Your Speed Can Now be Seen By Google Maps in Real Time-Google has added a live speedometer inside Google Maps, enabling you to have an eye on your speed alongside local speed limits. Android Police states that the point can be switched on and off from the app’s Navigation Settings menu in Settings, after which it will display in the bottom left corner of the app during a car journey.
The highlight doesn’t appear to be accessible everywhere just yet. Android Police announces that users have reported observing it in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India,
he Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, and the US. The feature is reportedly not currently accessible in Android Auto is in the Auto app.
The highlight is only one of many that have streamed into Google Maps after first developing in the Waze app, which Google bought way back in 2013. We’ve previously noticed speed limits come to the app, as well as incident reporting, which allows you to notify other drivers about accidents, police checkpoints, and speed camera. Google Maps even used the ability to customize your navigation symbol.
On a pre-existing maintenance page, Google advises that its speed limits functionality is achieved for “informational ideas only” and given how unpredictable GPS can be, it’s probably best to take the equal approach with the speedometer. Unless you might find yourself accidentally making Speedy Gonzales look like Regular Gonzales the next time your phone loses signal.