Current Elevation Navigation App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Navigation
  • Publisher: Jin Jeon
  • Updated: Apr, 07 2011
  • Version: 7.01
  • Size: 2.27 MB

Languages: English, Japanese, Korean

Seller: Jin Jeon

- Minor bug fixes

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
6 Ratings
All Versions:
123 Ratings


Two types of elevation.
- Current Elevation
- Ground Elevation

Please note:
- An internet connection is required for the ground elevation.

Customer Reviews

  • Handy

    by Pyite6

    I like it. Great app if you want to know how high you are.

  • Like the map

    by folicfrolic

    I like how this app shows your elevation in the context of the map. Also nice, clean, intuitive interface.

  • Awesometastic App!

    by Boogeyman88

    Gave me my elevation super fast and it showed me where I was on the map too! If that isn't cool you also have 3 different map viewing options along with your choice of viewing your current elevation in meters or feet. Pure epicness on a silver platter.

  • It works!

    by Killer.B

    So far so good. It just gave me an accurate elevation reading. Very simple and easy to use. No idea if it will work off the beaten path, but I believe it uses map data, so as long as it can locate your position, it should work.

  • Simple, effective

    by Jamzzzzzzzzz

    Clean interface, accurate elevation info :)

  • Amazing!

    by Anthony Fulginiti

    What an amazing app. Probably the best one out there. iPhone 5S. Only $0.99 to remove the ads.

  • Functional

    by Vickianne1

    After trying several apps I found this to be the best. The map validates your location. It is sensitive and the measurement is in constant motion if you are, but never a variance that is critical. Great for a free app and tested accurate in my mountainous trip west.

  • Works. Not accurate

    by Kyle Parsons

    It's about 20 feet to high. But it's prolly close enough for whatever you need it for.

  • Great app!!

    by Mntn2000

    Does exactly what it says. Took it hiking and it is extremely accurate.

  • Why GPS elevation varies

    by Cork puller

    I see a lot of concerns about GPS elevation. It's not the app. GPS is very accurate laterally (X & Y) but very weak vertically (Z). If it was possible to receive a GPS signal from "below" then it would be great vertically too, but not possible. It takes at least three dispersed location sats "circling" your point to get an accurate reading (basic triangulation). Easy for lateral measurement, impossible for vertical. I'm amazed it does as good as you say.

  • Great app for mountain driving!

    by Backroadsnews

    I used this while driving through the Rockies. Quick and easy reference tool!

  • Love it!

    by gcy2

    Fast, accurate and clean ui.

  • Great little app.

    by Donald Bosart

    I got this app for the "map" elevation to calibrate my Garmin's altimeter starting elevation. Gps in general is great for your coordinates; not so great for elevation. Unless you're in a skyscraper or a plane the gps value in this app is of limited usefulness. This is true of any non-pressure based gps measurement. It is unfair to criticize this app for that shortcoming of gps.

  • Worked as expected

    by robinfam

    Recently in Colorado and App output remained consistent with area postings from 5k to 9600'. When hiking over 11,000' the elevation values for gps and map moved towards a single value typically after 20-30 sec. The values seemed to change appropriate with our continued climbing. Great App.

  • Gps not accurate

    by Dr JJJ

    Map elevation appears relatively accurate, but the Atlantic Ocean in central FL is 132' above "sea level" by GPS measurement???

  • Something not right

    by toddea

    Standing in my front yard and the phone is about four feet off the ground. MAP is pretty constant around 105'. But GPS varies from 75' to 125'. Wide open sky so GPS should have a signal. Each time I open it the GPS is different. The two should be about the same.

  • Why the low rating?

    by Robert Black

    Incredible app. Does exactly what it says. Unsure as to why some people hate it.....

  • Precise

    by Purrrr0069

    Cool app for those of us who need 2 kno elevation 4 medical reasons!

  • Does what it says

    by dzanre

    This app is doing a great job even while driving. I think the poster in the office building is simply confused about what the app is measuring. Whether you were on the 52nd floor or the 100th floor the elevation of the earth below you doesn't change. If the building is on land at 25 feet above sea level, that's what the Apple tell you.

  • Works for me.

    by Bumpkiss

    At 10,000ft and counting!

  • Doesn't work

    by Gnarlodious

    After a few minutes of spinning wheels i gave up and deleted it. Ads work, though!

