Compass Direction is wrong
CapStar362 last edited by CapStar362
Hello Windy Community, semi-longtime user of Windy, new forums user.
i searched the forums for this issue, and i found a 2019 post concerning the compass directions being wrong with no activity since posted.
i have a Samsung S21 with the windy app and i also use Windy on my Windows based devices at home and on the go when i have my laptop.
there is a ~40-50 degree discrepancy of compass heading on the mobile app and its always 40-50 degrees left of the actual orientation of the user.
notice the direction the overlaying calibrated compass is indicating a bearing of 269 Degrees Due West and the direction Windy is showing roughly Bearing 235 Degrees South West.
** Okay got the screen shot,
the R-11 d/s at the bottom right was picked up as i moved my fingers to grab the screenshot as that app is highly sensitive to movement to a high resolution timer. but i was not moving myself.
CapStar362 last edited by
Here is a cropped out and much easier to read version.
Device is a Samsung S21 on T-Mobile, but i also noticed this for the last 5-6 months, to which i had a Note 9 on Verizon. with the same issue.
In the app, not in the website, this blue dot with an arrow on the Radar layer is not a compass. A few years ago, its behavior was inconsistent.
Now it has been placed in a fixed position. Under iOS, it shows the top of the screen, therefore the north of the map.
It seems like it is different to you, but this useless arrow has no real meaning and it is best to forget it.