Measure Anything With Your Phone

Your phone is capable of a lot of things. In today’s post, we give you some useful apps that will measure just about anything.


All smartphones are built with accelerometers and other sensors that measure speed. Google Maps on iOS and Android now displays your speed when in use. Alternatively, SpeedView (Android) and Speedometer Speed Box App (iOS) are great options. Both apps allow your speed to be shown over on a graph, as well as many other features.


Unfortunately, you can’t way yourself with your phone. Some apps will estimate the weight of items placed on top of it. However, smart scales are becoming a thing that will sync up to your phone. For example, the Fitbit Aria will help keep you on track for your goals.


Smartphones come with many sensors; one they do not have is a hygrometer to measure humidity. However, plenty of apps will relay the information to your device. All-weather apps will come with humidity reporting. Hygrometer (iOS) and the Thermometer-Hydrometer (Android) are apps that specialize in relaying the humidity around you.


Measure is an app that uses augmented reality to measure the length of an option and floor space. It is available on both Apple and Google. The results aren’t always exact, but if you are trying to get an estimate of the size of an object, it will work well.

Air Quality

Similarly to humidity, your smartphone doesn’t have sensors to measure the air quality. Two great options for getting real-time, accurate air quality rating is AirVisual and Air Matters. Both apps are available for download on iOS and Android. There are options for air quality monitors that work with a smart home for about $200.


Most phones have a built-in internal barometer or will figure out your elevation based on GPS signals and map readings. In order to get your elevation, you will need to install the app. My Altitude is iOS, and My Elevation for Android are great options.

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