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A Good Backup Altimeter

By Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor - Bits and Pieces, Board member - EAA Canada Council


May 3, 2022 – We published an article about an altimeter for your iPhone or iPad more than four years ago, thanks to input from Doug Martin. I wondered if it was worth checking in and sure enough, there are new apps that do this. I just downloaded this one from Examobile S.A, a Polish company, which seems very accurate. It spotted about a three-foot change in altitude when I stood up. Plenty accurate for a backup plan I'd say. You can remove ads for $1.99 if you think it might be a good idea to have the fastest response in an emergency. Just check in with the app store and look for “barometer altimeter” and there are several choices. If anyone has done a more thorough analysis, our readers would love to hear from you. Just send an email to

So, if you want a backup to your backup plan, why not take a peek?

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