Works, but not unless there is a low system 5/5
Its pouring rain right now and the barometer app says partly cloudy. I realized why- the storms we have in Kentucky during the summer are not from low pressure systems, which dont trip the barometer. Odd. But the app works, i verified it with the NWS barometer.
Only while using 2/5
I want to give this app a 5 star rating, but I don’t understand why it only gives the option to track your location while you’re using it. That means it will only record accurate data while the app is on the screen running. For this app to really be useful, it needs to be able to give accurate readings the whole time the phone is on. That way you can actually track the changes in pressure over time while you are not using the app. Without that, this app is just a toy. The tracking of pressure over time graph is not even close to accurate unless you check the app every minute of the day.
Great app for my phone and watch. 5/5
This is a nice app that does exactly what you expect. It’s a clean and intuitive interface even with the ad-free free version. I went with the pro version just to say thanks for the excellent app. It provides multiple units in one display for those who need it.
Great app 5/5
Stopped working 2/5
The app stopped tracking the barometric changes and has been showing a straight line. I rely on this app because I get chronic migraines and it helps me and my neurologist track them. Please fix this!!
Helpful for health 4/5
This app is great for tracking pressure changes if you have barometric-triggered health problems. I have two rare conditions, and being able to monitor barometer is very helpful. This app works very well for doing that. I just wish that it had the capability to update the “trends” in the background for greater accuracy.
Does not work at all 1/5
Indicator is dead.
This app is great 5/5
By Apple iphone= green apple
This app now can help me predict stormy weather
Could be accurate, could be an Etch A Sketch. Who knows? 3/5
By Windermere 90
I look at this app a lot—have the widget set up too. It could easily be a 5-star app, but there is not enough help for how to set it up and use it for best accuracy. I am not an expert, but I can certainly follow instructions. There are minimal instructions. I’ve also found reason to question its accuracy.
First, there seem to be differences between data/trend readings on different iPhones. I was sitting in the same room with a friend, and we both had the app open on our phones (an iPhone 8 and X)—we had been together all day and were looking at the 6-hour trend view. The graph looked significantly different on each phone, and the station altitudes were reading about 10 ft. different too. Why? How? We even put the phones side by side on a table, but the altitude was still different. That was disturbing. Our app settings were exactly the same, but there must be some setting somewhere on the phone that’s off...sure would like to know what to look for. As for trends, I’ve read that there’s some issue with the app not being able to run in the background; if that’s the case, how can it even display accurate trend readings? That failed comparison test made me lose confidence in the app.
Second, the “Help/About” section on the app has no actual help—tells you what some settings/features are (that’s the “about” part, I guess), but not how you should set each one for accuracy. I assume the developers understand everything, so I wish they would share that knowledge with the users—e.g., what the different setting options do and why you should choose one over the other, what the terminology means in lay terms, and how to find the data to input if necessary.
A specific example among many of where “help” would be, well, helpful: On the altimeter, there’s a setting for “outside temperature” that reads “68.” What is this? No clue. That’s not close to the actual temperature where I am (it’s currently 52 F), so it’s not that, but I don’t know what it is or whether I should manipulate that setting. There’s a + and - button that moves the number in 9 digit increments (?), but there is zero help for this setting.
I’m not looking for professional-level pinpoint accuracy on my phone, but right now, I can’t tell if it’s even in the ballpark of accurate.
Arrowhead man 5/5
By Arrowhead finder
I just installed the Pro and I really like it. I have to watch the pressure Dailey because I suffer with chronic migraines!! Barometric pressure will set my off. Thanks love the look of this.
Add in purchases 1/5
By Hollywood JDog
I upgraded to Pro while using the app and the features were no applied. I reloaded it to “Restore Purchases” and the we’re not applied. The “Pro” version never downloaded. Don’t waste $1.99 of your money and get ripped off buying add on purchases!
Nice app but stopped tracking pressures 4/5
By Li'l Boss
Nice app. Worked well until today. Stopped tracking pressures. Re-downloaded the app but didn’t correct the problem. Please fix. Thank you!
