Sensor Kinetics

Sensor Kinetics

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How does your phone compare with your friend’s phone? Does it have a more advanced accelerometer or gyroscope? What other mysterious high-tech sensors does your tablet have hidden on board, and what do they do? Find out with Sensor Kinetics.

Sensor Kinetics is an advanced viewer and monitor for all of the standard sensors available in your Android device. You can finally see and log the accelerometer, gyroscope or the magnetometer in real time action!

Written by one of the pioneers of the use of accelerometers and gyroscopes within the modern smartphone, it provides a comprehensive look at the total dynamics of the combined operations of all the sensors.

The app demonstrates the use of the accelerometer, gyroscope and the rotation sensor to control a tilt based view navigation like the RotoView technology by INNOVENTIONS. It also demonstrates the operation of the magnetic sensor, the linear acceleration sensor and the gravity sensor within special graphical displays.

Use Sensor Kinetics to monitor and understand the behavior of the sensors while you change the delay setting or activate/deactivate specific sensors. Each sensor is attached to a sophisticated chart viewer. If you need to save or share sensor charts, please purchase the companion Sensor Kinetics Pro.

For educational users, the app includes comprehensive help files which provide physics students with hands-on knowledge of how these sensors interact with smartphones and suggest numerous experiments you can perform on your phone or tablet.

Who Should Use Sensor Kinetics?

Developers, students, hobbyists, technicians, engineers... anyone who's curious about what lies "under the hood" of their mobile device!

Test your Android phone or tablet: Sensor Kinetics allows you to test all of the sensors on your device. For example, you can quickly determine if your Android device has a gyroscope sensor and how fast it's operating. The numerous chart viewers allow you to measure any sensor over time and gauge their accuracy and behavior.

Educational: Sensor Kinetics demonstrates the physics of gravity, acceleration, rotation, magnetism and more as these forces are measured by your phone or tablet. The app includes comprehensive help files with easy to understand information and experiments you can perform with the sensors.

App Developers: View in detail the behavior of the sensors used in your apps. Compare the performance of advanced sensors like gyroscope, linear acceleration sensor and the rotation sensor.

This app relates to gyroscope and accelerometer data logging, magnetometer, smart scroll, science, physics, tilt measure, pressure sensor, relative humidity sensor, light sensor, linear acceleration, temperature sensor, proximity sensor, gravity sensor, MEMS, kinetics

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Recently changed in this version

In major revision 1.2.x we have added six demo screens (accessed by the DEMO button under each kinetic sensor) that demonstrate the use of the sensor in a real application.

Ver. 1.2.3: Improvements in chart layout and font size.
You can change chart lines width via Preferences.
Fixed Roll/Pitch indications for Landscape and Portrait during Rotation mode.
You can select the original English in Preferences to replace the local translation.
(may require turning your device off and on).

Comments and ratings for Sensor Kinetics
  • (66 stars)

    by Dov Stein on 28/06/2014

    Showed all the sensors in my tablet. I did not know that i have the gyroscope. Was able to experiment with the sensors and log graphs.

  • (66 stars)

    by Rotaru Andrei on 27/06/2014

    I love this app, because not only shows the sensors phone, it gives you information about each sensor.

  • (66 stars)

    by Jay Teixeira on 25/06/2014

    Way more info. than i need for my p.o.s. phone ;-/)

  • (66 stars)

    by Faraz Khan on 20/06/2014

    Love it excellent

  • (66 stars)

    by Les Atkins on 19/06/2014

    Pleased I installed this one ... better than some others. Would be useful to lock screen orientation. Also, could it include decibel metre from microphone input? And perhaps light level based on camera? Then you can have 5 stars. PS: GPS output would be nice too!

  • (66 stars)

    by Gabriel Rodriguez on 16/06/2014


  • (66 stars)

    by Praveen Negi on 15/06/2014