compass or equivalent for navigating to waypoint

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    mholmes

    No love on this either?  Does my suggestion make sense?  Gaia peeps, are you all up in this forum?

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    Patty Duffy

    I think this is an excellent suggestion and would absolutely love to see this feature in GaiaGPS. What do ya say, Gaia?! Make it happen and you will shine in the digital GPS world!

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    AnneMarie

    I searched for this topic specifically because I wanted to find out how I could navigate to a waypoint using Gaia, with a compass pointing me toward that waypoint - i.e., what I am used to doing with my Garmin Oregon handheld GPS unit. I am so disappointed to learn that it cannot be done. I totally agree, the "trial and error" approach in the field - absent a clear and reliable "pointer" - is frustrating. One time on a hike in confusing terrain I needed to navigate back to my car in dense fog. I had no sense of direction in the fog. The compass feature on the Garmin Oregon made the task relatively easy - I could see that my car was "that-a-way" and could keep checking as necessary as I got closer. If Gaia doesn't come up with a similar feature, I might decide the Garmin Oregon is a better system after all.

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    Ryan McElroy

    Hi all, 

    I just wanted to pop in and address these concerns about navigating to a waypoint. 

    Thank you for your suggestions on how Gaia GPS could improve its navigation features.

    At the moment, this is the best option I can suggest:


    Guide Me displays the distance between you and the destination waypoint and connects the two points with a red line. 

    Course Mode keeps the arrow icon pointed up and rotates the map, mirroring what you see on the ground. 

    Using the two features together allows you to navigate easily with a quick glance at the screen. 
    Keep the red line pointing up to stay on course to your destination:

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    If anybody needs any additional assistance, please click the 'Help' button in the bottom corner. 

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