Google Maps app has become a necessity for everyone who spent the major part of their day in driving. The app has some of the most extraordinary features and yet there are complaints that it lacks some features too. One the feature which Google Map lacks is the absence of Speedometer. But there is an alternative which is found already and it will give you the solution on how you can add speed alerts to your favorite Google Maps app.
There is an app called Velociraptor. This app complements the Google Maps app and it will let you add a speedometer to it and thus you can enable alerts when you are exceeding the prescribed speed limit. Isn’t this sound interesting to you? If yes then read the simple steps given below to know how you can also use this feature in your Google Maps app.
How to Add Speed Alerts to Google Maps on Android Phone
There are some navigation apps which has inbuilt feature of the speedometer, Velociraptor works with almost all of those apps equally well. But it is believed that people believe and use the Google’s own Maps app so we are just going to add the speed limit feature in it. Here is how we will go about the things.
Step #1. Download the Velociraptor App from Google Play Store or from HERE.
Step #2. Open the Velociraptor app and go to settings on the app.
Step #3. Toggle the switch next to “Allow Velociraptor to detect the current app by turning on its accessibility service”.
Step #4. Now the Accessibility Settings will open, enable Velociraptor too.
Step #5. Go back to app settings and customize options of your likings like enable/disable sound alerts for exceeding the speed limit, change the unit to miles or kilometers per hour and speeding alert tolerance.
The silent feature of this app is that you can change the international style speed limit indicator according to your choice or you can use the US one which you can easily customize. Velociraptor is compatible with most of the apps but you can still review the list and you may disable the apps under ‘Show in these apps’ which you don’t think necessary to use Velociraptor.
That’s it! Now your Google Maps app is also equipped with speed alert feature. Remember one thing Velociraptor uses services of OpenStreetMap and HERE maps so it won’t work well where these two services don’t have any coverage.
Hope you have liked the article and the tutorial given in it to enable the speed alert in Google Maps. Do let us know your experience here in the comments.