Measures distances accurately with ARCore and Google ‘Measure’

Measures distances accurately with ARCore and Google ‘Measure’

The official application from Google to measure distances, name, Measure, traditionally was reserved for devices Tango, but now you can use any mobile with support for ARCore.

Tango gave way to ARCore and the application to measure distances is updated to show us that, indeed, it is possible to make accurate measurements without the need of additional hardware. While only a few mobile launched with Tango, more 30 mobile, for now, support ARCore.

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So you can measure distances with ‘Measure’

Measure is not much different from other applications for measuring distances by using augmented reality. You need good lighting and possibly a surface texture, so that the mobile may make the tracking more successful. The app explains all of this at the beginning, but yeah, in English.

Measures distances accurately with ARCore and Google ‘Measure’

In practice, you have to move the phone and look up the angle until it shows a surface dotted on the floor. This means that the system is ready to start measuring. In the contrary case, a mobile in the middle of the screen you will insist on that to follow looking for the angle.

Measures distances accurately with ARCore and Google ‘Measure’ Left: you still can’t measure. Right: ready to measure

Measure gives two unique tools: to measure length, and measuring height. You need to drag the tool you want to use to the view and then use the adjusters to mark where it begins and where it ends the measurement. The result is displayed in real time on the line itself.

Measures distances accurately with ARCore and Google ‘Measure’ Measuring virtual: 88 cm actual Measurement: 86,5 cm

In terms of accuracy, depends on what you’re measuring, the lighting, the quality of the camera of your mobile and as well that you place the adjusters, but you can say that is pretty good, with a margin of error of about two centimeters. Don’t use it for the measurements of the wood that you are going to be cut for the new wardrobe, but for a rough idea of how much measure any thing.

What mobile phones are supported?

in order To use Measure, you need a mobile or is compatible with Tango (Zenfone AR, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro) or with ARCore. Many of the latest flagships and several mid-range premium in recent times to include it. This is the list, collected by Google.

AsusZenfone AR
Zenfone ARES
GoogleNexus 5Requires Android 8.0 or higher
Nexus 6PRequires Android 8.0 or higher
Pixel, Pixel XL
Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
HMD GlobalNokia 6 (2018)
Nokia 8 Sirocco
HuaweiP20, P20 Pro
Matte RS Porsche Design
LGG6Requires Android 8.0 or higher
G7 ThinQ
V30, V30+, V30+ JOJORequires Android 8.0 or higher
V35 ThinQ
MotorolaBike G5S Plus
Moto G6 Plus
Bike Z2 Force
OnePlusOnePlus 3TRequires Android 8.0 or higher
OnePlus 5
SamsungGalaxy A5 (2017)Not if the model ends in 0 or 8.
Galaxy A7 (2017)
Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Galaxy Note8
Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge
Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+
Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+
SonyXperia XZ PremiumRequires Android 8.0 or higher
Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 CompactRequires Android 8.0 or higher
XiaomiMy Mix 2S

Measures distances accurately with ARCore and Google ‘Measure’

Measure – quick, everyday measurementsVaries depending on the device.

  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Download: Google Play
  • Price: the Free
  • Category: Tools

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