Speed Gadgets - Manual
Speed Gadgets
Overview
Speed Gadgets gives you a set of gadgets for displaying your current traveling speed on your Android phone/tablet.

The gadgets included are a speedometer that displays the current speed in the notification area/status bar, a speedometer that displays the current speed as an overlay on top of another app and a speedometer that displays the current speed in a widget that can be added anywhere standard widgets can be placed. It also includes the ability to setup various warnings that will alert by voice, ringtone or vibration when you reach a customizable speed.
Status Bar Speedometer
The Status Bar Speedometer gadget will display the current speed in the notification area/status bar of the phone. This enables the speedometer to be displayed regardless of which app is currently running. This is very useful when using along with a navigation app (such as Google Maps Navigation) that doesn’t display the current speed.
Overlay Speedometer





This gadget will display the current speed as an overlay that is on-top of everything else. This enables the speedometer to be displayed regardless of which app is currently running. This is very useful when using along with a navigation app (such as Google Maps Navigation) that doesn't display the current speed.

The overlay is configured (by you) to only display when certain apps (determined by you) are active. For example, you can set the overlay to only display when Google Maps Navigation is active and otherwise have it hidden.

You also have control over position, size and whether the speed display type is visible. These settings are customizable for landscape/portrait and for each screen of each app on your phone.

Once you have the overlay enabled (see: Preferences Screen) you make it visible by opening the desired app and going to the desired screen and then pulling down the notifications from the status bar and choose the item label "Press to Display Speed Overlay". For example, open Google Maps Navigation and choose the destination. Once the navigation screen is visible, pull down the status bar notifications and choose the item labeled "Press to Display Speed Overlay".

This will bring up the configuration screen for the overlay with these buttons:
increases the size of the overlay.
decreases the size of the overlay.
shows available fonts and allows you to choose one.
shows/hides the display type label.
stores the settings and closes the configuration screen.
opens the Speed Gadgets preferences screen.
hides the overlay and closes the configuration screen.

Once the overlay is visible you can press the overlay or use the notification pull-down to re-open the configuration screen to modify the settings or hide the overlay.
Widget Speedometer

The Widget Speedometer gadget will display the current speed in one or more widgets that are placed anywhere standard widgets can be placed.
Preferences Screen
This is where customization of the Notification and Widget Speeds is done:
Auto Start with App: Press to open a list of apps currently installed and choose which ones will trigger the gadgets to start.
Speed Display Type: Press to switch speed display between MPH and KM/H.
Speed Warning – Once: Switches to the preferences screen for the speed warning that triggers only once.
Speed Warning – Repeating: Switches to the preferences screen for the speed warning that triggers at a certain speed and then at customizable intervals.
Speed Update Timeout: Determines how long to go without movement before disabling the location updates.

Display Notification: Turns on/off the Notification Speedometer.
Notification Car Dock: Turns on/off the automatic display of the Notification Speedometer gadget when the phone is inserted into the car dock.
Notification Launch: Turns on/off the automatic display of the Notification Speedometer gadget when the choosen apps are started/ended or the enable/disable icon is pressed.

Display Overlay: Turns on/off the Speedometer Overlay.
Overlay Car Dock: Turns on/off the automatic display of the Notification Speedometer gadget when the phone is inserted into the car dock.
Overlay Launch: Turns on/off the automatic display of the Notification Speedometer gadget when the choosen apps are started/ended or the enable/disable icon is pressed.

Widget Updating: Turns on/off the Widget Updating.
Widget Car Dock: Turns on/off the automatic updating of the Widget Speedometer gadgets when the phone is inserted into the car dock.
Widget Launch: Turns on/off the automatic updating of the Widget Speedometer gadgets when the choosen apps are started/ended or the enable/disable icon is pressed.
Preferences Screen – Speed Warning – Once
The Preferences Screen – Speed Warning – Once screen is where customization of how and when to be notified when the speed bases a certain level is done.
Warning Speed: The speed, once passed, that will trigger the warning.
Warning Reset: The amount of decrease in speed needed to reset the alarm.
Voice Warning: Determines if a voice warning will be given.
Voice Warning Phrase: Determines that phrase that will be said when the warning is trigger.
Note: a number sign (#) will be replaced with the current speed number, a double number sign (##) will be replaced with the current speed number and display type.
Preview Phrase: Press this to hear a preview of the current phrase.
Audible Warning: Determines if a ringtone will be place when the warning is triggered.
Ringtone: The ringtone that will be played when the warning is triggered.
Vibrate Warning: Determines if the phone will vibrate when the warning is triggered.
Preferences Screen – Speed Warning – Repeating
The Preferences Screen – Speed Warning – Repeating screen is where customization of how and when to be notified when the speed bases a certain level is done.
Warning Start Speed: The speed, once passed, that will trigger the first warning.
Warning Frequency: The speed interval, once passed, that will re-trigger the warning.
Warning Reset: The amount of decrease in speed needed to reset the alarm.
Voice Warning: Determines if a voice warning will be given.
Voice Warning Phrase: Determines that phrase that will be said when the warning is trigger.
Note: a number sign (#) will be replaced with the current speed number, a double number sign (##) will be replaced with the current speed number and display type.
Preview Phrase: Press this to hear a preview of the current phrase.
Audible Warning: Determines if a ringtone will be place when the warning is triggered.
Ringtone: The ringtone that will be played when the warning is triggered.
Vibrate Warning: Determines if the phone will vibrate when the warning is triggered.