Car Tripper is the perfect tool for your BlackBerry 10 device if you have the need or requirement to record car journeys. In fact, it's not really limited to use in the car as within the settings you can change the speed rating to knots - so it should be useful for boating amongst other things.
Once the Built for BlackBerry application is launched you'll see four tabs at the base of the display. First up and the one that will open by default is the speedometer. I'll be honest and say that it isn't the nicest looking one I've used, however, jump into the settings and there are some rather special features on offer.
The one I like best is that you can set the application to automatically update your BBM status to 'I'm Driving' so your friends don't pester you with messages while you are concentrating on the road. Once you finish your trip it can also announce that you have arrived - clever stuff.
Tab number two is the map and this simply utilizes BlackBerry Maps. While I don't see myself using this tab it comes in rather handy with one of the other features of the app - keep on reading.
Car Tripper has a built in HUD (Head Up Display) so if you fancy placing your BlackBerry on your dashboard your speed will be shown on the windscreen of your car. You'll just need to ensure that you have a non-slip surface to rest your BlackBerry on.
The final - and most useful tab is the 'Trip' one. Here you can record your journeys and at a later stage you can jump into the 'previous trips' section and view the details of the journey. These include:
- Total distance
- Elapsed time
- Traveled time
- Stopped time
- Average speed
- Max speed
In addition, you can tap the 'Map' tab at the base of the screen and see the route that you took - which is shown by a blue line on the map. There's even a statistics tab which will present your speed on a graph - although I'm not sure how much use this one will be - unless you are in court up on a speeding charge!
Overall though, Car Tripper is a super application and for £1.50/$1.99 it's a worthy tool to have in your app collection of you spend a lot of time in the car.