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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 and speedometer, a companion for any map or navigation app.

    Speed limit data
    1. TomTom & HERE Maps via Sygic - Monthly subscriptions
    2. OpenStreetMap - Provided for free
    • Coverage of OSM speed limits: http://goo.gl/tEjlbz
    • Edit on your computer: https://www.openstreetmap.org

    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

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

    This app uses Accessibility services. These services are intended for users with disabilities. This app is not affiliated or endorsed by OpenStreetMap, HERE, TomTom, or Sygic. 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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    Users comments for Velociraptor - Speed Limits & Speedometer

    Keith King

    by Keith King

    Feb 07, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Great concept if any of the speed limits actually showed up for popular highways I checked the speed limit is on open maps just not showing up in this app something's broken. I would love to attach a link or image. But it appears Google is just too ignorant to allow pasting of url or adding attachments here. Good job Google. Another swing and a miss

    James Rhew

    by James Rhew

    Feb 02, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    It tells me the speed limit and how fast I am going, just what I wanted!

    Ray Smith not music

    by Ray Smith not music

    Feb 01, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Great

    Lokesh Reddy

    by Lokesh Reddy

    Feb 01, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Super

    Kevin A.

    by Kevin A.

    Jan 30, 2018  |  "Great"

    For area's that don't have the speed limits but are driven often,it would be great to be able to insert them manually! Then this app would be a killer!!!

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Jan 29, 2018  |  "Poor"

    The free app worked great. The paid app has never worked and I sent several comments and emails. Never got an answer. Done with it!