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If You Can't Drive 55, You Need These Speedometer Apps

Tracking your speed is something fun and often necessary. Thankfully, the App Store is loaded with speedometer apps. These apps all rely upon GPS and many also use a compass, so they rely on the device having that support. You'll need an iPhone newer than the original one, or an iPad with a cellular connection, to enjoy all that these apps have to offer.

Speedometer 55 Start. GPS Box.
HUD Widgets — Driving widgets with HUD mode
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Speedometer 55 Start. GPS Box.

A speed limit alert with GPS black box functionality

Speedometer 55 Start. GPS Box.

Speedometer 55 Start. GPS Box.

For folks who tend to drive too fast.

Sometimes we just don't get it, and don't realize how fast we're driving. No app can truly fix that, but Speedometer Free Speed Limit Alert + GPS Black Box does a great job of making us more aware. It's a high-quality speedometer app that changes the speedometer digits from green to red when you exceed the speed limit, along with making noise to get your attention. That's not all, though. The app features a GPS black box feature to record the time along with your speed, location, and altitude over the past 20 minutes.

Why we love it

This app does a great job of letting you know when you're easing (or blasting) over the speed limit. It also records the past 20 minutes of your drive, for those occasional disputes with the legal authorities over your speed. It even includes a built-in music player, so you can keep it running and control your tunes from the same screen.

HUD Widgets — Driving widgets with HUD mode

Keep your eyes on the road with this handy trip computer

HUD Widgets — Driving widgets with HUD mode

HUD Widgets — Driving widgets with HUD mode

For drivers who want a trip computer they can see on their windshield

Here's an app that really helps you keep your eyes on the road ahead of you. It offers a set of navigation widgets like trip information, weather, eco-driving, and a collection of great speedometers. You can even choose the style of your speedometer, including retro versions, a classic digital version, and a digital rendition that includes a compass, odometer, and distance traveled along with your current speed. Place it face-up on your dashboard, and the display will project onto your windshield. HUD Widgets is a free download on the App Store.

Why we love it

HUD Widgets is the best, if not the only, option for projecting your trip computer data onto your windshield. You can keep your eyes on the road even while you're checking your current, average, and maximum speeds. It's customizable, so you can set it up just the way you want your HUD widget to appear.

GPS Speedometer - Digital Speed Tracker

Know when you're cruising along too fast

GPS Speedometer - Digital Speed Tracker

GPS Speedometer - Digital Speed Tracker

For people who don't want to rely on inaccurate speedometers

GPS Speedometer gives you the freedom of knowing exactly how fast you're going, even if your car's built-in speedometer is less than accurate. It displays your speed using the GPS in your iOS device. It has both car and bicycle modes, and shows you a lot more than just speed. You also get your direction of travel, altitude, top speed, average speed, and 16 different color themes. You get all of that without hitting your wallet, because GPS Speedometer is free on the App Store.

Why we love it

With GPS Speedometer, you have a high level of accuracy so you can always be sure how fast you're going. With both car and bicycle modes, you can use this app even when you're out two-wheeling to see how fast you're able to pedal. You can also set a speed warning to alert you with a visual notification and a sound, so you don't have to worry about accidentally speeding.

Speed Tracker. GPS Speedometer, HUD, Trip computer

A heads-up display GPS speedometer and trip computer in one app.

Speed Tracker. GPS Speedometer, HUD, Trip computer

For drivers who want plenty of information in a Heads Up Display

This elegant, unique combination of a GPS speedometer and trip computer provides plenty of details during your drive. It offers you information on how fast you're going, what distance you've covered, and how much time it takes you to go from one place to another. It also offers you the ability to share your trips with friends and relatives. Speed Tracker is $3.99 on the App Store.

Why we love it

This is the complete package, folks. It provides you with a HUD displaying your current speed, a trip log, a trip computer, and even GPS navigation mode. You'll never speed again, if you pay attention to this app's display on your iOS device or windshield.

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Keep a close eye on your driving speed with this app

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For drivers who don't want to get caught speeding

When you want to know how fast you're going along with your average speed, Speedometer has you covered. It also gives you your distance traveled, in either kilometers or miles, along with the trip time, a map, and a compass. You can create custom speed limits, with several alert tones to let you know when you're going too fast. It's a solid app, and great for keeping your speed in check. It even includes an Apple Watch version of the app. Speedometer is a free download on the App Store.

Why we love it

A quick glance at my Apple Watch is all I need to find out how fast I'm going. It offers a heads-up display, too, so I can use my iPhone to project my speedometer onto my windshield. There are plenty of features to love in this app, even a map and compass to keep you oriented.