Google Maps Finally Gets a Speedometer for iPhone Users!

Hey digiwallet fam, buckle up! We’ve got some exciting news for all you iPhone users who rely on Google Maps for navigation. After years of waiting (seriously, like, years!), Google has finally started rolling out a speedometer and speed limit feature for both the iPhone app and CarPlay.

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This means no more squinting at your car’s dashboard while trying to follow directions. Google Maps will now display your current speed in either miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h) depending on your location. Plus, it’ll even show you the speed limit for the road you’re traveling on, helping you avoid those pesky speeding tickets.

We spotted this feature popping up in India last week, and Google confirmed it’s a global rollout. To activate your new copilot companion, simply tap your profile picture in the Google Maps app, head over to Settings > Navigation > Driving, and voila! The speedometer will appear, and the speed limit will even change color depending on how fast you’re going (think green for good, red for maybe slow down a bit).

Just a heads-up, Google mentions the speedometer is for “informational purposes only,” so it’s always best to double-check your actual speed with your car’s speedometer. But hey, having both displayed in one place is definitely a win-win!

This feature has actually been available on Android for a while now (since 2019!), but it’s finally making its way to the iPhone masses. Better late than never, right? So, next time you hit the road, be sure to update your Google Maps app and enjoy the ride (safely, of course!).

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Here’s the scoop:

  • Global Rollout: Starting now, Google Maps on iPhone and CarPlay will display your vehicle’s speed (in miles per hour or kilometers per hour, depending on your region) whenever you start navigation.
  • Stay Within the Limit: The speed limit for the road you’re on will also be shown. Plus, the speed indicator changes color to subtly nudge you to stay within the legal limit.
  • Informational Use Only: Remember, this is for your reference! Google recommends always relying on your car’s speedometer for the most accurate reading.

How to Activate:

  1. Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  3. Go to Settings > Navigation > Driving.
  4. Toggle on “Speedometer” and “Speed limits.”

Now you’re good to go! Cruise safely and avoid those pesky speeding tickets with the help of Google Maps’ new features.

What do you think about this update? Let us know in the comments below!

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