Compass PRO Android app FREE @ Google Play Store
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Compass PRO Android app FREE @ Google Play Store

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Found 14th Apr
This is ad free (no ads) version of my compass: play.google.com/sto…ass

Compass is one of the most if not the most essential app every Android should have installed. Compass is the most precise compass app on Google Play. Compass app is compass in your pocket. Use it on camping trips, to navigate in unknown territory or when you get lost. You never know when it might come handy. It might even save your life one day!

Compass is easy to use; just use it like a real compass. Compass app is more than just showing degrees and north, south, east and west. I have designed Compass with user experience in mind, large numbers and easy to read design. Compass also allows you to set your directions by rotating the bezel for easier and professional navigation.

How to use?
First we’ll need to cover a little bit of compass jargon first. The part of Compass that moves and always points north is called the card (with N,S,E, and W indicated, and a beveled edge with a series of numbers on it). There is a movable ring around the edge of the compass, called the bezel. A red double line across the top of the compass is called the lubber line, and finally, there is a little window above the compass which is often named as side-window (as it is on the side of a real compass).
Side-window navigation couldn’t be simpler. You point the lubber line on top of your compass at where you want to go. Now as long as you hold your compass flat in front of you with the lubber line pointing in the direction you’re going, you should always see the same number in your window as long as you’re going the right way. If you see a different number, turn until you see the same number.
The downside of the side window method is that you need to remember your number.
Navigating with bezel works essentially the same as using the side window, but your bezel remembers your number for you. All you do is, point the lubber line on top of your compass at where you want to go, and then wait until the card settles down and stops moving. Then turn your bezel until the double triangle on the edge of the bezel (the notch right by the number zero on the bezel) is bracketing the north arrow on the card. Now as long as you hold your compass flat in front of you with the lubber line pointing in the direction you’re going, you should always see the north arrow inside the notch, as long as you’re going the right way. If not, turn until you see the north arrow inside the notch.
Notice that if you’ve adjusted the bezel correctly, the number in the side window is also the number directly across from you at the front end of the lubber line. In other words, if you turned the bezel counterclockwise until the notch bracketed the north arrow, the 120 on the bezel would be at the far end of the lubber line. Notice that on the card, the number showing in the side window is 120. If you were holding this compass and going in the direction of the lubber line, you’d be on a heading of 120.
Now you should have learned how to go to desired direction. But how do you get back? Easy! If you’re thinking in terms of the bezel, simply turn until the north arrow faces not to the notch, but to the single triangle that’s exactly across from the notch. Now you’re pointed back where you came.
The really tricky part of using your compass isn’t learning what the numbers mean and how to adjust the bezel. The most common mistakes are not holding your compass flat, and not actually going in the direction your lubber line is pointing.
Large iron and steel objects can influence the magnetic sensor in your Android device, causing it to point in the wrong direction. This is called deviation. If you suspect this is happening, simply move away from the object several feet and the problem should correct itself.
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No only Gala.
moh2236 h, 19 m ago

Does it give the direction to Mecca?


Mecca Bingo?
Just use Google Maps
moh22323 m ago

Does it give the direction to Mecca?


Mecca is at about 119° from UK. You can use any good compass this purpose.
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Does it give the direction to Mecca?
No only Gala.
moh22323 m ago

Does it give the direction to Mecca?


Mecca is at about 119° from UK. You can use any good compass this purpose.
moh2236 h, 19 m ago

Does it give the direction to Mecca?


Mecca Bingo?
Just use Google Maps
Does not contain ads. Good!
But I can't see why the instructions still say keep the phone flat. Real compasses will stick if you don't and give inaccurate reading. The compass inside your phone is a magnatomer, it reads the earth's field directly and it seems is a 3d version. So you should be able to get the same readings whatever angle you hold it at. It's actually more convenient to hold it vertically if you are following a compass bearing IMO
Edited by: "jasee" 15th Apr
Why can't u use Google maps..whats the point now.
My install seriously has got North in the South direction.
friar_chris31 m ago

My install seriously has got North in the South direction.



Try walking with the phone horizontal and in a figure of eight pattern. Maybe several times Apparently this should re calibrate it.
But it's too big a difference.
Even if you live in Iceland directly under power lines in the biggest solar storm in the world.
Sitting in front of that giant speaker in Back to the Future would do it.
Maybe there's something wrong with the magnetometer in your phone.
Or you really don't know where north (or south) is. Sorry


Ps Of course if you hold a small magnet close to it, it will point to that, but I'm assuming there are no small magnets close. Normal loudspeakers shouldn't do it unless they are very close
Edited by: "jasee" 15th Apr
Don't many phones already have a compass installed good to go? I do
nandunanu2 h, 30 m ago

Why can't u use Google maps..whats the point now.


I'm guessing this will keep working well after the Zombie Apocalypse has wiped out mobile internet coverage
... well at least until the battery dies

But I think if anyone was going camping /hiking/ evading the law etc, then they'd be taking the real thing
Edited by: "restyler" 15th Apr
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I'd recommend getting a actual physical compass in a credit card type size if you are thinking of navigating anything seriously. I tried using Google maps as got lost in some woods and it sent me deeper into the woods. I live here now can't find my way out. My dog ran off a few days ago. Great 4g signal wherever I am.
Pretty good, but Compass Steel 3D is better:- play.google.com/sto…_GB

(no fee, no ads)
Edited by: "melted" 15th Apr
I don't know where you're going with this, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction!
deleted183693015th Apr

I'd recommend getting a actual physical compass in a credit card type size …I'd recommend getting a actual physical compass in a credit card type size if you are thinking of navigating anything seriously. I tried using Google maps as got lost in some woods and it sent me deeper into the woods. I live here now can't find my way out. My dog ran off a few days ago. Great 4g signal wherever I am.




