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Compass dosent work

When i turn my compass on it tells me to "hold level" nomatter how i hold it

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  • shawnwhitney Feb 10, 2008

    it was nothing more than a calibratinon problem....problem solved

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The compass is very sensitive. Anything magnetic will intefere with its ability to calibrate. Try taking the unit outside, far away from anything metallic, and lay it down on a flat level surface, then follow the compass calibration procedure. Make sure you rotate the unit clockwise and turn it very slowly. If that doesn't work, you could have a defective sensor.

I'm not sure what you're using the compass feature for, but on mine I disable it. It draws the batteries down faster and I find that my track, or course over ground, is more reliable than the compass heading. The only real advantage to the compass is if you want to get a bearing while you are standing still.

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Try turning off the electronic compass by holding the PAGE button in for a couple seconds. With the electronic compass turned off, the GPS will instead show direction of travel using the current track, which is probably what you are expecting.

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Make sure you are outside with a good bunch of satellite and it should work.


If not go to the compass page and restore defaults.

Calibrate your compass if you have one,

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