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What is Universe2go?

Have you ever stood under the night’s sky and asked yourself: “What are all those stars up there?” Is there anybody who can tell you? The answer is within reach: Universe2go.

In combination with the accompanying Smartphone App this newly developed star viewer shows the stars with a wealth of information and fantastic images. Main feature: Digital information is merged with the image of the real night sky. You are, therefore, not looking at the display, but at a live image of the real starry sky!

Universe2go is the world’s first smartphone-based AR viewer, demonstrating what is already possible now in the virtual reality and augmented reality world.

Universe2go uses augmented reality technology, to create a fun and entertaining experience for everyone from amateurs to experts.  

In combination with the accompanying Smartphone App this newly developed star viewer shows the stars with a wealth of information and fantastic images.

Main feature: Digital information is merged with the image of the real night sky. You are, therefore, not looking at the display, but at a live image of the real starry sky.

Universe2go is the world’s first smartphone-based AR viewer, demonstrating what is already possible now in the virtual reality and augmented reality world.

This one-of-a-kind, handheld planetarium, connects a view of the stars with stories and impressions, often only experienced in a traditional planetarium.  The star viewer along with the free Universe2go app on your smartphone  brings the digital and real worlds together to allow you to explore the cosmos in all its glory, complementing your normal view of the sky and offering various extra bits of information and descriptions.  A revolutionary perspective of the Universe, all in a handheld format, allows the user to explore the cosmos in astonishing detail!

Additionally, Universe2go was just awarded the Sky&Telescope Hot Product Award for 2017!

EXTENSIVE DIVERSITY DUE TO DIFFERENT MODES

You alone determine what Universe2go shows and tells you. The innovative and intuitive controls allow you to choose from various menu options without ever taking your smartphone out of the star viewer. You simply control your Universe2go by the movement of your head. In the menu you will find the following modes:

Starter mode

Your first glance at the sky: In this mode you simply hold Universe2go up towards the sky and you will not only see the real starry sky. Your hand-held planetarium recognizes the constellation you are currently looking at, and will automatically draw in the constellation lines. The name of the constellation appears: Remain on the name approx. 2 seconds and the audible explanation will start. This way you can explore one constellation after the other. Very soon you will not only know where the constellations are, but you will even be able to tell friends and family many interesting facts about each one.

Discoverer mode

 Explore the constellations even more intensively! Here you become a discoverer. Aim at a star in a constellation and information such as distance and brightness will be displayed. For bright stars you can listen to explanations given by the audio guide, because very often a star can share a lot of astonishing facts about its life.

Mythology mode

 The starry sky recounts mankind’s ancient legends in Greek mythology, among others. Recognize the constellations, view the old drawings and listen. How could Cetus, the sea monster, be defeated? Why did Cassiopeia face the wrath of the gods? Listen to the heroic stories about kings, monsters or curses. And learn why they were banished to the starry sky.

Deep-Sky mode

 Dive into the depths of the universe. Discover nebulae, in which stars are born. Be amazed by star clusters, which are almost as old as the universe, itself. Or leave our milky way and look in amazement at galaxies many millions of light years away. Be impressed by fantastic colour images which have been taken with professional telescopes, like the well-known Hubble Space Telescope. Just focus on the object for about 2 seconds, and the star viewer will zoom in to the object.

3D-mode

 With the new 3D-mode on Universe2go, your sense of space will become even more intense – just as if you were travelling through the universe in a spaceship.

Quiz modeJust play! The starry sky presents itself to take part in a celestial quiz. Where is the constellation Swan? Where is the Northern Crown? Test your knowledge. You always have three tries to find your constellation.Search

 Universe2go works just like a real navigation system, only for the universe. Choose the celestial object, the position of which you would like to find, and Universe2go will display arrows to show you the way to your target.

The Expert mode ultimately gives you the opportunity to make your own, individual settings. Which celestial objects would you like to have displayed with which information? It’s your choice!Is my Smartphone compatible with Universe2go?

