Version 33.1 - binaryearth.handygps
Last updated: 2019-12-09 05:47:27

A fully featured, great value hiking GPS for the real world. No signup required.

Handy GPS apk

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Download Version 33.1 (331)
Updated2019-12-09 05:47:27
Apk Size12.78 MB
App DeveloperBinaryEarth
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packagebinaryearth.handygps.apk
Website http://www.binaryearth.net/HandyGPS/index.php

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App Description

Handy GPS is binaryearth,handygps,maps,navigation,handy, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.78 by 9 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit BinaryEarth website who developed it. binaryearth.handygps.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 33.1 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Handy GPS APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 4937+ times on store. You can also download binaryearth.handygps APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek, find, record and return home with Handy GPS.

This app is a powerful navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking, bushwalking, tramping, mountain biking, kayaking, boating, horse trail riding, geocaching. Its also useful for surveying, mining, archaeology, and forestry applications. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't require network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can even use it with your paper maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.

* Shows your current coordinates, altitude, speed, direction of travel, and distance travelled in metric, imperial/US, or nautical units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint, and record a track log to show where you've been on a map.
* Data can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM, MGRS and lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint using the "Goto" screen, and optionally sound an alert when when you're getting close.
* Has a compass page which works on devices with magnetic field sensors.
* Automatically computes the local geoid offset to improve altitude accuracy
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the common Australian datums and map grids (AGD66, AGD84, AMG, GDA94, and MGA). You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps in the US.
* Shows GPS satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid references.
* Can compute waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Includes an optional timer line to record walk duration and compute your average speed.
* If you have an Android Wear smartwatch, a stand-alone watch version of the app will also be installed.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on many off-track walks

* No ads
* Unlimited number of waypoints and track log points.
* Email or SMS your location to a friend as a clickable Google Map link.
* Email your waypoints and tracklogs as KML or GPX file.
* Supports common datums such as NAD83 (US), OSGB36 (UK), NZTM2000 (NZ), SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe), and you can configure your own custom datums, including local grid systems.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB datum selected.
* Elevation profile.
* GPS averaging mode.
* Take photos and record voice memos, geo-located with KML files for easy viewing in Google Earth on a PC.
* Geo-tag photos, and/or have the coordinates and bearing "burnt" into the image.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Export waypoints and tracklogs to CSV file.
* Create new waypoint by projecting existing one using an entered distance and bearing.
* Compute length, area, and elevation change for tracklog.
* Offline map support by downloading tiles from map tile servers, or using own map images.
* Compute calories.
* Optional background image.
* Optional location sharing on web.
* Spoken distance and direction guidance on goto page.

PERMISSIONS: (1) GPS - to determine your location, (2) Network access - for access to Google Map and OSM tiles, (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs, (4) Camera access for taking pics, (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works, (6) Control flashlight, to allow the flashlight to be turned on/off from within the app, (7) System settings, to allow the Android Wear app to control the watch screen brightness, (8) Record audio for voice memos.

DISCLAIMER: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost or injured as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.

See the Coordinate Master app for support for more coordinate systems. Versions of Handy GPS are also available for iPhones and Windows Phones.

App ChangeLog

  • 32.1: Added a new feature to goto the line between two waypoints. Added an option to cancel the current goto operation. Improved placement of orange arrow on goto line on map.
  • 32.0: Added arrow to goto line on map. Allow setting date when changing session name. Fixed bug.
  • 31.9: Prevent blue direction arrow on map page from always pointing to north when you are stationary. Add "rename" option to popup waypoint menu on map page. Update URL for bike and hike tile server to change {zoom} to {z}.

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Great app, I've used it dozens of times and it has helped find the correct track when returning through a rocky heath area with multiple return paths. The addition of an automatic date suffix and a driving feature to automatically stop the trip when driving are welcomed additions.

Absolutely brilliant, I've used various GPS devices and tried several apps, this does everything I want for bush walking and four wheel driving.

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S5 but whenever I want to mark a waypoint, my accuracy has never gone below 10ft. apart from that I'm enjoying every bit of the paid version . great app

Very useful during field surveys

Great app for hiking and biking, with more detail available as needed.

