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.