Barometer & Altimeter Pro

Barometer & Altimeter Pro

By Steffen Bauereiss

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2014-11-11
  • Current Version: 3.0.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 42.60 MB
  • Developer: Steffen Bauereiss
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0+
Score: 4
4
From 243 Ratings

Description

This app uses the barometric pressure sensor found in the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8, X (including Plus models) and iPad Air 2, Mini 4 as well as iPad Pro (all sizes) and the newest iPad. The newest Apple Watch model 3 is now supported as well. You need one of these devices in order to use this app! It is not compatible with iPhone SE and older iPhone and iPad devices without this sensor! This App features a Barometer for weather, an Altimeter for outdoor activities, a barometric Trend and a Notification Center Widget. Even without the optional In-App-Purchase this is a fully functional Barometer with absolutely no draw-backs and all important features accessible. Always without ads! (See "Pro Features" at the end) Keep an eye on the barometric pressure and be your own weather forecast! This little app uses only GPS (optional) and the new barometric pressure sensor to calculate the barometric pressure used in weather forecasts. The new iPhones have a barometric pressure sensor built in so this app works completely without internet. The handy marker helps you keep track of changes in the barometric pressure and let's you predict weather changes! Please realize, that a single barometric pressure reading is not enough to tell the current weather situation but the barometric pressure and its change over time is a very good indicator for weather changes! Now you can also see the trend in barometric pressure with graph charts displaying the measurements taken during the last 30 days! (6h, 12h, 24h, 3d, 7d, 14d, 30d) The Altimeter helps you track your altitude changes based on the change of pressure. Just set your reference pressure and altitude in order to use the Altimeter for checking how high up the mountain you have climbed (works for other activities too). The App does not use GPS for the Altimeter. Please Note that on older devices such as the 4S, 5, 5S and 5C as well as on any iPod Touch and iPad Models older than iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 4 as well as the Apple Watch 1 and 2, this app will not be able to read barometric pressure values and not display any useful information. All basic features, the Barometer, the Altimeter, the Trend and the Widget are completely free to use for everyone and are fully functional at maximum accuracy available. No ads! The only features with restricted access via In-App-Purchase are listed at the end under "Pro Features". Those are nice to have features for power users or those that want to show their support for the App! Features (free for everyone) - Barometer for weather - Altimeter for outdoor activities - Today-View Widget (Barometer) - Watch App - Up to 30d trend visualised with graphs - Interactive timeline on the trend graphs - No internet connection required since the sensor is built into the new iPhones and iPads - Supports 6 different pressure units - Support for 2 different altitude units - Analog Barometer with support for all 6 units - Configurable "displayed accuracy" / number of decimals - Supports setting a custom marker so you can track changes in barometric pressure - Manual altitude setting or automatic altitude updates based on GPS for the Barometer. - GPS Correction. In case your GPS seems to always be 'off' a little you can now fix this easily. - Portrait and Landscape support Pro Features (In-App Purchase required) - Change the Barometer Face - Fishing Barometer - Two scales on the Barometer - Data export in CSV Format

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Reviews

Could be accurate, could be an Etch A Sketch. Who knows?

