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Token Ring
Posts: 107
Registered: ‎12-18-2011
Location: Michigan
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Re: K1 compass problems with 3.2 update

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"how come it works great in gps status? Its a software error and not hardware. Lenovo should be able to fix this in a reasonable amount of time."

 

That's been my thought since I got this thing...

SCSI Port
Posts: 71
Registered: ‎11-26-2011
Location: TN-USA
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Re: K1 compass problems with 3.2 update

Just to confuse the issue even further, I have tested the following apps just now, against the night sky:

 

Compass, v 2.2.1, Catch, Inc.  -- 90deg off (says the north star is ~ due east)

 

Smart Compass v 1.3.5, Smart Tools Inc -- correct, says north star is ~ 8deg west, about right for my declination

 

Google Sky map v 1.6.4 -- correct, good match to Orion, Ursa Minor, Jupiter, Venus, etc.  (so, OK for both altitude and azimuth orientation.)

 

This has been true for the last two updates I have run, namely:

 

K1_A301_13_13_111209_US  and

K1_A301_14_14_120109_US

 

 

Punch Card
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-17-2009
Location: NC, USA
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Re: K1 compass problems with 3.2 update

Strange. I just received my K1 yesterday and did all the updates. I'm impressed, coming from a weak Asus Transformer Prime. I love the K1! Everything including GPS Status and Google Sky show North where it should be.

I read this thread and installed Compass 2.1.1 It shows North 90 degrees west at West. I'm thinking it must be a problem with the Compass app and not he K1.
Token Ring
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Re: K1 compass problems with 3.2 update

"I read this thread and installed Compass 2.1.1 It shows North 90 degrees west at West. I'm thinking it must be a problem with the Compass app and not he K1."

 

There are too many apps that show 90 degrees off. They're getting their info from the K1, so it's a software glitch on the K1 as to how the K1 is parsing the information for the app to read (and should be relatively easy to fix!).

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Registered: ‎03-17-2009
Location: NC, USA
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Re: K1 compass problems with 3.2 update

I'm not sure about these "many" apps. You could be right, as I haven't tried that many. But Compass is the only thing I have found off on North here.

 

I guess coming from th Prime, I'm happy to even have GPS which works, good wifi and no random reboots.

Token Ring
Posts: 107
Registered: ‎12-18-2011
Location: Michigan
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Re: K1 compass problems with 3.2 update

"I'm not sure about these "many" apps."

 

These don't:

3D Compass Pro

Compass, v 2.2.1

SkEye

Smart Compass v 1.3.5

Smart Compass Pro v 2.2

Star Chart

Sygic GPS Navigation

TerraTime

 

There are a lot more compass using apps out there, not like I'm going to try every one of them to prove a point...

 

 

Token Ring
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎12-09-2011
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Re: K1 compass problems with 3.2 update

And why is the error always exactly 90 degrees? Why not random headings, or a full 180 degree inversion?

 

Could it be that some apps fail to read or account for the K1's orientation, landscape vs. portrait?

 

(Apologies if this is a really stupid question.)

 

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Registered: ‎03-17-2009
Location: NC, USA
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Re: K1 compass problems with 3.2 update

"There are a lot more compass using apps out there, not like I'm going to try every one of them to prove a point..."

OK, I'll take your word for it as I don't use all those. Let's hope for a fix next update.