A vast range of Smartphones fit the passe-partout of Universe2go, including:

  • Apple iPhone 5, 6 and 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, S6 and S7

The App is supported by the following operating systems:

  • Android version 4.2 or higher
  • Apple iOS operating system 8.0 or higher

Your smartphone must have the following sensors: GPS, compass, gyro, acceleration. Using the free “phone tester” app from the app and playstore, you can test whether your smartphone has the necessary sensors. To do this, simply select the “sensor status” button to show all of your phone’s sensors.

However, your Smartphone should not exceed the maximum dimensions of 147x74x11mm. If you are not sure of whether the size of your Smartphone is appropriate, simply measure the length, width and thickness of your phone. You should also be able to find the exact measurements in the technical data of the operating manual for your phone.

This table contains the most common Smartphone models to-date and whether they are compatible with Universe2go:

SmartphoneCompatibleDimensions (in mm)Display size (in inch)SoftwareSensorsAcer Liquid E3 plusyes138x69x8,94,7Android 4.2GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationAcer Liquid yesde plusyes140x69x7,55Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationAcer Liquid Zestno134,6×67,40×10,35Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroAlcatel Idol 4yes147×72,5×7,15,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationAlcatel Idol 4sno153,9×75,4×6,99?Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroAlcatel Pop 4yes140,7×71,4×7,995Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationAlcatel Pop 4+no151x77x7,995,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationAlcatel Pop 4Sno152×76,8×7,995,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone 4no115,2×58,6×9,33,5iOS 7GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone 4sno115,2×58,6×9,33,5iOS 7GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone 5yes123,8×58,6×7,64iOS 8GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone 5cyes124,4×59,2×8,974iOS 8GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone 5syes123,8×58,6×7,64iOS 8GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone 6yes138,1x67x6,94,7iOS 8GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone 6 Plusno158,1×77,8×7,15,5iOS 8GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone 7yes138,3×67,1×7,14,7iOS 10GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone 7 Plusno158,2×77,9×7,35,5iOS 10GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationApple iPhone SEyes123,8×58,6×7,64iOS 9.3GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationArchos 50D Oxygenno141,4×70,8×8,25Android 5.1GPSArchos Diamond 2 Noteno156,35×82,7×8,76Android 6.0GPSArchos Diamond 2 Plusno148,3×73,8×8,35,5Android 6.0GPS, AccelerationAsus Zenfone Gono144,5x71x9,985Android 5.1GPS, Acceleration, GyroBlackberry DTEK50yes147×72,5×7,45,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationBlackberry DTEK60no153,9×75,4×75,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationBQ Aquaris X5 Plusyes145x70x7,75Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationCat Phones S60no147,9×73,4×12,64,7Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationCaterpillar Cat S60no147,9×73,4×12,64,7Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationCoolpad Maxno152×75,5×6,95,5Android 5.1GPS, AccelerationGoogle Nexus 5Xno147×72,6×7,95,2Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroGoogle Nexus 6Pno159,4×77,8×7,35,7Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationGoogle Pixelyes143,8×69,5×8,55Android 7.1 NougatGPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationGoogle Pixel XLno154,7×75,7×8,55,5Android 7.1 NougatGPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHonor 5Cno147,1×73,8×8,35,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationHonor 5Xno151,3×76,3×8,25,5Android 5.1GPS, Compass, AccelerationHonor 7no143,2×71,9×8,55,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationHonor 8yes145,5x71x7,55,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHTC 10yes145,9×71,9×95,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHTC 10 Evono153,59×77,3×8,095,5Android 7.