Pressure Altimeter

Pressure Altimeter


Does what it says on the tin. This is a basic barometric pressure altimeter. Uses your Android device's built-in barometer to implement a standard pressure altimeter. Only works on devices with barometers.

No ads. No nonsense.

Great for hikers or anybody else who would like to know their elevation.

This is what is known in aviation as a "sensitive altimeter", meaning that altitude is calibrated based on a sea-level reference pressure. Touch the altimeter face to bring up the Kollsman adjustment window. Enter the current sea-level pressure (altimeter setting) to calibrate the altimeter. OR, enter the known local elevation to get the altimeter setting.

If you don't know the current altimeter setting, use 29.92.

See Wikipedia for more information about sensitive altimeters and how they're used: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altimeter. Aviation altimeter settings can be obtained from aviation weather reports (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/METAR) and airport information broadcasts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atis) if you have an aircraft-band radio.

Pro-tip: use the Kollsman window to set the local elevation to zero, to get the local barometric pressure.

Preferences allow you to select altitude (meters or feet), pressure units (inches mercury or millibars), screen orientation, and keep screen on.

Not approved for aviation use. Compare to a real altimeter before you even think of using this, even as a backup.

Privacy policy: this app never collects personal data of any kind and it never connects to the internet. It does not display ads.
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About Pressure Altimeter
Does what it says on the tin. This is a basic barometric pressure altimeter. Uses your Android device's built-in barometer to implement a standard pressure altimeter. Only works on devices with barometers.

No ads. No nonsense.

Great for hikers or anybody else who would like to know their elevation.

This is what is known in aviation as a "sensitive altimeter", meaning that altitude is calibrated based on a sea-level reference pressure. Touch the altimeter face to bring up the Kollsman adjustment window. Enter the current sea-level pressure (altimeter setting) to calibrate the altimeter. OR, enter the known local elevation to get the altimeter setting.

If you don't know the current altimeter setting, use 29.92.

See Wikipedia for more information about sensitive altimeters and how they're used: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altimeter. Aviation altimeter settings can be obtained from aviation weather reports (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/METAR) and airport information broadcasts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atis) if you have an aircraft-band radio.

Pro-tip: use the Kollsman window to set the local elevation to zero, to get the local barometric pressure.

Preferences allow you to select altitude (meters or feet), pressure units (inches mercury or millibars), screen orientation, and keep screen on.

Not approved for aviation use. Compare to a real altimeter before you even think of using this, even as a backup.

Privacy policy: this app never collects personal data of any kind and it never connects to the internet. It does not display ads.
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A Google User
May 2, 2014
Works! Downloaded the app, yes my Note3 has a barometer, set the pressure and bang right on altitude of my home :::))))
A Google User
Apr 26, 2014
Works perfectly, easy to use !!!! Key to know: 1. Falk doesn't grab *any* personal data. WOW. Unheard of in mobile apps. 2. You can enter the altimeter setting, to get the local elevation. Or you can enter the local elevation to get the altimeter setting. Sweet! Love how it works and looks. Perfect in low light in a plane as a backup to the plane's altimeter.