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See your iPhone in motion! Watch your iPhone's gyroscope and accelerometer sensors in action and discover how they work. Measure the effect of gravity on your iPad and experiment with its magnetometer. Sensor Kinetics is a complete Physics class about all of the motion sensors on your iPhone or iPad.

Scroll up and down the Sensor Kinetics screen to see the many motion sensors in your iPhone. The advanced viewers show real-time measurements from all of the standard sensors available in your iPhone or iPad, including the gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer. Sensor Kinetics provides a comprehensive look at the combined operations of all the kinetic (motion) sensors.

Tap the sensor title line with the chart icon to activate the chart viewer. Each chart viewer provides detailed scrolling graphs for the three relevant axes of the associated sensor. In the case of the accelerometer, the chart viewer has two modes. In raw data mode, it produces a graph of the accelerations along the X,Y,Z axes, while during Rotation data mode, the app computes the actual roll and pitch angles as they accumulate while you rotate and move the device.

Who Should Use Sensor Kinetics? Developers, students, hobbyists... anyone who's curious about what lies "under the hood" of their iPhone or iPad! It will tell you exactly what motion sensors you have on your iPhone and what the sensors are measuring.

EDUCATIONAL: Sensor Kinetics demonstrates the physics of gravity, acceleration, rotation, magnetism and more as these forces are measured by your iPhone or iPad sensors, including the gyroscope and accelerometer. The app includes comprehensive help files with easy to understand information and experiments that you can perform with the sensors.

 Great hands-on tool for physics courses on classical mechanics.

TEST YOUR DEVICE: Sensor Kinetics allows you to test all of the sensors on your iPhone or iPad. For example, you can quickly determine if your iPhone has a gyroscope sensor and how fast it's operating. The chart viewers allow you to measure any sensor over time to gauge their accuracy and behavior.

APP DEVELOPERS: Developers can use Sensor Kinetics to closely watch the behavior of the sensors they use in their apps. You can compare the performance of advanced sensors like the gyroscope, linear acceleration sensor and the rotation sensor.


● Lists all the sensors available on your iPhone/iPad, including the accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, attitude sensor, linear acceleration sensor and gravity sensor.

● Graphically demonstrates each of these onboard sensors.

● Detailed charting displays captured sensor data in real time.

● In-depth help files provide students with complete information on sensor operation and suggest numerous experiments for the Physics class.

● Can be used to record and monitor lengthy movements, vibrations and rotations.

The paid version Sensor Kinetics Pro, now available from iTunes, gives you the ability to save and share sensor data and to apply filters to the data stream.

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

Supporting current iOS version. Adding the Data List Viewer as a new selection in the Chart Viewer menu. Improve performance and fix several bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

lilo_ann ,

Very useful but some features not working

A few months ago my college math class had us use this app for an experiment. Everyone thought it was a cool and useful free app to see the phone sensor readings but many iPhone users had problems with features not working (that was the majority of the 90-person class).

Specifically, I have an iPhone X with the newest iOS version and these features don’t work for me:
- the graph visualizations - they are glitchy and appear to be stuck above the top of the screen (off screen and not visible, showing only the x-axis labels), in either orientation, portrait or landscape
- the back button doesn’t respond to being pressed, turns grey but no action happens
- the clear graph button crashes the app

Its still a good app which I will continue to keep on my phone and use occasionally, but I wish that these features would get fixed.


Should I get this?

I don’t know if I should buy this. All I want to do is view a longer-term live updating graph output, not just a few seconds worth, which scrolls away, and I can’t see the history while still recording data.

Brandon from MD ,

Not apparently compatible with iPhone X

On my Xs, the graphs are off screen no matter the orientation. Hasn’t been updated in a couple years. Too bad because otherwise it’s a great app and I haven’t found a good replacement.

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