Google Maps App: Do You Need A GPS?

Feb 10, 2014 • 8:34 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Google Maps For iPhone IconLast week, Google quietly announced on Google+ a new feature within the driving directions of the Google Maps app. Now, it will give you the option to reroute you based on less traffic.

So if traffic is building up on the route you are taking, Google Maps will keep checking and will notify you if there is a faster route as you are driving. This is like most new GPS devices that have built in traffic, although, I personally don't trust mine, as I feel it is always 30-60 minutes delayed. I do trust Google Maps traffic data to be more real time and thus, I'd probably trust it to reroute me.

Here is a picture:

Google Maps Directions Reroute For Traffic

Do you even have a GPS these days or you rely on Google Maps or Waze or an app?

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Chris Monty

02/10/2014 03:50 pm

I've been using Waze for over a year now and I love it. I've tried a few other nav apps and nothing seems to come close to Waze.


02/10/2014 03:55 pm

I thought Google Maps could already do this...


02/10/2014 04:36 pm

Remember, Google bought Waze last year so it sounds like they're probably implementing the same tech into Google Maps.


06/16/2014 05:34 am

The rerouting has never worked for me...maybe no support for Canada?

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