After real time traffic updates Google has now rolled out proper turn-by-turn navigation feature for users in Pakistan. Currently in beta, Google Navigation is offered through Google Maps and anyone with an Android phone and the latest version of the Google Maps application should be able to use it.
Not to mention, previously the turn-by-turn navigation — that was available for users in Pakistan — was rather manual and didn’t offer automatic voice-guided navigation.
But with new proper navigation introduced for Pakistan, users will be offered automatic guidance based on their real-time location and turn by turn details through voice commands.
When in navigation mode, your phone screen will remain lit all the way with voice guidance for any alerts or turns ahead. Voice guidance will also alert you of any real-time events, such as traffic jams or in case you take a wrong turn.
Now we know that what those phone holders are really used for.
The updated feature that has been rolled out is similar to what Google offers in countries like United Stated or United Kingdom. It introduces the following functionality:
- Dedicated navigation mode
- Offline navigation (will require you to download specific area offline first)
- Real-time location update and route determination
- Search your route for restaurants, petrol stations and etc.
- Voice guidance system
How-to activate the new navigation mode?
As mentioned above, Google’s improved Maps Navigation is offered for latest version of Google Maps on Android. Simply accept “Google Map Navigation” terms and you are in.
There are no special requirements for opting in to the new Google Maps navigation mode. Just follow the following:
- Search Google Maps for the location you’d like to go to.
- Tap the car button (on the bottom right) to see the route.
- Finally, tap the navigation button (on the bottom right) to start the navigation mode.
For the first time, you’ll see a prompt telling you that the Google Maps Navigation is currently in beta and that you should be careful when driving. After that, your phone will enter into the navigation mode as expected.