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHTC Desire 310no132x68x114,2Android 4.2GPS, AccelerationHTC Desire 500no132x67x9,94,3Android 4.2GPS, AccelerationHTC Desire 530no146,9×70,9×8,35Android 6.0GPS, AccelerationHTC Desire 825no156,9×76,9×7,45,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationHTC One M7yes137,4×68,2×9,34,7Android 4.3GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHTC One M8yes146,36×70,6×9,355Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHTC One M9yes144,6×69,7×9,615Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHTC One Maxyes164,5×82,5×10,35,9Android 4.3GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHTC One Miniyes132x63x9,24,3Android 4.2GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHTC One mini2yes137,4x65x10,64,5Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHuawei Ascend G510no134x67x9,94,5Android 4,1GPS, Compass, AccelerationHuawei Ascend G525no134×66,8×9,94,5Android 4,1GPS, AccelerationHuawei Ascend MATE 7no157x81x7,96Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHuawei Ascend P7yes139,8×68,8×6,55Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHuawei Honor 6yes139,3×68,8×7,55Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHuawei Honor 6x (2016)no150,9×72,6×8,25,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationHuawei Mate 8no151,1×80,6×7,96Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroHuawei Mate 9no156,9×78,9×7,95,9Android 7.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHuawei Mate Sno149,8×75,3×7,25,5Android 5.1GPS, Acceleration, GyroHuawei Novayes141,2×69,1×7,15Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHuawei P8yes144,9×71,8×6,45,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHuawei P8 Liteyes143×70,6×7,75Android 5.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationHuawei P9no145×70,9×6,955,2Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroHuawei P9 Liteno146,8×72,6×7,55,2Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroHuawei P9 Plusno152,3×75,3×6,985,5Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroHuawei P9 Plusno152,3×75,3×6,985,5Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroID2 ME ID1yes146×71,8×8,45Android 5.1GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationKodak Ektrano147,8×73,35×9,695Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationLenovo Bno132,5x66x9,94,5Android 6.0GPS, AccelerationLenovo K6no141,9×70,3×8,25Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationLenovo Moto Zno155,3×75,3×5,25,4Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationLenovo P2no153x76x8,35,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationLG G2 D802yes139x71x95,2Android 4.2GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationLG G2 Minino129,6x66x9,94,7Android 4.4GPS, Compass, AccelerationLG G3 D855no146x75x94,4Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationLG G3 S D722no138x70x105Android 4.4GPSLG G5no149,4×73,9×7,75,3Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationLG Google Nexus 5 16GByes137,9x69x8,64,9Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationLG K5no141,5×71,6×8,85Android 5.1GPS, AccelerationLG K8no144,6×71,5×8,75Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroLG L40 D160yes109x59x123,5Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationLG L70 D320no127x67x104,5Android 4.4GPS, Compass, AccelerationLG L90 D405no132x66x104,7Android 4.4GPS, Compass, AccelerationLG Optimus L9 II D605no128x67x94,7Android 4.1GPS, Compass, AccelerationLG Optimus L9 II D605no128x67x94,7Android 4.1GPS, Compass, AccelerationLG Stylus 2no155×79,6×7,45,7Android 6.0GPS, AccelerationLG V20no159,7×78,1×7,65,7Android 7.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationLG X Camno147,5×73,6×6,95,2Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroLG X Screenno142,6×71,8×7,14,9Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroMedion S5504no152x78x85,5Android 5.1GPS, AccelerationMedion X5520no152x77x8,95,5Android 6.0GPS, AccelerationMeizu M5yes147,3×72,8×8,25,2Android 5.1GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationMeizu M5 Noteno153,6×75,8×8,25,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationMeizu Pro 6Sno147,7×70,8×7,35,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationMeizu Pro 7  5,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationMotorola Moto Eno125x65x124,3Android 4.4GPS, Compass, AccelerationMotorola Moto Gno130x66x124,5Android 4.4GPS, Compass, AccelerationMotorola Moto G (2. Gen.)no142x71x115Android 4.4GPS, Compass, AccelerationMotorola Moto X (2. Gen.)no141x72x105,2Android 4.4GPS, Compass, AccelerationMotorola Nexus6no159x83x105,9Android 5GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationMotorola RAZR iyes123x61x84,3Android 4.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationNokia X Dualno116x63x104Nokia X?OnePlus 2no151,8×74,9×9,855,5Android Oxygen OS 2.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationOnePlus 3no152,7×74,7×7,45,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationOnePlus 3Tno152,7×74,7×7,355,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationOnePlus Xno140x69x6,95Android Oxygen OS 2.