Proud of that hot, new ride you just bought yourself? Sure you are.
But, whether you’re just mashing the throttle in a straight line or carving up the twisties, sawing the wheel back and forth in search of grip, you’re probably wondering just how fast you’re actually moving. Well, iPhone owners need wonder no more.
Two in-vehicle performance meter applications have popped up in the AppStore, allowing you to measure almost every important aspect of your car’s performance.
From drag-times to lateral G-forces to horsepower, Dynolicious uses your iPhone or iPhone 3G’s accelerometers to serve up those oh-so-important performance metrics. Forget that trip to the local dyno, and don’t go buying more expensive stand-alone vehicle performance meters (GTech). Dynolicious helps you track performance metrics over time, and even allows you to track performance gains after each modification. Find Dynolicious here for $12.99. (iTunes link).
If all you need is straight-line performance metrics, then g-tac might be more down your alley. g-tac doesn’t offer all the features of Dynolicious, but if high-speed runs around your local canyon roads has you doubting your skills, then g-tac will be a perfect fit. For $4.99, g-tac offers drag times and stopping distance data using your iPhone or iPhone 3G’s accelerometers. Find g-tac here. (iTunes link)
And you thought your iPhone was only good for surfing the web, location-based social networking, playing media, gaming, and staying in touch with your friends.