App that displays phone signal strength in dbs

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by jimbo1mcm, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. jimbo1mcm
    Offline

    jimbo1mcm New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have been looking for an app that shows signal strength in DB's, since this is much more accurate. If you have a DB of around -70 you have just about a perfect connection. Around -100 and it will probably get dropped. This app is called Real Signal. It puts two strength indicators in the notification area, one green for phone and red for data. They are 5 bar indicators which are pretty accurage. The dev gives the bar ratings in the setup page.

    To see your actual DB strength, you simply pull the green bar down into your home page and the db strength is indicated.

    The app is currently free. I have sent an email to the dev asking him to develop the app to allow users to have a choice of the 5 bar graph in the notification area or an actual DB readout. Awaiting reply.

    Let me know if anyone is using this app and finding it useful.
  2. BasilofBakerStreet
    Offline

    BasilofBakerStreet New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Va
    I use this app. My only complaint was there was no option for an actuall dB reading. If it gets added I'll start using it again. Until then it looked goofy seeing 3 signal indicators in my notification bar.
  3. 1979w72
    Offline

    1979w72 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If it doesn't have to be in the status bar, what about the signal strength shown in Settings/About phone/Status?
  4. BasilofBakerStreet
    Offline

    BasilofBakerStreet New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Va
    I know I could check that but if there is a chance to just take a quick glance at the status bar it would be more of a convenience.
  5. Backnblack
    Offline

    Backnblack Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,263
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Seems an app like that would be a battery drain.....always updating...
  6. BasilofBakerStreet
    Offline

    BasilofBakerStreet New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Va
    The app as it was always updated but never drained the batter. If its like SeePU its inactive when the screen is off.

    Sent from your Droid
  7. rza49311
    Offline

    rza49311 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The app is doing something strange on my Droid. It shows FULL 1x and EvDO signal on both indicators but my phone only shows 1x signal. However, my phone does bounce between 1x and EvDO randomly. The EvDO is never usable though, it disappears before using it. I'm in a building with a signal repeater which is attached to a grid antenna on the roof of the building. I don't understand why the grid boosts just the 1x as I used the same grid antenna to boost EvDO for an air card previously.
  8. staircase3
    Offline

    staircase3 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If anyone else is still looking, try OpenSignalMaps

    Click the i (more info) button on the overview screen and it shows you signal in dBm and asu the two most common measures of RSSI.

    [​IMG]
  9. xliderider
    Offline

    xliderider New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Where Diamond Head stay
    I use Mobile Signal Widget on my homescreen.
  10. bdtuhin007
    Offline

    bdtuhin007 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi all,
    I am very new in android world. I will have to measure RSSI graph against time, using bluetooth.
    I am in stack :( ... I can't understand how to start and in which way I should go.
    can you please give me a complete hints. like an algorithm.
    and how can I get RSSI values? is that read from any file or select randomly etc etc. I need almost all info to get start.
    any one please help me !
    thanx ! :)
Search tags for this page

android app cell strength bars dbm

,
android signal status noti
,
app for cell phone signal strength windows phone
,

cell phone signal strength db

,

dbs signal strength

,
droid signal bounce indicator
,

how to build android app to view signal strength

,

how to find cell signal in dbs on note 2

,

how to increase db signal on my thunderbolt

,
how to view signal strength droid x
,

messure signall strengh in db windows mobile 6.5

,

phone -109 dbs signal

,

read signal strength dbs

,

signal db app

,
what is dbs and asu phone