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Sensor Sense – easily access what your phone sensors see in real time [Freeware]


Your smartphone can capture a lot more information from its environment than you can. It can sense what the sound levels are, your exact long & lat location, the light levels where you are, gravity, magnetics, temperature and more. So wouldn’t it be nice to be able to quickly scan one or more of these readings to see what’s going on?

Sensor Sense is a free app which lets you do just that. It’s actually doing nothing very clever, just displaying the results from your phone’s sensors, but it’s the way it displays them that makes it cool. You get clear on-screen displays of the exact real time data as it happens, with pretty pastel color panels which are easy to read.


Click on a sensor reading and the app will also display a running total of the data it’s captured so you can get an idea of how your environment or location or whatever has changed over the period. Very clever. Whether you’re ever going to need to see exactly how fast you’re accelerating at any one moment is a mute point, it’s just fun to have the data at your fingertips.

And think of the fun you can have showing off your new phone’s skills to grandma!

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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