I downloaded GPSed this afternoon then went outside to try it out. Everything worked except the compass/direction mode (whatever they call it) always showed me going north. I did walk around, speed and altitude seemed correct.
Thanks for the replies, this is the only app I have that the compass should work on. I walked for probably 200 ft. with absolutely no action from the indicator. As I said the speed and altitude seemed right. If it isn't raining I'll try again tomorrow.
using gps, the "compass" is in fact a bearing between adjacent relative positions.. ie, it looks at sequential position reports a and b and plots the line from a-b, and assumes that while at b you are always pointing in the same direction.
Given that gps is not specified to be accurate within a 300ft area, and that most map programs are designed for auto-routing and hence would not update the gps position as fast as a dedicated unit, if you want to see an indication while walking, i would suggest going at least 100yds+ before condemning the application.
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