use to relocate myself on a map or in extremis, inform Mountain Rescue for assistance. Why it is not included in the standard Garmin inbuilt apps is a serious omission. Congratulations to Simon for filling the void. Particularly like the big digit display on my Fenix 5 watch face. Prefect for the typical UK rain and stormy weather we can have without having to get the specs out!! Thanks a lot - simply great...

Developer Reply
August 30, 2020, simonletts

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you like the widget. Like you I think it should have been available directly from Garmin.

Mark Livingstone
August 5, 2020 | Version 2.1.0

Excellent app, requested Irish Grid upgrade, completed in days. Top service!

Developer Reply
August 6, 2020, simonletts

Thank you for your kind review. I hope it continues to be useful to you.

Neal Bedwell
July 18, 2020 | Version 2.0.0

Thanks for making this widget. I work a lot with OS maps when doing wildlife surveys and this widget mean I can use my Garmin Fenix to transfer my position quickly and easily on to an OS map. Really helpful. Thanks :)

Developer Reply
July 20, 2020, simonletts

Thanks for your review. It's great that it's so helpful.

Dave Fisher
July 2, 2020 | Version 2.0.0

Thanks Simon for a brilliant improvement! The 8 digit grid reference readable without specs on the wrist when in (or out) of the driving rain is just what I need when I suspect I'm not where I thought I was or just need some reassurance.

Developer Reply
July 3, 2020, simonletts

Thanks for your kind review and thanks for asking about larger fonts. I'm very happy you like the result and find it useful.

Ian
July 1, 2020 | Version 1.2.0.b

Fantastic Widget, Thank you. I do a lot of running and walking in the Brecon Beacons but I’m old-school and prefer map and compass. When the cloud comes in, though you have to micro navigate. This widget gives precise, uncomplicated information. A great safety backup. Thanks.

Developer Reply
July 1, 2020, simonletts

Thanks for your kind review. I'm very glad you find it useful. You use it just how I do!

Aubrey Worsley
June 18, 2020 | Version 1.2.0.b

Works perfectly, props to the developer(s)!

Developer Reply
June 19, 2020, simonletts

Thanks a lot!

Richard Ormiston
May 15, 2020 | Version 1.2.0.b

Great app. Really useful!

Developer Reply
May 16, 2020, simonletts

Thanks. Very happy you find it useful.

Sam Collins
March 17, 2020 | Version 1.2.0.b

Such a useful widget to have. I can’t believe this feature isn’t included as standard. Contacted the developer and got a really quick and useful response.

Developer Reply
March 17, 2020, simonletts

Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you find it useful - I certainly do!

Steven Howard
September 23, 2019 | Version 1.2.0.a

Was waiting not very patiently, for the update for the Fenix 6. Brilliant widget, accurate and a must for any UK based navigation with OS maps.

Developer Reply
September 23, 2019, simonletts

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you didn't wait in vain!

Jules Horse
September 22, 2019 | Version 1.2.0.a

This is a seriously good app for UK based walkers and hikers. It confirms one's position for either use with a paper OS map or the OS digital version. I had it on a Fenix 5S and now on a Fenix 6S Pro. Works very well - shows the grid reference easily and conveniently. Recommended.

Developer Reply
September 23, 2019, simonletts

Thanks for your kind review. I'm happy to know it works on the new watches.

Ian
May 9, 2019 | Version 1.1a

Worked instantly and accurately on download, before I had even stepped outside. A really useful backup for a keen walker like myself and giving a simple check on location when used with a map. (Forerunner 645)

Developer Reply
May 9, 2019, simonletts

Really glad you like it. That's exactly how I use it - as a backup. Useful when I've been chatting and not paying attention to where we are!

Chris Bradley
January 2, 2019 | Version 1.1a

Fantastic app for anyone interested in archaeology, including metal detecting.

Developer Reply
March 27, 2019, simonletts

Thank you for your kind review.

Stephen White
September 14, 2018 | Version 1.1

This widget works perfectly on my Garmin Fenix 5x. Very happy with it.

Developer Reply
March 27, 2019, simonletts

Thank you for your kind review.

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