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Google Maps Gains Voice-Guided Directions for Bicycles

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Aug 29, 2012, 3:33 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Google today provided a fresh update to Google Maps for Android, this time adding turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation for bicycles. Biking directions have been available in the U.S. and Canada since 2010, but not with voice guidance. Additionally, biking directions are now also available in a number of new countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. Google says that it has more than 330,000 miles of biking directions, and uses color-coded maps to denote bike-friendly routes and the location of steep hills. Google Maps for Android is a free update.

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Aug 29, 2012, 10:52 PM

in 6 meters turn...DOOR!

lol... I am pretty sure you can use common sense dont turn into the door. xD. The Google Navigation feature has only failed me once and its usually down gated private roads in remote areas other then that its pretty darn accurate specially if you have...

Aug 29, 2012, 3:46 PM

You're gonna clip your $600.00 phone to your bike ?

Or bike one-handed while checking directions on your phone?

This is really foolish. Why not just hit your phone with a hammer several times instead of going through the embarasment of falling off your bike and wrecking your phone? Seems like a faster way to acomplish this.
Put your phone in a secure pocket and lisen to it and when you do not understand or if you did not hear the directions you stop and look at your phone to see where you are going. This is actually nice because I use google navigation to get me from co...
If you cant ride your Bike one handed sounds like a personal problem. As for Holding it while riding your Bike well that just plain stupid... There are Bike mounts sir... Just like you wouldnt hold on to your phone while driving. :/.
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