15 Best Measure Distance Apps for Android & iOS

Today, our mobile phones are able to replace lost of useful things in life. When we go through a dark entrance or dig under the hood of our car in the dark, we no longer use a flashlight – a couple of fingers 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 us either – the latest smartphones are equipped with cameras that produce pictures of really good quality. And we also longer need to go to a bookshop or a library and store a lot of books on our bookshelves – now you can have an electronic library in your device.

There are many examples like that and new applications for phones that help to make our lives better are appearing all the time. It makes us talk about them over and over again and admire technological development. One of the fruits of this development is applications for measuring distance. In this article, we want to share the best apps in this category with our readers.

EasyMeasure – Measure Distance with your Camera

Do you want to know how tall this or that building is? Or how far away that ship from the other shore of the river is?

EasyMeasure is a high quality measuring app available both for Android and iPhone devices. It allows measuring the distance from different objects that can be captured by the camera lens of your gadget. Using this app is very simple and intuitive. You just direct your phone at any object and the app will show the distance between you and that object. It will be simply displayed on top of the camera screen.

With the help of EasyMeasure, you can even learn heights of people around you. The app will be also helpful in playing golf. The results can be shared via Facebook, Twitter or through email. You can also just save a screenshot with the result of measurement if needed.

It is 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 the map to set a new point, then choose one of the opened options to read what to do next. You can open settings to change the map type or the unit of measurement. The app uses online maps so you will need 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.

With the help of this app and trigonometry laws, you can measure the distance from and the height of any object on your mobile device. All that is required of you is to point your camera at the object and press the shutter release button. It is important that you point the camera at the ground, not at the object itself. (For example, to measure the distance from a person, one should point it at her 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 from the target using the camera perspective. You can get the most accurate results by measuring distance within the range of 10m to 1 km. To measure distance, you should know the height or the width of the target. But do not worry! If you do not know the exact height of an object, you can always estimate it. Approximate height of a person is 1.7 m. Approximate height of a golf flag is 2.1 m, a bus – 3.2 m, a door – 2 m, etc. If you know the model of an airplane, you can measure at what altitude it flies. For example, the width of Boeing 747 is 72 m. It is very easy to use the tool. Enter the height (or width) of the target and tap on the screen. When the target is aligned along two lines, you will get the distance.

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 distance measuring app is that easy! Enter the height or the width of the target as precisely as you can, touch the screen and lead your finger to accompany the target. If the measurement is inaccurate, you can calibrate it yourself.

Smart Distance

Price: free

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Distance Meter

Distance Meter is a simple app for measuring the height of different objects and the distance from them. To do that, the app uses your phone’s camera.

How Distance Meter works

To measure the distance, just stand up, direct the camera at the bottom of an object and touch the shutter. To measure the height, point at the top and press the shutter button.

You can measure the distance between you and any object by pointing the camera at the ground near it. The height of the object can be measured by pointing the camera at the object’s top.

Distance Meter

Price: free

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Distance Measurement

Distance Measurement is a free application for iPhone users to measure the distance between two points with just one finger slide on the screen. Open the app and try to draw a line on the map with your finger from one point to another. After doing that, you will get the results of your measurement. The app will show both the full and the shortest distance between the two points, both in miles and kilometers. There is a search engine, so you can search for 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 user-friendly distance measuring app created for iPhone users is also for measuring distance on the map. To measure distance, you should simply touch the screen and draw a route on the map. You can use the built-in magnifier to make a more accurate measurement. There is a Unit button with which you can change the unit. To find a certain location, you can use the app’s search engine. You can search by name, city, state, or country.

It is possible to share your measurement results via Twitter, Email, and more. You can make a screenshot and send it to anyone via anything.

Distance - Find My Distance

Price: free

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Map-o-meter

Map-o-meter is a useful tool which allows you to draw any route on the map and measure its distance. So, when you travel to another city, you can measure the walking distance between one point and another. Also, when you play golf, you can measure the distance from a hole.

One of the advantages of this app is that you can zoom in and out. The measured 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 on and start walking or running in any region. While you are moving, the app will make measurements of the area. The distance is also being measured. Make sure that your GPS function is active before you press Start!

This application won’t disappoint you. Everything is simple and understandable. If you don’t know something, the program will tell you what to do.

Distance and area measurement

Price: free

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Distance Meter Free

Distance Meter allows you to find out the distance from an object using your camera’s autofocus. It searches for the object to which your camera is tuned. Point the focus 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 while driving. Also while jogging, cycling or doing any other activity that requires movement. The app will show all the details: full route distance, time spent on moving, your average speed and distance from the starting point to the current location.

GPS Distance Meter

Price: free

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Auto Distance

Do you want to know the distance from 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 will count the distance. However, be careful, it is best to fix the camera on a stable object, otherwise, your hands will shake and the information will be inaccurate. All you need is a smartphone with a camera.

Auto Distance

Price: free

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Map Distance Meter

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

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 putting two pins on the map, after which you will be shown the real distance between these pins. You can also use the app’s pen to draw a route. You can save the measurements on your 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 it has its own special benefits. For example, you will be able to use Odometer (this tool helps you to measure the full distance traveled), Tripmeter (it allows you to learn the distance traveled by bicycle or car), and Distance (shows the distance between two points) while going somewhere.

The app uses GPS. To start tracking, you should tap the Play button, which will make the app run in the background.
Press Stop or Pause button to stop tracking the distance, which will cancel the background mode.

Maps Distance Calculator

Price: free

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Who could have thought that a smartphone will be used as a measuring tool? And now there are applications that include the most necessary measuring tools that we use in everyday life. In this article, we told you about the most used and helpful ones. Try the one you like most!