Pressure Altimeter

Pressure Altimeter


NOT A FLIGHT INSTRUMENT
NOT FOR NAVIGATION

A bare bones pressure altimeter just like the one in an airplane (except red, for some reason). There are no additional features: if an airplane altimeter doesn't do it, this app won't do it. Unless you count "being red" as a feature.

Uses the pressure sensor in your Android device and the altimeter setting you provide to estimate your altitude. Don't have a pressure sensor? In that case, it pretends you're at sea level. Just to make it clear: this app won't show your altitude unless your device has a pressure sensor inside.

New to altimetry? Check Wikipedia to learn more about altimeter settings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altimeter). Then check your nearest, most recent METAR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/METAR) to learn the correct altimeter setting for your area.

Instructions:
Use the volume buttons to change your altimeter setting.
Long-press anywhere to toggle debug information.

Features:
Kalman filter smooths out sensor noise
Requires no special permissions at all
Free, no ads, code is public domain!
Red

Limitations:
Imperial units only (feet, inches of mercury)
Pressure altitude only: does not integrate GPS altitude
RED

Visit the website to get the code for yourself!

Recent changes:
Initial release.
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File size
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About Pressure Altimeter
NOT A FLIGHT INSTRUMENT
NOT FOR NAVIGATION

A bare bones pressure altimeter just like the one in an airplane (except red, for some reason). There are no additional features: if an airplane altimeter doesn't do it, this app won't do it. Unless you count "being red" as a feature.

Uses the pressure sensor in your Android device and the altimeter setting you provide to estimate your altitude. Don't have a pressure sensor? In that case, it pretends you're at sea level. Just to make it clear: this app won't show your altitude unless your device has a pressure sensor inside.

New to altimetry? Check Wikipedia to learn more about altimeter settings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altimeter). Then check your nearest, most recent METAR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/METAR) to learn the correct altimeter setting for your area.

Instructions:
Use the volume buttons to change your altimeter setting.
Long-press anywhere to toggle debug information.

Features:
Kalman filter smooths out sensor noise
Requires no special permissions at all
Free, no ads, code is public domain!
Red

Limitations:
Imperial units only (feet, inches of mercury)
Pressure altitude only: does not integrate GPS altitude
RED

Visit the website to get the code for yourself!

Recent changes:
Initial release.

User reviews of Pressure Altimeter
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 21, 2014
Lg flex Doesn't function on the flex :/ device hardware does not match this apps required hardware.
A Google User
Apr 26, 2014
Works well, probably great at night The red color is sort of what you'd expect to see on an airplane dashboard at night. To the down-voters complaining about not being able to adjust it: use the volume buttons. To those down-voters complaining that it doesn't do anything: you need a device with a barometer. Note to developer: the back button should let you exit the app.
A Google User
Mar 22, 2014
looks good needs a bit more to it
A Google User
Mar 20, 2014
Bad app Nothing works
A Google User
Dec 22, 2013
Too limited Does not allow adjustments for barometer setting.