In 2013, Engadget published an interesting article on using your iPhone to take your temperature. At the time, this was a cutting-edge article that was talking about a disruptive new technology. Today, this technology is commonplace.
Here are some iPhone apps that you can use to take your temperature.
Kickstarter continues to be an inexhaustible source of good ideas. Of these ideas was designed to improve iOS devices and increase their usability to take temperatures. It is known as Thermodo and first reached the market in 2013. It is a tiny thermometer that we can take everywhere.
The idea is simple. Thermodo can be carried on our keychain. When you need to measure the temperature of a particular place, you just take it out of its capsule and insert it into the 3.5-millimeter jack of the iPhone. You can take your own temperature or the temperature of a room. Its data usage is so small that it can be run through your iPhone connection. This is something we have already seen with IRDA emitters as well.
In order to operate effectively, an application will need to send an audio signal through the temperature sensor. This sensor will attenuate the amplitude of the signal depending on the ambient temperature. This attenuation will be detected by the microphone of the terminal. The data collected is processed and analyzed by the Thermodo application to show the actual temperature on the screen. Although it is a somewhat complex process, the temperature reading is done instantly.
Although Kinsa has been developed to make temperature measurements and observe its evolution through the representation of graphs, the creators will launch an API so that other programmers can implement the application. This offers a much greater range of possibilities.
Kinsa costs just $20 (plus another $10 for shipping and handling). Although it may not seem like cutting edge technology, Thermodo has already managed to reach the $35,000 needed for the project to go ahead and there are still 33 days left until its promotion at Kickstarter.
iCelsius Pro is an accessory capable of expanding the functions of your iPhone by converting your device into a thermometer to measure the temperature and perform various functions. Thanks to a compatible application and the new iCelsius Pro, you will be able to turn your iPhone into a thermometer with which you can measure the temperature of where you are, create graphics and program different alerts.
The application can be configured so that degrees can be expressed in Celsius and Fahrenheit. Also, once you make your graphs, you can save it as an image or send it by email in a simple way. To make everything very accurate, manufacturers ensure that when there’s a change in temperature, the iCelsius Pro detects it instantly and accurately.
The iCelsius Pro can measure temperatures from -30°C to 150°C as it is made of stainless steel with a highly sensitive tip.
The standard version of iCelsius is free. However, you can get greater functionality with the premium version.
As we have already mentioned, to read all this information you need an application available for free in the App Store. The iCelsius Pro is priced at $49.99 and is available at the Amazon store.
Take Your Temperature with the Best iPhone Apps
There are a lot of iPhone apps that you can use to take your temperature with. You want to make sure you choose the best apps, so the results will be accurate without paying an arm and a leg.