compass calibration

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hawaiianlungs
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compass calibration

Post by hawaiianlungs » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:16 am

Do I need to celebrate the compass?

The reason I ask is today I tried to find a waypoint. The compass said to go.one direction, but the track said the opposite. The track was correct.

Do I just calibrate the compass or orient the map somehow?

hawaiianlungs
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Re: compass calibration

Post by hawaiianlungs » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:36 am

I selected the correct target waypoint, had a good gps lock, yet the green arrow on the compass said the opposite direction from the track. The track led me directly to my destination, yet the compass was way off. I stopped using the compass.

Igor

Re: compass calibration

Post by Igor » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:17 pm

hawaiianlungs wrote:I selected the correct target waypoint, had a good gps lock, yet the green arrow on the compass said the opposite direction from the track. The track led me directly to my destination, yet the compass was way off. I stopped using the compass.
I see it when I am near high-voltage lines

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Re: compass calibration

Post by Psyberia-Support » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:39 pm

Yes magnetic sensor within smartphones are quite sensitive of the environment.
When starting your compass after some times it's recommended to do this simple procedure to calibrate it: turn your device in the air around all axis (you can draw big 8's in the air for example).
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