Barometric altimeter question

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chiefs1968, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. chiefs1968 macrumors regular

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    Other than tracking stairs climbed etc etc....what other purpose does it serves or can it actually work like a barometer to predict weather changes?
     
  2. DblHelix macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if there is a way to access it through an API (needed for weather) but it can do elevation change when running or riding bike
     
  3. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Yeah it’s primarily there to aid in elevation tracking.
     
  4. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    You can measure cabin pressure in flight with barometer app on your phone. If an app designer makes one for the watches we could do the same.
     

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