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    Pictures paint a thousand words. As can be seen above I have been getting unusual readings from the barometer sensor on my new note 3. I have run the self test on the barometer sensor and it passed. This is not surprising since the odd readings are intermittent. I am obviously using the app SyPressure, but have also had spurious readings from other barometer capturing apps as well. At this stage I have no idea whether this is a hardware or software issue or if the sensor is still calibrating. This all worked fine on my Note 2. Also these reading were when the phone was just sitting on the table in one place, not when the phone was on the move in any way.

    I wanted to ask if there are any other Note 3 barometer users out there who have had anything like this or is it just me, i.e a hardware fault on my device?

    Obviously I am also interested if anyone else is using SyPressure or another app that stores the barometer readings on their note and not having a problem. This will be evidence that it is a hardware issue just with my Note 3.

    Thanks

    Device: Note 3 - GT-N9005 brought sim-free unlocked.
    12-01-2013 01:35 PM
  2. ph0b0s123's Avatar
    Is there nobody else using the barometer on their note 3? No-one?

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-16-2013 03:22 PM
  3. Gator352's Avatar
    Um. I didn't even know we had one....how in the hades do we access it?
    kj11 likes this.
    12-16-2013 04:32 PM
  4. dontlookatme's Avatar
    This is what i got. Looks like mines is working.

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    Attached Thumbnails Note 3: Barometer sensor problem. Just me?-uploadfromtaptalk1387266650931.jpg   Note 3: Barometer sensor problem. Just me?-uploadfromtaptalk1387266661200.jpg  
    12-17-2013 01:51 AM
  5. Gator352's Avatar
    Seriously....what barometer?
    12-17-2013 03:03 PM
  6. Deke218's Avatar
    The Note 3 has barometer, relative humidity, relative and ambient temperature senors. You have a mobile weather station in your pocket. As this is one of the very few phones with these senors, finding an app is difficult.

    [Forgot about the magnetic sensor]
    12-18-2013 12:07 PM
  7. redrover69's Avatar
    Thanks for telling us what the app is called :P
    12-18-2013 01:01 PM
  8. Gator352's Avatar
    The Note 3 has barometer, relative humidity, relative and ambient temperature senors. You have a mobile weather station in your pocket. As this one of the very few phones with these senors, finding an app is difficult.
    I knew the S4 had the barometer and ambient temp sensors but never knew how to access them. On the same note though (pun intended), I DIDN'T know the Note 3 had them as well.
    12-18-2013 04:45 PM
  9. scott40's Avatar
    Mine is working okay. But I like weather signal better.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-18-2013 07:30 PM
  10. Deke218's Avatar
    I've been using Weather Station.

    Trying this one now:
    Personal Weather Station

    Others you may want to look at:
    barometer and thermometer
    redrover69 likes this.
    12-20-2013 09:10 AM
  11. brian181's Avatar
    nice to know we have a barometer! good to know i can use it for more than making phone calls

    loaded the Barometer & Altimeter app by Alessandro Rosso. playing around with it, and compared the reading to a local wunderground station. my N3 has 29.83, the station has 29.86; seems pretty accurate. The temperature is within 2 degrees of my thermostat, and the relative humidity is within 3% of my wall unit.
    12-20-2013 10:36 AM
  12. ph0b0s123's Avatar
    This is what i got. Looks like mines is working.

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    Thanks for the response, but you are looking at the measurement at just one time. If you see from the screens I pasted I was using the historic function, that showed I was getting a bad reading only once in a while. The rest of the time the readings were normal.

    Please see if you get any funny readings over a 24 or 48 hour period

    .
    12-23-2013 03:13 PM
  13. ph0b0s123's Avatar
    Thanks for telling us what the app is called :P
    Thought I did say what the app is...

    "I am also interested if anyone else is using SyPressure or another app"
    12-23-2013 03:21 PM
  14. ph0b0s123's Avatar
    Mine is working okay. But I like weather signal better.

    Posted via Android Central App

    Is this taken as a one time reading or when you have sypressure recording the readings over a 24 or 48 hour period? I like sypressure as it tries to make weather forecasts based on the pressures it is seeing, but each to their own. I did try weather signal and also got a few funny readings over 24 to 48 hour period.

    What I mean be a funny reading is one that was below 900 or above 1100 millibars, which should never happen especially if the phone is sitting in the same place the whole time....
    12-23-2013 03:23 PM
  15. ph0b0s123's Avatar
    nice to know we have a barometer! good to know i can use it for more than making phone calls

    loaded the Barometer & Altimeter app by Alessandro Rosso. playing around with it, and compared the reading to a local wunderground station. my N3 has 29.83, the station has 29.86; seems pretty accurate. The temperature is within 2 degrees of my thermostat, and the relative humidity is within 3% of my wall unit.
    Be aware though that your measurement may not be the same as weather stations. Weather stations have their readings corrected to sea level pressure: Sea-level Barometric Pressure Correction. Some barometric apps will do this correction for you using the GPS to determine altitude.
    12-23-2013 03:27 PM
  16. anto95's Avatar
    When i put *#0*# i can see the barometer problem it displays the altitude too but the problem is that the altitude is always negative (-13 or -14) even though i am on the 3rd floor.
    Can anyone tell how to fix it?

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-15-2014 12:38 PM
  17. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    Just download Samsung's own Barometer app from the Samsung app store see if it reads different...
    01-15-2014 01:35 PM
  18. anto95's Avatar
    The samsung app ( s baro) display network provided values it do not use the phone sensors.

    Sent from my SM-N900 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-15-2014 05:37 PM
  19. MissouriFarmer's Avatar
    Thanks for this thread. It opens up a whole new dimension of my N3 heretofore unknown to me. :-)

    Sent from my SM-N900V using AC Forums mobile app
    01-16-2014 02:38 PM
  20. praveeninday's Avatar
    My note 3 barometer is not responding!!!
    It's not a hardware issue , because it was working when I updated to kit kat.
    Later I rooted the OS and re booted. ..and the barometer is not responding.
    This was the case with 4.3 version of the OS.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-23-2014 02:43 AM
  21. lurkologist's Avatar
    Not sure if this a related issue or not, but whatever ambient temperature app I seem to install, it stops working after a time.

    If I quit the programme (using the back button) and then try to launch it again, I don't get any display whatsoever. If I start the ambient temperature app (have tried all of them on google play), but leave it running in the background by pressing the home key, I have no problem. Could there be another app conflicting with it or could it be that it's somehow a memory issue?
    06-07-2014 12:11 AM

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