Google Maps Is Rolling Out Speedometer for iOS users

Google Maps for iOS is getting a major update. For Android users, the speedometer has been available on Google Maps for over five years, but now iOS users are finally getting a bite of it.

According to TechCrunch, Google has started rolling out speedometer and speed limits for Google Maps for iOS users globally. These may seem like a micro update, but they are nifty features. Needless to say, it can help iPhone users avoid getting a speed ticket. Depending on the region, it shows the vehicle’s speed in miles or kilometers.

Although speedometers and speed limits are rolling out widely to Google Maps for iOS users, the company mentioned that the vehicle’s speed is for ‘informational use only. It would be best if you rely on the vehicle’s speedometer for actual speed. “Make sure to use your vehicle’s speedometer to confirm your actual driving speed,” notes Google.

To activate the speedometer and speed limits on your Google Maps app for iPhone, tap your profile picture, and go to Settings > Navigation > Driving options. Once turned on, the speed limits feature will show different colors on the speed gauge to remind you to drive within the speed limit of your area. It’s available on Google Maps for iOS version 6.123.0. If the update isn’t available to you yet, it will be coming in the following weeks.

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