It’s time to Holy Week, where you take advantage of the holidays to travel with friends or family. It is known that Thursday and Good Friday are considered non-working days, allowing most to plan long vacations. However, there are times when technological tools are required for travel, What Google Maps.
The app offers various tips that will make it easier for users to get around when deciding to sightsee or visit places in Peru. Not only that, it will also help you “survive” without a Wi-Fi signal. Take into account the recommendations that the platform brings to make the most of Easter.
7 TIPS TO ENJOY YOUR HOLY WEEK TRIP
It is known that it is very common to lose data or WiFi signal while traveling, but don’t worry. Google Maps lets you save entire cities to your phone or tablet to navigate when you’re offline. How to do it? Open the app from your mobile device, go to the city or place you want to save, speak into the microphone saying “OK Maps” and the map will be saved to your phone.
Survive without a signal
How to survive without internet connection, if necessary? For this you need two things: activate the satellite tracking function (GPS) and load the map before losing the signal. First, open the app and on the main screen, you will see that the blue circle for your location keeps moving even when you are not connected. The recommendation is very useful for the road or when you can’t spend too much on data if you’re on a long trip.
When you search for a place, a drop-down section appears at the bottom of the map where you can discover suggested places and tourist attractions near your location. Why is this relevant? The app can help you plan your trip in advance, because if you explore the city in advance, you will see places that catch your eye. You can also add it to your itinerary.
If you are looking for a town or city, Google Maps shows you a tourist guide, where you can find information about this place, the main tourist attractions, the main hotels and even the most interesting things to visit.
Additionally, when you use the card, as you zoom in and approach a site, you will see point of interest indications. The best thing is that you will have icons to distinguish tourist sites, cultural sites, restaurants, natural sites.
Establishments in one click
Another resource is that the mobile app shows you shortcuts located under the search bar and lets you access types of businesses such as supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies and parking lots. However, to have a better experience of this utility, You must have GPS enabled.
Traffic and incident reports
If you’re traveling in your own car, Google Maps shows you what’s in front of you. When you search for a route, you see traffic jams along the route and traffic incidents in real time. In the app, you’ll see lines overlaid on the streets, color-coded from green (fast traffic) to dark red (slow traffic).
Avoid highways and tolls
This is another Google Maps feature for those traveling in their own vehicle. In the mobile app, you can specify how you want to travel with options that allow you to avoid highways and tolls. When looking for directions, select “directions” and a new window will appear with “Route Options” and mark the category you wish to avoid.
Google Maps recently announced that you will soon see the estimated toll price for your destination before you start navigating thanks to reliable information from local authorities. This feature will soon arrive in Peru. To learn more, visit this blog.
Use voice commands
Finally, you can use Google Maps voice commands while driving as it integrates the Google Assistant. With this feature, you can give directions to the map without having to use your hands. To do this, you have to say “OK Google” while in GPS driving mode and you can say a voice command, for example, “Which is the nearest tap” and it will tell them on the screen .