buy powerdirector 8 download windows xp pro sp2 oem purchase filemaker pro 11 advanced price of adobe creative suite 6 buy mathcad 14 license cheap adobe photoshop 7 archicad 14 purchase buy adobe fireworks uk purchase photoshop cs5 mac cheap server 2003 software buy office 2010 home and student best buy price of microsoft office outlook 2013 adobe dreamweaver cs4 buy buy windows small business server 2011 buy illustrator cs3
    cheap photoshop classes nyc buy ms word cheap cheap camtasia studio best price adobe dreamweaver cs3 solidworks premium price buy windows xp 64 bit buy quicken 2009 deluxe access 2010 best price buy 2003 microsoft office license best price nero 6 sony vegas cost cheap microsoft word 2003 software buy acronis disk director suite autodesk 3ds max price buy microsoft office 2008 student

App Review: SpeedoCheck by Fabulicious Inc.

June 24, 2009 by Rob  
Filed under Daily App Reviews, Navigation, Utility

Tonight I gave myself a few minutes to take this app for a drive and check out its accuracy.  Basically, this app uses GPS to calculate your current speed, then display it using a number of different analog readouts.  There’s also a digital readout which you can change the color on, if you choose to go that way.

speedocheck 2 300x225 App Review: SpeedoCheck by Fabulicious Inc.

Other than using your iPhone to check your speed, something that I’m sure your speedometer will already be showing you, this app does have another useful feature: speed warning.  Basically, the premise here is that you set the app to warn you once you cross a certain speed.  Kind of like keeping you honest on your commute, providing you actually get the chance to speed during your congested commute.

Another function of the app, which would work well if the screen was brighter, is the HUD mode or “Heads Up Display.”  Enabling this mode causes the display on the iPhone to be mirrored.  You then place the phone on your dashboard and you should be able to see the reflection of the display on the windshield.  There’s only one problem, if it isn’t dark outside this mode is useless.  Also, we found that even with the headlights on it was also too bright (outside) to really see the reflection.  We could position the phone to get a good reflection, but it just wasn’t practical.  However, had the iPhone had a brighter display this may have likely worked a lot better.

We found the app to be exactly accurate for showing us our current speed.  However, since the app has to calculate your speed based on GPS points, it will lag behind during periods of accelleration or deceleration. Once your speed is steady the app will be accurate in its speed calculation.

SpeedoCheck is $2.99 in the iTunes App Store.

Developer Website: http://fabulicio.us

Note: Screen shots that look backwards or mirrored were taken while the app was in HUD mode for reflecting the display on the windshield.

  • Follow Us

  • TopSites

    Apple Top Sites
    TopAppSites.com - Top iPhone App Sites on the Web!