Sensor Scout lets you spy on your Windows Phone sensors


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.

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

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