This is a great app. No permissions needed, no BS, and it's easy to use. It seems to work on magnetic lines of force, like a traditional magnetic compass. The downside to that is you have to make a correction for your local magnetic variation if you want to use it with a map based on true north. If the developer would let you store that correction, I would give it 5 stars. Also, your accuracy is going to suffer if you're near large iron or steel objects. In the great outdoors, no problem.
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A very good app to have for 'just in case...' scenarios. Instructions are unclear to an extent. The app tells you to wave your phone in a figure 8 and then set it on a flat surface to calibrate. What it doesn't clarify is that your phone needs to be facing screen-side down when casting your magic iSpell (I know it's andriod.) Other than that, if I find myself lost on a trail with no service, a horribly packed hiking sack and a phone with 80% battery, I now don't risk being totally lost!
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Works great if you are not in close proximity to a magnet of even low positive draw. So, using in a automobile with a system that has anything like a midrange speaker in the door panel is going to pull it and point the N to the speaker it's closest to. But if you get out and walk around with it in your hand and avoid anything magnetic, it works perfect. Actually, it's a little bit too. Sensitive and can be useful in a car if it wasn't. Or had a setting to lower the sensitivity adjustment.
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