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Compass and GPS Heading Widget


My work will stay free of course, but if you would like to donate and support me:</p><p></p><p>(I was an idiot and actually had a wrong paypal link here before, fixed now :/ )</p><p></p><p>-----------------</p><p></p><p>This is a widget which displays a compass using the internal sensor and the current time. After getting a GPS fix also shows the heading, altitud...

What’s New

-1.7</p><p>Fixed inner heading label when compass was inverted</p><p></p><p>-1.6 Pressing start (or tapping the screen) now always toggles between the different screens (when a fix is acquired). Tapping/pressing twice quickly (within a second) also flips the compass when this option is enabled in settings.</p><p></p><p>-1.5 Added support for more devices</p><p></p><p>-1.4</p><p>Added Location P...

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
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  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
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  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (27 Ratings)

Cristian Parraguez
January 9, 2019 | Version 1.6

La encuentro buena, sobretodo cuando uno hace trekking y quiere ver la altura velocidad de caminata etc, o cuando se está en el altiplano para ver la altura en la que se encuentra, es genial!

Peter Janach
November 24, 2018 | Version 1.6

Cool app, but altitude seems to be totally wrong! Other app is showing 503m (correct) and yours 553m. Please correct!

Rogier Lommers
October 10, 2018 | Version 1.6

Nice one! Use it every now and then to check my current speed. F.e. when I'm in a boat, hiking, on a bike, etc. The only downside is that it's a widget :). It means that the widget will appear for about 10 seconds. Then -automatically- the home screen returns... I don't think it can be overruled, right?

Developer Reply
October 10, 2018, FlipStone

Well, I did recently release the app version of this tool so give that one a try ;)

Patrick Craenmehr
October 4, 2018 | Version 1.6

Nice app but altitude seems to be totally wrong. When I start the normal walk app and wait for a gps fix, the altitude is 28m, which is only a few meters from the correct value. The widget however displays 128m after a gps fix. Using a FR645M.

September 26, 2018 | Version 1.6

Would you please make it an app?

Developer Reply
October 1, 2018, FlipStone

Just did, you can find it in the connect iq store ;)

September 20, 2018 | Version 1.6

Absolutely great widget. Great job! Add, please, the option to enable inverted colors, so the background is white and text black. It's difficult to see anything in the dark without using backlight. Still, excellent. I used it in the cockpit in an emergency, to confirm instruments reading.

September 18, 2018 | Version 1.5

Север и юг наоборот устройство vivoactive 3

Developer Reply
September 20, 2018, FlipStone

As mentioned in the changelog (v1.2) there is an option to toggle the compass in order to 'flip it'... that should fix it.

September 13, 2018 | Version 1.5

It's my redundant basic set of flight instruments. Guess what? Pretty accurate! Of course, I do not recommend using it for this particular purpose but better have it - just in case. One question though. Is it possible to make the background white? In other words, is it possible to invert colors? On my Fenix 5X Plus it often requires active backlight switched on. Or perhaps you have in plans doing an app or the watch face? Seriously, this software is really useful not only for the aviators. Think about it.

September 12, 2018 | Version 1.5

On vivoactive 3 music, to me it is ... waiting for gps all the time... How can ai fix it? Thanks

Cristian Parraguez
August 3, 2018 | Version 1.5

Buenísima! Así se puede ver la velocidad a la que circulan los microbuses. Espectacular.

Hervandil Santanna
June 9, 2018 | Version 1.3

Good, but when auto lock automatically starts, widget goes away returning to the watch face. This could be fixed.

Developer Reply
June 10, 2018, FlipStone

You're not talking about the natural behavior of a widget? (A widget is only active for x seconds, say 10, before it times out and goes back to the watchface). THat's just what widgets do...

May 31, 2018 | Version 1.3

Looks great and functions awesome on the Fenix 5X.

May 31, 2018 | Version 1.3

Looks great and functions awesome on the Fenix 5X

May 31, 2018 | Version 1.3

Looks great and functions awesome on the Fenix 5X.

May 31, 2018 | Version 1.3

Looks great and functions awesome on the Fenix 5X

May 27, 2018 | Version 1.3

Seems no matter which direction I am headed the compass is correct but the text says I am going in the opposite direction. Also the degrees don't seem to be updating and are completely different than what my iPhone is telling me... Like off by 100 degrees sometimes

Developer Reply
May 27, 2018, FlipStone

Yeah, I think I adressed this in an earlier remark (where the compass seemed to be reversed). As I have no clue when exactly this happens I added an option where you can specify to reverse the compass (option can be set through the mobile app or garmin connect). Please see if that helps

Marlon Meese
May 24, 2018 | Version 1.3

*E in O austauschen (Deutsche Sprache hinzufügen: O=Osten). *Kompass zu groß, etwas verkleinern, dass Kreis vollständig zu sehen ist. *Schrift dann auch verkleinern. *Bessere und Sofortige GPS Erkennung.

April 6, 2018 | Version 1.22

This is a good widget which can come in very handy. The only thing I wish would change is the font size for the actual direction you are navigating too. The general direction font is much bigger, but who navigates N (-13) when you're trying to go on a 347° bearing? This is the best compass widget available with all it's features, but the only one that uses general direction as the main display. If possible, please change the font, or allow the user to switch between which display they want to see as the main display. Thanks.

Developer Reply
April 18, 2018, FlipStone

Hi there, just released a new version with this option...

February 28, 2018 | Version 1.2.1

I asked to make it available for Vivoactive 3 again, and my request was immediately attended. Top programmer :)

January 25, 2018 | Version 1.1-upd1

Works very well on Vivoactive 3. Thanks for this widget ! Alain

Dario P.
August 8, 2017 | Version 1.1-upd

quando cerco di installarlo sul mio vivoactive HR il dispositivo va in errore e si riavvia

Andrey K
July 22, 2017 | Version 1.1

On Forerunner 735XT North is inverted with South on sensor data (outer circle), but shows correct direction on GPS Data (inner circle). See foto -

Developer Reply
February 20, 2018, FlipStone

First apologies for the late reply, due to personal life it has been a long while since I done anything with connect iq... Can you supply information on your location? Heard one other report about this from someone in Australia and wondering if it has something to do with hemispheres... The outer compass always directs to the 'true north' while the GPS info is based on the direction in which your heading. But looking into it ;)

Ric Yeung
July 15, 2017 | Version 1.1

It is really appreciated the developer incorporate this apps to S60. This is one of the major function in S60 which lacking of an apps to fully utilize it. Thank you Flip

June 24, 2017 | Version 1.0.1

Very very good on fenix hr3.

June 24, 2017 | Version 1.0.1

Very very good on fenix hr3.

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