The Pixel XL seems to auto gain the microphone, so everything comes out at 70db. Clapping directly into the mic didn't significantly raise the level, and when it got quiet, it only went down to the 60db level. Therefore, on this phone, it doesn't work. The concept and layout is good, and if it works better on a different device, I wouldn't want to hurt the program's rating, so I still gave it 4 stars, but... It doesn't work for me. I'm not sure if Android gives developers a switch to turn off the auto gain control, but the developer should look into that.
It really doesnt work well. It almost seems as if it makes up how many decibels it is by chance. When completely quiet it shows 35 dB when it should be 0 and when I scream into it it shows about 75dB when it should be 120. Its good for kids as a toy app nothing more!
Its REALLY nice. I downloaded this at a party to see if i whould eventually get hearing damage. It was around 78 dB so i didnt stay for long. I really recommend it! Easy to see and use! Whould also like to see that you could record the graph to review it later. 👌
The response of the microphone is way to fast as the readings need to be averaged as you will find on professional meters. The meter will not read 0 when it is quiet as it will at best show the noise floor of the microphone, or in a quiet room 35db might be expected or the floor of the microphone is at 35db, so entirely correct. Did not test the dynamic range but would expect no more than 120db. It's fun piece of kit but hard to calibrate so you will only get an idea of the noise levels. Could be used for relative noise measurement if only they would average the readings to make the response slower.
Nice app, simple, but I also need to record, keep or discard them. Presently, we're experiencing terrible abuse of prank apps by a neighbor, looking for relief. Developers: Please design a counter-measure/block for unwanted annoyance and high-frequency apps causing harassment and harm. Thanks!
Need to record how many decibels my loud neighbors reach but your app fails if I try to record. Why don't you put that information before we waste our time?
Button sound removed(sound interfered in dB)
Measure noise & sound level with precise decibel reader & sound meter/detector