Turn your iPhone or iPad into an Altimeter with myAltitude, the free altimeter app. myAltitude includes an Apple Watch app too.
Turn your iPhone or iPad into an Altimeter with myAltitude, the free altimeter app.
myAltitude includes an Apple Watch app too, so you can use your iPhone's GPS to find your current altitude right from your wrist.
myAltitude uses the GPS within your iPhone to display your current altitude (elevation above sea level) in both meters and feet. It also has a handy sharing feature, and the ability to show you how accurate the current reading is.
On supported iOS 8 devices, such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2, myAltitude uses the built-in Barometer to calculate an extremely accurate altitude value.
The perfect free app for climbers, hikers, trekkers, mountaineers and adventurers worldwide.
You can even share your altitude with friends over Facebook, Twitter and more, all from within myAltitude.
Note: this app should not be used for critical purposes, however is ideal for casual use. Please note the reading given by this application is only as accurate as your devices GPS can be.
myAltitude only works on devices with GPS built in (i.e. iPhone, iPad).
If you are having problems getting this app to give you a reading, please check location services are turned on and enabled for this app, WiFi is disconnected, and you are standing in the open air for a more accurate reading.
This app will run and update in the background, where possible, if enabled in the 'Settings' page. However Please Note that Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Updated to take advantage of iOS 10.
Ratings and Reviews
Ignore the complainers... it works great!
Most of those lemmings who whine about the accuracy of this app fit into one of two categories: those who
1. Don't have their iPhone GPS settings already setup for position locating, and/or
2. Don't understand that a GPS-based altimeter can not be as accurate for altitude (vertical positioning) as it is for horizontal positioning.
If you get it that + or - 150 feet (or so) is as pretty darn as good as can be expected for simple GPS (only) altitude, then you certainly won't be disappointed with the accuracy of myAltitude.
On accuracy and repeatability, it's as good as all the other GPS-based offerings, and for free, why complain? If you want something with fancier graphics or bells and whistles, then you'll pay for it. Otherwise, what's not to like about the free version of myAltitude ? cool.
Works fine with assistance from maps
I tried this a couple weeks ago and it never worked. Then I read the review that it really needs to be outside for it to work properly because it needs to connect to the gps satellites. So I went outside and it still didn't work. This really meant that the Location Service still hadn't pinned my location. Next, I opened up Maps app and after forcing it to find my gps location, I went back to myAltitude and lo and behold, I got my altitude reading just fine.
The app author clearly states that this app is only as good as the reliability of the data on the phone. If your iPhone hasn't locked its gps location, this app will always report 0 feet in elevation. Perhaps this is why the app is free, it relies on a pre-existing gps coordinate instead of locking in gps location itself. Once the gps signal is set, this will work flawlessly. Works on my 3G S 3.1 os. I hope this helps anyone giving this app a try and wondering why it always reports 0 feet.
Works Flawlessly for Me!
Just downloaded this app while on a road trip driving through mountain passes. I was just curious what our altitude was at various points on our route. I have a Kensington mount that holds my 3GS on the dash of my vehicle so it has a clear unobstructed view of the sky. This app locked on quickly and continuously displayed my altitude as we drove. Accuracy wad within 100 feet of actual (as posted on freeway mountain pass signs). The display updated every few seconds. Bottom line: No frills, works great (when your device has an unobstructed view of the sky), and the price is right!
The developer, DJM Development, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
No Details Provided
The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Dylan McKee
- 6.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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- © 2016 Dylan McKee
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