  • Junk

    by whyoung666

    15 foot variance in same location Did not change when I went 70 feet down into hole

  • Misleading

    by Klajdo

    This app will give you altitude for current location only. No way to get altitude for another location.

  • Mr

    by Tio99999

    I had this app for months. It never found my location.

  • Gave up

    by Suzfran

    After a few minutes it could not figure out my location so I deleted it.

  • Uninstalled

    by My commentary

    Won't provide elevation information when panning in the map. Ad is quite intrusive.

  • While it worked it was great.

    by poipu gil

    After downloading it worked fine. Now it doesn't work at all and I guess I will have to erase and download again. What a pain.

  • What's the elevation of Mount Worthlessness?

    by quartersawn

    This app is amazing. Superbly efficient at displaying advertisements, while terrifically worthless at providing elevation information. Keep up the great work!

  • Worthless

    by Toids


  • Terrible

    by No good at ht.

    52nd floor Prudential bldg. app shows 25 feet. Does not work

  • After update. App just spins (May 6, 2011)

    by Vanodude

    Just updated it on Sunday May 6, 2012. Since that update the app no longer functions. The app just spins and spins. Why us this happening?


    by Tmmmandm

    In two years I've had it it never worked

  • Works great

    by bentford

    Works great. Didn't want anything more than my elevation, and this app does just that.

  • Needs "drop pin"

    by All ears listener

    This is a pretty cool app. I ride my skateboard to and from work and school. So this is a helpful app to know which are the best (downhill) routes. But I wish I didn't have to physically BE at a certain place to know its elevation. I wish that, like in google maps, I could "drop a pin" and see the elevation at that point. A "history" would be nice. Also, "bookmarks," please.

  • It's ok....

    by MarkT44

    It's not to bad. Pretty accurate. Though, was going over the Newport Bridge here in Rhode Island, and it started to read negative feet. Pretty sure I wasn't going through a tunnel!! Now I am looking for a GOOD altimeter if anyone knows of one!!!!

  • Good app

    by Happyinseattle

    Great little app to have when hiking and walking in urban areas. I've always liked topographical maps and now I can Better estimate elevation gains in my city.

  • Compared accuracy to my Garmin

    by Shooterheress

    Great app! Compared to my Garmin and it was within .5 ft. Impressed

  • Not accurate

    by lorndi


  • Great app

    by Kervie

    I've compared the app readings to topo maps. The app was was a consistent 4 feet higher....because I was holding it 4 feet off the ground! Dead on. A great app for calculating % grade on hills.

  • Nice update! No ads!

    by tfigs

    I always liked this app and used it often to check my current elevation. The ads always annoyed me but there was no way to get rid if them. This update allows you to pay $.99 to be ad free. I gladly paid that to support the developer and be rid of ads. If you don't mind the ads, you can continue using as is. That's a nice option to have.

  • I like it

    by D. Whitten

    I'm a civil engineer and land surveyor. For drainage and flood studies I use this app for basic estimates of elevation and slope across a site. Elevations are not precise but good enough for simple preliminary evaluations.

  • Does not work

    by Slo Hiker

    Downloaded apt, and all I get is black screen. Regretably, Does not work for me

  • Does not work

    by Miknod

    Just downloaded the app and like others, only saw black screen when opening the app. The black screen lasts about 3 seconds and then the shuts down. What is the issue?

  • Great but ....

    by GeowaveD

    This is great. Can we have an option to hide the current elevation banner and a small graph of height v distance would make it awesome.

  • Works as advertised

    by clocks4u

    No problems. Cool app

  • So precise it's scary

    by Zeno76

    The title says everything

  • Does what's intended

    by Scoote1019

    Works as stated and doesnt falsely advertise as all the altimeter apps do. It compares your GPS coordinates to topographical maps to get your height above sea level. Since not every square inch of the earth has been mapped topographically It won't know if your standing on a hill in your backyard for instance but in general is pretty accurate especially when on public roads that Google has mapped out in the past.

  • Nice Idea, but ...

    by Jai Yen

    Glad it works for many, but doesn't for me on 32GB iPad with 4.2 installed. Seemed to install properly, but on trying to open all I get is a momentary black screen and then back to Home. Multiple tries, all the same. Force quit the app, tried again, no change. Did a hard reset on the iPad, no change. Deleted app, reinstalled, ran through all of the above again, no change.

  • Awesome app

    by Parkrat024

    Awesome app! Works great! iPhone 4

  • Simple. Good.



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