How to calculate the area between waypoints?

sweet and easy love it and recommend it. free version is good, paid version is great. good on or off road and i drive a wrangler so i know. even lets me save unmarked trails that I've traveled. two thumbs up. i haven't gotten lost yet so that's got to be a plus. i enjoy it hope you do too.

Best app of its type. Brilliant for bushwalking. Simple and no fuss to use with plenty of features available if required.

Greas simple GPS plotter. The zoom on simple map is too agressive though if you have waypoints very far apart. Is there an app to link to Samsung Gear Sport watch?

how do i download gps waypoints from my email address it works easy on iphone but cant seem to get it to work on android phones

was good enough then they updated changed completely and deleted my waypoints

its great and easy to use

Great app. Very useful.

Very usefull for survay feild

How can i import Kml file


Best tracking software I have used for hiking and trail riding.


Great software and getting better all the time, very diligent Dev. Years down the track, it's still being updated.

It's Great! bought it! I have not found a better one to suite my needs. I wish it had a coordinate search feature. I going to send an email to developer. Unless I'm missing something?

It is constantly freezing up. Also only shows small amounts of satellite imagery in the vicinity of my location. This is the paid version. Today it froze while I was in the woods. I could not back track or anything. I was lost for about an hour. DONT bet your life on this app.

I have now been using this app for several years. Does everything my old purpose-built handheld GPS devices (Garmin and Magellan) did and much more. With the developer very focused on providing continual improvements. Thought it was about time I provided some feedback. Five stars aren't enough. Very highly recommended.

Still a great GPS handheld Software that is very easy to use if you use handheld gps's - Needs a multi session mode (re-vesit previous surveys) -Needs Sideload of list of many corddinates via CSV. -More needed in the interphase

Everything I was looking for, great app. The exported log files together with exiftool is easily used to GPS tag my images from my DSLR camera.

You will never need to buy a gps unit.. I use it now exclusively for bush work. If you need a gps use this.

...again i said.. thanks for the good works..keep doing good works for the sake of my one time payment scheme... ☺👌👍👍

I love this apps and hv been using this for a year! Totally recommended it!

Fantastic GPS app. Use it every day for work and makes tracking a breeze

I have had this app for a few years. My issue is that there was never a way to show "track up" instead of north up. I could be missing something? I mentioned this I my first review, (no longer shown) several years ago and was told it wasn't an option. Why? Both my hand held GPS units support the track up option. This may not be an issue for others but i find it hard to believe lm the only one that would find this usefull. Be cause of this I don't use the app very much. Your mileage may vary

Used to work well. Last time i used it i found that it would not record distance travelled while screen is off (in my pocket). I walked 7km in flat open country with no trees, buildings or mountains around and it only recorded 384m as the distance travelled. There were no other apps that I'm aware of running in the background which might have also been using gps/cpu. Phone is a Samsung Galaxy S5. Edit: Thanks for the suggestions, I did have a battery saving feature on. I will try that again without.

I really like HandyGPS. On a work trip I carry equipment that is bulky & fiddly, weighs lots, and $100's of dollars. 2 hardware cameras, a GPS, cables, 2 compasses, a metal inclinometer. On days off HandyGPS is a really good Jack-of-all-trades that serves as well, and far lighter. Hardware capabilities vary with different phones, so I email Anthony with questions and he suggests workarounds. Lots of features - some of the criticisms I see in these reviews are from people who didn't look through all the options & menus. Hint - the phone's GPS eats battery (HandyGPS doesn't), so carry a portable phone charger.

Can any one please tell how to import KMZ/KML files of google earth?

Not sure how to start a track on my LG Sport Watch?? 4stars... 5 when I figure it out... just not enough info on the watch part of this app. Help please... LG Sport/S 8+ AT&T

Nice GPS apps.... 👍👍

I bought the paid version on my old phone but when I upgraded my phone it didn't transfer across with all my other apps, now it wants me to pay again so I only have the free version now 😕

Very good basic GPS app. Great that does not require a data or cell connection and has UTM. One of few also released on Windows. Worth a few dollars for the paid version although the free version is well featured.

Love being able to place points in Google Earth and be able to bring them into Handy GPS. The dev is awesome!

How to coordinates convert xls to kml file

Easy to use and great accuracy.

Perfect. I use the app on an older phone. Love it.

