Android Mobile Sensors List and Use
Gyroscope SensorGyroscope sensor can measure six directions at a time. You will be able to see the effects immediately by rotating your phone slightly. Now Gyroscope sensor is mostly used in 3D game development, and possibly indoor navigation in future.
Light SensorLight sensor is applied to detect the light intensity of the environment, and then adjusts screen brightness and determines whether to turn off the keyboard light. Test the effect by putting your phone in dark place and retrieving it.
Orientation sensor is applied to detect direction status of the device, i.e. auto rotate screen when device is rotated horizontally. It can also be used as measure equipment like Spirit Level.
Proximity SensorProximity sensor measures the distance between two objects, usually the device screen and our hands/face etc. Test the effect by moving your hand forward and backward in front of the device in Sensor Box for Android.
Temperature SensorTemperature sensor provides information about your device temperature, thus you can take action when the temp is too low or high.
Accelerometer SensorAccelerometer sensor is applied to detect device directions, i.e. auto rotate screen when the device is rotated vertically. It is also widely used in-game development.
SoundSound detects the sound intensity around you and provides you detailed information about the intensity changes.
Magnetic FieldMagnetic Field is used in many areas like metal detection and compass, which bring us lot convenience in our life.
PedometerPedometer is sensor which can track how many steps are you taken. This is a fitness sensor and this is more accurate than accelerometer
Heart Rate MonitorHeart rate monitor sensor measure your heart rate.
Fingerprint SensorsMany new android devices come with fingerprint sensors technology like Samsung Galaxy S and HTC one max. We all know iPhone also rolling out this fingerprint sensor in all latest iPhone models. Fingerprint scanner is an extra layer for your android mobile security , you can unlock your android mobile from your fingerprint scan.
BarometerBarometer sensor that can measure atmospheric pressure effect in you room or area.
IR Blaster SensorIR sensors control your all type of household devices that runs with remote. You can control your TV, AC, DVD, DVR and much more from this sensor. Currently this sensor comes in high-end mobile devices.
Apps for Seeing your Sensors in Android Mobile
Sensor Box for AndroidWith this android app you can use and read your all sensor data in android app. You can also known how many sensors are currently available in your android phone from this app.
Hardware InfoThis apps tell your every android data in your phone screen. You can know everything about your android mobile including your android mobile sensor.