Handy Mobile Apps To Measure Noise Levels This Festive Season

From the loud events to house parties, these trusty sound level meter apps will help you keep a check on your noisy neighbours.

 
Handy Mobile Apps To Measure Noise Levels This Festive Season

The festive season is here. From Navaratri to Diwali (which is supposed to be the festival of lights), all of these events brings society together and helps everyone get into the spirit of the festive season.

Sadly though, this also happens to be that very time of the year, where the decibel levels in your neighbourhood will reach new highs leading to sound pollution.

From massive events held in suburban residential areas to fire crackers in your neighbourhood, while everyone is having a fun time, the noise pollution can lead to cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, hearing loss sleep disturbances and many more for others.

So we at TechTree came up with a list of apps that will help you keep track of the decibel levels in your neighbourhood and may be even call the authorities when things get out of hand.

App Name: Sound Meter
Developer: Smart Tools Co.
OS: Android
Price: Free (can be upgraded to Pro version)

Sound Meter by Smart Tools Co is a separate app that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. While Smart Tools Co. is a pretty old developer, their tools are flawless, and will deliver spot on decibel level recordings with a simple UI. Buying Sound Meter Pro will give you access to additional features such as a Sound Meter with an integrated Vibrometer. You also get access to a statistical menu, and the ability to save and export that log data.

 

App Name: Sound Meter
Developer: Abc Apps
OS: Android
Price: Free

Abc Apps delivers a sound meter that does not delve into the details but keeps everything simple. The app promises a simple UI but will not deliver any advanced features like the one by Smart Tools Co.

 

App Name: Sound Meter
Developer: Abhinav S
OS: Windows Phone
Price: Rs 62

Sound Meter designed by developer Abhinav S, is clearly one of the prettier representations of sound levels on the Windows Phone platform. There are very few apps on the Windows Phone App Store to begin with, but this one takes the cake and even allows for adjustments in case your smartphone is unable to go beyond a particular level due to hardware limitations.

 

App Name: Sound Tool
Developer: Vaya
OS: Windows Phone
Price: Free

A free sound meter option on the Windows Phone app store, Sound Tool is a simple and Modern UI friendly tool on the store. The tools allow you to measure Decibels, Pressure, Intensity and RMS of the sound. Sound tool also allows you to manually calculate different components of noise without having to sample the current noise. Just enter decibel and duration and you are good to go.

 

App Name: Noise Meter Tool
Developer: Everyday Tools, LLC
OS: iOS
Price: Free

Noise Meter Tool surely brings back the good ol’ days of Steve Jobs and skeuomorphic design. While not all will like the jumping needle, it also packs in a digital meter deliver something more accurate. What’s cooler is that it also comes with Apple Watch support, provided you managed to sneak one into the country.

 

App Name: Sound Level Meter Pro
Developer: Mint Muse LLC
OS: iOS
Price: Rs 1,200

As you may have noticed, this app has a Pro tag on it. And while it costs Rs 1,200 it does come with plenty of features that will make it worth the price tag. First off, the app comes pre-calibrated for 36 Apple devices. Then there are the visual guides and interaction designs that let you know ‘how loud is too loud’ and what can it be compared to. More importantly, the app also lets you click a picture of the subject that you are recording. Sound levels can be logged and mailed through email. All-in-all, its a feature packed app.

 

App Name: SoundMeter/ SoundMeter.Pro
Developer: Faber Acoustical, LLC
OS: iOS
Price: Free/ Rs 6,200

SoundMeter is another cool iOS app, that is a bit complex to use. That also means that it delivers all the necessary options for those who have the need for it, and will expect the same at such a price. SoundMeter is available both in free and paid versions. And while the free version has the standard features and some more, the expensive paid version gives you everything under the sun and lets you go deep into the details of your saved data (which unlike the other apps can be saved in a variety of formats). Apple Watch support is also available for both the free and the paid versions of the app.


Tags : Sound Level Meter Apps, Decibel Meter Apps, Android, iOS, Windows Phone

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