Digital Compass is it needed for Google Maps? Or is GPS enough?

zapjb

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[SOLVED] Digital Compass [built in hardware] is it needed for Google Maps or anything else? Or is the built in hardware GPS enough?

Was looking at the Moto G Plus (4th Gen.). It does not have a hardware Digital Compass.

There was some discussion both ways:
Google Maps will work. Google Maps won't work.

Without a hardware Digital Compass. Will a Compass APP from the Google Play Store along with the built in hardware GPS be a good enough replacement or not?
 
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hallux

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Actually, the compass apps will rely on the digital compass. Maps relies on GPS to plot your location, and indicate your direction of travel on the map. One thing that likely won't work right is the arrow indicating the direction you're facing, even once in motion.
 

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