1. Philip Hamm's Avatar
    Seems strange that the 635 would report to the store that it doesn't have a compass. Anyone install this application on their 635? Wierd - the Metro Compass app reports the same problem. How does GPS / mapping work without a compass???
    12-10-2014 10:27 AM
  2. MDK22's Avatar
    First, per the specs, there is NO compass.

    GPS works by transmitting your position to a series of satellites. The satellites see your movement, as you change position, direction, speed, etc.
    12-10-2014 04:10 PM
  3. Dave47's Avatar
    Actually GPS in your phone, car, etc, work by "receiving" signals from several satellites from which it calculates its position.

    How GPS Receivers Work - HowStuffWorks
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    12-10-2014 04:17 PM
  4. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    12-10-2014 04:18 PM
  5. MDK22's Avatar
    Actually GPS in your phone, car, etc, work by "receiving" signals from several satellites from which it calculates its position.

    How GPS Receivers Work - HowStuffWorks
    YES, what he said, that makes more sense (than my answer) & is the reason GPS can be used without a data connection.
    12-10-2014 04:32 PM
  6. supersmex's Avatar
    I thought that the city lens was only for high end lumias? i think they needed a gyroscope? o.0
    12-11-2014 03:06 PM
  7. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I thought that the city lens was only for high end lumias? i think they needed a gyroscope? o.0
    It does need one. The gyroscope is what calibrates the app upon opening.
    12-11-2014 03:06 PM

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