Garmin Edge 1000 compass

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  1. Peter Martin

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    Hi

    Just bought Garmin Edge 1000, but can't see how to get the compass to work. Would appreciate some guidance.

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    Have you been told that the Edge 1000 has an electronic compass?, all units with a GPS fitted can calculate where North is when it is moving by comparing subsequent positions, ie. the unit is moving towards the North, South, East or West. However units fitted with an Electronic compass can determine where North is without moving, by measuring magnetic flux. I don't think the Edge 1000 has an electronic compass, so it would have to rely on the Heading display while the unit is moving

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    Hi

    Thanks for your response. The Garmin Edge 1000 does have a compass but when I rotate the device the compass pointer rotates with it rather than continuing to point in the original direction?

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    Hi again

    Your earlier post pointed me in the right direction: moving around with the unit activates the compass. Thanks.

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    I couldn't find any documentation for a Electronic Compass for the Edge 1000, however, devices with them usually need calibrating from new, this usually involves walking in a circle a few times, after that they shouldn't require any movement to work properly, however if it isn't a separate compass, you will only get an accurate 'North' when moving
     
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    Thanks
     
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