Seeing Eye GPS

Seeing Eye GPS

By Sendero Group LLC

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-07-01
  • Current Version: 3.2.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 72.02 MB
  • Developer: Sendero Group LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 43 Ratings


The Seeing Eye, the pioneer in guide dogs, and Sendero Group, the pioneers of accessible GPS, have teamed up to create The Seeing Eye GPS™. Almost 20 years of user feedback and feature requests are behind the design of all Sendero GPS products. The accessible features in The Seeing Eye GPS™ are only the beginning of what is yet to come as users help in evolving this first fully accessible GPS product for the iPhone. The Seeing Eye GPS™ is a fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS iPhone app with all the normal navigation features plus features unique to blind users. Unique to The Seeing Eye GPS™ • Instead of multiple layers of menus, the three important navigation elements are on the lower portion of every screen: Route, POIs and Location. • At intersections, the cross street and its orientation are announced • Intersections are described (e.g. four-way) with the clock face orientation of the streets. • There are two choices for POI data (Google Places and Foursquare). • Directions are configured appropriately for Pedestrian and Vehicle routes, including heads-up announcements for approaching turns, turn now, continue straight and upcoming turns. • If one wanders off the route, it's automatically recalculated and updated turn information is announced. • Point your phone in a given direction to hear what is nearby with the LookAround Wand. • Nearby Points of interest and intersections are automatically announced. • Ability to run in the background or with the screen locked for iOS 7. If you are running an older version of iOS 6 only the sound effects will play and the phone will vibrate at turns and at your destination but no speech output. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Requires: Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 WiFi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. iOS 9.0 or later. The Seeing Eye GPS app uses VoiceOver feature for audio voice output and does not contain its own voice synthesizer. Supported Maps: U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Lithuania, Argentina. Not all countries have full intersection descriptions. Join us on Twitter,



  • Good app. Have had trouble with recognition of my purchase for monthly renewal

    By Alexandriabrito
    I enjoy using this app. But have had trouble purchasing. Have paid and still tells me I need to renew. Contacting app store and company.
  • Very poor accuracy

    By BlindUser2021
  • Top of the line!

    By Meearls
    As always, Senderogroup puts out the finest GPS. Products tailored for the blind and visually impaired. After getting hopelessly lost while using another product, this is a Godsend.
  • once upon a time this app was actually functional it useful

    By wally walsh
    This is Will Walsh. When this app was first released in 2013 and July, it was actually off to a really great start. Sendero did get directions right, and they had good map sources. Now I am seeing a rapid decline in Mike May's willingness and interest to listen to his customer base. There are bugs and things that need to be added and addressed in here that have not been, and I honestly do not see the purpose in purchasing any subscription present as of right now. I can use blind square in conjunction with Google maps for much cheaper pricing and get so much more capability. Well, it never fails. Once again, Sendero pushes out an update with tons of stuff we don't need and only 1 or two useful features. I'm actually surprised Mike May grew enough of an IQ to release something. about time
  • Too expensive for what it does.

    By doggrowl
    I don't have a problem with developers making some money, but $10 per month or $70 per year for rather basic GPS functionality? Other blind-specific navigation apps are just as good - if not better, and are less expensive. Otherwise, the app works fine. I like the simplicity and feel it does its job. There needs to be unique features to justify the subscription cost. I would urge others to look elsewhere for cheaper alternatives that do an equal job for far less.
  • Still not useful

    By blindUserNY
    On an iPhone six with the last version of iOS 8, The app crashes when the main screen gets loaded. Sometimes I can hear the current position right before it crashes.
  • Easy and accessible

    By Miguelito ratoncito
    Finally, we don't have to run to or three apps to get full GPS accessibility Great first version am looking forward to more improvements Sendero has a long history of GPS accessibility So we can expect even more improvement over time and the addition of several new features have occurred within the first year
  • Not good enough!

    By Trssharp
    This app, while having great potential, is an absolute disaster. Since its beginning ovary year ago, they have changed map companies at least 2 to 3 times. The information I have gotten from this app has never been accurate, or at least not even close to what comparable apps in the app store have been. Why is it, that BlindSquare, and other certain apps, lock on to my address all the time, not some of the time, and that they get it right every single time? If I were in the orientation and mobility instructing field, I would never allow my students to use this app. Not now, not ever, until something drastically changes. Anyone looking for a good GPS app, get BlindSquare, and Google maps. You'll never go wrong.
  • Jason

    By jbird1377
    I would suggest that the POI categories be on the same screen as the screen that you search for them. I also think the option to adjust the speed at which it announces intersection and POI'S should be sliders directly accessible from the look around screen in settings. Overall awesome app for a pretty reasonable 3-year price. Gives me useful information that the built-in maps app and google maps don't give me.
  • A fabulous GPS solution

    By MarkTheWave
    This is the absolute best GPS application for the blind and low vision. I never leave home without it. It is well worth the money.