Love the app, but please please PLEASE implement a way to force it to select alternate routes. I should be able to click on a different street and have the app calculate the new travel time and ask me if I want to accept the new route (like it does now when the app finds a better route). Many times I'm stuck in traffic and want to explore my options, and the app doesn't provide any.
Look, all I want is a map, I want to be able to hide the margins and the a search box so I can study just the map. Still areas away from roads are way out of date and has now lost a star since last update now unable to keep screen clear of icons and search. I do not need to mark my home, I know where I live. Why o why can you not just leave it simple and stop for ever adding more and more clutter.
I am so frustrated with gmaps as it keeps telling me long routes, makes me go around in loop for no reason, when you cant see the screen as your on a motorbike its really frustrating when it does this and makes you run late to work events. It really needs better route finder.
I had some issues when I first started using it but its now my go to for most long trips I take. My only gripe right now is that it in android auto I can't ask it for rest stops and that by the time its telling me there's an accident I'm already close enough that google maps doesn't even try to reroute. Mostly 5 of 5 stars.
Hard to fault it, really. Excellent mapping, routes and interface. Free traffic avoidance. Search is as good as you'd expect from Google. The street names were annoying for years, but now you can finally choose your voice and language. You can't download whole countries maps for offline use, but you don't really need to most of the time. Speed limits and a current speed readout would be nice, but aren't essential. And it's free. Nice one, Google.
I don't know what the two have in common but the last two updates, Google Maps and Waze does not work at all! They both send you in a complete circle! Only since the update I believe on the 28th or 29th. I use this for my job and I'm completely lost without it. Do you think you might be able to update it today?! This is ridiculous! If you're going to update it make sure it's working and not in beta. Just because Google is that desperate! Please fix!!!!!!!!! Jesus!
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