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Compass calibration
July 10, 2011
5:03 am
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My compass worked perfectly for months before the update.
The last two updates are the cause of my compass sometimes behaving weirdly, not the design of the compass.
In other words, it's a software problem not hardware.

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July 10, 2011
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I believe this is possibly a design issue with the digital compass in the unit. My 710 behaves exactly the same way. The latest firmware only changed the spin rate (increasing it). You will find more discussion on this in a number of other threads.

The compass works well when calibrated but the dropping out of calibration is most frustrating when near or approaching the cache.


July 9, 2011
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It looks like, there is still a firmware issue.

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July 9, 2011
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Finally broke down and traded my Triton 400 for an Ex 710. Ive only had it for a couple of weeks now so im still learning to use it.
The first thing I did when I received it was update to the newest firmware. My compass loses its calibration several times a day, when it does the map screen spins round and round nonstop. If I change the orientation to north up the screen doesn't move but the position arrow spins around. It seems to do it more when the batteries are low, but it also does it with fresh batteries too.
Im wondering if this is a bug in the firmware or if ive got a defective unit.
I have a few other questions about it but I want to figure out first if I should send it back for a replacement.

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