GPS speedometer is a clean and nice speed measurement application that works in portrait mode. It can be used to find out the current speed of your car or bike or to measure the travel speed while you are walking or jogging. But what are the other readings shown by this app?
1. First of all, the distance. The GPS coordinates are used to compute the straight line distance between the current location and the origin one (the starting point).
2. Second, the accuracy of the latitude and longitude values, which gives in fact the precision of the speed and distance measurements.
3. A preset speed limit. Once you go over this limit, a loud sound alert can be emitted, if enabled.
4. The altitude (height from sea level).
5. Heading info. There is a compass icon that rotates and a label that shows the compass directions: N, S, E, W, NW, NE, SW, SE
6. The maximum speed
7. A web map that is provided by openlayers.org. Tap the down arrow to view your location on the map (when the GPS data are present and the Internet access is enabled) and tap again to hide it. There are three additional, self-explanatory buttons: Zoom in, Zoom out and Refresh.
- Notice that the tall buildings, the woods, or the mountains can shield the satellite signal, so the readings may have some fluctuations.
- Also, the speedometer can show temporary false readings when you start using it.
- The higher the speed, the more accurate this GPS speedometer is.
- The analog dials have a limited range, they can show speeds up to 200 units.
- Simply tap the distance icon to initialize the computed distance
- Tap the maximum speed icon to reset this speed.
- Tap the speaker icon to enable or disable the sound alert.
-- normal and high contrast themes
-- large digits used for the speed values
-- simple user interface
-- several background colors
-- several units of measurement (km/h, mph,m/s,ft/s)
-- analog or digital display
-- free application, no intrusive ads
-- only one permission required (location)
-- this app keeps the phone's screen ON