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Has anybody had problems with the compass not working?

I have re-loaded the app several times but still not working. 3G default compass is fine but not the Geocache compass. Any suggestions

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Use a Brunton, they work all the time.

Actually, Tahosa makes a good point.

Magnetics have earned trust.... electronics and/or apps not so, as of yet. Well, people put trust in them, but is it deserving?

 

We always carry a magnetic even though we also carry two GPSr units. Doesn't weigh much and just may come in handy sometime.

 

Too many things can affect electronics. Many of those things are unseen and/or unnoticed.

 

But then, I have never been a trusting soul...........

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Has anybody had problems with the compass not working?

I have re-loaded the app several times but still not working. 3G default compass is fine but not the Geocache compass. Any suggestions

 

Iphone? Droid? Windows Phone? Official Geocaching App? Third Party App?

 

Generally, the "compass" on a smartphone Geocaching App, or a lower end GPS unit (i.e. under $300 or so) is not a real magnetic compass, but an artificially generated Satellite compass, if that makes any sense. :) This thing just doesn't move at all?

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