I have used a talking compass, a braille compass, as well as a Trekker/maestro. 
 The talking compass was accurate as long as the battery was charged and the 
temperature outside was relatively warm.  The braille compass I liked better 
because no matter what the temperature was outside, it was accurate.  The 
Braille compass was accurate and never let me down, untill...one night I was 
coon hunting and got the unit soaked.  Even now after it has dried out it is 
completely unreliable. The Trekker  is relatively new to me and I haven't had 
an oppertunity to use it in all weather conditions so won't comment on it at 
this time.

I am not sure what the name of either the talking compass or the braille 
compass was.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Edward Przybylek 
  To: BlindHandyMan 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 4:13 PM
  Subject: [BlindHandyMan] Reliable Compass

  Hi all,

  I realize this topic has been discussed before and I did look in the
  archives before sending this message but found the number of messages on the
  topic to be a bit daunting. I'd simply like to know if anyone is using a
  Braille compass that works reliably for them. I tried the Columbus Talking
  Digital Compass and I found it to be absolutely worthless. In a majority of
  the times I tried to use the compass it gave me readings that were
  completely wrong. I returned it yesterday. I've seen advertisements for a
  couple of Braille compasses but I'd like to know if they're any better than
  the talking compasses before I go through all the trouble of ordering one
  only to return it a few days later. Any advice on a reliable Braille
  compass will be greatly appreciated.

  Take care,

  Ed Przybylek

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