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  1. mills23

    mills23 Well-Known Member

    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

  2. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    marine one likes this.
  3. mills23

    mills23 Well-Known Member

    I tried that app and the temp it said it was in my house was way off from what my thermostat says it is
  4. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Whats the temp in S Health?
  5. zebug

    zebug Well-Known Member

    It'll never be accurate since you have a little computer running very near to the sensor.... It should always read too high
  6. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    If you don't know how to check it in S Health
  7. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    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.
  8. mills23

    mills23 Well-Known Member

    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
  9. CommanderDATA

    CommanderDATA Member

    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.
  10. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. tytlyf

    tytlyf Well-Known Member

    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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