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroOppo R9no151,8×74,3×6,65,5Android 5.1GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationOppo R9 Plusno162,1×80,8×7,46Android 5.1GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationPhicomm Passion 2yes139x69x7,45Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy A3no130x66x74,5AndroidCompass, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy A5no139x70x75AndroidCompass, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Ace 3 LTEno121x63x104Android 4.1GPS, Compass, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Ace 4yes129x66x94,3Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Alphayes132x66x74,7Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy C9 Prono162,9×80,7×6,96Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Core Plusno130x66x94,3Android 4.2GPS, Compass, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Nexusyes135x68x8,94,6Android 4.3GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Nexusyes135x68x8,94,6Android 4.3GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Note 3no151x79x85,7Android 4.3GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Note 3 Neono148x77x95,5Android 4.3GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Note 4no154x79x95,7Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S2 Plusno125x66x94,3Android 4.1GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S3 minino122x63x104Android 4.2GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S3 Neono137x71x94,8Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S4 I9505yes140x71x95Android 4.2GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S4 Miniyes125x61x94,3Android 4.2GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S5yes142x73x85,1Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S5 miniyes131x65x94,5Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S6yes143,4×70,5×6,85,1Android 5.0 LollipopGPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S7yes142,4×69,9×7,95,1Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S7 Edgeno150,9×72,6×7,75,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy S8yes 5,1Android 7.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSamsung Galaxy Trend Plusno122x63x114Android 4.2GPS, Compass, AccelerationSony Xperia E1no118x62x124Android 4.3GPS, Compass, AccelerationSony Xperia E5no144x69x8,25Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationSony Xperia Lno129x65x104,3Android 4.1GPS, Compass, AccelerationSony Xperia M2no140x71x94,8Android 4.3GPS, Compass, AccelerationSony Xperia mirono113x59x103,5Android 4.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationSony Xperia T3 Styleno151x77x75,3Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSony Xperia Xno179x92x6,56,4Android 5.1GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSony Xperia X Performanceyes143,7×70,4×8,75Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSony Xperia XAno143,6×66,8×7,95Android 6.0GPS, AccelerationSony Xperia XZyes146x72x8,15,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSony Xperia Z1yes144x74x95Android 4.2GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSony Xperia Z1 Compactyes127x65x104,3Android 4.3GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSony Xperia Z2yes147x73x85,2Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSony Xperia Z3yes146x72x75,2Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationSony Xperia Z3 Compactyes127x65x94,6Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationVernee Apollo Liteyes152×76,2×9,25,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationVivo Xplay 6no153,80×73,55×8,40 Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroVivo Xplay5 Eliteno153,5×67,2×7,595,4Android 6.0GPS, Acceleration, GyroVodafone Smart Platinum 7no154×75,7×75,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationWiko Highwayyes144x70x85Android 4.2GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationWiko Lenny 3no145×73,1×9,95,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationWiko Lenny 3no145×73,1×9,95,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationWiko Slideno156x77x95,5Android 4.4GPS, Compass, AccelerationWiko Slideno156x77x95,5Android 4.4GPS, Compass, AccelerationWiko U Feelno143×70,7×8,55Android 6.0GPS, AccelerationWiko U Feel Liteno143×71,5×8,55Android 6.0GPS, AccelerationWileyfox Sparkno143×70,4×8,655Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationWileyfox Swift 2 Plusyes143,7×71,9×8,645Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationXiaomi Mi 4yes139,2×68,5×8,95Android 4.4GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationXiaomi Mi Maxno173,1×88,3×7,56,4Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationXiaomi Mi Mixno158,8×81,9×7,96,4Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationXiaomi Mi Note 2no156,2×77,3×7,65,7Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationXiaomi Mi5yes144,6×69,2×7,35,1Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationZTE Axon 7no151,7x75x7,95,5Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationZTE Axon 7 Miniyes147,5x71x7,85,2Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Gyro, AccelerationZTE Blade V7no143,8×70,2×7,95Android 6.0GPS, Compass, AccelerationZTE Blade V7 Liteno143,8×70,2×7,95Android 6.0GPS, Compass, Acceleration

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