Aligning a map with the surrounding terrain
If you determine magnetic north with the direction measurement function and place a map beside your watch, you can align the map with the surrounding geography.
Magnetic declination correction
You can change the direction measurement standard from “magnetic north” to “true north” by inputting the magnetic declination data indicated on a topographical map to correct the direction.
Bearing Memory [selected models only]
The Bearing Memory memorizes directions detected by the direction measurement function and displays them continuously in graphic format. You can travel straight toward your destination by following a course determined with the memorized direction displayed steadily in the 12 o’clock position on your watch face. This capability also comes in handy when visibility is low due to such factors as trees or fog.