newb needs help. my compass is wrong???

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    dub976

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    my compass is showing east as west and west as east. north and south are ok though.

    this all started after doing the update. i noticed that the arrow changed style, shape, and color.
    the compass on the status bar is working correctly.

    so now what?
     
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    If you look carefully, the compass in N8 **only** points North. Try visualizing laying the unit flat down on a surface and the compass direction will be just as with a printed map, always pointing North.

    You CAN get the direction in degrees to display on the status line with a preference change, but that eliminates another useful item of info being shown there. Hopefully, a re-release of N8, whenever it comes, will turn the compass functionality back to that in N7.
     
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    so basically the normal compass is useless now? can i just delete everything off my tomtom and use my back up from before? will that remove n8 and let me go back to n7?

    thanks
     
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    Yes: read on

    I called tomtom about this and they said they removed the old compass and put this one in for us! Thanks for nothing. I lost my backup file so the tech was able to give me directions to download the old file and restore my tomtom back to the old compass. I lost my favorites in the process but I have the old compass back. I told him I am very mad about this, he said they take a lot of feedback and this is something the customers wanted. Huh? How is possible that not having compass options is better? Last time I checked this was a navigational device the compass should be one of the most important features. He also told me they are taking a lot of calls and complaints about this so if we all call maybe we can get this put back in. I got the compass back but I can't run the latest software now. This is not what I paid for.......:mad:
     
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    thanks a lot for the quick relpys.
     
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    Wow, no kidding. I thought my compass was showing opposite as well (I'm sure it is... it's not getting north right from what I can tell.)

    Indeed, this is a GPS, and a functional compass is kind of, like, you know.
     
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