Do you still use a classic GPS? Google Maps has just got a little better thanks to the addition of a speedometer in a new update.
A few months ago we already wrote that Google Maps was going to introduce speed limits so that the app could be used even better as a replacement for a traditional GPS and now a speedometer seems to be added. The function is gradually being rolled out and navigation via Google Maps is therefore becoming better and more in line with the functionality of alternative Waze.
Soon available everywhere
Information about the availability of this feature recently started to appear everywhere and according to AndroidPolice the availability reports come from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, UK and the US. That is not yet a complete list, but we are used to Google rolling out its updates in different stages and we therefore expect fast worldwide availability.
If you turn on the speedometer via the app’s navigation settings, you will see it appear in the lower left corner of its smartphone screen. In combination with the earlier news about speed limits, this means that Google can now also warn you if you press a little too hard on the accelerator.