3
I look at this app a lot—have the widget set up too. It could easily be a 5-star app, but there is not enough help for how to set it up and use it for best accuracy. I am not an expert, but I can certainly follow instructions. There are minimal instructions. I’ve also found reason to question its accuracy. First, there seem to be differences between data/trend readings on different iPhones. I was sitting in the same room with a friend, and we both had the app open on our phones (an iPhone 8 and X)—we had been together all day and were looking at the 6-hour trend view. The graph looked significantly different on each phone, and the station altitudes were reading about 10 ft. different too. Why? How? We even put the phones side by side on a table, but the altitude was still different. That was disturbing. Our app settings were exactly the same, but there must be some setting somewhere on the phone that’s off...sure would like to know what to look for. As for trends, I’ve read that there’s some issue with the app not being able to run in the background; if that’s the case, how can it even display accurate trend readings? That failed comparison test made me lose confidence in the app. Second, the “Help/About” section on the app has no actual help—tells you what some settings/features are (that’s the “about” part, I guess), but not how you should set each one for accuracy. I assume the developers understand everything, so I wish they would share that knowledge with the users—e.g., what the different setting options do and why you should choose one over the other, what the terminology means in lay terms, and how to find the data to input if necessary. A specific example among many of where “help” would be, well, helpful: On the altimeter, there’s a setting for “outside temperature” that reads “68.” What is this? No clue. That’s not close to the actual temperature where I am (it’s currently 52 F), so it’s not that, but I don’t know what it is or whether I should manipulate that setting. There’s a + and - button that moves the number in 9 digit increments (?), but there is zero help for this setting. I’m not looking for professional-level pinpoint accuracy on my phone, but right now, I can’t tell if it’s even in the ballpark of accurate.
By Windermere 90

Arrowhead man

5
I just installed the Pro and I really like it. I have to watch the pressure Dailey because I suffer with chronic migraines!! Barometric pressure will set my off. Thanks love the look of this.
By Arrowhead finder

Add in purchases

1
I upgraded to Pro while using the app and the features were no applied. I reloaded it to “Restore Purchases” and the we’re not applied. The “Pro” version never downloaded. Don’t waste $1.99 of your money and get ripped off buying add on purchases!
By Hollywood JDog

Nice app but stopped tracking pressures

4
Nice app. Worked well until today. Stopped tracking pressures. Re-downloaded the app but didn’t correct the problem. Please fix. Thank you!
By Li'l Boss

Headache help!

4
This app is very helpful for dealing with my weather related headaches. Like another reviewer here, I don’t know what any of the other stuff means, but I am curious. Would love more novice level info. Thanks
By Spacelift

Simple, straightforward, does what I need it to

5
I’m an automotive technician, I use this app to tell me the station pressure of where I’m at, so that I can check the accuracy of the BARO sensor on cars I’m working on. I like that that it can display in inHg, kPa, psi, and others, because different cars display using different units. For those who are unfamiliar, “station pressure” is the actual barometer reading right here, right now, at your phone, at whatever altitude you are at. Because altitude affects barometer readings, “Pressure at sea level” has been adjusted for altitude to give you just that; what the pressure would be at sea level. Weather forecasters give you this reading. But if you’re working on cars like I am, you need to know your station pressure.
By WisRoadTripper

Tonoadvertising

4
Your joints-every single one of them is it’s own separate capsule- meaning it has its own pressure. I have patients who say they can tell when it’s going to rain or get cold. No, they can tell when the pressure’s dropping- which is almost always accompanied by some type of weather change, rain, cold or otherwise-and your joints internal pressure is “feeling” the External pressure change. High pressure is typically fair weather, a dropping barometer means change is coming-soon. Your astute assessment regarding your joints is correct-if someone tells you it’s a myth-they’re referring to your ability to discern rainy/cold weather-which is only partly true-I’m getting redundant. Most things in nature are in tune with the barometer- I notice I get hungry when the barometer drops-as does most of the animal kingdom, the fishing is typically better during a falling barometer. Alas, I’m a novice myself at setting the barometer-sorry I couldn’t be of more help there.
By Don't get fooled again!

Doesn’t work.

1
The barometer may or may not be correct. The altitude is over 200 ft. Low. If the altimeter were correct I would be under water!!! At least it was free and yes it will be deleted.
By fotoniks

Accurate And Useful

5
I use this on my iPad, and found it to be very accurate within 0.02hg of what the airport, 20-miles away, is reporting. I use this to gage weather related pain levels, and really like the ability to establish a set point to determine pressure trends.
By rhans70

deleting

1
not as i expected. i have other weather apps less complicated.
By Bling&Sing

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