Trooper#55's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 9/19/19 2:04 PM
The version 3.9.9 of Spyglass does not allow one to read both the north and west GPS coordinates at the same time. Due to the XR’s screen configuration, either the north or west GOS coordinates are blocked from view. Otherwise, it’s a nice GPS app with a lot of uses.
Eddie_Zoom's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 8/28/19 2:01 PM
Great app when off the map.
1 Cool Breeze's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 8/28/19 2:01 PM
It gets off and will not calibrate. It used to be right on.
MikeDJ-2's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 8/28/19 2:01 PM
Everything works fine, except... no “beep” when approaching/arriving Target Destination. Please fix.
artleopard's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 8/28/19 2:01 PM
We have used this App In all the national state parks that we have visited - and where I could definitively mark the spot where I found a new dinosaur foot print up in the Delicate Arch trail which was great fun. I only wish whoever made this app could make a replacement for the Intellicast computer weather site which is now gone. Thank you for this wonderful app who ever you are. My husband who went to MIT (astronautics) loves this app also.
MCRD58's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 8/28/19 2:01 PM
Well thought out and designed. Easy to use with training assistance. Have used it many times in remote applications. Very accurate. Easily worth its minimal fee.
~~libby~~'s Review of SpyglassReviewed on 8/28/19 2:01 PM
Had to get a new phone number and now I guess I have to pay again for the upgrade I have been emailing support and they won’t answer me so I guess this is worth 1 star. Only because I can’t get the help I need. Sad because I really liked this app.
OBlife's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 8/28/19 2:01 PM
First got this compass was awesome, but now for some reason it stopped working, won’t rotate, just like a real one that’s old and beat up. I payed for this one too.
rmp2019pmr's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 8/28/19 2:01 PM
An all-in-one navigational APP. Excellent practical features. Good value for money.
Chris523's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 6/18/18 10:48 PM
All of the way points I had saved are no longer there. Makes it difficult to get back to my back country hunting spots.
Omenoflight's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 4/26/18 6:24 PM
The only thing I would like is a better way to see all of your way points.
nui-kahuna's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 3/30/18 3:27 PM
I love the app for marking my favorite spots and logging of any finds.
tjstroker's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 3/18/18 9:58 PM
While this is one on the most impressive of navigation apps on the market, it’s waypoint management is severely limited. Requires iTunes to get data into app. With iOS 11, iCloud, and files app... PLEASE update the waypoint management and import function and utilize these new modern methods. Many folks don’t even use iTunes anymore.
Twentyafterfour's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 3/11/18 12:43 PM
I’m using it to point WiFi antennas at far away towers. This app is just about perfect!
drew2413's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 2/4/18 4:40 AM
Very thorough and high quality app. The ability to plot hikes would be awesome.
SergZak's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 2/15/18 3:23 AM
Greatly useful with features unmatched by other similar apps. Great job!
plastiqman's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/29/17 8:33 PM
So much info at ones finger tips, a pleasure to use
Mistergizmo's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/29/17 3:10 PM
As apps do more and more, and become increasingly complex, it’s essential to have some sort of user guide if you’re to use all the capabilities. Spyglass does, and has done so for years. I appreciate that. In addition, the Spyglass developers keep the app up to date, and add *real* improvements periodically, not just pretty pictures that take up space but don’t improve functionality. I appreciate that as well. There’s a small but steep learning curve to use this app. But you’ll quickly see what it’s all about, and you’ll start nodding your head and smiling, as I did when I first used it.
MatthewAV's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/26/17 3:56 AM
This is "the real thing" in terms of professional navigation. • Novices be ready for a steep learning curve. BUT THERE ARE LOTS OF MANUALS ON Mr. Pavel’s interweb site. • Morons like me can’t even figure out how to begin using it. • I got it when it was free about 3 years ago and I still have not successfully used it even once. • I just bought a $4 compass at a local camping store and now at least I know how to find N, S, E, and W. • But I’m an idiot. • I highly encourage regular people to buy this app.
compass53's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/23/17 3:13 PM
I have had this app for a long time and love to show it to people!
ambmot's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
I want very badly to give this app 5 stars but it needs constant calibration and seems unable to maintain. I set a waypoint and without moving, it instantly says I'm moving away from it. Love it, but needs stability improvements.
m2kw6s's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
No problem installing/updating on iOS 9.0.2. This app is exceptional.
