Text To Speech Speedometer.
Get spoken hints about speed and other infos without loosing attention to the driving environment.
I use my Android phone installed in my motor bike helmet. A blue-tooth headset is for sure a useful gadget with this app.
Also useful in cars due to the speed camera warnings.
Please send feedback to https://groups.google.com/group/tts-speedo
IMPORTANT: The speed given by android GPS systems usually arrives suffering a delay of about 1 to 3 seconds.
IMPORTANT: POI (point of interest) lists are stored on SD card. All POI/radar/speed camera and logging related functionality depends on the presence of an SD card.
- speak speed whenever there is a significant change
- radar/speed camera warnings (respects driving direction)
- radar/speed camera alarms if travelled speed is too high
- POI (point of interest) notification
- fuel refill notification
- oil change notification
- service notification
- speech and alarm volume is increased automatically at higher speeds
- speak driving direction
- speak current time and POI arrival time
- speak altitude
- calculate fuel consumption
- detailed GPS status
- multiple vehicle support (wipe gesture on vehicle name!)
- import POI/radar/speed camera lists
- add custom POI/radar/speed camera as you drive by
- edit POI lists
- filter POI lists
- generate logging information when you pass POIs configured for logging
- simple lightweight GUI, night mode (keep your screen off to save battery)
- installation of text to speech engine via options (if not already installed)
To register fuel refill, tap on the fuel button in the main window. The fuel window opens. Adjust the fuel amount with the + and - buttons. Finally tap the register refill button.
Set the warning mileage on the same page to get a notification when to refill fuel.
Example of sattelite status announcement: sattelites 2 of 5 means:
- 2 sattelites with ephemeris data
- 5 sattelites visible
Ususally you get a GPS fix when you have at least 4 sattelites with ephemeris data.
Add POIs/radars as you pass by them with only 2 taps. Or use volume keys to add POI.
Supported formats for POI import:
- iGO8: files with extension .txt are interpreted as iGO8 format (like on http://poiplaza.com or http://speedcamerapoi.com)
- KML: example at http://maparadar.com -> exportar para GPS -> NDrive
- GPX: as imported/exported by the Locus app.
TTS-Speedo stores the POI lists in GPX format. After you added at least one POI you will see an example in /sdcard/Android/data/net.gmx.polasy.tts_speedo/files
Try to get database files including direction information (as on http://maparadar.com). This allows that the app only warns on radars in your driving direction.
Do not try to import other file formats, this might crash the app.
TIP: After downloading a radar data base file this usually is located in /sdcard/downloads, the following steps to import the POIs:
- app menu -> 'edit POIs' -> add category
- give the new category of points a name, for example radar.saopaulo
- menu -> 'import POIs'
- select the previously downloaded kml or gpx file
I recommend to use a filter to reduce the number of POIs, delete far away POIs. This speed up the app and saves battery:
- apply a filter for distances greater than 100 km (for example)
- then use the 'remove filtered POIs' menu option
Logging is stored in /sdcard/Android/data/net.gmx.polasy.tts_speedo/files/log
Keywords: TTS, text to speech, GPS, speedometer, Tachometer, velocimetro, radar, speed camera, traffic light
17.07.2011: translations de,pt
22.07.2011: add iGo8 POI import format
06.08.2011: bug fix (import POIs to empty category)
25.10.2011: new features and improvements
26.10.2011: bug fix (move/remove POI)
10.01.2012: customizable alarm sound file, move app to SDCARD, bugfix in POI filter
14.01.2012: bugfix in sound initialization