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speedClock Turns the iPhone Into a Speed Radar

March 22, 2011

Kaiser & Kaiser announce today speedClock 2.0 for iPhone 4 and 3Gs, an update to their utility that uses the device’s built-in video camera to measure the speed of any object, the distance to any point, and lap times. Speed and laps are measured using the motion sensing of the video camera, timing the interval between the object entering and leaving the frame. The app is compatible with video-camera equipped iOS devices.

Stockholm, Sweden (PRWEB) March 21, 2011

Kaiser & Kaiser today is pleased to announce speedClock 2.0 for iPhone 4, a significant update to their utility that uses the device’s built-in video camera to automatically measure the speed of any object, the distance to any point, and lap times of racers. Employing the device’s accelerometer or size comparisons establishes distance. Speed and laps are measured using the motion sensing of the video camera, timing the interval between the object entering and leaving the frame. The updated version features: snapshot of measurement, stadimeter distance tool, and optimized detection algorithms. Because it relies for its operation on a built-in video camera, the app is presently compatible only with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad 2, and iPod touch 4.

speedClock makes it easy to measure the speed of cars, boats, skaters, skiers, cyclists, running dogs, model cars, footballs, etc. The user simply holds up their iPhone, and allows the app to automatically measure the speed of any object passing through the frame of the viewing screen. Sensitivity controls are included to compensate for very large or small objects, background motion, camera shake, or rapid cyclical motion. New in version 2.0 is the ability to take a picture and measure speed simultaneously. Along with the new auto-reset function, users can set up the iPhone to continuously measure the speed and save an image of everything that passes.

Also new in version 2.0 is a second, complementary distance measurement tool: a stadimeter. Similar to an optical rangefinder, it uses the size of a known object (e.g. the height of a person) to calculate the distance. The user sets the size, then employs the two sliders to zoom in and adjust the two arrows so they point to the ends of the object.

Feature Highlights:

  • Accurately measure speed, distance, or lap times
  • Calculate and display distances in meters or feet
  • Video motion-sensing automatically measures speed
  • Sensitivity controls for optimal measurement in difficult conditions
  • Carry a miniature radar gun, lap timer, and range finder in your pocket

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (video camera equipped)
  • Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad 2, and iPod touch 4
  • iOS 4.0 or later
  • 0.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:

speedClock 2.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available upon request.

YouTube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46c1ZAXC5Qc

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