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    Published: 2016-04-11, by .

    Check the speed limit of the road you're traveling on, and how fast you're going

    7.8
    • Brilliant idea, well executed
    • Simple design
    • Step by step instructions
    • Not all roads covered
    • Lagging

    "Need for speed"

    THE VERDICT

    Velociraptor creates a floating speedometer when you use apps like Google Maps (and other navigational tools), pulling data from HERE Maps to provide you with speed limits on the road, and geo-location for tracking your speed.

    Easy to use and quick to set up, this app is a well-designed and undoubtedly useful in-car tool. It still has some glitches to iron out, of course, and not all areas are covered yet.

    THE PROS

    Simplicity is the app's biggest plus, and setup is straightforward. Give a few permission to allow the app to fully function, and it will walk you through all the usage steps - it's impossible to get lost within the application because it consists of only one page.

    You can toggle the speedometer on or off, change units and sign style from kph and international to mph and 'Merican', and importantly, set speed limit warnings from 0% to 20% over speed limit (if you really want to know when you're pushing your luck).

    While there might be a couple of competitor apps out there that provide a similar function, Velociraptor is the only one that is completely free with no ads, features Material Design, and is open source, meaning we can all contribute to making it better and more accurate over time.

    THE CONS

    Speed limits don't appear to be available on all roads yet - particularly smaller ones. Since data is pulled from HERE maps, when using with Google Maps, info can sometimes take a few extra seconds to load (since they're not fully in sync).

    Jayne Appszoom logo

    by Jayne , Appszoom

    Apr 11, 2016

    Description

    Velociraptor is a floating speed limit monitor using OpenStreetMap data.

    Features:
    • Polished Material Design
    • Automatically displays in any apps you choose (e.g. Google Maps)
    • Intelligent caching & fast refresh of speed limits
    • Sound alert when speed limit is exceeded
    • Customize style: US and International
    • Speed limit tolerance: % and integer amounts
    • Transparency, size, and tap to hide settings

    Speed limit data
    • Coverage of OpenStreetMap's speed limit data: http://goo.gl/tEjlbz
    • Go to OpenStreetMap's website on your computer to edit the data: https://www.openstreetmap.org

    Links
    • GitHub (issues, feature requests): https://goo.gl/hL8O2d
    • Translate the app to your language: https://goo.gl/lXNdkU

    This app is not affiliated or endorsed by OpenStreetMap. The developer does not bear responsibility for the accuracy of any information provided. All trademarks belong to their respective owners. Google Maps is used in screenshots for demonstration purposes only.

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    "Great"

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    Users comments for Velociraptor - Map Speed Limit

    Lee Mintram

    by Lee Mintram

    Sep 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great app. Works well s7 edge

    Jeric Realubit

    by Jeric Realubit

    Sep 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Nice

    Valerii Vyshniak

    by Valerii Vyshniak

    Sep 16, 2017  |  "Good"

    Slow reaction on speed limit change. I can see that i already left one speed limit zone and another has starter, but this app still shows old one and beeps a warning... Is it possible to increace current position reading, may be?

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Sep 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It would be very nice if the app had option to hide speed limit, and show only speedometer.

    Mouhamad A. Naboulsi

    by Mouhamad A. Naboulsi

    Sep 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Works great. But: 1 does not permit selecting any app. Only 3 are supported. No method is provided to edit missing speed

    Floyd Morrissette

    by Floyd Morrissette

    Sep 14, 2017  |  "Great"

    Needs volume control for the sound alert.