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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ijay2001, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. ijay2001

    ijay2001 Newbie
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    I'm using samsung s duos. I don't find a compass in this device.. The calibration also does not seem to be correct.. .as maps don't show the right direction in which I'm moving. Can anyone help please.
     



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  2. hstroph

    hstroph Android Enthusiast

    I believe the solution to the calibration problem is to hold the phone at arm's length while moving it through several large figure-eights.
     
  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Have you tried the figure-eight action to calibrate the compass? So hard to describe n i cant find a youtube vid i saw once but basicly hold the phone at arms lenth and twist your wrist in a figure eight a few times (kinda like activating the Moto X camera if that helps)
    Sorry if that sounds like a bunch of stupid lol :thumbup:
     
  5. hstroph

    hstroph Android Enthusiast

    No. At arm's length one moves the phone in as large of figure-8 as possible several times ... the wrist stays fixed, it's the entire arm that moves.

    One tries to move the phone through as much geomagnetic flux as possible in a short time before returning to the starting value.
     
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  6. OakIris

    OakIris Member

    lol - for some reason, your posts made me envision a whole bunch of people in one room gyrating their arms about to calibrate their phones. Wonder who thought that up? And why/how does it work? Interesting....

    Holly
     
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  7. hstroph

    hstroph Android Enthusiast

    I occasionally have a problem with Sky Map not being oriented correctly. The figure-8s solve it immediately.
     
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  8. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

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  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Lets all do it starting at
    10pm GMT (nearly 30mins from now) and see if we can change earths rotation :beer:
     
  10. OakIris

    OakIris Member

    Darn, I missed it! Did it work? :p

    Holly
     
  11. ijay2001

    ijay2001 Newbie
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    Hi, before I tried to calibrate the compass, I tried to download one app and saw that compass is fine.. in Compass App and in RMaps.. the compass north pointer is showing fine.. the problem is only in Google maps.. I'm using S Duos Samsung.. Anyone who knows how to resolve this problem. In Google Maps, the North pointer is exactly the opposite direction.
     
  12. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Darn me too :D
     
  13. Pep

    Pep Android Enthusiast

    This was your plan, Funky....... You let us all down. We were counting on you as our Supreme leader:p:p

    But I digress......

    I personally like this one. Gives you lots of info

    Pep
     
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  14. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Ok i promise. 0315 GMT? Everyone?
    (13ish mins)
     
  15. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Wait.... how will we know if it works???
    if we fall off, i wasnt the op so not my fault k, agreed?
     
  16. ijay2001

    ijay2001 Newbie
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    Hi, before I tried to calibrate the compass, I tried to download one app and saw that compass is fine.. in Compass App and in RMaps.. the compass north pointer is showing fine.. the problem is only in Google maps.. I'm using S Duos Samsung.. Anyone who knows how to resolve this problem. In Google Maps, the North pointer is exactly the opposite direction.
     
  17. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Forgot again :-(
     
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  18. boathead

    boathead Android Enthusiast

    how the hell you forget this time...you only had to lodge in the grey matter for 13 minutes.:D
     
  19. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Aye but im daft. Ok. In 60secs from now... 55 past the hour.........
     
  20. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Well i did it. Did anyones cows float away into space? Anyone feel like they can write with the wrong hand?
    I gota beddycuddles with mrslogic but na'nite geeks xx
     
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