Headache help! 4/5
This app is very helpful for dealing with my weather related headaches. Like another reviewer here, I don’t know what any of the other stuff means, but I am curious. Would love more novice level info. Thanks
Simple, straightforward, does what I need it to 5/5
I’m an automotive technician, I use this app to tell me the station pressure of where I’m at, so that I can check the accuracy of the BARO sensor on cars I’m working on. I like that that it can display in inHg, kPa, psi, and others, because different cars display using different units.
For those who are unfamiliar, “station pressure” is the actual barometer reading right here, right now, at your phone, at whatever altitude you are at. Because altitude affects barometer readings, “Pressure at sea level” has been adjusted for altitude to give you just that; what the pressure would be at sea level. Weather forecasters give you this reading. But if you’re working on cars like I am, you need to know your station pressure.
By Don't get fooled again!
Your joints-every single one of them is it’s own separate capsule- meaning it has its own pressure. I have patients who say they can tell when it’s going to rain or get cold. No, they can tell when the pressure’s dropping- which is almost always accompanied by some type of weather change, rain, cold or otherwise-and your joints internal pressure is “feeling” the External pressure change. High pressure is typically fair weather, a dropping barometer means change is coming-soon.
Your astute assessment regarding your joints is correct-if someone tells you it’s a myth-they’re referring to your ability to discern rainy/cold weather-which is only partly true-I’m getting redundant. Most things in nature are in tune with the barometer- I notice I get hungry when the barometer drops-as does most of the animal kingdom, the fishing is typically better during a falling barometer. Alas, I’m a novice myself at setting the barometer-sorry I couldn’t be of more help there.
Doesn’t work. 1/5
The barometer may or may not be correct. The altitude is over 200 ft. Low. If the altimeter were correct I would be under water!!! At least it was free and yes it will be deleted.
Accurate And Useful 5/5
I use this on my iPad, and found it to be very accurate within 0.02hg of what the airport, 20-miles away, is reporting. I use this to gage weather related pain levels, and really like the ability to establish a set point to determine pressure trends.
not as i expected. i have other weather apps less complicated.
Apple Watch Face 2/5
By Eye guy22
Ok app just wish they had a way to display the info on the Apple Watch Face. Would be 4 stars if they made that happen.
Great app! 5/5
I suffer from a problem where I often experience a feeling of pressure behind and inside my ears. I have often suspected that it is related to barometric pressure in the atmosphere. An app like this helps to confirm my suspicions. It is also an attractive looking app, and best of all, it is free.
Helps verify what I’m feeling 5/5
I started using this after trying others normally suggested for people with migraines affected by barometric pressure changes. I don’t comprehend all the technical explanations but I can now use this app to verify what the pain has told me. I don’t have the “extras” but plan to try them when it’s easier to read and comprehend through pain and nausea. I spent years trying to find and understand my triggers and thought barometric was one but needed an app showing it as numbers and on a graph to see how small the changes can be that make my migraine spin out of control. Verifying it gives me the knowledge to take actions that can help keep it from being as debilitating. Thank you!
Sweet app! 4/5
Simple to use and can be used by those not familiar with meteorology by simply reading the help screen.
Excellent wide range of choices for display metrics.
A great feature to add to the app would be to let the user set a time period (or exact times) fir the app to weaken itself and take readings so a complete history can be stored. Lacking that, perhaps the ability to import GRB files.
Thanks for the app!
Only records when you open the app 2/5
This app looks nice and has some cool features, but even though it has a "Trends" page (which tracks the barometric pressure over a few weeks), it only records the pressure when you open the app. I was hoping/expecting it to pull pressure data from a weather database, which would make the trends page more useful. I've been trying to see if my sinus headaches are linked to specific changes in barometric pressure, but unless I'm checking this app every minute (it doesn't record the pressure in the background either), this is not a very useful app.
Great App 5/5
By marmota monax
Accurate and simple to use. Great addition for those who enjoy tracking weather.
Great app but it would be better if there was a notification feature such as when the pressure changes rapidly over a set period of time.
Simple and perfect 5/5
As simple as the old barometer on my wall and couldn’t be better!
No clutter, no extraneous useless clutter.
The ‘set’ feature is great to set a baseline. The “trend function” for tracking provides insight for recent and current conditions vs forecast.
Many an old salt would tap the barometer and give a forecast to any who’d listen. It was simple science, not some old magic.
Excellent App. 5/5
Easy to read, easy to adjust. Have tried several barometer apps. This is ‘the keeper ‘!
Predicts my weather-related headaches 5/5
I love this app! I have pressure-related headaches, and I am finally able to predict my bad days accurately using the “trend” graph feature. The face is clean and clear and easy to read for this 63-year-old with zero science background. Thanks for a great app!
Best Barometer 5/5
As a fly fisherman who camps in mountainous isolated areas, I cannot see the horizon between canyon or mountain faces. The barometer is among the tools that warns of approaching weather. The addition of an alarm feature for the Apple Watch version would make this app perfect. Giving it a 5-star cuz it is the best of the bunch and has been for a while.
Love the trend function on this app which I use to determine when is the best times to fish. I would like the trend diagram to offer vertical line indications for the midnight of each day as well as horizontal lines that can be set to mark specific barometric ranges. The best range for fishing is when the barometer trend steeply falls from below 30.9 to above 29.9. Highlighted range indicator lines would make this easier to determine at a quick glance.
Idea: make pressure reading a complication feature for Watch 5/5
Love the app. Curious if there are plans to make the current pressure reading with a trend arrow as a complication displayable on the watch face.
I rarely go into the app on my watch because I’d rather use the app on the phone. I would love everytime I raise my wrist to see the time I also can see the current pressure reading (minimum ASAP) and even a trend arrow (dream function). This would make the watch essentially on par with a suunto or garmin in terms of weather forecasting in the field for me at least.
Now if a trend map does become possible down the road for the watch, I’d go pro and pay some money!
Graph works again 5/5
With this latest upgrade the gravel on my iPhone X seems to work again. I’ve updated my rating accordingly from One stop back to five. P.S. How do I get the new WOS app on my watch?
Using the iPhone X and when you go to settings and try to change the face of the display for the app it freezes and you have to shut down the app and restart it. The feedback page is an image and not a clickable email address so I post it here to make it easier
Nice barometer app 5/5
Nicely displays the output of the (impressive) built-in barometric pressure sensor that easily registers the pressure difference going up one flight of stairs.
Most useful, in my opinion, is the trend-line plot. One request is to include the time scale for the bottom axis to facilitate comparisons vs. time, which is available to the app.
Please display the pressure also in the units of the second scale (Pro version), below the dial (numerically) on the main screen. While I’m all for hPa and mBar, pressure is typically in inHg in the US and that would help with regional differences.
One of these days, Apple will also make the temperature available (already in the sensor) to app creators and it would be great to have a trend line with both plotted, with due care in interpretation because it’ll be the temperature of the sensor in the iPhone and not of its environment. 🙂
Best Barometer App 5/5
I’ve tries all the other barometric apps. This one is easily the best and best-featured. The Trend graph is excellent and extremely useful, as is the ability to export data to a CSV file. The tech support is impressive and responsive.
The 30-day Trend data can be imported into Numbers or some other spreadsheet for more analysis or graphing. Being able to finely control the marker is great, and having it show on the Trend graph, too.
I’ve been doing a study on Meniere’s Syndrome and how air pressure affects symptoms. This App has been extremely useful in collecting, graphing, corroborating data, and understanding when and why the symptoms appear.
Good utility but needs improvement 3/5
It’s a great app I love the idea and interface of it, but there is a big glitch
The app seems to be tracking the barometric pressure only when it is open, the graph is pretty inaccurate if you have not used the app for past 3 days or so.
