I just read that a new member had found several smart phone apps that act as a speedometer and odometer and let him "save" trips. I have an Android telephone machine, but have never searched out, downloaded, or installed apps. I am one of those "the phone rings, I answer and talk, and then hang up" people. Oh, and take a picture and text now and then.
My question (s), how do members use their phones in the hobby? What apps do you find useful, where do you find them, and how do you put them on your phone? What apps do you use for touring and road work, and are there other things that are particularly useful to you in the hobby?
Old dog looking for new tricks, Bill
I use the Ulysse speedometer App. on my Android. Free, and it does about everything you need it to do. Even shows your elevation, trip record, compass, temperature, and your batter level. Keep in mind, using these apps do drain the battery fairly well.
P.S. Bill...just go to the "Play Store" on your phone screen and type in Ulysse Speedometer in the App section. Really simple.
I use my Android for a speedometer in the T.
And I use my Phone with a speedo app. also has odometer too.
App is called Speed Box. Numbers are nice and BIG for my eye.
I've also used sa Garmin and it had a speedo feature to it also.
Mine is DigiHUD. Big numbers
I let a passenger hold it.
I use the speedometer app by asciifalse. Works well.
I have the AAA number on speed dial when Iím riding in someone elseís Model T....
I'm never going fast enough to ever really worry about it!
I use WAZE. It give me speed and the intersection i just missed.
I use WAZE when I drive to work.
It has saved me from getting stopped numerous times, letís me know about hazards, and tells me that the traffic I see is real.
I donít leave home without it
My favorite is speedometer on iPhone. Hereís the link
I put it on an old iPhone in a magnetic case and stick it to the dash. I say old iPhone because you donít need cell service to use it. It runs on the gps chip in your phone. I have that phone only for the model t and also use the odometer as well.
I used the speed box app because I liked the odometer feature. I used one before and it only had a speedometer. Problem was that it ran my battery down fast and also it wasn't good to keep track of mileage because I'd forget to turn it on.
I decided to just get an original speedometer. It has a regular and a trip odometer plus it looks nice in the car.
There's an app called pure gas which notifies you of all the local places that sell unethanol gas, where ever your location
I've used one of the speedometer apps in the past. Not as a matter of course, but on occasion just to see how fast I'm going. Georgia just passed a hands free law that came into effect last Sunday. The way it is written, you could get a ticket by simply removing your phone from your shirt pocket and laying it on the seat, even if you are sitting still on the side of the road. Time will tell how aggressively the new law will be enforced, but I wouldn't temp fate this early in the game. My sometimes overly ambitious police officer son was looking forward to enforcing it. He knows I think it is poorly written and should be enforced as the spirit of the law, not the letter of the law.