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How to check speed via online speedometer. Best car speed testing tools

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Any GPS navigator has a built-in speedometer to check or test vehicle speed. In this FAQ, we answer the most important questions: how to use it to check the current speed, what are the online speedometers, which one is more accurate and which one is the best in general.

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Best online speedometers: our top - 2023

GPS Speedometer

App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5

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Price: free

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Developer: Simple Design Ltd

App features:

  • It works without the internet - you can test vehicle speed via GPS sensors offline. Wi-Fi or mobile data is not needed.
  • Portrait and landscape modes: choose the display variant that is convenient at the given time
  • Using speedometer and speed display via widget on mobile device screen or in Android Auto.
  • An audible alarm informs you when you exceed the speed limit. Speed limit can be set in the app settings
  • Measurement of different speed indicators: real-time, average, and maximum speed
  • Select units of measurement km/h, miles, knot.

So, if you are an Android user and don't mind installing a new mobile app, GPS Speedometer will be a great option. With this tool you can easily and accurately calculate the speed of your car, motorcycle or any other means of transportation.

Pros:

  • Convenient unobtrusive application interface: a small window or widget on the screen of your mobile device.
  • Recording of the route of travel with the ability to view the route on a map with the speed of the vehicle

Softdroid Speedometer

App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.6 out of 5

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Price: free

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Developer: Softdroid

Are there any online services for measuring speed? I don't want to install an app on my phone.

Try this real-time online speedometer.

Its features:

  • Counts meters per second, miles or kilometers per hour.
  • You must enable GPS detection and allow geolocation in your phone settings. Otherwise, the speedometer will give an error.
  • It can be installed on Android and iOS platforms.
  • Works in the browser without installing on the phone, even without an internet connection as a progressive offline app through the browser.

Speedometer Live

App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5

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Price: free

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Developer: SpeedoMeter.Live

A simple web application to test the current vehicle speed. To run the online speedometer, you must grant access to the user's current location. You can do this by clicking the Allow button when prompted.

Speedometer Live works similarly to other applications: when the location changes, the time is calculated. Accordingly, information about the current speed is available on the screen with an error of a few seconds.

Features of the app:

  • Accurate calculation of driving speed using GPS coordinates
  • The app is completely free, but there are a lot of ads
  • Measuring the movement of any vehicle: car, motorcycle, bicycle, scooter, etc.
  • Use as an application by installing through a browser
  • Use as a web service via browser
  • Available units: Meter / sec, Miles / sec, Km / hr

How to use the speed test app:

  1. Turn off your mobile device, open your browser
  2. Go to speedometer.live
  3. Select Speed Units
  4. Wait a few seconds and check the speed units

Pros:

  • The app is free
  • Select Units

Cons:

  • Distracting ads
  • Primitive interface

Onlinecompass

App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5

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Price: free

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In this online speedometer, speed is displayed in a circular speedometer resembling a similar unit of a car. There are no settings, but you can change the units of measurement - MPH or Km / H. This app requires you to allow access to the current location, as it uses a gps sensor to calculate speed.

Pros:

  • Free of use

Cons:

  • No settings

GPS Speedometer - Trip Meter

App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.3 out of 5

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Price: free

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Developer: California Cyber Developers

Virtual GPS speedometer is one of the most popular applications in Play Market. It works offline and can be used as an online app on your phone. It is 98% accurate while connected to the Internet and slightly less accurate when working offline.

The milometer is used to calculate vehicle speed. In addition to the actual speed, the map displays your current location and route trajectory. This way you can not only monitor your speed, but also record your route, so you can find out how fast you were traveling on a certain part of the route.

Current vehicle speed is displayed in user-selected units - kilometers or miles per hour.

The application interface is very concise. The virtual speedometer can be displayed on the screen of a mobile device or HUD in the form of a small window that resembles a widget.

Pros:

  • Speeding real time notifications
  • Versatile use of speedometer in a car, on a bicycle or motorcycle
  • Additional tools: GPS accelerometer and tripmeter
  • Speed limit settings

Google Maps as GPS speed tester

App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.0 out of 5

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Price: free

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Developer: Google LLC

The virtual speedometer function is also available in popular navigation apps such as Google Maps and Waze.

If the location specifies the maximum speed, when you cross it, the Google Maps application signals you to exceed it. The function is activated through the app settings.

In the case if Waze speed control feature is enabled by default.

Enabling virtual speedometer online in Google Maps:

To enable speed measurement on the app:

  1. Open the Maps app on Android.

  2. Go to Settings: Account icon > Settings > Navigation settings.

  1. In the On Driving options, activate the Speedometer option.

A quick one-touch Speedometer activation is also available while driving. If Google Maps app shows information about the maximum car speed, for example, on the highway or in the city, it will alert people about speeding.

Waze online speedometer

App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.4 out of 5

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Price: free

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Developer: Waze

Is there a built-in virtual speedometer in Waze? Sure, the app does not need to activate the speedometer, it works out of the box.

The app uses its own information from the Internet and can determine the allowed speed on the road. If it is exceeded, an audible warning will go off. Of course, the speedometer can be disabled via the settings, if necessary.

How fast am I going?

App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5

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Price: free

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Another site with similar functions - it shows the current speed in km, miles and knots (i.e. it is suitable as a speedometer for a boat). The website asks for access to GPS after you open it. This service is extremely useful if you need to double check the speedometer in the car.

FAQ

Is the information provided by the built-in speedometer correct?

The values of speed and time are more of a reference. Is better to be guided by the numbers, displayed in a physical speedometer, installed in the vehicle. At least, this option is recommended by Google Maps developers.

Are there separate apps for determining speed? I want to know how fast I'm going and if the speedometer in my car is working correctly.

You can do this by installing a speedometer app by downloading it from the Google Play Store.

The best apps are collected in the review: Speedometers for Android on MyGPSTools.

Can I trust my phone's speedometer? How accurate is the speed checking?

Figures that give out software speedometers can be trusted only in part, still they have an error and are quite slow to respond to changes.

It is always advisable to use an ordinary car speedometer or onboard PC additionally.

You mentioned Android applications. How do I know how fast I'm going using my iPhone?

Here is the iOS app Speedometer - How Fast Am I? by Marcel Kraus.

It's completely free and has no ads. The speedometer reviews are positive - written by motorists and even golfers who use carts. The app is very convenient to switch between meters, miles and kilometers. There is a dark mode, turned on automatically if you have the appropriate mode on your iPad or iPhone.

Is it possible to know the current speed without a speedometer?

Yes! The standard distance between 10 poles is about 1/4 mile. Multiply the number of seconds by four, then divide by 60 and multiply by 60. This will be equal to your speed in miles per hour.

How does the GPS calculate the speed of an object?

GPS receivers, for the most part, calculate speed through Kalman filter algorithms. This is a combination of moving per unit time and calculating the Doppler shift in the signals. The speed is not displayed as a numerical value in real time.

Ilia is a professional writer. He has expert knowledge in GPS and cartography with 15 years of experience. Additionally, Ilia has extensive experience in data recovery on PC and mobile. He started his career as a journalist by reviewing PC and mobile apps. His current responsibilities are to keep track of users' questions on MGT and answer them.Β