GadgetGeek314's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
This app does just what it says. Easy basics, but can be very powerful with some experience.
uranographer's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Don't get lost with this app on a iPod Touch 5. If you do make sure you are constantly recalibrating it. Only works in gyrocompass mode on iPod Touch 5. Gyrocompass mode requires that you know the cardinal directions in your location or that you have relatively clear skies, in order to calibrate it. If you know the cardinal directions then you don't need a compass. If you don't have clear skies and don't know the cardinal directions in your location, can't back track, or you're in unfamiliar terrain, then sit down and stay put because you're lost and this app ain't going to help you. Hahahaha! PLEASE BE AWARE GYROCOMPASS MODE LOSES CALIBRATION WITHIN SECONDS OR A MINUTE OR TWO AFTER THE LAST CALIBRATION. (And does so under normal movement and turns by the user/holder of the device.)
w2bsa's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
This app is incredible. I have only used this for 5 minutes and I am impressed!!
Xoxort's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
I like it
bluequasar's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
I’ve had this app, in its various updates, for several years now, and it still is leaving me shaking my head. It’s true that - as some reviewers have said - if you’re in the wilderness and your phone runs out of battery, you would do well to have an old-fashioned iron compass. But this is something far more sophisticated. AR combines bearings, distance measurement (mil scale), fine calibration by position of sun, moon, Polaris…or any of the 100 or so major stars that you can choose. Can be set for magnetic north, true north, “gyro” compass (based on your initialization, just as in aircraft gyro compass), integrates with GPS, stores maps you use once while connected to data. If this were a stand-alone device, it would come closest to some of the high-end TI scientific calculators, in terms of usability, versatility. This dev has done some other interesting apps, too, but while they are extremely detailed, this is the most accessible of his projects. But be sure to print out the manual, and (as he suggests) read it a bit at a time, not trying to internalize it at one sitting.
Nstall's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Love this app
2FGK7's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Amazing app. With my job in the US Army, this is definitely one of the most useful and convenient tools to use quick and efficiently. I have tested the app's accuracy against maps, lasers and other systems, and it is very accurate for what it is. No matter what units of measurement or area location methods you are used to, this has it, and can be converted it if needed.
Meshuggah003's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
This is one of the most powerful apps in the App Store. I primarily use this tool as a U.S. Army Pathfinder to measure obstacles around helicopter landing sites. There are many useful tools in this app and they are very accurate. Also, technical support is fast and friendly. I had my questions answered within minutes of my initial email.
MDCrabby's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Good App. Easy and Accurate.
Richguzicki's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
I like this app. At first I was not sure how it worked however after reading the instructions on their web site it made sense
Gbrown0341's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
I'm an infantryman, and I used spyglass to call in artillery using the 10 digit grid provided. Accurate within 3 meters. I use it to plot and plan routes, known points, and target reference points. It is a must for all Infantrymen.
mcbwsu's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Extremely useful tool
ChampCar99's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Looks good, works good, takes s bit to learn all the functions. It's a keeper.
Frankweveryone's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Like the look, and it gives various views. Still finding all its uses but it meets my needs. Use to show hours facing direction when viewing properties for clients.
Gregory Reid's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
This is one of the coolest apps in the App Store. It provides an incredible amount of location information. And it always works. Great job guys!
Saamrand's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
It's difficult to use.
thomasdmiller's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Software this well crafted is too rare. This app provides me with a very sophisticated compass navigation platform coupled with geospherical calculations, the full hardware complements of the iPhone and online map integration. Wanting a real compass platform? Step up. Price is cheap for what you get here. You'll likely have some learning to do.
CASH conscious's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Works great, gorgeous, well designed. But let's be honest......you're never going to use this thing other than for a cool novelty. No one is wandering into the wilderness with nothing but an iPhone app to navigate them out.....and really no one is wandering into the wilderness period. You're going to pull this thing out and show your hunting buddies how cool it is, or use it to waypoint your way from the bar to the u***** and back. That's why it's so cheap....I bought it just because it looks cool and makes me feel like I can go spelunking. If you claim this is an essential tool to navigate your off-road adventure or next wild camp outing, then you need to get a different hobby.
Texas Boilermaker's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Great app. Lots of fun. Only gripe: doesn't find satellites unless airplane mode is off.
mldcfan's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
This app is fantastic, but the hint icons for the sun, moon, and North Star need to be bigger. They are so small they are difficult to spot on the compass display. Other than that, this app fills a great need in the GPS world. The gyrocompass works great and is a wonderful feature when accuracy is critical.
