I used to have a GPS device that tells me the distance and direction (like a compass not showing north but to the goal) of a set of coordinates. It's broken so I can't use it for GeoCaching.

Is there any app for iPhone that does just this? I don't want mapping features, because that makes it too easy in my eyes.

It would be good if the app is relatively cheap or free of cost. I've found this app but it has no rating and costs >1$ so I'm reluctant to give it a try.

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There's a free app located here: Free GPS which appears to address your objective.

FreeGPS screenshot

If this doesn't work for you, consider to search using terms such as "marine," "boating," "aviation," "aircraft." All of these types remove the road following requirement of many GPS programs.

  • +1: Thank you for your tipps and suggestions. For the reasons listed in my self-answer, I decided to go with the other app.
    – Narusan
    Commented Jul 24, 2017 at 19:17

After comparing the Geocashing Compass and Free GPS suggestion I decided to go with the first because

  • It doesn't have ads
  • The design is better
  • It is more accurate than the free app
  • It only costs very little

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