Digital Compass Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (3-axis, 6-axis), By Technology (Hall Element, Giant Magneto Resistance (GMR)), By Application (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Military And Defense, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Dec 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061612943
  • Pages : 107

The digital compass market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.23% to reach US$247.029 million in 2027 from US$211.680 million in 2020.

A digital compass is commonly known as an e-compass which is a device that is utilized to gain an accurate determination of the directions through tracking the earth’s magnetic field. The e-compass is developed using multiple components such as a magnetometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope. All of these components are combined with the gravity of the device.

The high demand for digital compass among military, aerospace, and defense boost the market growth due to their precise determination of the North Pole through the use of integrated microcontrollers within the e-compass. The rising demand for better access to technologies and a simpler user interface has resulted in the development of digital compasses. It is further used in navigation and has resulted in becoming a standard requirement for gaming devices, smartphones, and tablets which in turn are expected to substantially increase the digital compass market growth.

Increasing demand for technology in the digital compass market

The increased use of digital compass accounts for a few features such as the promotion of simple user interface demand among end users which is regarded to be a market driver for the digital compass market.

The improvements in technology with advanced solutions and improved access are also beneficial for the digital compass market. Additionally, there is a wide application in terms of geo-mapping and even navigation, especially in aerospace, automotive, and defence industries which are boosting the demand for the compass as high-grade one and two-axis sensors. Moreover, the incoming deployment of new standards such as LTE and LTE-A is envisioned to open up new opportunities for location-based tracking services which use an increased number of sensors driving the market growth.

Various product innovations in the digital compass market are also driving the growth of this market. For instance, in July 2021, a NASA-backed team is working on a project name Magnetometers for Innovation and Capability for space science and space weather at the University of Lowa. The project aims to rediscover and improve the lost techniques for the development of high-fidelity instruments that use fluxgate magnetometers for the measurements of the magnetic field.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow significantly during the forecast period

Asia Pacific is expected to show significant growth in the market of the digital compass as a result of the increasing demand for smartphones in the region.  China and India have been witnessing huge demand potential as well as lower labour costs which will result in these two countries emerging as worldwide hubs for digital compass manufacturing industries.

On the other hand, the U.S. is expected to presume a predominant position with the involvement of innovative technologies which are offering advanced hardware and software and a high awareness pertaining to location-based services among consumers.

 Market Key Developments

  • In February 2022, Carestream Health India announced the launch of the DRX Compass which provides convenient, accurate, and configurable digital radiology solutions to radiologists. The product comprises a wide range of components such as generators, detectors, cables, tubes, and collimators that provides complete control over emerging digital radiology technology.
  • In April 2019, the German multinational firm, Bosch, announced to the enhancement of their existing MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) micro narrators. This would help them strengthen the market spot as one of the leading providers of sensor keys with the integration of this development into consumer electronics.

Digital Compass Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$211.680 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$247.029 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 2.23% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Type, Technology, Application, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION, STMicroelectronics, Honeywell International Inc., PNI Sensor, NXP Semiconductors, MEMSIC, Inc., Aeron Systems, TDK Corporation, Bosch Sensortec GmbH, Magnachip
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • 3-axis
    • 6-axis
  • By Technology
    • Hall Element
    • Giant Magneto Resistance (GMR)
  • By Application
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Automotive
    • Military and Defense
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Others
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The digital compass market is projected to reach a market size of US$247.029 million by 2027.
Digital Compass Market was valued at US$211.680 million in 2020.
The global digital compass market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.23% during the forecast period.
Asia Pacific is expected to show significant growth in the digital compass market as a result of the increasing demand for smartphones in the region.
The rising demand for better access to technologies and a simpler user interface has resulted in the development of digital compasses.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. 3-axis

5.3. 6-axis



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Hall Effect

6.3. GMR



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Consumer Electronics

7.3. Automotive

7.4. Military and Defense

7.5. Others



8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Israel

8.5.2. Saudi Arabia

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Thailand

8.6.6. Indonesia

8.6.7. Others



8.5. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.6. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.7. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.8. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix




9.2. STMicroelectronics

9.3. Honeywell International Inc.

9.4. PNI Sensor

9.5. NXP Semiconductors

9.6. MEMSIC, Inc.

9.7. Aeron Systems

9.8. TDK Corporation

9.9. Bosch Sensortec GmbH

9.10. Magnachip



Honeywell International Inc.

PNI Sensor

NXP Semiconductors


Aeron Systems

TDK Corporation

Bosch Sensortec GmbH


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