No built-in app to play with the barometer?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Cool new feature and I can't even goof around with it! Gotta wait for a third party app I guess.
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

    Tyler23

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    It works with the Health app. Add Flights Climbed to your dashboard, and it will track your flights of stairs climbed throughout the day.
     
  3. tekchic macrumors 65816

    tekchic

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    Yeah -- an app to give us pressure and elevation would be nice. Sometimes I just want to check elevation without "climbing stairs" (I'm a trail runner).
     
  4. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    I checked the iOS API documentation and we will definitely be seeing apps for this, probably very soon.

    There's a way to get not only relative climb and descent, but also the actual atmospheric pressure from the sensor.

    Apple just didn't provide a built in "toy" app to play with it, like they have in the past with the accelerometer, compass, magnetometer, gyroscope, etc.
     

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