SailNet Community - View Single Post - GPS question
Thread: GPS question
View Single Post
post #9 of Old 04-15-2004
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 85
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 16
GPS question

Well, obviously, they do it for people who want to use the compass while the the unit is vertical, but they know that it''s not going to be as accurate as your boat''s compass, and at least they say that plainly in their documentation.

I think that the compass itself is just a feature added to make it look better on paper. They even recommend turning it off to help conserve battery life.

Next time you see such a variance, just lay the unit down and you should see it assume a more correct reading.
mdougan is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome