AlpSpeed measures the speed in which it uses the built-in GPS receiver in the iPhone.
AlpSpeed includes the following features:
-Speed-dependent, dynamic adjustment of the tachometer scale
-Portrait and landscape view
-Option to switch between kilometres, miles and nautical miles (km/h, mph, kn)
-Map orientation in the direction of travel with velocity dependent zoom level (can be disabled)
-Trip distance display
-Suitable for use from the walker to jet plane (3 km/h to about 1000 km/h)
-Flower vase on the ventilation grid
The display can be changed by wiping; the tachometer can be configured by a long tap on each page.
The derived values are automatically reset when the app is not in use for at least 30 minutes. A proper closing of the app also resets all values.
The following information can be displayed in real-time (up to four items of information / page):
-Elevation profile: graphical elevation profile shows information in real time
-Altitude: the absolute altitude
-Max. Altitude: the highest altitude reached
-Ascent: the altitude which was covered uphill
-Descent: the altitude which was covered downhill
-Distance: distance travelled
-Analog Tachometer: Car tachometer such as in the car cockpit including a flower vase
-Speed: current speed (minimum delays possible)
-Max. Speed: the maximum achieved speed
-Average speed (in motion)
-Total average speed: including breaks
-Acceleration: the current acceleration value
-Time per distance: the time required for a kilometre (mile, nautical mile) with the current speed
-Average time per distance: the time required on average for a kilometre (mile, nautical mile)
-Distance per time: Kilometres (miles, nautical miles), which are covered per minute (with the current speed)
-Average distance per time: Kilometres (miles, nautical miles), which are covered on average per minute
-Time: the time since AlpSpeed has started
-Time in motion: the time spent in motion since the start of AlpSpeed
-Accuracy of the position: The GPS Accuracy of the current position
-Accuracy of the altitude: the GPS accuracy of the current altitude
-Signal strength: Signal strength of the GPS receiver
-Direction of motion: the direction in which you are currently moving
-Location: the coordinates of the current location
-Battery charge: Battery charge in percentage
-Time: the current time
An important note:
Use of the app requires a constantly active GPS module that may shorten the battery life drastically!
The map may cause high data volumes over longer distances (deactivation of mobile data can prevent this). In landscape mode, the map is neither used nor loaded in the background.
Please note: AlpSpeed requires a GPS receiver, but not all iPod Touch devices have one. Please check your device before.