The Ulysse GPS Speedometer

What’s New in Ulysse Speedometer?

Ulysse GPS Speedometer is constantly offering great new things in each new release
- discover here what binarytoys have for you this time around!

Now, you can customize your Overlays – adjust their size and transparency individually for each application
More compact, more informative track list UI – with separate handling for landscape and portrait orientations
You all asked for easier control of track recording – you got it!
Forget exporting or deleting tracks one-by-one: now you can select multiple tracks, export, or delete them in one single operation

Incredible features: never seen together before in one GPS speedometer app!

With dozens of features, you can be sure there’ll be something of use for any journey
- by land, sea, or air.

At binarytoys Lab, we listen to our users and are constantly integrating your feature requests.
Ulysse Speedometer from binarytoys labs is not only built by us, but also by you – our Ulyssers!

High Precision GPS Speedometer

High Precision GPS Speedometer

Different Speed Units: you can set up the following speed units for the Ulysse: km/h, mph, knots. For this, open the Preferences menu and choose the corresponding unit in the category “Speed Units”.
Depending in/on which vehicle you are using Ulysse, you have control over the maximum value of the speedometer scale. If the speed reaches the maximum value – or exceeds it – Ulysse Speedometer will automatically increase the scale with a shift of around 20 measurement units. The application will expand the measurement limit while the speed increases – or the speed limit for civil GPS device (1000 knots) is reached. Likewise, during decreasing speed, Ulysse will auto-correct the scale until it reaches the value set by the user.
High Precision GPS Speedometer
Ulysse constantly monitors its moving speed and shows the maximum speed of the current trip so far achieved via the display of a small red arrow on the scale, plus its digital value situated under the main digital speed indicator.
Currently, Ulysse has two styles of speedometer indication:
Digital: where speed indication is numeric in the center, with highlighted ticks on the dial.
Analog: for the more traditional way – with a needle on the dial, and numerical in the center.
Analog: for the more traditional way – with a needle on the dial, and numeric in the center. You choose your favorite!
GPS Altimeter

GPS Altimeter

Ulysse Speedometer’s GPS Altimeter displays the altitude above the sea level for the geoid WGS84. This geoid represents an averaged model of the Earth, which in most cases coincides quite near to the real geometry of the planet.
However, this averaged model could give results differing from the actual. So, for example, while driving along a sea coast (close to zero feet above mean sea level), an altitude of -50 feet could be displayed. Alternatively, a measurement from high altitude could be +20 or 30 feet higher than the actual altitude shown on a map. This is why GPS altimetry is more suited for the measurement of altitude difference between the points of your route rather than for indicating absolute altitude. The GPS altimeter can be measured in meters or feet depending on the setting choice.
GPS Compass

GPS Compass

With the strong distortions of magnetic fields due to the amount of the metal from which an automobile is made, Ulysse Speedometer does not use a traditional magnetic compass, but instead uses GPS to define the direction of the movement from signals of satellites.

The use of a magnetic compass in a car without special equipment, enabling installation in a specific place of a specific car model, is practically impossible. A GPS compass is not subjected to any external influences; however, the drawback of GPS is giving false values when the car is stopping.
This happens due to the following reason – in a static state, a GPS receiver can give small changes of location to within several meters/yards, which it then treats as movement and thus sensing perceived changes of direction. On the move however, the GPS compass works with a more-than-sufficient precision for practical use.
Overlay Indication

Overlay Indication

Ulysse has special ability for displaying important travel parameters such as speed, direction, time, over other applications like Maps or Navigation. With this feature activated, a small Overlay indicator appears over the main application window.
Currently, Ulysse has four Overlays:

Speedometer – displays current speed and speed limit warnings
Compass – displays direction to geographical north
Elevation – indicates current altitude
Trip Info -displays main trip parameters: like travel time and distance

Individual Overlay parameters can be specified like: screen location for different screen orientations, size, and transparency for each application with which you would like to use Ulysse.

Average Speed Indication

Average Speed Indication

Ulysse Speedometer shows two values. The upper value is the average speed calculation while moving - only the time when the vehicle is in motion is taken into account and not while stationary at red traffic lights for example.

The lower value is an average speed, constantly calculated, whether stopped at lights or on the move.
Both speeds are calculated for the whole trip and they are reset together with the counter of the current trip.

On modern highways, road surveillance from CCTV monitoring, etc., of the traffic is on the increase. A check of an automobile’s average speed is very often made on these parts of the road: the moments when the car enters the area and then leaves are recorded, and then an average speed is calculated. The aim of our Controllable Speedometer of the Average Speed (CSAS) is to help you successfully drive these stretches of road without unnecessary penalties.
Average Speed Indication Using this function is extremely easy; when entering the controlled area, make a long press on the indicator to switch to CSAS. From that moment on, CSAS will display your average speed – measured from the start of this time marker.
Trip Computer

Trip Computer

Trip Computer contains several trip meters, each of them records total time in motion, the stop-times, trip distance, average, and maximum motion speed. Additionally, in Ulysse Speedometer Pro, coordinates and addresses of the start and finish points of the movement are displayed.