Only updates graph when open 3/5
I like the app but the graph only updates when I open it. This creates a very choppy and inaccurate graph of the barometric pressure history. If I don't open the app for a few days the graph just draws a straight line between what the pressure was the last time I opened it and the current value. All the data in between is missing. The graph needs to read and record the pressure at some fixed or user defined I web all. That would make it a 5 star app.
Finally a recording barometer.
I’ve had the app for a week. I’ve only used the barometer part, but I really like it.
If you have a few aches and pains, you can quickly check to see if the barometric pressure is falling.
Accurate barometer 5/5
I sail boats alone across oceans and pay close attention to barometers. I have two on my present boat, but neither is as accurate as the readings I am getting from this app on my iPhone 7+. Comparing those readings frequently with current readings online, I have never seen variation of more than .5 of a millibar.
I would very much like the app to work on my Apple Watch, too.
Help for those at altitude 3/5
I am also at altitude (like other reviewers) - I have no idea how to set this so it’s accurate for this altitude and the app offers no help. Great app for tracking but a few easy how-tos would give it a 5 star for me. Hope to see an update soon! :) if it helps I’m out of Denver, CO
Works Fine in iOS 11.0.x 5/5
Just a brief update. I apologize for not revising sooner.
Works fine in iOS 11.0.1
From iOS 10.x.x - Love how it's a widget! 👍
If safety or health an issue, consider downloading iOS 9.3.5 IPSW file, or restore from your backup. iOS 10 is ok, but still pretty new & can be problematic.
From previous versions:
Straight out, this app was only off by 2 millibars from an aneroid barometer, calibrated at local NWS station.
Tweak difference in elevation and app is right on the money every time!
Will be very useful (and safe) for outings to gulf coast during tropical storm / hurricane season.
I also like how it matches Apple's clock & 'pro' version has > 1 scale.
Good App + recommendation 4/5
By The Heaberlins
Functions as advertised, nothing to complain about. One suggestion tho -make basic weather prediction based off of barometric erasure trends. This would be good to have as a widget...
Altimeter is broken with negative readings 4/5
Need help ! 3/5
So far this APP works great, has never crashed, and give me what I THINK I need. I say, "what I think", because I am a novice. I really don't understand "Station Pressure/Altitude", nor how to set it and why. I know that this is just my ignorance, but it sure would be nice to get some help/essay explanation, etc. so that not only could I set it properly, but more importantly understand what I am looking at! Call me ignorant ... thats ok ... I am! 😆. But, the way you get more, NEW users of an APP, is to help those of us that have an interest in understanding pressure and altitude ... what their interrelationship is and how to get accurate readings !
All I know right now, is that my joints start hurting when the pressure drops! It's "accurate" for me to take one more ibuprofen when that is about to (or even already) has dropped. Please help educate me to set this properly for my statistic elevation here in Rio Rancho, NM (5282')
Trend is not working in this version 3/5
This is a great Barometer/Altimeter, but as others have mentioned the Trend function is completely broken in this version. The line graph is extremely jagged and jumps wildly up and down; and the value at the end of the line does not even correspond to the currently displayed value.
Other than that, the app has a clean, appealing design, and it is easy to read and use.
Awesome App!!! 5/5
What's already been said by others that gave a high rating!!!
Very clean, works great!!! :-)
Scratched an itch 5/5
I'm a simple user; just wanted to 1) see a current barometer reading, and 2) track changes informally against my observed weather. This exactly what I wanted and does it so beautifully and with such absence of fuss that I find myself checking back often...
Wish I could give 0 star rating 1/5
Barometer stuck on 29.6 for weeks after updating, deleting, and reinstalling
Nothing out there better 5/5
I've tried quite a few barometer apps, & there are a lot of them, and none of them compare to this very easy app, but complex in the inside. I only wish it could be open on the front page, instead of having to access the app...that is the only negative I have. Thanks for helping me determine/predicting my arthritis aches & pains!!