10 Unbelievable Android Apps That Work With Your Smartphone Sensors

By | February 12, 2024

Do you know that the smartphone you have in your pocket have many sensors and you don’t even realize what your smartphone can do with these sensors? But after reading this article you will come to know what your smartphone is capable of. the huge collection of wireless radios inside every handset, there are a growing number of sensors, which offer anything from pressure sensing to motion and temperature. so let’s have a look at the 10 Unbelievable Android Apps That Work With Your Smartphone Sensors.

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10 Unbelievable Android Apps That Work With Your Smartphone Sensors:

#1 Metal Detector:

[appbox googleplay id=kr.sira.metal]

Metal Detector apps require a magnetic sensor (magnetometer). If this app does not work properly, please check your phone specifications.

This app measures magnetic field with a built-in magnetic sensor. The magnetic field level (EMF) in nature is about 49μT(micro tesla) or 490mG(milli gauss); 1μT = 10mG. When any metal(steel, iron) is near, magnetic field level will increase.


– Alarm level

– Beep sound

– Sound effect on/off

– Material design

#2 Thermometer:

[appbox googleplay id=com.bti.tempMeter]

  • Celsius & Fahrenheit scale
  • indoor & outdoor option*
  • classic thermometer look
  • digital and analog type
  • out weather background
  • animated liquid
  • 16 backgrounds
  • 4 liquid types
  • tablet support

#3 Earthquake Vibration Sensor:

[appbox googleplay id=ycl.vibrationsensor]

  1. The software can warn you when the earthquake is coming.
  2. The user can setup the variant values of three dimensions.

When the sensor sensed each axle’s variation over your setting, then your cell phone will send out a warning bell.

  1. The setting values of axle’s variation are effective only to each time you start the “Run in Background”.
  2. The software can be run in system background even you close the form of user interface.
  3. You can start the earthquake sensing service when you click the button of “Run in Background” in the form of user interface.
  4. You can stop the earthquake sensing service when you click the button of “Stop” in the form of user interface.

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#4 Sound Meter:

[appbox googleplay id=kr.sira.sound]

SPL(sound pressure level) meter app uses your built-in microphone to measure noise volume in decibels(DB) and shows a reference. I had calibrated a lot of android devices with an actual sound level meter (dBA).

Main features:

– Upside down mode

– Level notification

– Material design

#5 WalkLogger pedometer:

[appbox googleplay id=com.walklogger.pedometer&hl=en]

WalkLogger is a pedometer/step counter that lets you keep track of your physical activity, effortlessly and automatically. The step counter counts your steps and you get estimates of your distance walked or run, your active calorie burn and your total calorie consumption. Get motivated to stay active, lose weight, maintain your weight loss and stay healthy.

WalkLogger stays on in the background and automatically determines when you are walking. To use it, simply turn your screen off and put the phone in your pocket, in a belt clip, or in a purse or bag. The more firmly attached the phone is to you the better it works.

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#6 IR Universal Remote:

[appbox googleplay id=com.freeirtv&hl=en]

  • Whether you need a TV remote controller or a way to stream your videos to your chrome cast, you can always use IR Universal Remote.
  • There are thousands of supported manufacturer models with hundreds of thousands of IR remote codes
  • Control your LG Smart TV, WebOS, and Samsung TV over WiFi and cast your favorite photos, videos, and music to Chromecast, Xbox One, Android TV, Fire TV, LG TV, and Roku.

#7 Wifi Analyzer:

[appbox googleplay id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=en]

  • Turns your android phone into a Wi-Fi analyzer!!
  • Shows the Wi-Fi channels around you. Helps you to find a less crowded channel for your wireless router.

#8 Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor:

[appbox googleplay id=com.runtastic.android.heartrate.lite&hl=en]

* Measure your heart rate with your smartphone camera! Yup, your camera is the heart rate monitor.

* Graphs illustrate your pulse rate measurement that way you can monitor your heart over time right in your pulse app.

* Different pulse rate measurement types: resting HR, pre- & post-workout HR, maximum HR

* Upload your results after you measure your heartbeat to Runtastic.com, compare and analyze your heart beat measurements by day, week or year

* Share your heart rate tracker measurements on social media like Facebook, Google+ & Twitter or via email. Maybe you’ll get your friends to use this great heart rate tracker.

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#9 Star Chart:

[appbox googleplay id=com.escapistgames.starchart&hl=en]

– Just point and view. No need to scroll around the screen to find out what you are looking at*.

– Alternatively, look around the sky using finger gestures – perfect for armchair astronomers!

– Voice Control: Explore the solar system with commands like: “Fly me to the Moon” / “Go to Saturn” / “Tour Mars” / “Look at Andromeda” / “Where is the Cigar Galaxy?”[English only]

– Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your Android device at any angle.

– Accurately depicts all the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres – a total of over 120,000 stars!

– Includes entire Messier catalog of exotic deep sky objects.

– Using the powerful Time Shift feature allows you to shift up to 10,000 years forward or backward in time.


#10 AndroSensor:

[appbox googleplay id=com.fivasim.androsensor&hl=en ]

– Accelerometer readings, (linear acceleration and gravity sensors)

– Gyroscope readings,

– Light sensor value,

– Ambient magnetic field values,

– Device orientation

– Proximity sensor readings

– Pressure sensor (barometer)

– Relative humidity sensor

– Temperature readings

– Battery status, voltage, temperature, and health

– Sound level meter (decibel)

– If your device supports it, next to the sensor’s name, you will see how much power the sensor consumes per hour in mA.

So these were the android apps that show how good your smartphones will work with the provided sensor by the manufacturer. if you liked this article do share with your friends and let them know.

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