Interesting. Can you place a marker on a map, for example directly south, so it points in that direction?Don't know if this is what you're looking for, but I like an app named "Big Arrow". I use it for camping, place a "marker"/Waypoint at camp, and wander off. When I want to return, I can use the app (watch app too, independent of the phone) to follow the arrow to camp, or at least familiar surroundings. Check it out.
I never tried that, but on the iPhone app, there is a compass in the lower corner that will show the direction in degrees.Interesting. Can you place a marker on a map, for example directly south, so it points in that direction?
From the description, I couldn't tell. However I did see this note: "Only on iPhone, enabling the magnetometer allows the arrow to point in the correct direction when standing still."
I did see this "On Apple Watch, it also supports a compass mode that will point you towards north, using the Apple Watch (Series 2 or above) GPS functionality."
WOW! Thanks for this, this one, while costing $3, is exactly what I was looking for when I found "Big Arrow". This one does so much more. It's mine now.
There is a difference: Big Arrow has a compass mode, Anchor Pointer does not.
I just found that the native Compass app (iPhone) has an app for the Apple Watch series 5 but not the series 4. This makes me think the S5 has a magnetometer but the S4 does not.After doing a little bit of research, it looks like, unlike the iPhone, Apple Watch does not have a built in “magnetometer” or compass-type sensor.