Speedometer Free Speed Box
By Hans Schneider
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Speed Box Free is a free speedometer, odometer and compass for the iPhone. Track your speed and distance from your iPhone!
* MPH, KM/H and KNOTS display
* 3 Beautiful Speedometers
* Digital Speedometer
* Set distance to arbitrary value by tapping it
* Portrait and Landscape Mode
* For iPhone AND iPad
In addition you can get more features with the "Pro Pack":
* 10 designs
* Map View
* Compass display
* Maximum speed, average speed and current altitude
* Track top speed
* Track altitude
* Change maximum speed of the analog speedometers
* Speed warning! Don't get caught speeding again!
You can now have the accuracy of our commercial products in this free application.
The application uses our long experience to calculate the speed as accurate as possible.
Switch between mph and km/h and select one of 3 beautiful analog or digital displays. Our application even supports rotating your device.
What's New in Version 7.0
* 3D Touch on iPhone 6s to reset data on app start
* Redone settings view
* Removed the annoying rating nag screen. It would be wonderful if you could give me a review on the AppStore though. Love hearing from you and it helps me A LOT! :) Thanks!
* Speed and altitude graph (Pro Pack feature)
* Average speed display (Pro Pack feature)
* Green digital display (Pro Pack feature)
* Vibrate on speed warning (Pro Pack feature)
Thanks to everyone who feels my little app is worth using! :) If you encounter any problems with the app or have suggestions, feel free to contact me!
So, I was fidgeting in my car trying to figure out why my lighter wouldn't work when I discovered the lighter port wasn't connect. "Oh", I thought, "I'll just plug that wire back in and it'll work!" So I did, I turned the car on, tried to charge my phone, and I heard an electrical discharge inside the dash. Apparently I fried out the entire instrument cluster leaving me with no speedometer. Thankfully we live in the future and we can just download one on our phones now. This app works great, and is very accurate. I know because when I drive past those signs that show you your speed, it says the same thing the app does. Pretty cool stuff. Not sure how it happens, obviously some sort of witchcraft that the developer summoned in a seance. Now if only they made an app for my gas gauge.
Unsure how to assess its accuracy
I have a Prius. Checking it against those road-side police boxes, I figured it was reporting about 1 mph high. Speed Box also suggests that the Prius speedometer is reporting high. But the app isn't consistently different. With the Prius at 70, Speed Box varies between 66 and 69. As the car changes speed, so does the app but at a different rate. So I don't quite know how to assess what is going on. The precision is only to the nearest mph anyhow so if the car rounds up and the app rounds down, differences are to be expected. Plus who knows what the Prius technology is anyhow- calculated or measured - sometimes it feels like the car speed is fluctuating while the display remains constant. Some damping or hysteresis in either or both of these possibly?
It would definitely beat a broken speedometer but I would say don't depend on it for an exact instantaneous speed.
Has saved me money
When I was looking to purchase a fishing a boat, I had a lot of trouble finding out the speed of the boat from the sellers. Everyone gave estimates that didn't seem right to me. I found this little gem in the App Store and tested it out in my truck first and it was dead on. So I rode in a few boats that the sellers over estimated the speed. I was able to show them this app and actually got a boat for a little cheaper due to the speed being off.
I use this app any time I carry a certain amount of weight in my boat to see how much it slows me down. It helps estimate time when meeting people at a camp. You'll find a use for it down the road.
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Nov 22, 2015
- Version: 7.0
- Size: 7.7 MB
- Languages: English, German, Simplified Chinese
- Seller: Hans Schneider
- © Hans Schneider
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Pro Pack$3.99