Currently, Ulysse records data for:

  • the current trip
  • all trips for today
  • all trips for yesterday
  • all trips for the week
  • all trips for the month
  • all trips since the installation of the application

The current-trip meter can be reset to zero at any time. After clicking it, press the key ‘Reset’ in the menu that appears. To review the meters’ list, the menu command ‘Trip Meters’ is required to be pressed.

On the right-hand side of the list, there is the key to call the menu allowing:

  • saving of data on the memory card
  • resetting of the meter (if this operation is provided)
  • opening of detailed information (Ulysse Pro only)
  • sending of the meter via email (Ulysse Pro only)
  • setting of the initial value for the meter (currently available only for the meter of all trips)

Pro Version

Additionally, Ulysse  Speedometer Pro has three extra meters, the names for which can be set and reset at any time.

Tracks Recording

Tracks Recording

Ulysse allows you to record your movements when the application is running. For enabling track recording, tap on the Trip meter in main dashboard and then select the ‘Record ON’ command. From now on, the app will record your movements automatically. You can stop recording at any time with another tap on the Trip meter and selecting command ‘Record OFF’.

By doing nothing more, Ulysse  Speedometer will continue to record tracks automatically – from the app starting and movement beginning, up until quitting – this means, you don’t need to start track recording every time. Each track will have a unique name, based on its start time.

Tracks RecordingFor reviewing all of the recorded tracks, open the tracks list: Menu-Tracks. When you select track, it will show you a button panel – where you can mark it for export/delete, or change the track name.

For deleting one or more tracks at once, mark them with DEL button and press ‘Delete’ button at the bottom/right on the screen.

For exporting, mark the tracks that you would like to export and press ‘Export’ button. device-tracklist-select-web In the export window select the required format: GPX or KML (Pro only). Additional data values such as; speed, altitude, and bearing are not supported by the standard format and are available as an extension. Press ‘Export to SD card’ – now, the files will be stored in binarytoys/tracks/gpx or the binarytoys/tracks/kml folder on your SD card.
device-tracklist-export-web If you press ‘Export with e-mail’ (Pro only), you will need to enter a target e-mail address – then all exported files will be attached to the e-mail and sent!
You can reset selection list at any time with the ‘Clear’ button or unselect individual tracks with the ‘Undo’ button in the track row.

Music Control

Music Control (Pro version)

To access Music Control, slide the address bar to the left. The Music Control in Ulysse Speedometer is not a fully-functional player; it is set of buttons that sends commands to the currently selected music player application. Music Control attempts to use the default Google Music app. If your device has a custom player as default – as is often the case – you need to set this up in Ulysse.
To do this, open Music Control and tap on the button with the three dots (Settings button), select an empty cell (where three cells are available currently) and tap on it. From the list of applications installed on your device, select your desired player application. This player will be added to the Control and selected as the current player. From now on, Music Control in Ulysse will play/stop and change tracks in album/playlist for the chosen player.
You can change the selection at any time – just open Music Control, tap on Settings button, tap on the desired player.

If a player app was selected, Music Control will start it; this is a convenient and fast way to choose another album or playlist in player. Remember that Music Control is only set of buttons, so don’t forget to choose the album or playlist in the player!
When you press the play button, the Music Control sends a command to the currently selected player and the button blinks until it starts to play music. It may take some time before the player reacts on the Control action.


Speed Limits Warning

To drive the most efficiently without breaking any traffic rules, a special Speed Limits implemention was developed for Ulysse Speedometer. Via this technology, the application signals possible overspeed, allows absolutely zero distraction to one’s attention within dense city traffic.
When the car gets to the lower edge limit (‘Min’), the speedometer scale turns green – as in the shown image.

The scale remains green until reaching the Speed Limit (‘Edge’). By exceeding this speed limit, the scale turns red,

and will remain red until the speed exceeds the upper edge limit (‘Max’). In addition to this, you can set the individual sound signals for speed limits, as well as the ranges from Min to Edge, and from Edge to Max. Furthermore, you can set the sound signal for indicating the return of the speed to the ‘concrete’ limit (Back).
Having set the various sound signals, you can drive your car without distracting your attention onto Ulysse, thus avoiding speeding tickets.

Initially, the speed limits – which are valid in most countries of Europe and the US – are preset in Ulysse Speedometer. Two independent sets of limits for km/h and mph are supported.

