GPS Speedometer is a free and handy app that turns your Android device into a fully functional Speedometer. It works by using your device's GPS radio and calculates your speed based on time and distance traveled. The app updates in real time, supports Imperial and Metric units, shows your current direction like a compass, displays your total distance traveled, stores your top speed, and shows your current location on the map. It even allows you to share your top speed over various social networks for bragging purposes. Just don't go over the speed limit...
Usage is simple. To toggle between MPH and KPH, simply tap on the word MPH that appears after your speed. Tapping on the word Reset in the corner will reset your top speed and distance traveled (odometer). Tapping on your top speed will open a menu that will allow you to share your top speed via various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or messaging.
The map system shows your current position and is updated in real time. The mapping software is provided by MapQuest. I didn't use Google Maps because if you want to see your location on that app, it is already on your device.
Please leave comments or send me e-mail on what new features you would like added! As you can see, I respond to feature requests. Everything in this update was requested by the users, so keep them coming! This app is for you.
GPS Speedometer was tested using a Samsung Galaxy S II and with an Acer a500 tablet, so I am confident it will work as advertised on those devices. It should work on most Android devices as well, but if you experience issues, please let me know and I will try to address them. The app requires location and internet permissions for obvious reasons (finding you on the GPS and showing you a map).