Got a new app for my I phone that is a speedometer, with both digital read out and analog. We usually use the GPS to do this but this really works well. There are a series of free apps available, each with different features. If you don't have a speedometer and need one, you might want to try one of these apps.
I guess if you look at the concept, it is really kind of expensive, by the time you buy the phone and pay for the service. It's still fun, none the less!
Or maybe I am just behind times and this is nothing new!
I use the Speed Box app. I tested it in my modern iron to see how well it compared to the speedo. Fairly accurate.
I used the Ulysse Speedometer app on my Droid last weekend and found my 14 is happiest at 32 MPH on a level road.As I increased speed various parts started shaking and vibrating and I had to hold on a bit tighter. It was interesting to watch the speed vary on the almost level road.
I have used Speed Box. But I find that it runs my phone's battery down fairly quickly. At least using my GPS, my phone will still be carrying a decent charge after a day of driving. Speed Box is good for shorter drives to grocery and the like. What I would really like is an effective odometer to schedule maintenance and keep track of my gas mileage. So I'm leaning towards a bike speedo. At least that will track all the distance that the car covers.
Eric, have you found a bike speedo with a large enough display to be able to see it. My old eyes have a hard time seeing this little displays. They work good, just small.
Hey Tom, I have a Schwinn bike speedo from Walmart that was $11 and has a HUGE display, very easy to see.
Just go to your local Wally World and in the bike section they'll have this exact speedo and you can see the size of it. The only thing I had to do to make it work was cut the sensor wire and splice in a longer piece. Just fyi, the wires for the sensor are TINY. I mean, they are the thinnest, tiniest wires I've ever seen. It was a pain in the neck to get everything wired together without breaking it.
Also, because I tried this first - there is a very nice wireless speedometer, the only problem with it is that the wireless range is extremely limited, if I had the head unit more than about 30 inches away from the wheel sensor, it just wouldn't work. 30 inches doesn't quite get you from the wheel to the steering wheel, so get a wired one that you can splice in longer wire.
I have a Garmin Edge 305 GPS unit that I use for my bicycles, I plan to use it for the T. You can program multiple display formats, if you keep the number of items displayed to 5 or less one of the display windows will be large.
Advantage - no sensors or wires
Disadvantage - a lot more expensive than the Schwinn unit at Walmart
Seth, Thanks for the link to the schwinn speedometer, i just ordered one. i also tried a wireless one, but just as you found it wouldn't work if it was any further than a couple of feet away from the sensor.
After reading this earlier today I loaded in the Ulysse on my Android Straight Talk phone, and it works great. Always wanted to check my '12 speedo and kept forgetting to bring along the Garmin. Since I never (hardly ever) leave home without the cell, now I always have a speedometer. And surprisingly, the '12's Stewart was just about right on the money. Thanks guys for the info!
Do you guys use a passenger to read the speed on your gizmos? Here in CA it's illegal to be monkeying with your cell phone while driving, not to mention the fact that driving my TT takes both hands and both feet.
I have bike speedo on my 1923 the coil or mag loose its memory . I have used shield wire does not help . My 1926 works fine coils mounted on engine , any ideas ?