Hardware Monitor is an application to read out all accessible hardware sensors in Macintosh computers. Currently more than 100 different Macintosh hardware sensors and more than 200 hard drive temperature sensors are supported. The program can display and visualize measured values in a large variety of fashions. It can also store and export readings. This includes the following sensor types: Temperarature readings at different locations. Battery data of portable computers. Voltage sensors. Current (amperage) sensors. Fan speed sensors. Sensors for pulse-width controlled fans. Power and load sensors. Ambient light sensors. User-defined artificial sensors to monitor the operating system. Moreover, the applications can display additional technical information about your computer.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I purchased the license and installed the program on my MBPro. It is very detailed and allows for monitoring of a whole range of sensors. The downside is the interface which is not as good as istat menus which has supplanted HM on my mbpro. Good product all the same.
February 28, 2005
Version: Hardware Monitor 1.5
By M Boreham
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. at the time he wrote it. I had stopped using it because of the KPs which I experienced, after discussing it with the author.
Hurrah that it's fixed, great app.