Google updates Measure app to support all ARCore phones, previously Tango-only

Ruben Fields
June 23, 2018

Google has released a new version of its measurement app via augmented reality (AR), called the "Measure" that is compatible with the ARCore platform, including most recent flagships.

This app can be very clutch if you're looking to roughly measure spaces around the house or anywhere else.

Although Google Measure boasts greater compatibility after today's update, the augmented reality app is still clunky and impractical, especially compared to its iOS counterpart - also called Measure - which is built into iOS 12.

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Google Measure, the app that was initially a part of the devices supporting Project Tango, has now reached devices supporting ARCore.

Once calibrated, a drawer at the bottom allows users to drag either a length or height tool into the camera viewfinder. When you first open the app, you have to move the phone around so it can scan the surrounding area. Shorter measurements are usually within half an inch, while longer measurements can be off by several inches. To get the best results possible, you'll need to be in a well-lit environment, as is the case with most ARCore apps. It may not be as accurate as real tape measure, but it's still good enough to get a clear idea of the distance you're measuring. Google notably replaced Project Tango with ARCore in December and discontinued support for Project Tango in March.

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