Simple compass app. Free, no ads, no unnecessary rights required.
available in English and German
requires Windows Phone 7.5, 8 or 8.1 and a device with a magnetometer
Why is the heading inaccurate?
The compass needs to be calibrated. Turn it like the figure 8.
Since the app relies on the magnetometer of your phone, there can be problems within buildings, boats, trains or similar constructions influencing the geomagnetic field.
Some devices are more accurate than other ones. This app was mainly tested on a Lumia 620, 800 and 820.
Sorry, Compass doesn't run on the Lumia 520, 525, 530, 535, 540, 625, 630, 635 or other devices without a built-in magnetometer.
126.96.36.199 & 188.8.131.52
different angular units like gon etc. supported.
184.108.40.206 & 220.127.116.11
New magnetometer sensor data display. And finally there is an FAQ.
Different compass needle shapes and colors. Additional settings. Bugfixes.
Movement stabilization and calibration warning in case of low accuracy included.
Additional 15° scale partition.
Degree values supplemented and magnetic north supported.
Display accuracy is adjustable now.
Compass 18.104.22.168 is available in the Windows Phone Store.