SpeedView – GPS speedometer for Android

SpeedView screenshot

We would like to introduce our new app – SpeedView for Android. It’s an advanced GPS speedometer that uses the phone’s built-in GPS system to show your current and top speed, direction, and distance traveled. Successfully tested using T-Mobile G1, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Droid, and Nexus One, it’s suitable for running, car driving, biking, or hiking.

Features:

  • Compass
  • Distance
  • Top speed
  • Speed graph
  • Display units: mph, km/h, and knots
  • Speed warning HUD (mirrored) mode

The free, ad-supported version of SpeedView is available now for download on the Android Market. The paid version with some additional features is coming soon.

16 thoughts to “SpeedView – GPS speedometer for Android”

  1. A nice program with appealing visuals. I just noticed one thing: The GPS Sensor in my G1 sometimes delivers misreadings beyond 400kph. It would be great to include a setting to ignore speeds above a custom value.

    Greetings

  2. I have to disagree .. what if i want to use it in airplane ? they travel well above 400 km/h.

  3. We have looked into this issue and it appears that it has something to do with a narrow range around 128 m/s. So it’s not G1 specific and it’s actually quite common. Here’s a quote from a related discussion on the “Android Developers” Google group:

    “This is a normal issue with GPS devices since they don’t actually measure speed, only location. Speed is derived from locations and time. Most GPS’s will get speed wrong if the position data stream is flakey, I’ve seen my Garmin report 350mph when riding in the mountains, I’m fast but not that fast.”

    Anyway, there will be an updated version soon that addresses this issue.

  4. Blackberry version please!
    Blackberry version please!
    Blackberry version please!
    Blackberry version please!
    Blackberry version please!
    Blackberry version please!
    Blackberry version please!
    Blackberry version please!

  5. @Mike
    We usually respond to all tickets and emails that require urgent attention. In your case, I don’t know, maybe there was some mix up. We’ll look into this and get back to you as soon as possible.

    Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  6. Actually i want to develop speedo meter for android as a my final project in college.
    so plz can u help me. and give guidance in develop of this project. how can i achieve this.

  7. Sorry, but we’re not a teaching school. You can start by reading Google’s Developer’s Guide if you’re new to Android. Next, you can check out anddev.org: it’s an Android Development Community that has plenty of tutorials and code snippets. You can post your question there for help.

    If you need a quick start, here is a thread on how to get speed and distance using GPS.

  8. Hi,
    I would like to put your excellent software on my app store. You can email so we can discuss.

    cheers

    Shaun

  9. Speed view is almost perfect. But you need to find a way to turn off the menu button back lights during HUD view.

  10. @Eric
    This doesn’t seem to be possible. The backlight of the led buttons stays on as long as the screen is awake. It won’t turn off if you tell Android to not dim the screen. Which is the case.

  11. How about being able to export the speed graph to a txt file? Wouldn’t mind being able to track speeds on excel or something similar. Thanks

    -Loz

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