Skip Nav
Geek Culture
Stop What You're Doing — NASA Just Released a New Pic of Jupiter!
Geek Culture
10 Hilarious Examples of What People Wish Their Patronus Would Be
Geek Culture
How to Make Eevee Evolve Into the Form You Want on Pokémon Go

Walking Navigation on Google Maps 4.5 Update

Get Navigation on Foot With Google Maps For Android Update

Google is making big moves lately, first with priority inboxes and Instant search, then some new updates to its Android Voice app and the Google Earth website, and now Google Maps on Android is getting updated with a brand-new feature: walking navigation!

Find out what's coming with the latest update (and why you should care) after the jump.

Not just walking directions, the walking navigation feature gives you turn-by-turn directions as you find your way from point A to B on foot. Just choose "walking" from your Navigation icon, and your Android device will use the internal GPS to show you how to get there every step of the way. But don't worry about missing a turn if you're in a loud and bustling city — walking navigation will allow your Android device to vibrate every time you need to make a turn, so you never miss a voice command. Plus, the map will rotate with you as you change directions, along with using satellite by default, so you'll get (and keep) your bearings in a new place.

The Google Maps 4.5 update is available now for free in the Android Market!

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Ford Adds Google Maps to Sync System
Google Maps Sharing Location
Google Android N
AT&T TeleNav GPS Application to Cost $10 a Month For Service
Website of the Day Helps You Get Directions Offline

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X