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  1. macboat's Avatar
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    Default I can never get compass to calibrated

    Tried tried and tried, different locations, indoors, outdoors, different OS versions... never ever calibrated! Maybe I got one that is broken?
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    Ha! Even when you do, it will need calibration again about 5 minutes later. LoL.

    I've looked like a fool so many times, waving my 9900 in figure eights in the air using the Compass or Wikitude.
    Then it calibrates, and it asks me to do it again just a little while later.

    It may work for some, but definitely not me. Not well at least.
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    I've given up trying because I refuse to look like an i.diot trying to calibrate it..
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    haha looks like I am not the only one eh.
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    i've given up on this. Glad i'm not the only one having the same issue. Never had this with the 9860
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    Default I can never get compass to calibrated

    Just flip it up and over at a medium paced figure 8. Not too fast, not too slow.
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    Yeah, right.....
    It will stay calibrated as long as it takes to bring the device back in front of your eyes...

    I also think the lack of the functioning compass on RIMs end will have a negative impact on the new WikiTude paid version sales.
    Wikitude launches Premium version – Ad-Free & “Beam Me” Feature | PocketBerry
    As it stands now, I don't even bother to open WikiTude anymore.
    I certainly won't get it until the compass works reliably and consistently.
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    Thank god I'm not alone. My buddy can get it done on his but I have done it maybe once? I am no longer alone
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    I've had the bold for about a year , twice I tried it , it worked , everytime I travel it keeps telling me to do it again , I just gave up
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    ditto - its always been the same. What I have noticed is that if you do it somewhere with high EMI then it has a fit, if you do it in the middle of a field its better for longer.

    If i do it now sat at my desk it will accept it & be correct. If I then quit the app go to the window and re-launch it will ask me to reset and do the figure of 8 dance again... But it will then work a bit longer if I exit/open the app again.
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    Its a waste of resources. Surely Rim could have gave as better offering than this; seems like an afterthought.
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    Same here. The compass sucks. A friend was showing his compass on his iPhone. He opened it and it just worked. I was glad I never said I have on on my 9900 too.

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