PhukY0C0ucH's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Seriously no other app comes close. Very accurate! Very attentive to bug fixes and updates.
SGP55's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
I wanted to compass app and this thing is great. A few bugs here and there but overall this works fine!
cgoss35's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Compliment sandwich... So I've been using this app for a couple years, and it answered every geodetic curiosity I've ever had. I did have an issue with an update/reinstall with the new iOS. Long story short... Just go to your purchased apps under "purchased" in the update tab of the App Store and reinstall. That is the only hiccup I have had with this app ever. Customizable to the N-th degree; I have used it for so of the most obscure to the most common tasks and it never has failed me (spotting gunfire support[trial for curiosity only] to finding my way home [impaired] in a new country). I highly recommend it for all folks of all strokes.
used03termi's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
It is a really cool app. Tells you how high sea level you are and gives you that airplane dial look.
Jvmbike's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Very technical and accurate, lots of features that I have just begun to explore, but what I have seen up to now it has great potential, does eat my cell phone battery fast though !
Roy5078's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
never get lost.
Kelvin Anne's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Ever cince I turned on my 4s the first time I looked for help when buying apps and spyglass had been that help I tried to promote to others it has help me in my abnormal life's. Walk
Jeffs19's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 12/16/18 1:03 PM
Calibrated...not impressed..why would I upgrade!
hesskw's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/7/17 8:13 PM
This is unique so far as I know. It is my go-to for latitude and longitude. Also elevation. There are lots more levels that I have not learned to use. I wish the documentation were more extensive.
RamgeT's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/4/17 3:26 AM
For either the Pro or the Novice this app is indispensable. Its flexibility and multiuse options make it indispensable for the nature buff as well as the casual occasional observer. It seems to be accurate and repeatable.
JoeCross318's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/3/17 5:19 AM
This is well worth your money. I haven’t been able to find anything that is even close to SpyGlass on the App Store or on Google play Store. Hands down the absolute best full featured GPS system with much, much more than you can expect.
BDScanner's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/20/17 1:52 PM
As a retired airline, I certainly enjoy the real-time information..
YouNeedABetterITGuy's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/17/17 7:29 PM
Great work. The compass gets in the way sometimes. It would be nice to turn it off sometimes. The only other feature I would like to see is the ability to enter a saved point and specify another saved point as a destination and it give a distance. At present I have to enter my saved points into another app to obtain a distance, big pain. This is the only reason I cut a star.
BillK12321's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Works. Could add date and time to data for each waypoint. Could easily add a mode to record points per time elapsed--e.g. 1, 5, ... minutes.
Tsiochain's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
I really have no reason to use this app but as a science geek, I love it.
BonyOne's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Great app for marking hunting spots.
JackTDM's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Hahahah I pranked my sister by spying on her! She got sooooo mad! BEST APP EVER!!!
Bob Thomquits's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
I drop a "current location" map point at our campsite and then if necessay on out hike and am able to find our way back- with or without service. Great find!
FM Billy's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
This app is a very powerful navigation tool, etc., however it is difficulty to use even with the manual. I have attempted to contact the app website for help and guidance in using this app with no success. I would like to be able to use this tool more effectively...
CHALANAKING's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Muy buena aplicación.
Bornorgymus's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Over the years I have bought around a dozen Garmins. Yeow! Now Spyglass has sunk that Garmin ship. Garmin support won't answer emails. Too big for their britches I guess. Thank you, Spyglass. Old Alaska bush rat surveyor.
Sisyphus23's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
This app is the worst example of poor documentation. The company can not provide simple explanations of the basic uses of this app.
Swatem2u's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Altimeter is spot on also
Light686's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
You will be able to navigate in ways you haven't even thought of yet.
Mi Kiwi's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
A Very clever we sail in west Michigan it is very handy when going into new ports to help find slips and food etc. a full 5 stars.
jalmberg's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
I was shopping for a handheld compass for my sailboat, and ran across a thread on one of sailing forums that mentioned this app. I was a bit skeptical of an app's accuracy, but the app looked cool enough to try. First thing I did was to check the compass against the compass in my Nikon binoculars. At first I was disappointed, because the reading was about 20 degrees off, but after a bit of fiddling, I realized the app was showing true north, rather than magnetic north. I adjusted the settings to make the app show magnetic, and then the app and my binoculars showed exactly the same setting. Amazing! After that, I started playing around with the other features and reading the manual (a must for such a sophisticated app), and I must say that I am blown away by this little app. I'm an app developer myself, and I am truely impressed with the features and finish of this app. Bravo to the developer(s). Highly recommended.
