Vidometer 3 – GPS Video Recorder – Now with Maps!

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Hitcase created their own sports data app called Vidometer for their rugged cases because none of the existing apps incorporated useful data with a well designed interface.

After a year in the app store and consistent improvements, Vidometer has become one of the most popular action camera apps for the iPhone.

The latest version 3 release is a major milestone for GPS video apps as it incorporates maps and data overlays onto iPhone action videos. Vidometer is the only iOS app that overlays maps tracing your route over your videos! No other data recorder app does this.

Sharing is built in too. Record your adventures and share them on Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook! Use #Hitcase or #Vidometer so everyone can find your videos.

Hard Hitting New Features:

  • Vidometer Pro with street and satellite maps
  • 3 unique map overlays with adjustable zoom levels
  • Save videos with embedded maps
  • Odometer to track distance traveled
  • Detailed current location display
  • Graphical Compass
  • GPS Tracks / GPS Path Trace
  • Automatic video stabilization
  • Instagram support for photos and videos with custom square formatting

Of course Vidometer still gives you all the info data junkies want including Speed, Altitude, Compass Heading, G-Force + Acceleration Forces, GPS Coordinates, Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, Distance Traveled, Current Location, and other telemetry data.

Vidometer 3 Is All About Maps

Get map overlays when you upgrade to Vidometer Pro. You get street maps, satellite maps, roads and more. Adjust the zoom level of the maps, get the general area or get in tight, it’s your choice. The map moves with you. You get 3 different map views with different styles of street and aerial maps. You get place/location names and our trademark speed, altitude and shock overlays.

Odometer: New!
Vidometer 3 can now record how far you traveled with our new odometer feature. Along with the speedometer, you can see exactly how fast and how far you’ve gone on a race or trip.

Geolocation: New!
Vidometer 3.0 can display place names including your exact neighborhood, state, city or even body of water you are in!

Video Stabilization: New!
With compatible iPhones, you get automatic video stabilization. Of course you can turn it off in Vidometer if you wish.

 Don’t forget to take Vidometer along for the ride – use it when you are:
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Skateboarding
  • Hiking
  • Sky Diving
  • Racing
  • Karting
  • Running
  • Dirt Biking
  • Flying
  • Skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Geocaching
  • Video Mapping
  • Navigating
  • any other sports that gets you off!

Vidometer functions great as a HUD, GPS Recorder, Dash Cam, Geocoder, Reverse Geocoder, action sports recorder, and more!

Transform your iPhone into the ultimate action camera by combining your videos with a heads up display.

Vidometer, How Fast, How Far, How Steep, How High Did You Go?


Hitcase with Vidometer app - turn your iPhone 4S into an action camera


noun, pronounced /vid-ah-m-i-ter


1) A free iPhone app that shows multiple instrument overlays for the action sports videographer, turning the iPhone into an action camera.

2) Combines the readings of a speedometer, odometer, accelerometer, inclinometer, altimeter and GPS data from your iPhone and overlays them over your own sports videos.

3) Show your speed, altitude, orientation, acceleration, and more right on your videos.

Works best in conjunction with Hitcase, the premium quality ruggedized waterproof case good to a depth of 30 feet.

Have you heard about our great new iPhone app that lets you record action camera data right over your videos?

That’s right, show your speed, altitude, angle of turn and acceleration on top of your videos just like a pro ESPN video, for free!

Why Vidometer?

Before we developed the Hitcase we were already shooting action videos. When the time came to create an outdoor worthy case for the iPhone we had a total video solution in mind. We wanted Hitcase to be something more than just a case. Hitcase with Vidometer is a hardware and software combo that works together to turn your iPhone into an action camera.

We created Vidometer with Hitcase Pro to help improve our snowboarding training times and see where we screwed up. Plus it was great to show the videos on a large screen at event after parties to compare runs and tease your friends.

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How It Works

Using the great built in sensors of the iPhone, Vidometer uses the iPhone’s following sensors:

  • Axis accelerometer (get magnitude and direction of forces applied to the iphone)
  • Gyroscope (accurately detect orientation in space)
  • GPS chip (get speed and altitude)

The overlay is rendered over the video in post processing. Vidometer’s post processing time is the fastest among all of the apps in this category. To watch the video with overlay requires no post processing – only when you want to share or download the video from the app.

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  • Free
  • Shows invaluable data to help you improve your time and performance
  • Review your run in HD for training and coaching or just to show off
  • Clean, uncluttered interface that is easy to use
  • No post processing necessary to playback videos
  • upload directly to Youtube
  • easily trim parts of your video clips

Future versions include skinnable interface with many new overlays and direct upload to Youtube (feature now available) right from the app. Come back here for future news and updates to Vidometer.


Ver. 1.3

New! Direct upload to Youtube and ability to trim videos.

– Listen to music while recording! Simply go to the app settings and set Audio = OFF. This will mean your recorded clips will have no audio, but now you can listen to your favourite tunes while recording.
– Audio for playback on Windows computers is improved. We are using a different audio codec now to fix some audio issues in recorded videos.
– High quality output mode for professional video producers. We have a new Video setting that will produce the highest quality video for you to transfer to your computer. Beware, the file sizes in this mode are huge!
– Improvements to the focus modes. The app will now lock focus once recording has started. Before starting recording, just tap the screen to set the focus, then hit record!

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In the meantime check out our featured Vidometer video post what others have shot with Hitcase and the Vidometer app. Send us your video links and subscribe to the Hitcase Youtube channel to see more.

Download the Vidometer App.

Vidometer App Available for iPhone Now


How fast? How High? Prove it.
Overlay your Speed, Altitude, G-Force and more onto your videos in real time while you are out on your latest adventure.

Vidometer records HD video with a graphical overlay. Watch the live camera feed or play it back later.

Vidometer has the following features and lots more on the way:

✔ HD Video Recording and Video Export
✔ Speed
✔ Altitude
✔ Horizon level / Tilt meter
✔ G-Force meter measuring 3 axis shock / acceleration
✔ Video Playback
✔ Video Export to camera roll
✔ Power save mode

When you are out Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Hiking, Sky Diving, Cruising, Running, Dirt Biking, or whatever – don’t forget to take Vidometer along for the ride!

Vidometer can be used as a dashcam, HUD, a companion for your GoPro footage, and much more.

Vidometer uses the iPhone’s built in sensors such as the accelerometer, GPS, and gyroscope to build a custom and accurate graphical overlay.

Read more:
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Vidometer on the App Store