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  1. mills23

    mills23 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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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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    mills23 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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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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    zebug Well-Known Member

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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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    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

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    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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    mills23 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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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
     
  9. CommanderDATA

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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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    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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    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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