Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device

Here are the unique ways to use Sensors on Android Device with the help of all the sensors that are currently in your Android device. So follow the complete guide discussed belwo to proceed with this.

Most of the Android devices have multiple sensors (Latest Android devices have for sure while older could be less of that) in them like light sensor, gravity sensor, proximity sensor, etc. These sensors are there to perform such kind of particular action or task which you probably might be familiar with if you are using your Android device regularly. These sensors you probably might be using for just the defined tasks or the actions only, but you might have never tried of utilising these sensors for some other actions or tasks (most probably). As the sensors could be used for many other reasons too in different ways so being a user of the Android device (customization is the reason) you should know to play with these in an advanced way. Here in this article, we have written ten unique ways in which you could utilise the sensors on your Android device so as to perform many of the different tasks. To know about the ways just head on to the main part of the article which is given below, read about it after that.

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Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device

Let’s have a look on some of the cool things that you can try in your Android. So have a look at all these ways below.

For Proximity Sensor:

Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device
Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device

#1 Use the gestures to control the media playback on your device which all requires the usage of Proximity sensor and the Wave Control app. Just try it up to control your music playback in the cool new way. Hover your hand over the proximity sensor and you could change up the tracks or stop up the music playback etc.

#2 Automatically answer your calls using the proximity sensor, just use the app named SpeakerPhone Ex and it would do the rest for you. You just require to raise your phone to the ear and it should be answered for the calls. Apart from that, there is a huge list of other call related gestures this app carries with, just look on these now.

#3 Lock and Unlock your device through using the gestures like waving a hand over the proximity etc. For enabling all such gestures on your device, you just need to install the app named Kin Screen and through setting it up you would get all those gestures running.

#4 For custom actions or defining gestures over the Proximity on your device, you could prefer to use the app named Proximity Actions. Make your own gesture for any kind of action or opening of app etc anything.

For Camera/Flash:

Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device
Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device

#1 Use the app named Cardiography to check your instant heartbeat accurately, and all this is done by placing your finger on the main camera of your device over the flash as well. This is merely inaccurate at times but if you work with it you would find up the great results.

#2 Calculate the Distance from the objects through using the app named Smart Distance. This advanced app uses the data from the camera of your device and hence regulates it in a way to find out the accurate distance from the objects. Just add in the estimated height of the object in the app ad also point your camera towards that, and the app would tell you the distance within seconds.

#3 Using the old Android device could be no better than this. Just use your Old Android camera as the surveillance or the motion detector by installing the app named Motion detector App. This app sends the images of the triggered intruder to the defined email which you ould customise anytime.

For Magnetometer:

Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device
Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device

#1 Compass is something which you would likely not carry all the time with you, but the Android device would be the one you most probably carry with yourself. In case you wish or you need to use the compass fo some reason then don’t bother to buy the one or carry up to one with you all the time because the Android device with Magnetometer sensor could be used as a compass by installing up the app named Smart Compass.

#2 Accelerometer: Just use the Android device to check or measure up the speed of the device or the acceleration of the device!
The app Accelerometer Gauge could be used for the very purpose, and you could change your Android into the Speedometer/odometer.

For Gyroscope:

Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device
Unique Ways to use Sensors on Android Device

#1 Pocket Buble Level is the app that works with the Gyroscope sensor of your device to give you the while data of leveller and hence you could use up your device to level up your projects or the objects etc. You need to calibrate it first and then after that you could perform the designated action.

Also Read: How To Control Your PC Using Your Android Device

So, these were the unique ways through which we could use the different sensors on our Android device and hence get the amazing tasks done through them. As from the article, you have got up about the all different ways of using up the sensors on Android, it’s now your time to apply these all and get the benefits. Hope you would liked the method, don’t forget to share your views!



AUTHOR

Karanpreet Singh is the Co-Founder of Techviral. He writes about how to, tutorials especially on Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet, Social Networks, etc. Apart from this, he is an Ec-Council CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and a Digital Marketing Expert. He loves to share his knowledge with others through blogging.

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