Use Compass on Apple Watch (Apple Watch Series 5 only)
The Compass app shows the direction your Apple Watch Series 5 is facing, your current location, and elevation.
See your bearings, elevation, incline, and coordinates
Your bearing is shown at the top left. Turn the Digital Crown to scroll up and see your incline, ground elevation, and coordinates.
Open the Compass app on your Apple Watch.
For accurate bearings, hold Apple Watch flat to align the crosshairs at the center of the compass.
To edit your bearing, firmly press the display, tap Edit Bearing, then use the Digital Crown.
To use true north rather than magnetic north, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch, tap Compass, then turn on Use True North.
Note: Compass can be affected by magnetic materials in some watch bands. See Use the compass on Apple Watch Series 5.