The RadGauge is a control powered by the Kendo UI Data Visualization Gauge widgets that is designed to show where the value lies according to a certain range. It was added to the suite in Q3 2012 and its main features are:
Different gauge types
Animation - when the control is being rendered it will animate until the value is shown.
Intuitive markup structure - Inner tags provide hierarchical configuration of each element and the gauge types are added as separate controls (RadLinearGauge and RadRadialGauge) to make clear which is the one you need.