Speed thrills, but it kills. There goes an adage and people, who drive carefully hate over speeding. For such careful drivers, speed alerts are a great boon. You can now add speed alerts to Google Maps on your Android phone.
Google Maps is an amazing app everybody loves to use it; but people have always complained about the absence of speedometer in the app. But there is always a way. Surprisingly, speedometer is available on the Google Maps’ rival app Waze; moreover, the feature is also there on almost all dedicated GPS systems. For a learner, speedometer can be a life saver.
Thankfully, there is a third-party app Velociraptor, developed by Daniel Ciao. This app sends a notification on top of the Google Maps; it shows speed limit for a particular area you are driving through.
The beauty of this app is that you can set speed limits and speed measurement units from the settings. If you cross the speed limit, the app will send a warning. Though this can’t be a perfect solution, you need to wait until Google introduces a native fix for you.
How to Add Speedometer to Show Google Maps Speed Limit Warning on Android Phone
Step #1: Download and install Velociraptor – Map Speed Limit from Google Play Store.
Step #2: Once the app is installed, tap on it and you will be prompted to set up the app on your device.
Step #3: You are now in the Settings menu of Velociraptor. Here, you are required to enable Velociraptor app. This is an essential step as Google Maps can’t work with the app without enabling the same.
Under the Activation, you can see the second option that reads “Allow Velociraptor to detect the current app by turning on its accessibility service”. Simply tap on the ENABLE button to turn it on. While you are on Velociraptor settings screen, you can also set up some general features like Show speedometer, Sound alert, Speed units, Style etc.
Step #4: Next, you are on Accessibility settings in the app. Here you can select Single tap mode; this will dismiss or snooze alarms, calendar events, and timer alerts. You can also answer or reject calls with a single tap.
Step #5: On Velociraptor settings, you can also adjust speed tolerance. This feature warns you when you are driving a certain percentage above the speed limit or a certain number of miles/kilometres above the speed limit you have fixed.
Finally, you can change the Style of speed limit indicator; you can choose between US-style and an international style. This is not a must-do task as it is completely your preference to select a style.
Now open Google Maps and select a destination and drive the long distances. But be careful with the accelerator pad; don’t push it too hard.
On the Google Maps screen, you can drag the speedometer anywhere that is best for you.