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Compass and GPS Heading info


My work will stay free of course, but if you would like to donate and support me:</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, altitude and speed.</p><p></p><p>If a GPS fix is there pressing start, or touching the screen for to...

What’s New

-1.5 Added support for more devices</p><p></p><p>-1.4</p><p>Added Location Permission</p><p></p><p>- 1.3</p><p>Added possibility to toggle priority between main bearing (340 degrees in screen) and general/directional bearing (N -19 degrees in screen) determining which one is displayed in the big font and at the top.</p><p></p><p>-1.22</p><p>Added Descent Mk1 and D2 Charlie support</p><p></p><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
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • D2™ Delta D2™ Delta
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • epix™ epix™
  • 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
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (17 Ratings)

Hervandil Santanna
June 10, 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 25, 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 26, 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 21, 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 16, 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.

June 11, 2017 | Version 1.0.1

Ich bin mir nicht sicher ob es so gewollt ist, aber ein Kompass der sich nach Sekunden von selber beendet ist für mich unbrauchbar. vivoactive HR - 3.90.000

Developer Reply
June 12, 2017, FlipStone

You are looking for an app and not a widget... A widget is only allowed to run a certain time after which is goes back to the watchface (unless the user interacts with it). I can make this into an app as well, that would run the whole time but yeah... I originally made this as a widget and that was the intent.

May 21, 2017 | Version 1.0.0

Thanks for the widget, lots of useful info. With the cardinal points shown on the outer ring it might be worth showing the heading in degrees directly on the main screen rather having to calculate it using the offset unless that's used in specific activities I'm not aware of? In the detailed screen could you show the GPS heading and the speed instead of the rad compass bearing ?

Developer Reply
May 21, 2017, FlipStone

Thanks for the feedback! The offset was more to give an indication how far off from the main direction you are, but can indeed also add the actual heading in degrees instead (or next to it). Wrt detailed screen info, sure... Had to make some choices but can see if I can add these instead (or perhaps in the end make a user-selectable list or something). Will look into it later :)

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