Get Set Go: Know the power of your car! [CarPower iPhone app review]

“I think my car performs better than yours”
“Mmm, no Steve that ain’t true”
“Mmmm, yes Joe that is true”
Stars sparkle mid air –  iPhone under spotlight – kaboom !
Car Power to the rescue?

That’s what the app CarPower wishes to help you out with. Whether its something to prove to your friend or just for yourself. It’s an app that asks you to sit back and drive while it does the thinking. What thinking could it do?

  • Distance you have travelled.
  • Horse Power (in paid version only)
  • Current speed
  • Average speed
  • Altitude
  • Acceleration
  • Outside temperature
  • Slope

You can set the app to present your data in kilometers or miles. The menu can be set in two languages, English or Swedish.
The app has good graphics. Your current data will be presented while you are driving, and everything is logged at run-time. If  you wish to analyze your data later you could do so with statistical reports and graphs. Everything can also be shared via Facebook, SMS or e-mail.

You can choose from the cars provided or add a new vehicle if its not not already in the list. You need to enter details of your vehicle. The slider for this could have been a bit smoother.

You can switch to a more funky analog look called the Retro Display.

I’ve put together this OVERALL VIEW:
This app is available on iTunes and is provided by Bonrac in two versions. You could try out

  • the free version CarPower or get the
  • $2.99 full version CarPowerPRO with the horse power reading.


Compatible with:  iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

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This review is sponsored by the developer.

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