This is an excellent app! Dev, is there a way we can create and/or edit a route with existing waypoints? I saved a few waypoints the other day but could not find a way to manually link them in a specific sequence. If this is not currently feasible, do you plan to add that feature in the near future? As mentioned above, I really like this app and if I could create routes, it would completely replace other apps I have. Thanks for a great app, dev! Update 11/28: Thank you for the quick reply, dev. 05/20: Thanks for the latest updates, dev! Which of the two methods for creating routes do you recommend? Can I use the same routing features if I use the original method (join)? I prefer that one since it allows me to save it.

The real deal for finding co-ordinates

As a Land surveyor this is one of the most useful app for me

This is an excellent app for playing in the brush. UPDATE 4/30/17: Thanks for the quick response. Deleting that folder worked perfectly. Only complaint I have is that I can't change the Waypoint symbols. These haven't worked for several versions now.

amazing app

Like the app but have not been able to work with offline maps and that was the primary reason for purchasing the app. It says I have successfully downloaded the map but I can't pull it up to use it.

It does what it does very well, but I would like to have more options while navigating to a waypoint. The compass is fine, but I'd like the option of navigating from the map screen (with a line to the destination) and a screen that gives you the distance to your destination, etc in text... sort of like the options on a Garmin GPS.

This app is brilliant for tracking your location and your route which it dusplays on the aerial photo map as you go. On a couple of ocvasions Handy GPS has lead us straigjt back to car when we've been, er, debating the correct route. I'm anticipating a paid for version as it feels just wrong to use this excellent app for free!

Ive used this for some time. It's getting better and I have enjoyed it. Most used features could be more prominent in interface and less used could move to secondary menu making more room on phone screen. Very well done!

Die App ist Super. Ich nutze sie schon seit Jahren. :D Danke für so was Gutes und danke für ständige Verbesserungen. :) Weiter so. :3

This app has been very helpful! I Love it! Thank you!

Great app for doing geological field work. Have used for marking out geophysical survey lines. Developers are supportive to help work through problems. Great value for money

I like the ability to download tiles for offline, it makes it a lot nicer when your on a long hike in the boonies.

Using the app for navigating on my motorbike in the bush, it does everything it needs to do perfectly well.

Very hard to use. Geeky terms. No layman instructions. Awful interface. How do I make a quick easy record of my hike?

I love it. It is very feature rich and takes therefore a bit of getting used to it. I use it almost every weekend to record my hikes.



I've used this for years and its great!

The best GPS app. Just perfect

Lots of very good features for real navigation and survey planning.

Great app.. Would like to see the compas needle to be bigger and in red so I can see it better while walking.

Love this for tracking where I have been only thing I would love to see (unless I have missed it) is a way to pause the tracking distance so when I'm out walking and go back home I can pause it then turn it back on when you go back out.

Works great. Heaps of features. If you are looking for a good GPS app give this a go.

I use this app primarily for scouting before the hunting season. Its great for marking the locations of my future feeder stand and camera sites. Accurate and reliable. You won't get lost in the woods if you have this app.

One of the most flexible and easy to use GPS app with features that we really need. The developer is ultra responsive and the app is very stable on Android. I have used it almost every weekend for more than eight months now and it has never let me down. Fantastic

Great gps app, and do not need network to use it. Support is excellent, questions get answered almost immediately. Love this app.

If a simple feature cannot work how well do the others work

This now not picking the location, when we r moving. Getting hang...

Used it for a hunting trip in the Rocky Mountains, worked wonderfully! This will be my go-to navigation app for future trips.

App has a lot of good features, but it can't import individual Google Earth waypoints saved as KMZ (they need to be part of a KML). Also the quick start guide says Import is in the Menu, and it is not. Minor issues, app is very useful.

A potentially very useful app. But, while the geotagging photos config appears to work fine enabling 'burn location into photos' crashes the app for me. Pity, that is a very desirable function in this type of tool.

Works perfectly without network signal. I use it to keep the location of research equipment and study spots in the field. Data exporting is straightforward. This is both a professional tool and a leisure gadget.

Very good brush GPS...easy and sleek app...Thx

Best GPA app for hiking

Downloaded this to identify individual trees in woodland, hasn't let me down yet. For three pound the most useful piece of equipment I've bought this year.

But how can i get my waypoints into laptop how to create tracks in laptop maps because i need to printout my waypoints and area????

