Barometer

Looking for a cool new free app to try on your brand new iPhone 6? Then look no further than Peter Breitling’s Barometer—a new easy to use barometer app for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Barometer is an extremely simple app with a minimal design. It allows you to easily measure heights, such as when riding an elevator, check altitude, perform measurements, and more.

It’s so cool that I deemed it worthy to create a video showcasing it in action. Have a look at our video demonstration of Barometer after the break.

The iPhone 6’s barometer sensor is extremely sensitive, and could pick up minimal increases in altitude. It wasn’t always 100% accurate when I pitted it against an old-fashioned tape measure to measure its height, but it wasn’t an egregious differences in measurement, either.

If you have the time, I recommend downloading Barometer and playing around with it. I can only imagine how interesting it would be to take it into a sky-scraper and ride the elevator to the top.

You can download Barometer from the App Store free of charge. Remember, you’ll need to have an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus to use the app.

What do you think?

  • Always wondered how accurate the barometer is on iPhone 6,I’ll give this a try

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Awesome! But icon is ugly!

    • josh

      Who cares?! Does it work? Thats all that matters.

  • John Wickham

    Phew, looks like crap…

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Go to seaside, reset it. BOOM. Now you know how high you are to the sea level 🙂

    • Chetan

      Wouldn’t it had been nice, if there was an option to reset it to sea level without manually going there and coming back?

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Haha that would have been nice, but not possible 🙂

  • Fevostone

    It would be nice to show of my new iPhone with compatible apps what is taking so long…?? You tube Facebook and viber these are really big apps these should be looking and working mint on the iPhone 6 and 6+

  • I’m looking this feature in compass app in future iOS 9…

  • A man

    Too bad I have an iPhone 5s

  • jack

    so there’s no absolute value? (related to mean sea level)

    • Umut Bilgiç

      The iphones should be calibrated at sea level for that.

  • What was “useless”/”gimmicky” years ago is all of a sudden awesome/cool, now that it’s on an iDevice…

    • Hyr3m

      NFC all over again 😀

  • mav3rick

    Very well designed UI and nice graphics on this app. It blends very well within ios7…

  • Thorasgard

    Um. A barometer cannot accurately measure altitude. It measures pressure and barometric pressure changes even at sea level.

    • rs1123

      You clear the altitude at your starting point and the change in pressure as you go up figures the height or altitude. Might not work well for measuring altitude in an airplane after takeoff because the time span is significant, but the time it takes to go up in an elevator should not present a serious risk of pressure change in such a short timespan and the measurement should be acceptable.