Each set can include up to ten limits, each of them containing values for Min, Max, Edge and Back speeds. The limits cannot overlap themselves (i.e., the max. value of the lower limit cannot be more than the min. value of the next limit).
In most cases it is enough to change only the main value of the limit – Edge; the rest of the values will be set by the application automatically. Of course if you need to, you can change them individually.
GPS Status Monitor

GPS Status Monitor

This indicator shows the current condition of GPS chip. It is an important tool as it shows how reliable the current values on Ulysse are.
When green – all is in order, the GPS is giving precise information. The Monitor also displays the precision of location ID (in feet or meters).

When red – the GPS skipped the regular data update interval and the value on Ulysse could differ from the actual.
When gray – the GPS is giving no info about speed or location – so it’s not possible to rely on the displayed information whatsoever.
When the GPS chip cannot identify its location, the Monitor displays the number of satellites from which signal are received; availability of a signal does not guarantee that it will be used for the calculations – the signal could be maybe weak or intermittent.
If Ulysse Speedometer was started with GPS not activated on the device, the display of the monitor will be totally black with the word ‘off’, along with a proposal to click it in order to move to the system control panel of the GPS. From this panel, you’ll be able to activate the GPS and return back to Ulysse.
If you often run one or two apps from Ulysse – like Maps or Music – you can use the GPS Fast Menu for this and call the most used apps in just two taps!
To access the menu, tap on ‘GPS Status monitor’ and add the app in free slot. This menu has three slots in the Pro version – but just one in the Free version. For removing an app from the menu, press and hold then select ‘Remove’ from the dialog.
Date & Time Indication

Date & Time Indication

Most other speedometers have small, insignificant time displays in the status line – they’re quite difficult to read when driving. So what did we do with Ulysse Speedometer? We added a large time and date display to the Ulysse dashboard.


Battery Monitor

When the battery heats up, an overheating indication appears. The threshold parameters can be changed in the settings. The value of parameter ‘Low’ is the lowest temperature of the range considered to be normal for the battery. The value of parameter ‘Warm’ is the highest temperature of the battery’s normal operating range – but is not in dangerously hot.
The final parameter ‘High’ specifies the temperature considered dangerous for the battery; potentially decreasing its capacity or lifespan. As default, all the above parameters are given standard values that are the safe working averages for a generic battery. Of course, these settings can adjusted to any particular device. The temperature is shown in Celsius or Fahrenheit; as defined globally for the whole application in the general settings of the units.
After many requests from our cyclist-users, we’ve now made it possible to use this same battery widget as a bell on the handlebars; just go to the Battery Monitor settings to assign a bell (or maybe something stronger?). This can then be activated in the usual way – a thumb tap.

HUD Mode: A Pilot’s-Eye View

This mode shows summarized information of movement in mirrored or normal reflection. Two display submodes are supported – Normal and Only Speed.
In the Normal submode, the speed, direction of the movement, current time, and covered distance are shown.
In the submode Only Speed, only the speed value is shown.
This direct reflection is convenient for use while riding a motorbike or bike thanks to the large, clear digits being easily seen – even by daylight.

The mirrored reflection is designed for projection up to a windshield, therefore best suited for use in darkness. To enable this mode, set Ulysse to HUD mode, and place your device on the dash under the windshield – an undistorted reflection of your device’s screen, with all the current information about your movements, will be displayed on it.
Of course, you have full control on the displayed HUD color – red, green, and blue values can be individual selected giving the huge amount of color possibilities – choose your favorite!
Maybe you’re a mellow-yellow?
… or a true-blue? It’s your call.


Advanced Overlays

With Ulysse’s Overlay function, it’s possible to see its most important information at-a-glance, overlayed on top of any, or all, chosen app(s) on your device!
This means that you can use your device as normal and always instantly see Ulysse’s vital information.

The Overlays’ data is displayed within circles for easy recognition. Data direct from the Speedo, Compass, Elevation, and the Trip Meter is shown (note: the Compass, Elevation, and Trip Overlays are offered on a 15-day trial – please upgrade to the Pro version of Ulysse and experience its full power!)

To call Overlay settings – simply tap the main dial, Menu, Settings, Overlays.

Of course, we’ve made it possible to adjust the position of all the Overlays; either having positions common to all device apps, or customized to any particular app. For example, maybe the four Overlay circles on your Calculator app in landscape mode need sliding away from the calculator’s display – simply move and organize them in the Overlay settings. You’ll maybe also use the Calculator in portrait mode, requiring the Overlays to now be in different positions on-screen. Simply organize the Overlays like you did in landscape mode and their positions also will be remembered separately!


Do you find the standard size of Overlays too large? During positioning, it’s also possible to reduce their size by clicking the ‘SIZE’ button at the bottom of the screen and using the slider to adjust. You now have the Overlays at the perfect size – but maybe they are still too obtrusive. We have included a ‘TRANSP’ button also to adjust their on-screen transparency.


