cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Which way do I go ?

FIXED
shutter
Community Veteran
Posts: 21,886
Thanks: 3,655
Fixes: 61
Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Which way do I go ?

I would like a "compass" app on my phone.... looking at the apps listed under the title "Compass".. there are quite a few.

So... I`m asking on here, for any recommendations....  Not likely to use it "on the moors" ..  but it would be nice if it had GPS position as well as pointing which way is "North" .

 

Prefer "FREE" and if poss, with no, or very few, adverts.

Cheers

 

8 REPLIES 8
198kHz
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 5,635
Thanks: 2,648
Fixes: 38
Registered: ‎30-07-2008

Re: Which way do I go ?

@shutter 

Better check your phone's spec first, as it will need a 'magnetometer' function, which I believe some of the cheaper ones don't have.

Murphy was an optimist
FTTC 40/10   Billion 8800NL
BT technician (Retired)
shutter
Community Veteran
Posts: 21,886
Thanks: 3,655
Fixes: 61
Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Re: Which way do I go ?

OK... thanks for that bit of info.... Phone is a HUAWEI Y6 2019..... How would I check for the megnetometer ?

198kHz
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 5,635
Thanks: 2,648
Fixes: 38
Registered: ‎30-07-2008

Re: Which way do I go ?

Fix

https://deviceguides.ee.co.uk/huawei/y6-2019-android-9-0/specifications/

 

☹️

Murphy was an optimist
FTTC 40/10   Billion 8800NL
BT technician (Retired)
Nibiru
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,797
Thanks: 426
Fixes: 12
Registered: ‎11-08-2007

Re: Which way do I go ?

Google Maps shows an active compass and coordinates on my "Moto G Pro"

Plusnet FTTC 80/20 IPv4/30, Hurricane Electric 6in4 IPv6/48, Pulse8 landline & calls, SamKnows 600N
Vigor 130 modem, pfSense 2.6.0 router, DrayTek WAPs, Devolo dLAN 500, Gigaset N300A-IP VoIP DECT
RobPN
Hero
Posts: 4,792
Thanks: 2,497
Fixes: 13
Registered: ‎17-05-2013

Re: Which way do I go ?

@shutter 

Check out an app called 'Androsensor' which will show readings for all the sensors your phone is equipped with.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fivasim.androsensor&hl=en_GB&gl=US

shutter
Community Veteran
Posts: 21,886
Thanks: 3,655
Fixes: 61
Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Re: Which way do I go ?


@198kHz wrote:

https://deviceguides.ee.co.uk/huawei/y6-2019-android-9-0/specifications/

 

☹️


 

Checking on that linky....

 

phone sensors.png

 

 

seems that it does not support a "compass".....

 

Thanks for that ! ! ...

 

Ah Well.....  Will have to rely on the position of the sun..... ( not the newspaper! ! !)..  Or the North Star at night, if either of them deem to show themselves ! ! ...

billnotben
Community Veteran
Posts: 7,620
Thanks: 2,129
Fixes: 2
Registered: ‎23-09-2010

Re: Which way do I go ?

Of course you can't go just on the online specs as sometimes manufacturers make many different versions of the same model.

Champnet
Aspiring Hero
Posts: 2,309
Thanks: 859
Fixes: 11
Registered: ‎25-07-2007

Re: Which way do I go ?

Buy a box of Christmas crackers, check the contents on the back first....