Smartphones can do just about anything these days, and while most people aren’t aware of it, they can even accurately record distance and heights. If you ever find yourself without a tape measure, you can easily download an app to your phone to record the dimensions of almost any object. You can also find a bunch of apps that can measure the perimeter of a lot or the distance between two locations. In this article, we bring you the best 7 distance measuring apps for Android and iOS.
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AR ruler: camera tape measure
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The AR Ruler app can do just about anything, from measuring the distance between the camera and a fixed point to measuring the length of an object using a ruler tool. Not only that, but you can also measure the volume of 3D objects with this handy app. Since this application uses an AR camera, you must ensure that your phone is equipped with the ARCore library produced by Google. Unit conversion becomes easy as this app can measure linear distances and sizes in mm, meter, cm, inches, feet and yards.
Rule by NixGame
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Ruler by NixGame is as simple as it gets. It provides you with an on-screen ruler that you can use to measure the dimensions of any object. You don’t need to go through multiple complicated features, just place your phone against the object you want to measure and register it on the scale. You can set the ruler to different units: cm, mm and inch. Available in 15 languages, this application will appeal to everyone.
If you are looking to make a detailed floor plan and map certain sections of your home, Magicplan will be of great help to you. First, you can use your phone’s camera to scan and measure the interior area of a room and record the necessary angles. Then you can create sketches for the plan and complete them with pictures and notes. If you are doing a renovation job, you can even calculate cost estimates on this app. Once you are done, you can create a PDF file from the saved information.
GPS field surface measurement by Farmis
GPS Fields Area Measure app by Farmis is the most popular and effective app to measure area, perimeter and distance of a plot of land. Thanks to the satellite view, you can delimit the area of your land on a map and share it with your friends and colleagues. You can even track the plot by simply turning on the GPS and driving through the plot.
Angle Meter by Smart Tool Factory
Angle Meter is a great app to measure the angle or inclination between two planes or surfaces. The accuracy of the measurement depends on the quality of your phone’s sensors. You can save all your measurements to the database and even project the readings onto a graph. The Angle Meter application offers the following modes: Single angle, Difference between two angles, Relative angle and Bubble level.
Measure by Apple
This app is only for iPhone and iPad. It is simple to use and can effectively measure the size of objects and even the height of people. Simply draw a line along the boundary of an object and the app will record the measurement for you. You can even share the measurements with your friends from the app itself.
Although Google Maps isn’t technically just a distance measuring app, it can still tell you the distance between two locations on a map. Simply type the name of both locations into the search bar and Google Maps will show you the distance between them. It will also tell you how long it takes to travel between the two locations by car, two-wheeler or on foot.
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These are the 7 best distance measuring apps for Android and iOS. Some of these apps depend on the AR camera and require your phone to have the ARCore library produced by Google. If you frequently use a particular app to measure distances on your phone, let us know in the comments!
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