Digital Compass?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JosephDuffy, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. JosephDuffy macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,
    I remember reading (I have confirmed) that the iPad 2 has a Digital Compass built in. There's no built in app. So I downloaded one from the app store. I can't check the accuracy, I don't have a compass, oddly. I'm using "Compass HD). Can anyone see how accurate it is?
    Can anyone explain why this wasn't a built in app, and why Google Maps and Earth won't accept it has a compass?
    Just seems weird to me :/
    Thanks,
    Joseph Duffy
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    #2
    The iPad 2 indeed has a built in compass, but not the compass app as the iPad is too big to use on the fly unlike a smartphone. But you can use it in google maps if you press the location button a second time.

    Oddly I had no idea it had a compass but I find it cool.
     

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