Compass calibration corrects your Headset’s magnetometer orientation with a few guided motions. Digital compasses are sometimes affected by magnetic waves, environmental interferences and radio waves. Calibrating readjusts the compass when those events occur.
Calibrating the compass
With Magic Leap OS 1.4.0, compass calibration can be performed from the Settings menu by going to "Settings > Perception". You'll be guided step-by-step to start the process.
You'll be prompted to follow a set of motions to calibrate the headset.
- With the lens facing in front, the Headset should rotate vertically up and around until it returns to its original position.
- Next, perform a full rotation horizontally in one direction.
- Next, perform a full rotation vertically down.
- Finally, perform a full rotation horizontally in the other direction.
Note: If you're using RX inserts, please make sure you've inserted them before performing calibration.
The below video showcases the motions.
Why these motions?
The set of four motions allow the Headset to cover points within a spherical area that readjust the compass’s direction.