Google Maps App Will Show Cyclists the Flattest Route

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Google Maps App Will Show Cyclists the Flattest Route

It’s about to get easier for cyclists to use the Google Maps app to plan the best route.

Google is rolling out an update to the Android version of Google Maps that will incorporate elevation information into cycling directions and improve voice commands during navigation.

The new feature will enable cyclists to see a quick overview of the elevation changes for suggested routes and allow users to compare the elevations between multiple routes. That means cyclists will be able to choose the flattest (or, if they prefer, steepest) route.

The latest version of the app will also improve the app’s navigation features with the addition of voice commands. Users will be able to speak commands and ask questions — such as “What time will I get there?” or “What’s my next turn?” — while in navigation mode.

The update, first spotted by Android Police isn’t live in Google Play yet. But Android users can get an early look at the app by downloading the APK, which Google has already signed off on, according to Android Police.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the APK, the new Google Maps will replace the existing app on your phone. It’s not clear when the update may roll out to iOS users.

Posted by : Gizmeon

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