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The compass function of the BMW Motorrad Navigator points in the wrong direction immediately after being switched on. After riding off, the indicated direction is then correct. What causes this?

The compass function of the Navigator is based on an electronic compass and not on a mechanical magnetic compass.

This electronic compass determines the direction by finding the difference between two different position measurement points.

If the Navigator does not move, there is obviously no difference and the compass direction cannot be determined. However, as soon as you start moving, the difference can be calculated.

The compass displays the correct direction.

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