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By Neo3D, Senior Member on 25th February 2011, 03:38 PM
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I couldn't find any info on that?
 
 
25th February 2011, 04:35 PM |#3  
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Nice!! Thanks! It has a barometer too? I wonder what that could be used for?
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Nice!! Thanks! It has a barometer too? I wonder what that could be used for?

I read somewhere that it would make weather predictions more accurate and perhaps some hobby meteorologist will get excited Apart from that I coudn't think what good it will do!
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I read somewhere that it would make weather predictions more accurate and perhaps some hobby meteorologist will get excited Apart from that I coudn't think what good it will do!

It's for accurately measuring your altitude without using GPS.

For example, a mall map app could know what floor you were on.
25th February 2011, 06:23 PM |#6  
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It's for accurately measuring your altitude without using GPS.

For example, a mall map app could know what floor you were on.

Are you sure it's THAT sensitive?!??! I highly doubt that some 10 feet will have a different pressure especially since there's a more or less constant pressure via the HVAC. But I'm no expert!
25th February 2011, 06:47 PM |#7  
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Nice!! Thanks! It has a barometer too? I wonder what that could be used for?

You know all those 3D buildings in Google maps, this sensor will reportedly tell you what FLOOR you're on. I dont think Google Maps has that sensor built in yet, but I'm sure they will soon.

It all helps more accurately tell your GPS position by altitude. If your on a small hill, the altitude will help the GPS better lock on your position. GPS is (x.y).. adding the barometer makes your position (x,y,z).

How accurate it will be, we'll soon see.
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You know all those 3D buildings in Google maps, this sensor will reportedly tell you what FLOOR you're on. I dont think Google Maps has that sensor built in yet, but I'm sure they will soon.

It all helps more accurately tell your GPS position by altitude. If your on a small hill, the altitude will help the GPS better lock on your position. GPS is (x.y).. adding the barometer makes your position (x,y,z).

How accurate it will be, we'll soon see.

Actually, GPS is XYZ. The problem though is that the Z is +/- a couple hundred feet which is not good enough to know what floor you are on.

Also, the barometer can give you altitude inside a building where a gps can't lock or will take too long to lock.
25th February 2011, 06:58 PM |#9  
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What about an app that autosets to airplane mode in case you forgot. That would be enough pressure.
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