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    Default Pressure sensor in S5?

    I've gotten conflicting information as to whether the Galaxy S5 has a pressure sensor. I do a lot of hill climbing and would like to be able to use barometric altimeter apps on whatever new smart phone I decide to buy, since GPS altimetry has very low precision. I talked to Samsung chat which seemed a bit like talking to a brick wall,

    I’m told that the S5 “don’t support Pressure sensor”, yet “you can use barometric altimeter apps

    If the S5 has no pressure sensor how can it support barometric apps, unless it gets the pressure data from some online source, which is of no use in determining barometric pressure at my exact location. (I’m not interested in measuring the pressure in my tires here.)
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    Default Re: Pressure sensor in S5?

    I just downloaded a sensor testing app and the phone does have a pressure sensor built in. So a data connection isn't used.

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    Default Re: Pressure sensor in S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by puremeerkat View Post
    I just downloaded a sensor testing app and the phone does have a pressure sensor built in. So a data connection isn't used.
    What was the app ?
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    Default Re: Pressure sensor in S5?

    Barometer but no hygrometer or thermometer like its predecessors.

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    Default Re: Pressure sensor in S5?

    When did Galaxy's have a hygrometer?

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    Here's the link to an app that shows all of your sensors in your device.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.smartsensors

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    Default Re: Pressure sensor in S5?

    If you look at this article on Android Central's homepage right now, you'll see that there IS a barometer built in:

    Pressure sensor in S5?-sensor_tests_gs5_screens.jpg

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