Barometric Altimeter

Barometric Altimeter

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This altimeter models a real aviation altimeter by using your device's barometer and allowing calibration of altitude based on air pressure at sea level (QNH) and the current air temperature. If a network connection is available, the app can fetch the closest weather station data automatically and auto-calibrate every 10 minutes or as you travel. Manual calibration is easily accomplished by sliding up and down on "Kollsman" window or on the right side of the altimeter.

Features :

- 2 hand analog altimeter with smooth animations.
- Kollsman window for manual calibration.
- Analog and digital display options.
- Filtered pressure data for more stable readings and less jumpy altitudes.
- User preferences and calibrations are saved upon exit.
- Auto calibration via the closest Metar station (sets sea level pressure and current temperature) when an Internet connection is present
- Auto calibrates every ten minutes to save battery life
- Easy manual calibration by sliding up/down or via the settings
- Imperial and metric support.

Keywords :

altimeter, pressure altimeter, barometric altimeter, barometer, pilot, hiker, sky diver, back country, aviation

Tags: altimeter animation, altimeter kollsman window animation, partskatalog kollsmann altimeter, kollsmann station altimeter, barometer hiking, calibrating the kollsman altimeter, altimeter wallpaper, barometer auto calibrate, altimeter animations, pressure altimeter.

Recently changed in this version

-- Added metric support
-- Digital display
-- Fixed conversion issues
-- Improved graphics

- TODO :

-- Statistics Page (highest altitude, lowest altitude, elevation gain, rate of elevation gain, etc..)
-- Rate of change
-- History


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  • (69 stars)

    by Ian D'Souza on 30/10/2013

    The app was auto fetching the correct altimeter setting for my location. But it has stopped. Tried switching back and forth between auto and manual modes several times to no avail. Not sure what happened.

  • (69 stars)

    by Ben Fosque on 10/08/2013

    This is by far the best altimeter app in the market, the only one that I found that will automatically get local QNH to correct altimeter readings. Would be perfect if it had a way to calibrate the barometer, most phone sensors are consistently off from t

  • (69 stars)

    by Sven Larson on 02/06/2013

    Finally a smart altimeter for Android that takes advantage of the sensor and auto calibration via network.

  • (69 stars)

    by Curtis Olson on 25/02/2013

    Nice app to show your pressure altitude on devices with a pressure sensor. Nice photo real aviation style altimeter gauge.

  • (69 stars)

    by GS W- on 26/01/2013

    Nice look and feel, temperature setting not really found in other similar apps that I've seen so far.