Google Maps is one of the most widely used navigation apps nowadays, and the cool thing about it is that it’s good for a variety of scenarios. You can use Maps on holiday or while driving to work just as well. Here are the best five features that Google Maps has to offer and that contribute to its amazing user experience.
- Zoom in with just one finger
It is known that zooming in and out is essential for an effective Google Maps navigation. And this is why Google Maps allows you to do this with just one finger. This comes particularly in handy when driving.
- Time travel
Did you know that Google Maps allows you to travel through time? By using the nifty little Street View Time Travel feature, you can see how places from all over the world have changed over the years.
- Calibrate your compass for better accuracy
This is something that your phone will prompt you to do from time to time. By rotating your phone in an infinity sign motion, you will calibrate its compass, which in turn will provide you with the best location accuracy. Pretty neat, right?
- Find places around you
In a new city and don’t know where to go next, or do you just want to find cool new places in your town? No matter the situation, Google Maps has you covered. Just use the Explore feature to discover interesting places nearby and decide which to visit next. And this feature shows you a whole variety of establishments, not just restaurants or museums.
- Use offline
With Maps, you can download areas to use offline later on in the day so that you can save mobile data accordingly while out on the town or on vacation.