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

Google's AR tape measure app is now available on all ARCore-enabled devices
Google Measure is a digital tape measure app that up until now was exclusive to Tango-enabled phones, but since Google dropped support for the AR platform in March, the app is now available to all ARCore-supported devices.

ARCore is Google's new augmented reality platform and it has a much broader scope, in that it's supposed to work on as many phones as possible, instead of on just a few devices with specialized hardware. As such, it has a much broader appeal and is a perfect match for Google Measure, which also has a very broad appeal. Tape measure in your pocket at any time and anywhere? Sounds great!

As the name suggests, Google Measure allows you to estimate the distance between two points in the real world by pointing and moving the camera of your phone. 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. To get the best results possible, you'll need to be in a well-lit environment, as is the case with most ARCore apps.

Google Measure 2.0 is now live on the Play Store and is compatible with all ARCore-supported devices. You can download it from the link below.

Download Google Measure 2.0


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9 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope Google and other OEMs will find a way to make hardware based AR much cheaper that was found on Tango devices, because that was much more accurate than what ARCore or ARkit provide today. Especially if you are in low light conditions or the surrounding walls do not have a lot of distinguishing features, or they are one color. This is where Tango out shined what we have today.

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Tango was essentially today's equivalent of a tricorder. This is a useful feature if your margin of error can be several inches.

3. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Now I wonder whose up for downloading this app. Then starts measuring d*ck’s. And post on social media about their two sizes?

4. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Time to try

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1193; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Well of course. I wonder why google didn’t release this until after Apple announced theirs?

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Because they don't have to wait for an os update

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

This app was released 2016, it only got updated to support ARcore

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Lol someone didn't read the article

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

ARuler by Grymala (also powered by ARCore) is easier to use Also can measure volume and angle too

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