Surprisingly, unlike many of its competitors, the famous Google Maps application has not yet offered a speedometer to accompany users by car. It is now corrected and We explains today how to activate this feature on your smartphone.
How to Activate the Speedometer on Google Maps?
Google Maps is a free online mapping service created by Google in 2004, although it has been known by this name only since 2006. It is available on PC , on tablets , but reveals its full extent as an application on smartphones. Present by default on Android devices , it requires to be installed on an iPhone and iPad .
Among its main features, Google Maps makes it possible to search for places on a map (city, address, signs, etc.), to consult related information (questions / answers, opening and closing times, notices, etc.) and even view pictures of the place.
The app also offers the ability to set the fastest route by car , public transport and on foot. This, combined with access to real-time traffic information and geolocation of the user on the map, makes it possible to use it as a real GPS .
Nevertheless, an anomaly was present until then since the application did not embark any speedometer , contrary to a number of its competitors. This has now been repaired since the beginning of June 2019.
If the counter speed does not appear when you use Google Maps, then follow the procedure below. First, launch the app, then tap the main menu icon to the left of the search bar.
- At the bottom of the main menu of Google Maps , go now in the “Settings”.
- In the “Settings” submenu, scroll down to find the “Navigation Settings” and press it.
- Once in the “Navigation Settings”, scroll down to the section called “Driving Directions”.
- Then move the slider next to “Speedometer” to the right, so that it appears in blue, a sign that it is on.
- You can now return to the homepage and search for a route. When you start the route, you may see that the speedometer is displayed in the lower left corner of the map.
Google Maps has also enabled radar signaling in 44 countries a few weeks ago, but this feature is not deployed in France due to legal restrictions. It remains to be seen if the application will propose to report the danger zones (and indeed, a possible presence of radar) as can other services of the same type.