Galaxy S3 to come with barometerGeneral


  1. From MobileNApps

    Wow so much functionality in one device.

    For those who don't know, a barometer is something that measures current air pressure. So when you go up hills or mountains, you'll be able to measure the pressure. This is quite useful in situations where there is low relative pressures of oxygen.

    Barometers also come in handy in GPS/navigation functions. Barometers make it easier to lock onto satellites.

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    My Nexus has one also. Can't say it helps much with the GPS.
  3. serpa4

    serpa4 Well-Known Member

    ya, I think it's for making the GPS lock in faster.
  4. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    I think the gyroscope is more impressive than the barometer. Makes for better motion gaming and improves on the accelerometer use in the OS. There are quite a few in the Market, I mean the Play Store. Nothing really "high end" cause not that many Androids have Gyros right now.
  5. Shocky

    Shocky Well-Known Member

    The Galaxy S II has Gyro, I presumed that was pretty standard for new phones now.
  6. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    There are a few, and the numbers will surely get larger with time. LOL, I didn't realize my TF101 has one.
  7. darklide

    darklide Well-Known Member

    The Galaxy S3 is pretty much a Galaxy Nexus with the Bluetooth 4.0 enabled and a quad core cpu. The Galaxy Nexus also has a barometer.
  8. Android26

    Android26 Well-Known Member

    Man, I have no idea why a barometer would be important to me. Crazy what smart phones can do these days.
  9. cruiserandmax

    cruiserandmax New Member

    A barometer can allow you to correct altitude measurements (which are normally derived based on a standard pressure) for current atmospheric pressure. This may allow GPS derived altitude measurements that are super accurate. This can be very desirable in an aviation context (the app Avilution makes use of it for example). Or anytime you would like a very accurate measurement of your current altitude.
  10. hal1

    hal1 Well-Known Member

    How do I access the built in the nose hair trimmer?
  11. matttye

    matttye Well-Known Member

    You just trap your hair in the battery cover and yank it out :p
    AntimonyER likes this.
  12. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    That's the non destructive way, you can also throw the phone on the ground and the trimmer will separate from the phone in the form of a sharp glass shard.
  13. RagingSamster

    RagingSamster Well-Known Member

    A barometer is also good for cycling, you can determine grade information and know exactly at what incline you dropped dead at. ( delta pressure over time equals climb)
  14. hal1

    hal1 Well-Known Member

    When people ask me if I'm under any pressure at work, I say "yeah, usually around 14.7 psi" :D
  15. crhcho

    crhcho Well-Known Member

    I was like why do you need Barometers in your phone right after reading the title, but it kind of makes sense. :) I would never need it though :D
  16. lennydude

    lennydude Well-Known Member

    You guys and gals are way too funny...................
  17. Ches111

    Ches111 Well-Known Member

    I live in Colorado and Mountain Bike all the time. This will help with the correction of my altitude charts that I get with mytracks.
  18. ldivinag

    ldivinag Well-Known Member

    what, what, what?
  19. myshkin

    myshkin Well-Known Member

    I use a radar weather app to keep track of the barometric pressure. I wish all phones had the capability. I've had brain surgery & I get barometric pressure headaches.
  20. mpavlansky

    mpavlansky Well-Known Member

    My wife gets headaches due to low cerebral spinal fluid pressure levels, then the weather will sometimes add further pain. Knowing barometric pressure might help us to predict/combat her headaches.

    Reading about the nose hair clippers above sounds like the most exciting and practical smart phone advancement of all times.
  21. _Aardvark

    _Aardvark Well-Known Member

    It really helps in those ghost detection apps!
  22. liteon163

    liteon163 Well-Known Member

    I have really sensitive sinuses and often suffer from headaches due to rapidly decreasing barometric pressure. Hopefully some ingenious programmer will write an app the will alert me to these conditions before my head does. That way I'd be able to pop some decongestants before suffering too much.

    Also, I wonder if there will be any weather apps that will access this info anonymously to help increase the accuracy of local weather predictions.

    Man, I should learn how to code apps...
  23. :confused: how do I access this barometer?
  24. Intrimazz

    Intrimazz New Member

    go launcher ex's go weather app actually lists pressure in its extensive list of measurements when i click on the weather widget - i love this app - I also read about sypressure app can actually measure your altitude based on pressure alone
  25. ImpulsebuyerNy

    ImpulsebuyerNy Well-Known Member

    +1 is there somewhere you can access it or is it built in for an application? :confused:
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