Direction of travel: Compass vs GPS
- date: June 27, 2013
I'm intending on replacing my Garmin Nuvi with a GPS app on my iPhone 5, but have run into a bit of a problem with ALL of the mapping software I've tried. Apple Maps, Google Maps and Scout all show the same problem: When using it to show me the road ahead, they all think I'm facing the wrong direction.
When I set them to show me "direction of travel up", instead of front-forward, they are all front-sideways to some degree or other. This is due to the built-in compass being wrong. And it's only wrong when I'm in a car. When I'm outside, moving (walking) or stationary, the compass is correct. And sometimes, I'll actually get a compass error telling me I need to recalibrate the compass by waving it around a bit, which of course is impossible to do when driving.
Is there anything I can do about this?
The map apps appear to not have this problem when I have them actually navigating me to a destination, but I often will use the GPS even
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