compass does not work upside down

asked 2014-02-08 10:01:00 +0300

AL13N gravatar image

updated 2016-09-08 18:52:28 +0300

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the compass app or hardware does not work if you're laying on your back and holding it above your head in upside down position.

update: the problem still exists with SFOSv2.0.1.11

update: the problem still exists with SFOSv2.0.2.51 - jolla 1

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Wow, so there is SailfishOS compass app, how did I miss that.. Edit: seems to work whichever way I turn the phone (even works when the phone is held upright) just finds the North quite slowly when upside down..

foss4ever ( 2014-02-08 12:03:09 +0300 )edit

you should try tilting it a bit more...suddenly it switches from north to south :-), i think some of the logic is wrong

AL13N ( 2014-02-08 12:56:43 +0300 )edit

ok, gotta keep on rotating for awhile ;)

foss4ever ( 2014-02-08 13:03:36 +0300 )edit

Compass is not correct always. Often the error is >±45°. This applies to upside down position as well.

jgr ( 2014-02-08 13:03:43 +0300 )edit

i don't know about you guys, but if i lay on my back and keep it upside down, then by careful tilting, i can make it slowly turn almost full circle

AL13N ( 2014-02-09 12:39:51 +0300 )edit