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Old July 16th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read somewhere that this phone has a way to read the temp of the air around it? If so why? And why do we not have a app for that? Just curious

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Old July 16th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its embedded in the health app but this app will do

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aminor.weatherstation
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I tried that app and the temp it said it was in my house was way off from what my thermostat says it is
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Whats the temp in S Health?
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Old July 16th, 2013, 05:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It'll never be accurate since you have a little computer running very near to the sensor.... It should always read too high
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If you don't know how to check it in S Health
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Steps to Check Temperature on Galaxy S4
  • First, you need to click to the “S Health” application that can be seen on the “Home Screen” of your Samsung Galaxy S4.
  • You need to click on the icon that has been given on the left corner on the top of your screen
  • Now you will be on “Health Board” where you need to click on the option “Comfort Level”. This option can be seen under the category of “Surroundings” on this board.
  • Once you have clicked the “Comfort Level”, you will see the option “Humidity and Temperature”. In front of this option there will be a box that needs to be checked out.
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It'll never be accurate since you have a little computer running very near to the sensor.... It should always read too high
Maybe I don't have this phone though so I don't know if that's the cause but I would think Samsung would put it away from the battery, chips and radios though.
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Well I checked the temp in health and it's closer. Only 4 degree diff. I'd like to be able to put it in the status bar
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Actually it is accurate.You just have to have it out in the open and not hold the phone. When I have it laying around at home it reads what my thermometer reads, but the moment I pick it up to use it the temperature goes up.
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Actually it is accurate.You just have to have it out in the open and not hold the phone. When I have it laying around at home it reads what my thermometer reads, but the moment I pick it up to use it the temperature goes up.
So if I nail it to the wall I shall have a slightly inaccurate thermometer that only costs about $600 more than an actual thermometer that reads the temperature accurately .

I cannot help feeling that having a thermometer in a phone that gets warm in normal use and is normally going to be in the user's pocket next to their warm body is a pretty daft idea.
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So if I nail it to the wall I shall have a slightly inaccurate thermometer that only costs about $600 more than an actual thermometer that reads the temperature accurately .

I cannot help feeling that having a thermometer in a phone that gets warm in normal use and is normally going to be in the user's pocket next to their warm body is a pretty daft idea.
The phone will take time to come down to the accurate temperature or humidity. Place the phone on a level surface and give it a couple minutes. Mine has been accurate.
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