Car Home Speedometer

Car Home Speedometer


Provide a speedometer and compass widget which can be used in Car Dock Home v3, or any other widget supporting app, while in car mode.

Uses the gps for speed and bearing. It does not use compass sensor in device, so you will have to be moving to see any change in direction.

Tap the widget to bring up prefs screen... Options are:
MPH or KM/H display
Font for speedometer reading
Color of speedo and compass
Background color of the widget
Transparency control of that background.

You might not see speed unit change until the next update from the GPS. If the gps is not sending updates, "NO GPS" will be displayed. Updates are requested from your phone at maximum update frequency. When not in car mode, it will also show "NO GPS" as it does not receive gps updates outside of car mode.

Recent changes:
v1.6 - use hints to control GPS activity based on 'Car Dock Home' being on screen. Option at bottom of prefs (tap widget) to use outside of 'Car Dock Home'.

v1.5 - put the 000.o mph display back to 000 mph.

v1.4 - tweak display a bit, adding controls on color and background so you can better fit it into your car dock display. Added 'NO GPS' display in speedometer if no location updates are being sent by the GPS. ( This may help diagnose dead 0 displays )
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Free
73
3.7
User ratings
299
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
0
File size
298 kb
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About Car Home Speedometer
Provide a speedometer and compass widget which can be used in Car Dock Home v3, or any other widget supporting app, while in car mode.

Uses the gps for speed and bearing. It does not use compass sensor in device, so you will have to be moving to see any change in direction.

Tap the widget to bring up prefs screen... Options are:
MPH or KM/H display
Font for speedometer reading
Color of speedo and compass
Background color of the widget
Transparency control of that background.

You might not see speed unit change until the next update from the GPS. If the gps is not sending updates, "NO GPS" will be displayed. Updates are requested from your phone at maximum update frequency. When not in car mode, it will also show "NO GPS" as it does not receive gps updates outside of car mode.

Recent changes:
v1.6 - use hints to control GPS activity based on 'Car Dock Home' being on screen. Option at bottom of prefs (tap widget) to use outside of 'Car Dock Home'.

v1.5 - put the 000.o mph display back to 000 mph.

v1.4 - tweak display a bit, adding controls on color and background so you can better fit it into your car dock display. Added 'NO GPS' display in speedometer if no location updates are being sent by the GPS. ( This may help diagnose dead 0 displays )

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A Google User
Jun 12, 2014
"No gps". Looks good but doesn't work, note 3 (4.4.2) sslauncher.
A Google User
Mar 13, 2014
Works as intended Perfect for car home, custom colours and transparency will have your screen looking good.
A Google User
Mar 12, 2014
outdated and imcompatible App hasn't been updated in over 2 years. Incompatible with Nexus 7.
A Google User
Jan 24, 2014
Does not work Always says "No GPS" even when GPS is on
A Google User
Jan 13, 2014
Cool Cool