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SOLLENTUNA, Sweden, December 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With innovation, function and design in focus the range has been improved by offering a simpler and easy to understand selection of compasses still covering the whole range from beginners through to expedition use.
The compass is a tool that helps the user navigate using the Earth's magnetic poles by using a magnetized pointer that reacts to magnetic fields. Since a compass can be used to calculate a heading it quickly improved the safety and efficiency of travel, especially ocean travel. It has only recently been replaced by Global Positioning Systems. It works by indicating the direction of the magnetic north of a planet's magnetosphere. Generally the face of a compass highlights the north, south,...
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