Sensor Scout review

panoramic This is another simple yet useful app, Sensor Scout will let you read data from the sensors on your windows phone.

On the main screen you will choose which sensor you want to see in action, then you will have to start recording values by hitting the appbar.check at the bottom of the page. Depending on the sensor you’ve chosen data will be displayed in a different way plus the raw data in numbers.

  • GPS sensor is for acquiring current location, you can choose between high accuracy and low accuracy, note that in order to have valid GPS signal you have to be outside or close to a window or be connected to a wifi network.
  • Gyroscope is a sensor that measures the rotation of your phone in the 3 axes (x,y,z) , the first graph shows you the current rotation speed of each axis and the second graph the cumulative rotation since you started recording.
  • Accelerometer is self-explanatory, it gives you the acceleration on each of the 3 axes (x,y,z), keep in mind that your phone always receives the acceleration (G) caused by earth’s gravity.
  • Finally the compass will show you where is the north is, there are two bars, one shows you raw data from the sensor and the other the corrected by your phone estimation of where the north truly is.

I hope you can find good use to this application,
it’s free with no ads so if you like it support it by giving a good rate/review on the store.

Download the app by scanning the QR code below or by hitting this link.


*the app appearance is based on your phone’s theme (light/dark) so it may differ from screenshots I’ve posted above.


2 thoughts on “Sensor Scout review

  1. Hi man, I have download the sensors scout, a simple but useful app. I want to ask…

    When I had my N95 Nokia, I was able to see GPS source details, like which satellite I got signal, signal strength and others info’s.

    I haven’t found any app that do something for WP. Do you know if there any API limitation?

    • Hello,
      thank you for posting here. I haven’t found yet API calls that reveal that kind of information although I wasn’t specifically looking at what you describe. I’ll have to search more and if more relevant info is available I’ll update the app. Keep in mind that in general Windows Phone 8 isn’t as open as Symbian was but in time more and more power will be given to developers with new APIs released.

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