15 Best Measure Distance Apps for Android & iOS

Our mobile phones today are able to replace the many necessary things in life. Knowing that we need to go into the dark entrance or dig under the hood of the car in the dark, we no longer take a flashlight with us – a pair of finger movements on the screen of the smartphone, and the built-in LED flashlight does its thing. We do not have to carry a camera with you on a trip – cameras on the latest smartphones make good pictures of the same quality. There is no longer need to go to the shop and store a lot of books on the bookshelves – now you can have your own electronic library on our devices.

There are many such examples, and the appearing of new applications for phones that help to make our life even better makes us once again talk about them and admire the development of technology. An example of such a useful development is the creation of applications for measuring distance. In this article, we want to tell our readers about the best ones in this category.

EasyMeasure – Measure Distance with your Camera

Do you want to know how tall is this or that building? Or how far it is towards that ship at the other side of a river?

EasyMeasure is a high quality measuring app available for both Android and iPhone devices. It allows measuring a distance to different objects seen through the camera lens of your gadget. Using this app is very simple and intuitive. You just aim your phone to any object and the app shows the distance towards this object. It will be simply displayed on top of the camera icon.

Using EasyMeasure you can even know the height of anyone. It will be also helpful while playing golf. The results can be shared via Facebook, Twitter or email or you can save a screenshot with the results of measurement if needed.

It is also possible to use a flashlight while measuring if it is too dark.

EasyMeasure

Price: free with in-app purchases

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Distance Measure

This is an application that will help you measure the distance from one point to another on a map. The principle of the program is very simple: you are to tap and hold to set a new point, then choose the options button to read the to open the settings to change the map type or the measuring unit. The app uses online maps in its work so you will be needed an Internet connection while measuring.

You can save the results of measuring on your device.

Distance Measure

Price: free

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Smart Measure

This application is one of the most popular measure distance tools for Android. Smart Measure has been downloaded more than 10.0 million times. It supports 12 languages.

Using the app you can measure the distance and height of the object with your mobile device, using the laws of trigonometry. All that is required of you is to aim at the object and press the shutter release button. It is important that you aim the camera at the ground but not on the object. (That is, to measure the distance to a person, one should aim at his shoes).

Smart Measure

Price: free

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Smart Distance

Smart Distance is an extended version of the distance meter from the Smart Tools® series (Distance, Speed). This app measures the distance to the target using the camera perspective. The effective measured distance is from 10 m to 1 km. To measure distance, you should know the height or width of the target. But do not worry! The approximate height of a person is 1.7 m. The height of the flag for the golf is 2.1 m, the bus – 3.2 m, the door – 2 m. If you do not know the exact height of the object, you can always estimate it. If you know the model of an airplane, you can measure at what altitude it flies. For example, the width of the Boeing 747 is 72 m. It is very easy to use the tool. Enter the height (width) of the target and click on the screen. When the target is aligned along two lines, you will get the measured distance.

So, there are three tools for measuring distance:
– Smart Ruler (short distances, touch): 1-50cm
– Smart Measure (average distances, trigonometry methods): 1-50m
– Smart Distance (long distances, perspective estimate): 10m-1km

Using this measure distance app is just as easy. Enter the distance to the target as accurately as possible, touch the screen and lead it with your finger, accompanying the target. If the measurement is inaccurate, then you can calibrate it yourself.

Smart Distance

Price: free

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Distance Meter

Distance Meter is a simple app for measuring the approximate distance to different objects and their height. To do it, the app uses your phone’s camera.

How Distance Meter works

To measure the distance, just stand up, aim at the bottom, and touch the shutter. To measure the height, target at the top and press the shutter button.

You can measure the distance from you to the object, pointing down (on the ground) from it. The height of the object can be measured with the help of a direction at the top.

Distance Meter

Price: free

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Distance Measurement

Distance Measurement is a free application for iPhone user to measure a distance between two points just with one sliding of a finger on the screen. Open the app and try to trace on the map with your finger from one point to another. So, you will be shown the results of your measurement. You will see the total and straight distances to the object in miles and kilometers. There is a search box, so you can find any place you want to get to. Your current location can also be found with the help of Distance Measurement application.

Distance Measurement

Price: free

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Distance – Find My Distance

This easy in use measure distance app created for iPhone users only will be helpful in finding a distance on the map. You can simply draw a route on the map to measure distance by touching the screen. You can use a built-in magnifier to make an accurate measurement. Using Unit button will help to change units. To find a certain location you can use a Search function. You can search by name, city, state, or country.

It is possible to share with your results of measurement via Twitter, Email, Camera roll and more. Just make a screenshot and send it to anyone.

Distance - Find My Distance

Price: free

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Map-o-meter

Map-o-meter is a useful tool which allows you to any route on the map and measure the distance. So, if you travel in any other city you can measure the walking distance from one point to another. Also, while playing golf you can measure a distance to a hole.

One of the advantages of this app is that you can zoom a map. Found distances can be saved on your mobile device.

Map-o-meter

Price: free

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Distance and area measurement

Turn Distance and area measurement app and move around any region while the app will be measuring its area. The distance length is also measuring at the same time. The GPS function should be active, then you can press Start.

Working with the application will not lead to a dead end. Everything is simple and understandable. The program itself will tell you how to act.

Distance and area measurement

Price: free

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Distance Meter Free

Distance Meter allows you to know the distance to the object in the same way as a camera – using auto focus, it searches for the subject to which it is tuned. Customize it for yourself, you can be sure of the accuracy and correctness of all measurements.

Distance Meter Free

Price: free

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GPS Distance Meter

If you are looking for a good measuring instrument for your Android GPS Distance Meter is for you! This application can help you easily measure the distance of your route while driving. This application will be helpful while jogging, cycling or simply measuring your route while driving. The app will show all the details: full route distance, time spent on moving, your average speed and distance from a start location to current location.

GPS Distance Meter

Price: free

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Auto Distance

Do you want to know the distance to different objects? Now it’s possible! With this application, you will be able to find out how far the thing you need is located. You are just to point the camera at this object, and the application itself will count. However, be careful, it is best to fix the camera on a stable object, otherwise, e your hands will shake, what means that the information will not be accurate. All you need is a smartphone with a camera.

Auto Distance

Price: free

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Map Distance Meter

Map Distance Meter as other measuring apps in the list will help to measure the distance of the route on the map. There are different modes: direct, driving, walking and bicycling. The interface of the app is simple and intuitive, so it is easy to follow the instructions and make a measurement.

Map Distance Meter

Price: free

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Maps Distance Calculator

The Maps Distance Calculator app is a simple way to make measurements. You can do it by making two pins on the map and you will be shown a real distance between these pins. Or you can use an app’s pen and draw the route using it. You can save your measurements on the phone.

Maps Distance Calculator

Price: free

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GPS Distance Meter

Maps Distance Calculator is similar to many other distance measuring apps but has its own benefits as well. You will be able to measure Odometer (helps you to know the total distance traveled), Tripmeter (it allows you to know the distance traveled by bicycle or car), and Distance (shows the distance between two points) while moving to somewhere.

The app uses GPS. To start recording you should click the Play button, and then it will run in the background service.
Press Stop or Pause button to stop recording, and then it exits the background service.

Maps Distance Calculator

Price: free

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Nobody ever thought about how a smartphone can be used as a measuring tool, but now there are applications that include the most necessary measuring tools in everyday life. We told you about the most used and the most helpful ones. You can try any you liked!

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