But a compass on a phone doesn't use gps.
Gps doesn't use the 3/4 G network but the ap you are using it with will, to show updates to the map. Some aps theoretically don't but they need to store a lot of data on your phone
This compass does not seem to work. It's telling me North is in the direction of West
Edited by: "dewonderful" 15th Apr
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jasee53 m ago

But a compass on a phone doesn't use gps. Gps doesn't use the 3/4 G … But a compass on a phone doesn't use gps. Gps doesn't use the 3/4 G network but the ap you are using it with will, to show updates to the map. Some aps theoretically don't but they need to store a lot of data on your phone


How does that help me? Google maps can't use a magnetometer in that case if what you say is true. I had maps on satellite terrain view. Maps thought it knew where I was and in which direction I was going. No data left to download this app and my battery is near dead. I've just let off a flair. Good news is the dog is back with a squirrel. Wish I had brought a physical compass and some ketchup too now. I can't stand squirel meat.
Edited by: "deleted1836930" 15th Apr
Anybody recommend a good moral compass?
my compass keeps pointing to the nearest pub, should i have a beer
fender6215th Apr

my compass keeps pointing to the nearest pub, should i have a beer


Interesting. My compass in uni life always used to point to beautiful girls!!
deleted183693015th Apr

How does that help me? Google maps can't use a magnetometer in that case …How does that help me? Google maps can't use a magnetometer in that case if what you say is true. I had maps on satellite terrain view. Maps thought it knew where I was and in which direction I was going. No data left to download this app and my battery is near dead. I've just let off a flair. Good news is the dog is back with a squirrel. Wish I had brought a physical compass and some ketchup too now. I can't stand squirel meat.



The sun sets approximately west. You should be able to work out what direction that is, even if you can't see it. Then decide from the google maps which direction you need to go in and head for a road or a river before it gets too dark. Decide now which direction you need to go along it to get to civilization. .
Can anyone recommend a Google Maps style app for walking?

Although Google Maps will show location, it doesn't have any satellite images etc of my precise location.

In general, its' just not good for walking navigation. Anyone else use anything decent for walking?
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jasee28 m ago

The sun sets approximately west. You should be able to work out what …The sun sets approximately west. You should be able to work out what direction that is, even if you can't see it. Then decide from the google maps which direction you need to go in and head for a road or a river before it gets too dark. Decide now which direction you need to go along it to get to civilization. .


Thanks I owe you a pint if I make it. I'm up a tree at the moment with my dog as wild boar are after me. It wasn't easy getting my dog to sit on my back and climb up here.
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deleted183693015th Apr

Thanks I owe you a pint if I make it. I'm up a tree at the moment with my …Thanks I owe you a pint if I make it. I'm up a tree at the moment with my dog as wild boar are after me. It wasn't easy getting my dog to sit on my back and climb up here.



Edited by: "jasee" 15th Apr
Reena71 h, 49 m ago

Can anyone recommend a Google Maps style app for walking?Although Google …Can anyone recommend a Google Maps style app for walking?Although Google Maps will show location, it doesn't have any satellite images etc of my precise location. In general, its' just not good for walking navigation. Anyone else use anything decent for walking?


View Ranger app is the best for walkers.
jasee9 h, 25 m ago

Try walking with the phone horizontal and in a figure of eight pattern. …Try walking with the phone horizontal and in a figure of eight pattern. Maybe several times Apparently this should re calibrate it.But it's too big a difference. Even if you live in Iceland directly under power lines in the biggest solar storm in the world.Sitting in front of that giant speaker in Back to the Future would do it. Maybe there's something wrong with the magnetometer in your phone.Or you really don't know where north (or south) is. Sorry Ps Of course if you hold a small magnet close to it, it will point to that, but I'm assuming there are no small magnets close. Normal loudspeakers shouldn't do it unless they are very close

That (walking with it (in a figure of fixed it. I had just moved the phone in my hand.
I know which way the M1 goes and that any magnets or magnetic materials can throw it off
Wildly off topic but on the iPhone compass app if you swipe left you get a spirit level. Incredibly helpful for DIY.

Nothing to do with money saving unless you’re about to buy a spirit level.
Thanks
Not working says i don't have a magnetic sensor anyone HELP !!!!
7.5MB program for a compass , and uses 16MB in storage, yet does not need (extra) permission from Android OS, in contrast to 1.28MB for lots of utilities in Army Knife for Android, look at the privacy policy for this compass, no thanks. Use the compass from Army Knife for Android instead, that much program code and storage space sure is doing a lot of work that is not a compass.

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Edited by: "splender" 15th Apr
Just installed it and just about to uninstall it. It is miles out. Our south facing garden is now north east.
ken_abnett2 h, 11 m ago

Just installed it and just about to uninstall it. It is miles out. Our …Just installed it and just about to uninstall it. It is miles out. Our south facing garden is now north east.


Same here. Despite calibrating it it’s out by at least 90 degrees.
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