Ronin Security's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
I really like the app but while using the MGRS to mark waypoint it uses the wrong grid zone identifier. I live and hike in southern Arizona along the Mexican border. The grid zone identifier is 12R but Spyglass displays 12N. This is a significant problem. My Garmin, Motion-X, military issued maps and USGS maps all use 12R. Please fix and I upgrade to 4 Stars. It is a battery hog.
University student 19739282's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Awesome app, the best of its kind! Some features I wish it had: -The ability to change the look of the app, (such as changing the look of the compass on screen) -A data output stream for scientific applications, (motion data from gyro, velocity, etc.) -A 3D map overlay for the compass for better navigation. -Google earth imagery superimposed on the compass screen Overall, an awesome app and worth the money.
Iluvgames's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Stevp1's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
This is probably one of the best, most useful apps I have. It is well put together, accurate, and well thought out. It does everything I need it to and more. If you're looking for a compass app, and especially one that does MGRS, this is the one. Big 5 stars.
Le' General's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
The altitude reading Is very good for navigation using a contour map.
Fluxgate's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Still learning how to use all the features offered which are many.Having a ball keep up the good work.
beagleman2009's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
A iPhone with compass must have period thanks for the update I have both wanted to support this developer this is what the iPhone compass should be just get it.
Ddougb's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Compass points about 180 degrees out of where I point the iPhone. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!
Uhuhuhohhohhhmhmhmhmm's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Calibration using visual land marks, satellite areal map and sun make this a very accurate tool. Accuracy is there if you know how to set it up. Metal is no longer an issue when finding an azimuth. Remote tree and building heights is another favorite use of this powerful tool. Take the time to learn this app. Still using frequently and am really impressed. One improvement would be an option for large text for bearings. Or a separate azimuth mode with larger bearing text.
pfbentley3's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
I've always been very pleased using this app to navigate while hiking. Easy to add waypoints and destinations and the base map is very useful.
itsgonnabealright's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
This app can do so much -- much more than I know how to do but am learning. Wonderful and powerful app.
h2oraat's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
I like having the camera to mark coordinates.
Mushdogs's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/16/18 7:41 PM
Excellent app. Really like the sextant function. Detailed instruction manual. Functions well on my 5s. Recommending to all my friends.
Six8's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/12/17 2:31 PM
I found using this not in military and civilian life has been instrumental to Mission success love this app keep it coming
Wtyson's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/11/17 4:46 PM
Handy app to have. So useful it is hard to know where to start. If you have a scout troop this is what you need
TradArcher's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 11/10/17 6:51 PM
Totally worth buying. I use it while exploring to check out our altitude and other cool info.
KVB-FM's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 10/16/17 9:36 AM
The amazing Spyglass is an extraordinary tool, tapping iPad's geolocation capabilities with the kind of precision that can save a lost hiker, navigate treacherous terrain, and aid ordinary navigational needs. It's depth of features and functions should be a benchmark for app developers everywhere. If Columbus had this, he’d be in India.
Rodlogic's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 10/14/17 11:10 PM
We use Spyglass to keep track of where things are and it's amazingly accurate. Used it for years snd would not trade it for the world!
Falconwing Fretworks's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 10/13/17 11:41 PM
This is one of those rare apps that you come across every so often that truly demonstrates the power of what an application on a smart phone can do. I personally have only come across a handful of apps that are what I consider "elite". This App works flawlessly. The design is very slick and minimal which I equate to quality. I could honestly see this application being something that you would see on a screen in the cockpit of a jet aircraft. After using this app for only a short time, it becomes obvious that the creator of this app has the Swift/Objective-C programming language mastered. I honestly wish that the author of this app would create a Celeste you'll start tracking app as I know it would be five stars as well. By this up with confidence if you are looking for a top-tier application that turns your smart phone into a precision measuring instrument.
Fractalbeliever's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 1/6/18 11:18 PM
My favorite app by far! Being a pilot, it gives me aviation quality navigation on every hike.
NetXenonMaster's Review of SpyglassReviewed on 1/12/18 2:39 AM
Awesome and great for documenting locations and incidents. 1/11/2018: it would be nice to be able to video moving objects