Commander Compass Lite Navigation App Review (iOS, Free)


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- Topographic terrain map layer added
- Switch between alternate map sources
- Improved support for iOS 7.0+ and 6.1+
- Slight user interface facelift for iOS 7
- Improved performance for iPad, especially when maps are on
- Slight performance gain for all iOS devices
- Minor bug fixes

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
76 Ratings
All Versions:
4515 Ratings


Travel like a pro with Commander Compass Lite - a must-have toolkit for every outdoorsman. Practical compass and GPS navigator will make you feel safe even in the wilds and will help you to easily find your way. Make use of all the essential tools - milspec compass, gyrocompass, maps, GPS tracker, altimeter, speedometer, compass calibration using Sun, Moon and stars, coordinate converter, gyro horizon and inclinometer. Find, track, save and share your position, multiple waypoints, bearings, Sun, Moon and stars. All in real time.

Turn your device into an advanced milspec gadget that employs every sensor to make you feel confident in your trip - GPS, digital compass, gyroscope, accelerometer and more.

Orient yourself with 3D compass navigation. Find, save and track in real time multiple locations, bearings, the Sun, the Moon and stars.

Explore the untouched with the milspec compass operating in full 3D space. Pick many targets at once and see direction hints, updated in real time on the azimuth circle and overlay compass over maps to see where you are.

Forget about compass interferences and achieve unbelievable precision with the gyrocompass, similar to that, used in air or marine navigation.

Find and track your location, coordinates in geo and military formats, altitude, current and maximum speed and course. Use imperial, metric, nautical and military units at your convenience.

Keep all your important locations at hand. Select points from maps, enter locations, bearings and stars manually or use the built-in catalog of the brightest stars. Paste to import coordinates or map links. Find any target later with the built-in navigation tools. Export by copying coordinates or links and share locations using email.

Track the position of any location, bearing or star along with the Sun and the Moon in real time. See objects through the Earth, find out their distances, azimuths and elevations with 3D compass.

Use street, satellite or hybrid maps at your convenience. Maps showing your and your targets’ positions will be automatically rotated to the current azimuth.


· Spyglass - augmented reality & GPS navigator
· Scany - Wi-Fi/LAN network scanner

Customer Reviews

  • Great!!!

    by Stefon Robinson


  • It works

    by Me to who cares

    It works

  • Works Everywhere

    by Mosseeyo

    Works great in US, UK, Tanzania, Peru, SA + .... Quick, accurate and reliable. Why can't more apps be like this.

  • Coop

    by Isme makul

    Awesome app for military use!

  • One suggestion

    by Thisthingrocks

    Perfect compass and GPS locator. Used it for a month for Geo Field camp when my gps quit working. A must have for anyone. Really awesome features like the UTM to Lat/Long conversion (which I actually used miles from nowhere when all I had was a topo UTM map) My one suggestion: Needs NAD27 UTM. NAD83 works fine, but we also used NAD27 grid and yes some maps are still in that system.

  • LT

    by Barry Wood

    As a soldier who conducts land nav ops frequently, this app is very useful, user-friendly, and easy to use.

  • 5/5

    by Pyrodunces

    This is the best compass in the App Store.

  • GPS works good for what I do

    by Joe Clawson

    I use it for work in the oil field to give cords for digging and they have been close with our call out service

  • Awesome

    by HoudiniF16

    I'm a fighter pilot and this app turns your iPhone into a Heads Up Display (HUD). Try it the app the next time you fly by holding it up in the window while "not" in airplane mode - very cool.

  • One word "applicable"

    by Bad mother tucker

    Great app get grid coordinates from your app when your 11c buddies need to send fire support

  • WoW

    by TI jewel

    I had never knew compass apps work in ipod in anywhere

  • Very nice & Well Calibrated piece -

    by Techicoteo'

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  • Good App

    by MDCrabby

    Works good for me.

  • Great job.

    by LDRoadie

    These folks did it right.

  • No advertising

    by IndioMaya


  • Works very well.

    by DJtotzke

    It is helpful to know direction. This compass does just that. Good Job.

  • Well worth the small fee!

    by Childsct

    Altimeter very handy for amateur hikers.

  • Well worth the small fee!

    by Childsct

    Altimeter very handy for amateur hikers.