I detested smartphone GPS apps. My Marines would always try to use their smartphones in lieu of doing an azimuth resection with a compass and would be off by more than 100 meters consistently. When I moved to Oregon recently, I needed a GPS to confirm waypoints on a land nav course I built to teach my wife. I figured what the hell and got the paid version. It does not disappoint! It does MGRS, UTM, & Lat/Long. It runs perfect in Airplane mode with GPS on to save battery. Matched accuracy with a Foretrex 401

The only app that can use the INTERNAL GPS on an Android Wear smartwatch to give an OSGB grid. Essentially turns your watch in to a wearable GPS. In addition a great phone app as well.

Great app and developer is very helpful. Always updated and bringing on new features and improvements.

I primarily use the Google Maps method of creating waypoints because GPS alone is often off by a few feet or more. I'd like to have the ability to select a waypoint and edit it in the Google maps view.

2 requests: need permanent Waypoints. They disappear with each new session, and it would be good if things like "HOME" always carried over. Also, more features on the nav screen would help. Like TTM and VMG.

A great application - reliable, effective and practical. Thanks for amending the icon colouring; much appreciated. A useful additional feature would be a handy memo/note pad into which GPS coords can be saved.

You can't go wrong with this app.

Best investment of $2.50 I've made in any app. Super capable and robust, constantly updated and improved. If you need a GPS app, please buy this one! And watch the instructional videos to see all the features you never knew were already in there!

Good app love it

Use this app for mountain/Trail bike riding as well as canoeing. Very accurate and reliable.

We should talk, its a great application for people in the bush

It good simple and more accurate than others.

I've used this on a few field ex's, it works really well! My only questions of concern are: what are the digits before the bold digits on the MGRS display? Also what is the simple map exactly? It comes up blank for me...

I'm still learning. From onset looks amazing. Might save spending $400 on a hand held gps. I'm tech challenged so wrote creator. He wrote...open the Google Maps page in the app, zoom to the extents of the walking area you're interested in and then click the menu button at the top right and choose "Manage offline maps". Enter a name for the area in the empty field and then press "Download map tiles". By default this uses the Open Street Maps Cycle map tile server. There are more maps options I can't list

Having used a number of expensive GPS devices in the past to navigate safely in the Australian and NZ bush, with hideously complicated processes, tiny screens, trouble seeing in strong light etc, the Handy GPS app is the best thing I have seen. I have now trialled it in the Western Australian goldfields and found it accurate, ridiculously easy to use, and I feel safe putting my trust in it. Superb and incredibly good value

Easy to use

I am a field worker and find this app to be real handy as far as the name says. Get a paid version and you unlock all the features. Import the waypoints and tracks to Google map and you are done. Real Handy app Frank


What a fantastic app - everyone who goes bushwalking, cycling, canoeing or rambling in any country should use this! Of all the many apps I have downloaded to my phone, this one stands head and shoulders above all the rest in terms of great user interface, functionality and usefulness. It has clearly been written by an outdoors-person who knows his geodesy inside out. Awesome app.

The reason for the low rating could be the user... but i got this for hiking... not in town, but in the Drakensberg... the problem is that their isn't any data signal which is needed to download Google maps. As such the product cannot be used. It would be good to be able to download an area so that the maps can appear. This would require space, but we are talking maybe a 30 square km area which is not much ... something to consider. Maybe a GPS coordinate centre and a radius around that ? Just a thought.

My original breadcrumb android GPS tracking app, "My Track" is being sunset and I have replaced it with "Handy GPS" which I am very happy with once I figured out what ICONS do what when I'm hiking in the wilderness or a city that I know nothing about.... I Don't need it that much but when I am hiking in a strange trail or where markings aren't that good I heavily rely on this app to keep me from getting lost along with my paper maps and compass for when GPS does not work for me on my phone.... As always having waypoints are very important which it does well. The additional benefits of the fee (cost) version is well worth the money so I have invested in it to get more log tracking... Have yet to find anything real important that this map does not provide and I can export the trail to another device if needed...

It simply get the job done! Please work on polygon area measurements

Does exactly what it says - and exactly what I was looking for! Straightforward, clean and easy to understand interface. A small price to pay for a fine app!

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requires following permissions on your android device.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

control flashlight
Allows the app to control the flashlight.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

In-App billing
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receive data from Internet
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