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Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 18: Digital Speedometer, PredictWind, Beijing Travel Guide

by Ian Black

In today’s fresh apps, check your speed (Digital Speedometer), chart the wind, (PredictWind), and plot your next getaway to the Far East (Beijing Travel Guide).

Digital Speedometer (Free)

Sure your car has a speedometer by what about your bicycle or your go cart?

This Android-based digital speedometer lets you answer all those nagging speed-related questions you’ve always wondered about like – How fast can you run? Is this bike coasting as fast as a car on the highway? Does this bus driver have a lead foot?

Beyond just the speed you’re currently traveling you also get average speed, top speed, distance, and more.

PredictWind (Free)

Don’t make any gas-related jokes, wind is serious business.

Claiming to be spawning from “the most accurate wind forecast on the web” PredictWind arrives on Android. If you’re a sailor or navigator, stop reading now and go download this thing.

In terms of features, you’ll find: Observations – showing live real-time wind with graphs; Weather Routing – displaying the fastest route and wind conditions; Trip Planner – predicting the best day for a trip departure; Forecast alerts – customized alerts of wind conditions you care about; and much more.

Beijing Travel Guide ($5.99)

Travel guide apps from mTrip have been catching headlines for a while now. The app creators seem to have found the perfect blend of useful information and interactivity. This one guides you through the capital city of China.

Use the "Intelligent Trip Itineraries" feature to plot out a Beijing getaway. Find out the distance to highly-rated destinations close by. Use the offline maps and navigation features to plot your course through the local subway or bus fleet.

When you’re hungry and tired, use the guide to find restaurants and hotels that others have liked. And, when the day is done, send a postcard to your friends right from the app over Facebook.

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