Google Maps Navigation turn by turn for cyclists

Google Maps Navigation turn by turn for cyclists

While all the hoo-haa of #IFA unfolds, it was refreshing to see the Google Maps team come out with a fantastic new product. Google Maps Navigation is now available to biking enthusiasts who are wanting to explore new tracks from Google and those set by local communities.

If you are thinking how do I mount this while riding, we recommend checking out Plus you will need to purchase an audio compatible bluetooth headset for turn by turn navigation instructions.

We reckon Google could be on to something with this, they may even encourage a new breed of cyclists on the road who are tech obsessed. Cycling directions and turn-by-turn navigation are now available in the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

This is what Google had to say in their official blog post.

Whether you’re a seasoned century rider or a casual beach cruiser, finding the best biking routes can be a challenge. That’s why today we’re bringing mobile biking directions and navigation to the 10 countries where we launched desktop biking directions last month (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK). Plus, we’re adding turn-by-turn, voice-guided biking navigation to Google Maps Navigation (beta) in every country with biking directions. Mount your device on your handlebars to see the turn-by-turn directions and navigation, or use speaker-mode to hear voice-guided directions.