Moto E 2015 Has No Compass

Discussion in 'Moto' started by Andreas, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Andreas

    Andreas Recognized Member
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    Hey

    I am mainly using my phone for chart plotting on my boat and jet-ski, and after getting Navionics up and running for this weekend I just had the surprise to find out the Moto E doesn't have a compass in it.

    I will see how it works this weekend but I will probably use a different device.

    I just wanted to warn you guys about this find.
     
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  3. oldman47

    oldman47 Recognized Member
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    Yes, that is correct. I can also confirm that Moto E 2015 has no gyroscope.
     
  4. Oliver

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    It has a gyro, install the app GPS Status

    The Moto E 2015 shows a pitch/roll that works. The altimeter is GPS based, not a sensor though sadly.

    For $150, not complaining.
     
  5. teamxxlp

    teamxxlp Active Member
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    It's not a huge deal considering the price of the device. It's dirt cheap and gives you most of the basics in a decent package. That's just a shortcoming you have to deal with when it comes to budget devices. That could get a little annoying for certain tasks, I'll admit, but you've got to pay a little more for a device with all the standard bells and whistles. That's just how things are today!
     

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