Measure the length of objects using AR on any ARCore device

Google's AR tape measure app is now available on all ARCore-enabled devices

The practical-minded augmented reality app, which was unveiled in 2016, had previously been limited to Project Tango, Google's AR platform, but it now works on works on all phones supported by ARCore, which has less hardcore hardware demands.

The Measure app at work. In fact, Google's Measure app has been around for a long time although it was available only on Project Tango devices that had specialized sensors.

Apple's not the only one with a measuring application for augmented reality devices! As the name suggests, it's an application that lets you measure the length and height of objects. This isn't a fast process and can be a bit of a pain when you just want to measure something.

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If you have a real tape measure handy, it doesn't make a ton of sense for small measurements, but for larger objects, these AR measuring apps can be genuinely useful. On launching the app, it will ask you to grant various permissions and provide information on how to use the tool.

The app shows the best performance in well-lit areas and on textured surfaces, 9to5Google reports. The surfaces are highlighted with a grid of dots that the users can use to adjust the ends of the chosen tool in order to fine tune what's being recorded.

However, Google explicity states that measurements taken through the app are estimates, and might not always be 100% accurate. You can download it from the link below.

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