How do I update the software on my Smart Compass?

We are committed to the continual improvement of the Smart Compass product and platform.  So we work hard to incorporate as much of your feedback as possible, and look forward to bringing you updates and improvements.

We have created an app we call the Lynq Updater to make sure your Smart Compass software is always up to date and to utilize the GPS Assist tool - which shortens the time to acquire GPS on your Smart Compasses.

Download the updater here:
System Requirements: Windows 10 or Mac OS Sierra (10.12).


More details:

To use the updater, you’ll need your Smart Compasses, a computer that’s connected to the internet, and a USB data cable like the one provided in the box. (Please note: not all micro usb cables are data cables).

Download and launch the Lynq Updater on your Mac or PC.  Plug your Smart Compass into your computer via the provided USB data cable and follow the instructions at

Here’s what you’ll get in Version 1.4 of your Smart Compass’s Software update: 

  • Increased Standby time to almost 20 days
  • New battery & charging icon
  • Options for the backlight: select if your backlight stays on for 3, 5, 15, 30, or 60 seconds or to keep the backlight permanently on or off
  • Adjustments to how we use your Smart Compass’s compass sensor to improve accuracy

Shortening the time to acquire GPS

Some of you have indicated that you are experiencing longer wait times than the expected 12 min to acquire a GPS signal.  We have included a GPS Assist function with the Lynq Updater to improve your Smart Compass's performance.


In the Lynq Updater app, click the “GPS Assist” button while your Smart Compass is plugged in.  This will set an Enhanced GPS Acquisition Zone (EGAZ) which spans approximately 70 miles in any direction from the location you performed the GPS Assist.


Setting the EGAZ provides a quicker GPS acquisition wait time than its standard global acquisition wait times by telling your Smart Compass where to look in the sky for GPS satellites. 

You can always reset the location of the EGAZ by connecting your Smart Compasses to the app and clicking the GPS Assist button.

Setting and EGAZ is optional to improve your acquisition times, however, your Smart Compasses will always acquire GPS globally completely unassisted.

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