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ok i listen to radio 2
thought i would get that out the way first lol

they where talking about an app for your phone called speedometer and gave it a good review.
so i looked it up on the net but there are a few.
question is does anyone use one on here and if so which one?
 

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ok i listen to radio 2
That's okay, me too of a morning although my secretary makes me listen to Radio1 in the office.

I've used a few GPS speedo apps and what I've found is that they're quite good but from what I can tell really only display a very frequently updated average speed. As they measure time/distance rather than revolutions of a wheel of a given diameter.

I found that they tend to lag as you accelerate / decelerate until you settle at a steady speed. I've used them more for 'calibration' to see where 70mph really is on my speedo (it sits just under an indicated 75 on the mini but the 3 series is pretty much spot-on).

I wouldn't rely on it through towns / cities though as you're totally dependent upon a reliable GPS fix.
 

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thats the info i needed ta, most of my driving is city bassed and my old yank motor reads whatever the hell it likes lol.
my fozy reads 55 at a tomtom indicated 50 and my focus reads 52 at a tomtom rated 50, so when im going through specs camera i tend to half the to and hopefully get it about rite lol

radio 1
poor bugger.lol
was a kerrang man till it went dab.
 

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Talking about useless instruments, I wonder if the American car has a rev counter? Can you get the GPS speedo to give you speeds in each gear at certain RPM and pop a little sticker on the ‘counter.
 

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On the basis that I'm probably the only UK person on this forum who actually kept the original ICE (the one with the Minidisc) in the car, I can only listen to Radio 2, Radio 5 Live, CD's, Minidiscs, or the burble / roar of the exhaust.

Can't comment about the speedometer app question either
 
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