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Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-15, 9:57 AM

Many reviews here and elsewhere have commented on the absence of a magnetonmeter (compass).  And the specs.on the Motorola site don't list one. 

 

But when I checked with Motorola I received an email telling me:

 

"We'd like to inform you that  following sensors will be there in  Moto G 4th generation  or Moto G plus 4th generation:

 

Accelerometer 

Gyroscope 

Magnetometer (Compass) "

 

I don't feel like relying on what may be a reply from first tier support which Motorola will not stand behind.   Is there any way to get an "official" answer from them?

 

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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-15, 14:44 PM

This is incorrect. The Moto G4 does not have a magnetometer and won't support a compass app. It does support GPS of course.

 

Appreciate you bringing this to my attention. I'll see that this agent is coached and that agents have this information. Thanks.

 

 

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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-15, 14:09 PM

I have been told there is NO magnetometer or compass in the G4. The website is correct. 


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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-15, 14:44 PM

This is incorrect. The Moto G4 does not have a magnetometer and won't support a compass app. It does support GPS of course.

 

Appreciate you bringing this to my attention. I'll see that this agent is coached and that agents have this information. Thanks.

 

 

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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-15, 20:06 PM
Thank you.
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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-19, 7:09 AM

wrote:

This is incorrect. The Moto G4 does not have a magnetometer and won't support a compass app. It does support GPS of course.

 

Appreciate you bringing this to my attention. I'll see that this agent is coached and that agents have this information. Thanks.

 

 


Without the Magnetometer or compass what difficulties I have to face while navigating in Google Maps??

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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-19, 11:21 AM

Google maps uses gps, so it will work fine.  The actual direction your phone is facing is the only thing unknown. So if you are standing still it can't tell what direction you are facing.  

 

Google maps has been on phones since before a compass was a sensor.  


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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-19, 17:14 PM
I agree Google maps - and TomTom etc - work reasonably well without a compass, especially for driving. But I was looking to buy for a user for walking, for whom it is important that the map shows which way she is facing so she knows in which direction to set off. And for me a compass is important for walking off track, else I might as well stick to my ancient PDA for which I have 1:25 000 maps of the UK, France and some other places.
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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-21, 6:33 AM

Can i use GPS in offline mode by downloading maps and without compass. would it be able to show like which direction i need to move and show running device??

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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-21, 11:27 AM

GPS shows location. It will do this on a map in offline mode if you download map data. It will also show you your movements and direction while moving. 

 

But if standing still without a compass, nothing will show if you facing north or south. 


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Re: Total confusion over Moto G4 Magnetometer (Compass)?

2016-06-21, 12:06 PM
@AlphaDog: Thanks for your reply.
That's all i needed from a phone.
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