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Old 17-11-2014, 12:00   #1
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Ipad Air2 has a barometer?

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I was looking at the new iPad air 2 and noticed it has a barometer. This would be great for offshore sailing. Does anyone have an app to allow recording of the barometer? Does anyone have real world experience with the barometer in the Air2?
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Re: Ipad Air2 has a barometer?

InavX supports the barometer in the new Ipads and Iphone6. It has a graph of the air pressure. Nice feature if you also use the ipad with inavx for navigation.

Barograph is a free app that shows a graph of the air pressure measured via the sensor.
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Re: Ipad Air2 has a barometer?

probably wouldn't work if the ipad / iphone was in a water proof case?...
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Re: Ipad Air2 has a barometer?

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probably wouldn't work if the ipad / iphone was in a water proof case?...
I think the barometer is only a derivative function of the GPS of the iPad.

I noticed that on my boat during a long leg. Given the GPS gives you actual height... then its simple to get the calculation done to equate it to pressure.

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Re: Ipad Air2 has a barometer?

I hope it can be calibrated.
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Re: Ipad Air2 has a barometer?

I just turned the feature on in INavX and it shows the pressure and also a graph is accessible showing trending. It is in millibars, not inches, and I haven't found where I can change the units on it. Have just had this new Air 2 a couple of weeks and didn't know it had this feature.


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