Evolving and getting better It doesn't have a lot of the features that the old Maps did, like zoom buttons instead of having to pinch, distance-measuring tools, and being able to navigate to a destination without having to Get Directions first. However, Google has integrated Navigation into Maps and made it feel like it flows much better, and they're constantly adding support for other stuff within Maps like Waze or Uber.
Useful but is lacking If you're traveling around town this is great however I have found the absence of lane assist to be too much of an important feature to be without. I don't do much motorway driving and using Gmaps as my satnav I'm frequently missing sliproads as don't even know I'm in the wrong lane.... This would be the perfect Sat nav if it just had lane assist.
New review (old deleted). Working ok now. Like the added improvements. Getting better. Still missing the option to select for myself if I want night view. Why not simply put in a selection for "automatically" (like it does now) and the option to select "day" or "night" view? I simply have to use another nav app for nighttime navigation, I need a bright view (visually impaired). For the rest, nice job!! The fifth star shows up when there is a view selection.
Accurate BUT requires 'high accuracy' location The older versions happily used GPS only locations. Not the new versions; it demands the less privacy-hating high accuracy service. What changed? If it worked once, why doesn't it work anymore? If I turn off wifi and cellular service, it works just fine. I am going to stop using this because I want to limit Google tracking.
Best Navigation App This is the best Navigation app ever. It covers all the remote places and provides direction accurately.Latest update now provides traffic details & alternative route to avoid it. I have never faced an issue with this app. This app has made me travel more and explore more places without relying on others to point out the way. ✈✈👍
Why is Uber thrusted into our face Now hate it, why have we got Uber thrusted into our face? Should be a setting for Uber (to show or not to show depending on your personal preference). Only interested in Driving, Walking (with Public Transport) and Cycling...... Uber = Annoying Advertisement. The Uber button is very intrusive and it even looks more like a person hailing for a taxi instead, and not how the buttons appear in the Google Play Store. Please don't mislead Map Users in the Google Play Store.
• Check out photos of hotel rooms right on the place sheet
• Search for places by category (grocery stores, restaurants, etc.) even when using Maps offline
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