Metal Sniffer: Metal Detector

Metal Sniffer: Metal Detector

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=== Metal Sniffer: Metal Detector ===
Metal Sniffer is a portable metal detector. By detecting nearby electromagnetic fields using the phone's built-in magnetometer/compass, you can locate nearby metal and magnets. Depending on your phone, you can use it to detect metals up to 30cm away, and magnets from far, far away! Note that household equipment like TVs, and computers or even your phone case can affect readings.

Readings are separated per dimension, and is given in the unit of your choice (Tesla, Gauss, or Gamma), and combined to give a scalar reading. You can set a threshold at which the phone will vibrate when a critical reading has been reached.

You can also see a reading trend through the graph, or switch to the compass mode to find the direction at which the current is coming from! You can also record the readings to a .csv file for tracking or research.
===How to use this app?===
Very simple, just move the app around and read the measurements, if the magnetic field readings go over a critical level, the phone will vibrate, meaning a ferromagnetic material is nearby.

If the readings aren't getting updated, make sure your phone is equipped with a magnetometer.

If the readings seems to be off, it means that your sensors needs to be re-calibrated, click the re-calibration button (refresh icon) for instructions.

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-Fun Metal Detector
-Displays the x,y,z components of the magnetic field.
-Works through walls! Detect hidden electrical wires.
-4 Sensor speeds and 3 different units.
-Export the data to a CSV file, make cool charts.
-Compass-like arrow to point out the direction of the source of the magnetic field
-Vibration alarm
-Free (Ads can be disabled in the settings)
-Option to force screen on to prevent screen from closing
-A historical chart
-Optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich/Holo theme
-Russian, Spanish and Dutch translations
-Tutorial (only on Android 4.0+) when app is first launched.

-Works on 2.1 and up!
-Other languages coming soon.

Used for vibration when level has reached a set threshold.
Used to save .csv records to SD card.
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Recently changed in this version

0.7.3- More bug fixes

0.7.0 - Added compass-like arrow to point the source of the magnetic field (or at least try to...). Optimization changes. Tutorial (Android 4.0+) when app is first launched. Ads.
Used for vibration when level has reached a set threshold.
Used to save .csv records to SD card.
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Comments and ratings for Metal Sniffer: Metal Detector
  • (66 stars)

    by j miller on 27/06/2014

    Barely works from afar.

  • (66 stars)

    by nasir Abbasi on 24/06/2014

    its an amazing and useful apps.

  • (66 stars)

    by Ron de Leeuw on 16/06/2014

    How accurate? I don't know, but it certainly detects metals, magnets and electromagnetic fields. It does this so well that it's actually a useful tool! A+

  • (66 stars)

    by Siraj Getachew on 06/06/2014

    it's great app

  • (66 stars)

    by keven diple on 19/05/2014

    It actually worked!!

  • (66 stars)

    by Aaron McMillan on 16/05/2014

    On the nexus 4 its a bit more steady, but it still works very well on my samsung 3x but tilting the celly reacts with the internal compass and slighty changes the value.

  • (66 stars)

    by Skylar Nedd on 10/05/2014

    I put this up to everything I find. It's my addiction. I need to do this once a day to sleep soundly. Put it up to the refrigerator, walls, random people, and bears. This is life.