1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    is there a compass app for Nokia Lumia 635 with Windows 8.1
    12-29-2014 11:18 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    #1 Toolkit
    https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/s...a-0ad46ff11223

    It has a compass and oh so much more. Go crazy and pin tools all over your Start Screen. I love the ruler, protractor, converters, etc.

    It is the Swiss Army Knife of Windows Phone Apps. Thank the Dev for the utility goodness and pay to remove the ads. He delivered plenty here and deserves the money.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-29-2014 11:49 AM
  3. aurelian177's Avatar
    There's no compass sensor for this device as far as I know....
    Me AV
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-29-2014 11:50 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I think so many sensors just got dropped from descriptions...

    No, the Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 635 aren't missing a proximity sensor | Windows Central

    Hard to imagine a smartphone not having that sensor...
    12-29-2014 12:15 PM
  5. rhapdog's Avatar
    @RumoredNow: I have the Lumia 635, and there is not a proximity sensor on it, which means if I'm going to hold it to my ear, I need to manually lock the phone first to switch off the screen. Also, there is no sensor for ambient light.

    I have just downloaded to test #1 Toolkit to see if the compass would work. When selecting the compass in the application, it gives a messages stating "Compass is not supported," followed by "Your phone does not support compass." Not sure why it was being redundant, but had to click "okay" twice.

    This most definitely indicates that there is no compass sensor in the Lumia 635, so there cannot be a compass application that will work for the Lumia 635.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Movement and directional sensor seems to be the only one this phone has. Things were sacrificed to keep this phone affordable, from what I understand. Compass would have been nice for me, but my watch has a compass so I'm good.
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    12-29-2014 12:29 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    So real life use trumps the article I linked... My bad.

    Thanks, rhapdog, for weighing in. I appreciate the hands on info.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-29-2014 12:35 PM
  7. aurelian177's Avatar
    FYI gentlemen: Sometimes, if firmly placed to the ear, the screen goes black. It has something.... Better than nothing.
    Me AV
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    12-29-2014 12:48 PM
  8. rhapdog's Avatar
    Considering how my 520 screen would go black if a couple of inches away from my ear, I wasn't expecting it to work by "pressing it firmly to the ear." However, I just tested it, and the screen does go black by pressing firmly to the ear. Not just touching the ear, but really pressing it in to the point that it is almost uncomfortable for me. Once the screen goes black, I can back it off a half inch or so, and it will stay off. I guess there is something there, but not quite the same.

    Definitely not the same type of sensor. I'm curious how that is implemented. I suppose possibly detecting some sort of sound bounce back into the speaker? Don't know.

    Thank you for pointing that out, aurelian177.
    12-29-2014 04:00 PM
  9. Marquis de Faux's Avatar
    Considering how my 520 screen would go black if a couple of inches away from my ear, I wasn't expecting it to work by "pressing it firmly to the ear." However, I just tested it, and the screen does go black by pressing firmly to the ear. Not just touching the ear, but really pressing it in to the point that it is almost uncomfortable for me. Once the screen goes black, I can back it off a half inch or so, and it will stay off. I guess there is something there, but not quite the same.

    Definitely not the same type of sensor. I'm curious how that is implemented. I suppose possibly detecting some sort of sound bounce back into the speaker? Don't know.

    Thank you for pointing that out, aurelian177.
    It detects your face touching the screen when it is pressed against it.
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    12-29-2014 07:59 PM
  10. rhapdog's Avatar
    Ah... similar to how the SP3 can detect the difference between the "pen" and your "hand" when writing. I understand now. Thanks for the clarification. Since I primarily use a Bluetooth headset to communicate, this won't be an issue most of the time for me anyway.
    aurelian177 likes this.
    12-30-2014 08:44 AM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    Ah... similar to how the SP3 can detect the difference between the "pen" and your "hand" when writing. I understand now. Thanks for the clarification. Since I primarily use a Bluetooth headset to communicate, this won't be an issue most of the time for me anyway.
    Actually, I suspect its any contact in the region where your ear would be touching that tells it to turn off...

    I know a guy with a 635, for science!
    12-30-2014 09:55 PM

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