This is a quick look at NavPak Star Compass with screen shots. This edition of NavPak is for watches, phones, and tablets running Android 6.0 or later. Requires 400 x 400 minimum screen resolution. It should run on Wear OS watches, however Wear OS is not required. This version is valid for 1900-2022.
app provides a 360 degree panoramic view of the sky where you can get
accurate and reliable bearings from the stars and planets. Ideal for swinging the compass on your ship, or for hiking to remote areas. It is also
useful to identify stars, planets, and constellations.
A magnetic compass can be inaccurate due to magnetic anomalies, deviation, and other factors. Star bearings take all the guess-work out of it.
If you are upgrading from a previous version, please delete the storage for NavPak in Settings and Apps. This will guarantee that the latest resources are unpacked the next time you open NavPak.
Available free from the Amazon App Store:
[ Go to Amazon App Store ]
Also available free from the Samsung Galaxy App Store:
[ Go to Samsung Galaxy App Store ]
Please read the DISCLAIMER below, before using for navigation.
Shown here is the panel to input your assumed latitude. Other panels are used to input assumed longitude and magnetic variation.
Always Under Construction.
Look for new items on the menu every now and then. New features will be published here first. Available in the Amazon and Samsung App Stores. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks for watching.
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DISCLAIMER: In the ancient tradition of navigation, do not rely on a single aid to navigation. Before going offshore, you should have a hard copy of essential navigation materials. This program should be useful for celestial navigation, but this initial release has not been extensively tested. A few dozen planetary positions were compared with the Air Almanac for 2018, with good results.