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Compass on Rino530 "Sight and Go" problem

I just purchesed this unit and on the compass page, I pull the menu down and the option for sight and go seems to be disabled. I cant find any where in the unit to enable this feature?? Any Ideas. Thanks, Kenny

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I would make sure the compass is turned on. When it is off navigation tools are hard to use.

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