Paul, I don't think analog swing around floaters are in style anymore. The one I have was easy to calibrate-two circles of the vehicle and its set.
Gotcha. Never worried about style myself, so never considered that possibility. I just like that the needle always points the same way, and the batteries never die. Stuck one on the windshield of my snowmachine, and used it to find my way out of a whiteout this winter.
I've always been intrigued by the digitals though, and many times have considered a handheld. Might just buy one yet to go with my gps.