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. 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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