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Our free SPARKvue for iOS brings real-time sensor-based data collection to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Students can use the new PASPORT AirLink 2 Bluetooth interface to connect to over 70 PASCO sensors, measuring a wide range of phenomena, including pH, temperature, force, carbon dioxide level, and many more. Use your iOS device to collect sensor data for your biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, physics and physical science studies. SPARKvue can also record data from the iPhone or iPod Touch's internal accelerometer, with no additional hardware needed.
• Enables sensor-based data collection on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
• Measure data in real time from PASCO's line of over 70 PASPORT sensors with the PASPORT AirLink 2, or use the internal accelerometer
• Display data in a graph, analog meter, or digital display
• Collect up to 99 runs of data
• Perform simple data analysis with built-in statistics
• Export data via email for further investigation
• Great for many amusement park rides or for playground physics
This free app is limited to sensor-based data collection with simple displays and analysis. For a full-featured science education app, with additional display and analysis capabilities, electronic student lab journal, and integrated lab activities, take a look at our new SPARKvue HD for iPad. For a full description of SPARKvue HD, see pasco.com/iPad
Winner of Tech & Learning Magazine's 2010 Award of Excellence.
Available in English only.
How is this free SPARKvue for iOS different from SPARKvue HD for iPad?
SPARKvue for iOS is PASCO’s free app, providing sensor-based data collection for your iOS device, including iPhone and iPod touch. This app was the first to offer sensor-based measurement for an iOS device and has been very popular around the world. We will continue to offer this free App, as it comes in quite handy for use with simple data collection on your iPhone or iPod touch.
SPARKvue HD for iPad is more than just display of sensor measurements. It offers the complete functionality of SPARKvue software, including more extensive display and analysis tools, electronic student lab journal, and the ability to build and use SPARKlab interactive lab activities. SPARKvue HD is available for iPad only. For product details, see pasco.com/iPad
Where do I get sensors?
To connect to PASCO’s PASPORT sensors, you will need the new PASPORT AirLink 2, available from PASCO. The AirLink 2 allows the sensors to send data over a Bluetooth connection to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Both the AirLink 2 and PASPORT sensors are available from PASCO scientific, see www.pasco.com/iPhone for more information
How do I connect an external sensor?
Before launching SPARKvue, pair your PASPORT AirLink 2 in the Bluetooth Settings of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Once paired, SPARKvue will automatically recognize any PASPORT sensor you connect to the AirLink 2.
See our full FAQ and usage tips for this app, available at pasco.com/iPhone
What's New in Version 1.3
This version includes the following:
• Instructions screen
I have an iPhone 5 and tested this app to find my iPhone's maximum acceleration while moving and waving it around. The app took me a while to figure out and I couldn't find a help button, but once I got it working it gave me a somewhat clear value. The way the clock runs is complicated, but still gave me values like the min/max acceleration, the average acceleration and more. My advice for anyone buying the app is to be sure to try clicking all of the different buttons if you are having trouble, because usually one of them will work. Also, it is great because it is easy to save your different trials. My physics class found the app really helpful once we worked out the kinks, and it's fairly accurate and specific.
We have an iPhone 4s and tested the app by walking and running around. It worked well, as expected, and I especially like the graph that can be e-mailed and the organized format. It was a bit difficult to figure out at first; you have to experiment with the buttons to figure out what they do. I would like to be able to pick a point on the graph and see its coordinates. I would definitely recommend this app over AccelMeter because it gives you a graph of your data, as well as picking out the maximum and minimum points. :)
I have an IPhone 4, and this app was very user-friendly and helpful for me during my physics project. I tested this app by walking down my classroom hall and slowly speed up with my phone held steady in my hand. It was incredibly helpful when needing to find my maximum acceleration and it gave a clear answer. I would recommend this app because unlike other apps, Sparkvue actually graphs your acceleration (your data) which gives a very clear and reasonably accurate data.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 24, 2012
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 3.3 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: PASCO scientific
- © 2010-2013 PASCO scientific
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.