  • Luv it

    by Hlyng2

    I use it for Geocaching. This has been the most accurate app. I have found. The destination feature is awesome

  • Great

    by Mack Hall

    Waka waka

  • Decimal entry of waypoints

    by lie2me

    Where is the normal latitude and longitude entry? Decimal degrees are not used. This needs to support degrees:minutes.seconds for lat. & log. entry.

  • Compass

    by Bret1960

    Does not work Never points the same direction twice. Not good for iPod touch 5

  • Great app until it started crashing

    by BBBoomer54

    The app was great until it started crashing. All i did was go to look at setting options and it would never stay running for more than a few seconds. I hope they fix it. Its useless to me now.

  • Does not work

    by David L Wersell

    Will not work and does not have Any instructions

  • Very nice

    by KingsSoldier68

    Used this app with Boy Scout troop. Great tool.

  • Impressive

    by goga moga

    It just astounds me as a pilot, who is very familiar with this navigation tool. Always using it when I fly a commercial airline.

  • Backcountry and road trip fun

    by AleAleAle1966

    Tried this compass on a cross country traveling and I love it!

  • Really neat App

    by J.L. Tempest

    Really like the new update that not only brought Google Maps back, but also added the Terrain/Topo option. Hope for more stuff coming. Keep up the good work. P.S. Apps like this are the reason why I traded my old phone for my new iPhone :-)

  • Great geocacher companion

    by Jabba Fett

    Being a fun of geocaching I'm often using it. The option to set the coordinate format to geocaching compatible is very convenient. And the built-in coordinate converter also makes it more enjoyable.

  • Works

    by Pilot Jumbo

    Simple and easy to use. I'm living in a country for the last few years. Helps not to forget where I've left my car, when I'm hunting in the woods.

  • Muy bueno!

    by Georgebad

    Muy útil e interesante!!!


    by Moguns52

    Please do not waste your time with this app it should be against the law to have such poorly done apps

  • Good & useful

    by brennaman

    Love the smoothness of the display updates in gyro mode. Also like the unobtrusive mile gongs (and every 1000 feet below one mile) based on distance to the primary target. Yes, one star bonus for a sound resource.

  • Bering strait?....straighter

    by Arn Valdez

    Very useful app with practical real world application. Thumbs up!

  • Wonderful app

    by Brian747

    Wonderful app

  • Love is app

    by edward Mycek

    I love this app. It's very straight forward. Thanks ed

  • Nice app

    by Uncle308

    This is a handy app that is good for everything from backwoods navigation to satellite dish alignment. Takes a few seconds to settle down and then you're good to go.

  • Commander compass

    by Maria Leonids Theresa

    I like it!! Fun and learning and very useful

  • Great app to help with the cub scouts

    by Zummy74

    Awesome app with helping my Cub Scout and the rest of the pack use and get familiar with the compass. However after 40min of trekking, my batt was down to 25%. We started out the trek with 85% batt. Luckily, we were close to my car at the point of the hike and I managed to get it charged up.

  • Very cool!

    by Vygfyjfffxh

    I find this very fun to play and test with. Everything seems fine but it sometimes crashes but other that that it is a very cool thing to have in your pocket!

  • Great app

    by Higherlifer

    Really accurate. The sat overlay was accurate right to my driveway in Costa Rica.

  • : (

    by Evationist

    I got lost...

  • Love it

    by Mrijac

    This is a great and practical

  • Everything you need to navigate

    by DrYes1

    I am especially grateful for the lat and long information.

  • Great App

    by 711251

    Very accurate. Highly recommend.

  • Great app

    by okokenoughalready

    Very detailed. Hit the target of all needs of compass

  • Works great

    by Dunitan

    I have used it many times in the field hunting.

  • Good compass

    by sideman59

    I haven't explored even one tenth of the features in this app! Now looking at it's geocaching support since the official geocache app doesn't run on the ipad.

  • nice

    by David Bernick

    nice app

  • Commander compass lite

    by Thoi Van


  • Compass

    by Douglas54

    Very useful tool. Easy to use.

  • Outstanding

    by jkirk1626

    A+ #1 top shelf. Defly recommend.

  • Bad app

    by 12531467375

    It's confusing when you point it at one direction it goes the other can't mark location plus I'm on iOS 7.2

  • Great

    by Jikomublops

    Works well for geocaching. Also like how you can always see where the sun and moon are.

  • Love it !

    by Cristo72

    I was looking for an app to give me all the gps details the iPhone can provide and came across this app. It is a fantastic addition to any iPhone for those who like to know where they are.

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