Barometric altimeter question

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

  1. chiefs1968 macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2016
    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

    Mar 19, 2009
    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


    Jan 6, 2005
    Yeah it’s primarily there to aid in elevation tracking.
  4. edhchoe macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    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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