- 10-19-2011, 04:30 AM #2
- 10-19-2011, 05:09 AM #3
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Barometers are often more accurate for determining altitude than GPS is - the error margin for the Z-axis with GPS is pretty high. Combining it with input from the barometer can get you better positioning.Galaxy Nexus (VZW)
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- 10-19-2011, 06:21 AM #4
I have a Casio Pathfinder watch with a barometer. it does allow somewhat accurate altitude readings as well as barometric pressure. so in conjunction with Gps you can have really accurate altitude readings. differential
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- 10-19-2011, 12:08 PM #5
- 10-19-2011, 02:22 PM #7
- 10-19-2011, 09:10 PM #8
- 10-19-2011, 09:25 PM #9
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Like the article said, barometers are too sensitive to changes in elevation to be useful for weather. And I don't know about you guys but my GPS is spot on even in the worst weather. So what's the point?
My Xoom has one....useless. Take it out and put in a HDMI out port.
EDIT : I didn't think about hiking and camping with the Nexus. I have one in the Xoom which is too big to take hiking and nothing uses the barometer thats, why I said useless.
Last edited by CynicX; 10-19-2011 at 09:32 PM.