An Overlay consisting of a double circle means that it has extra functionality when tapped. Choose from:

  • inactive
  • returning to the main Speedometer screen (…and from there quick-launching any app)
  • displaying the Music Player controls (…where else could you control your music from any app—your navigation screen for example?)

“How Do U Use Ulysse?”

Whether it’s the usual way in the car, van, train or bus on your way to work (there’s nothing wrong with that!). But what about in your rickshaw, truck, taxi, helicopter (posh) or private jet (really posh!). On your motorbike, bike, horse, unicycle, Segway, camel, skateboard, boat. While hang-gliding or paragliding, running, walking, skipping, hopping…
However you’re using Ulysse — share it with us. Please send us your YouTube links, images, stories to binarytoys(at)gmail(dot)com or via the Contact Form and we’ll post your contributions here on our site — Thank You Ulyssers!

hi binary toys. i have an unusual use for your ulyse app. i am a skydiver and tried it last weekend to see if the altitude thing would work. hey. it was cool. the tracking function was cool to show every one after the jump. I plan to jump again next weeken depending on weather. but next time there should be EIGHT of us with android doing the jump together. we want to see who has taken the fastest route to landing target.
Any plans for iphone version for the 3 guys with those?
BTL — Hello Andy. That’s great news! We at binarytoys have never been fortunate enough to test Ulysse vertically, but it’s great you found it useful!
Could we possibly ask you for the Tracks file? We could then show this on the site, and would be interesting for our developers to see.
Regarding iOS, this will be available in the near future-or you could ask your buddies to try Android? ;)
Hallo. I used since 2 years the Ulysse when I ski. Thank you for Implementierung of Tracks, I had require allways that for to see speed/heigth connection on the Mountain. I look forward this season to the use! Regards from Österreich.
BTL — Hi Stefan. If you can, please send us any videos, photos, printscreens of Ulysse in action on the slopes. Maybe you have a GoPro (or similar!) that you could use to make the video — but please be careful! ;-)
Nice app guys. Thought I’d share with you how your Ulyse was used today. We’re currently surfing and one smartass in the team suggested using it for measuring speed when surfing, we’ve all got waterproof velcroed cases btw. IT WORKED GREAT! We’re all in hotel bar comparing tracks. Regards from Fistral Hotel, Newquay UK.
This thing does VERTICALS!! I’m a coaster fan and it’s great to see my speed and altitude. Speed chart versus elevation comparison looks pretty accurate to me! Bill
I do a lot of long distance haulage around Europe from the uk. I use Ulysse to switch between speeds from mph and kmh. I just need now to remember to drive on the correct side! thanks fellas.
BTL — Thanks Gibbo, happy truckin’!
what good is my onboard speedo when im drifting n wheel spinning in the forests?
We got ourselves great karting here in Clay, Kentucky. Tracks and the speed chart good for post-analysis.
My husband and I are currently using ulysse for the track recordings of our weekend horse riding. We both have velcro phone jackets that we attach to our wrists, this way we see the speed also during gallops. It’s always interesting for us to compare the Maximum Speed. I normally lose. Regards from Yorkshire.

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Speedometer User Reviews: We Love our Ulyssers – And They Love Ulysse!

We are fully dedicated to our user base – with its millions of loyal worldwide users, we are constantly building on this success to guarantee that Ulysse remains on pole position now and in the future.
Many thanks go to all our loyal global Ulyssers for your continued support – come read what they’re saying about us and…
Welcome Onboard!

“Better than the car speedometer”

Not only is the main app screen attractive and informative, but it can overlay tools on other apps, so, for instance, I can have a navigation or mapping app running, and still get accurate speed, compass, and trip duration info. It’s more accurate than the speedometer on the car panel!
- Paul Nancarrow

Most advanced Speedometer App
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Poetry in motion
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…enter Ulysse Speedometer to save me
Accurate, visually appealing and informative speedometer application
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this virtual dashboard has been a proven lifesaver…
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“The best speedometer ever!! Don’t know how you do it… but you did. Great job!!!”
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Great I’ve tested all of the car dashboard apps. None of them even come close to this gem. Added bonus: speed overlay on Google navigation!
Ross Philpot
Great App This developer gets it. This is a nicely designed app with a clear, easy to read display that puts your speed front and center unlike some other apps that put your speed in a small font with poor contrast. The app hasn’t been buggy and is quick and relatively intuitive.
Kris Erickson
Great app! Fast response to any technical issues with phone! Worked perfect for LONG time and my phone got stupid. Same day response to all my questions. Will definitely get on my new phone!
Walter Smith
Great app for Ebikes Even though we have computer speedos this verifies even car/tire speeds. You could be walking or riding in someone else’s car and know how fast they are really going without looking at their speedometer.
Robert Picone
The best I use this as the dashboard for my motorcycle. Its plugged into a power supply so the battery life isn’t an issue. Works great. Very accurate.
Tj Farrell

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