1. Does the Navalert have a compass?

The navalert website doesn't say anything about it or did I miss it??

2. Nope, no compass

3. No compass but it has heading

Nope, no compass
It does not have compass however unit has heading, its like a compass: example heading 12 is north 6 is south etc.

4. I just recieved my Navalert and I love it. One question though, my compass reads like a clock, with 12 being north and 6 being south. Is there a way to change this to headings?

5. Originally Posted by tonyspin
I just recieved my Navalert and I love it. One question though, my compass reads like a clock, with 12 being north and 6 being south. Is there a way to change this to headings?
No it is a clock format , this proves more accurate then n ,e,s, w , not as simple to understand - just like military time .

Chris

Originally Posted by tonyspin
I just recieved my Navalert and I love it. One question though, my compass reads like a clock, with 12 being north and 6 being south. Is there a way to change this to headings?
No it is a clock format , this proves more accurate then n ,e,s, w , not as simple to understand - just like military time .

Chris
I don't know what you mean by "more accurate" but it certainly is more confusing. A compass has 32 points, divided by 11.25 degrees. A clock has 12 points, separated by 30 degrees. This means that only 4 points on the Navalert compass are points on a real compass. They are the "Cardinal" points of the compass, N, E, S, & W. The other 28 "Ordinal" points are not shown on the Navalert. The Navalert has 8 other points at 30, 60, 120, 150, 210, 240, 300, & 330 degrees but they do not relate to any of the points on a compass.

The best thing would be for the Navalert to show headings, like you said in your original post before you edited it. If all 360 degrees is not possible, then either 32, 16, or even 8 points would be better than the 12 we have now.

Compass points

1 North N Tramontana 0.00°
2 North by east NbE 11.25°
3 North-northeast NNE 22.50°
4 Northeast by north NEbN 33.75°
5 Northeast NE Greco Bora 45.00°
6 Northeast by east NEbE 56.25°
7 East-northeast ENE 67.50°
8 East by north EbN 78.75°
9 East E Levante 90.00°
10 East by south EbS 101.25°
11 East-southeast ESE 112.50°
12 Southeast by east SEbE 123.75°
13 Southeast SE Sirocco 135.00°
14 Southeast by south SEbS 146.25°
15 South-southeast SSE 157.50°
16 South by east SbE 168.75°
17 South S Ostro 180.00°
18 South by west SbW 191.25°
19 South-southwest SSW 202.50°
20 Southwest by south SWbS 213.75°
21 Southwest SW Libeccio 225.00°
22 Southwest by west SWbW 236.25°
23 West-southwest WSW 247.50°
24 West by south WbS 258.75°
25 West W Ponente 270.00°
26 West by north WbN 281.25°
27 West-northwest WNW 292.50°
28 Northwest by west NWbW 303.75°
29 Northwest NW Maestro 315.00°
30 Northwest by north NWbN 326.25°
31 North-northwest NNW 337.50°
32 North by west NbW 348.75°

I would like to say that other than this small problem, I am very happy with the Navalert and I would recommend it highly to anyone considering it. Perhaps this compass problem could be rectified with a software download?

Tony

7. [quote="tonyspin"]
Originally Posted by tonyspin
I just recieved my Navalert and I love it. One question though, my compass reads like a clock, with 12 being north and 6 being south. Is there a way to change this to headings?
No it is a clock format , this proves more accurate then n ,e,s, w , not as simple to understand - just like military time .

Chris
I don't know what you mean by "more accurate" but it certainly is more confusing. A compass has 32 points, divided by 11.25 degrees.

What i mean is more accurate then simply stating n, e s w.

The unit uses movement to determine direction, the heading was a bonus feature, almost did not even incude it, we will look at other options in the future however its not very high on the priority list.

You state its a problem however I am not sure how much of a problem it is for 99% of users as most never even use the feature.

Thanks for your feedback and we will consider changes down the road but will not gurantee anything. If we do change anything, like always it will be a free upgrade via USB.

Chris

8. Thank you for considering changing the compass points. A change to 16 points would be a big help.

Thanks again,
Tony

9. Are you still considering changing the compass points?

10. Originally Posted by tonyspin
Are you still considering changing the compass points?
We may look at it in the future however, the release of south africa and australia firmware as well as radar detector muting will come before that, no near future plans.
Chris

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