1. whichphone's Avatar
    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,

    Im told that the S5 dont 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. (Im not interested in measuring the pressure in my tires here.)
    05-08-2014 12:33 PM
  2. puremeerkat's Avatar
    I just downloaded a sensor testing app and the phone does have a pressure sensor built in. So a data connection isn't used.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-08-2014 02:11 PM
  3. PolarBear8's Avatar
    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 ?
    05-09-2014 09:12 AM
  4. U4icLab's Avatar
    Barometer but no hygrometer or thermometer like its predecessors.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-09-2014 11:13 AM
  5. ziva2006's Avatar
    When did Galaxy's have a hygrometer?

    Sent from my Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk
    05-09-2014 11:29 AM
  6. puremeerkat's Avatar
    Here's the link to an app that shows all of your sensors in your device.


    Posted via Android Central App
    05-09-2014 12:02 PM
  7. winnersmw's Avatar
    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
    05-09-2014 01:55 PM
  8. martinseeker's Avatar
    My barometer shows 987hPa while actual pressure is 1007hPa is there any way to correct it?
    04-08-2016 04:51 PM
  9. zrabatah's Avatar

    In order to understand why your app shows the incorrect pressure, you have to understand what each value means. Is the 1007hPa value from your local weather station or from some other reference pressure? If so, they are probably taking into account the altitude difference offset and doing a calculation to see what your pressure would be based off sea level.

    However, it is still useful to use the 987hPa value you are getting from your phone, even though you are not offsetting the pressure for altitude differences. If you want to confirm that you are reading a raw pressure signal you can download my pressure app. It reads Raw pressure signals, this is useful for certain data acquisition testing for sensors. If you have any questions about pressure signals or how to use my app, just let me know.


    Also, after looking at pressure values for a few days, you should see a trend where lower pressure ranges (96 - 97 kPa) is a general indicator of storm fronts in your area, while (98 - 100 kPa) values are an indication of normal or good weather. This isn't always the case but is a general rule of thumb. Of course it depends on your altitude for what a normal day may be. Where I am an average day is around 98.5 kPa, but in other regions it may be 100 kPa or even lower than 98.5 kPa.

    03-07-2017 09:38 PM
  10. IMANUT46's Avatar
    The article states pressing *#0*# opens the menu. It does not work on my S5. Help.
    04-09-2017 12:53 PM

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