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  • GPS item spriteold GPS item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipShows position
Tells the time
RarityRarity level: 3 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Rarity level: 4 Old-gen console version
Sell3 GC
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 395 (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)

The GPS is an informational accessory that enables an on-screen display of the player's current depth, lateral position, and time.

Depth is displayed as follows:



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
GPSGPS(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop

Crafting tree

Platinum BarPlatinum Bar × 10ChainChainGold BarGold Bar × 10
Table & ChairTable & Chair
Platinum WatchPlatinum WatchorGold WatchGold Watch
Depth MeterDepth Meter
( Cave Bat Giant Bat Jungle Bat Ice Bat Salamander Giant Shelly Crawdad
Also craftable in Old-gen console version
( Salamander Giant Shelly Crawdad Mother Slime Piranha Snow Flinx Undead Viking Armored Viking
Also dropped by Mimic in Old-gen console version
Tinkerer's Workshop

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
PDAPDA(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • GPSGPS(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
  • Fish FinderFish Finder(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Goblin TechGoblin Tech(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • R.E.K. 3000R.E.K. 3000(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop


  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Unlike most accessories, informational accessories such as the GPS do not need to be equipped in an accessory slot. The GPS may be carried in the player's inventory without loss of functionality, unless equipped to a social slot. Additionally, the info it provides will be shared with players of the same team in multiplayer that are within 50 tiles. Keep in mind modifiers will no longer apply to the player when not equipped.


  • Selling the GPS is more profitable than selling its separate parts (20 SC for the Gold Watch or 30 SC for the Platinum Watch, 25 SC for the Depth Meter, and 25 SC for the Compass).
    • However, since it will probably be necessary for the player to craft the watch themselves, they should consider the cost of its components instead. In the worst case, if the world has platinum and the player does not have any spare bars, they will need 40 Platinum Ore to craft the watch, which sell for 1 GC80 SC on their own, making a measly 70 SC of profit, which can even be negated if the two other accessories have particularly good modifiers.


  • GPS stands for "Global Positioning System", which in real life is used to track the user's location.
  • The GPS was the first combined informational accessory, existing far before any of the other accessories used to craft the PDA(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).


  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated. Old sprite was GPS (old).png.
    • Rarity decreased from Light Red to Orange.
    • Now used to craft the PDA.
  • Desktop 1.2: Can also now be crafted with a Platinum Watch instead of a Gold Watch.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop
    • Rarity decreased from Light Red to Orange.
    • Now used to craft the PDA.
  • Console 1.02: Can now be crafted with a Platinum Watch instead of a Gold Watch.