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DigiHUD Speedometer for Android

By James Moss Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 12, 2014

Combining a speed indicator with an odometer and compass, DigiHUD Speedometer can save you when your vehicle's speedometer stops working. This is a great app to have if you're often on the road.

Pros

Accurate and reliable: DigiHUD Speedometer worked as intended in our tests, providing an accurate speed measurement, as well as recording the average and the highest speed. Many other people who've tried this app found it just as accurate as we did, according to app reviews in the Google Play store.

Window mode: You can minimize the app to a small Window mode that you can place anywhere on the screen and enlarge, as well as set on top of another app window. This means that you can use it with a navigational/maps app.

Extra features: Apart from the accurate speed indicator, you also get a compass, a trip meter, a digital clock, and overall speed and odometer statistics, all of which come in handy during a long trip. Also, you can set an alert if you exceed a certain speed, a useful way to avoid costly speed tickets.

Cons

May damage your screen: When you first launch this app, you're warned that maintaining a static image for long periods on a digital screen may cause a burn-out, leading to discoloration of parts of the screen and other display problems -- the danger appears when this app is launched but you're not moving and the MPH is stuck at 0.

Depletes the battery: When using this app for a long time, you may notice that your battery drains a bit faster, though the app's benefits outweigh its "appetite."

Bottom Line

Easy to use and accurate, DigiHUD Speedometer offers for free and without any ads the full functionality of costly speed indicators. And the great thing about it is that it's portable, so you can use it with any vehicle, even buses and trains. This is a great app to have on your smartphone or tablet.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4.17

Fixed: not recording when running in the background

General

Release November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 1.4.17

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 14,169
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

100% ad-free, doesn't require data/cell connection to work.

DigiHUD Speedometer is a free GPS based digital head up display (HUD) that shows useful speed and distance information for your journey. Ideal if your vehicle speedo has died, you want to verify your vehicle speed or you just want to know your speed when cycling, running, flying, sailing etc.!

The display can be switched between normal viewing and HUD mode which mirrors the display for viewing as a reflection in a vehicle windshield (most useful at night, depending on the device's brightness).

DigiHUD can open as a floating window on top of other apps or your homescreens. Works with external GPS receivers (tested at 10Hz).

Although we strive to make all readings as accurate as possible they are only as accurate as your device's GPS sensor and should only be regarded as approximations.

For more than a dozen extra features, with many more planned, try DigiHUD Pro (link at the bottom of this description).

Information displayed

Current speed (choose MPH, KMH or KTS)

Average speed, since reset

Maximum speed, since reset

Three Trip distance counters

Compass

Odometer (found under Statistics)

Current time

Digit color changes to red when above your set warning speed

Battery level indicator

Satellite lock status icon

Using DigiHUD

Lite Mode (speed only) - swipe the speed left or right. Swipe again to return

HUD Mode (mirrored) - swipe the speed up or down. Swipe again to return

Touch the trip counter to cycle through the three counters

Long-pressing on a speed or trip value will reset it

Long-press the speed unit to choose between MPH, KMH and KTS from the popup menu (also in the Main Menu)

When in window mode touch the DigiHUD icon for a menu to switch to the fullscreen app or exit. The window can be re-sized using the corner drag handle.

All values can be reset by long-pressing "PAUSE RESET" (the Odometer reading in the Statistics popup won't reset and counts the total distance since the application was installed or it's data was cleared).

Main Menu

Opened by touching the speed displayed in the center of the screen, the menu allows you to:

Exit DigiHUD

Window/Background Mode: Close and open as a re-sizable floating window

HUD view / Normal view: Switch between HUD (mirrored) and normal displays

Speed Unit: Change between MPH, KMH or KTS

Set Warning Speed/Sound: The speed at which the digit color will change to red. An audible alert can also be enabled here

Brightness: Adjust the screen brightness

Display Color: Choose from 10 customizable colors. Almost every color is available except black

Lock screen rotation: keep the screen in its current rotation even if the device is rotated

Display Preferences: enable/disable screen elements

Statistics: odometer, trip distance, top speed and average speed and version number

Help: show help and other information

*This application requires the use of the GPS receiver, which may increase battery usage.*

The screen will not turn off during long journeys and works in landscape or portrait mode.

Privacy etc.

There will never be third-party Ads, however the app may tell you about other DigiHUD usage opportunities from our partners.

There are no time-outs or nag-screens.

If you have any problems using DigiHUD please check the , or .