On Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:29:18 +0000, Andy Burns wrote:
> There wouldn't be much point in my experience, quite a lot of the time
> google maps speaks the instructions too late to be useful
That's EXACTLY why you want this feature!
And, why it's a BASIC FEATURE of any decent map program!
Let's say the next turn is 120 miles away.
When I start the map program, it speaks the next turn at startup.
But then it's silent. For a very long time.
Let's say I've driven for 45 minutes, and now I want to know that
next turn again. I just tap on the top bar of Apple Maps, and it
repeats with updated directions: "turn left onto main street in
ten miles" (or whatever).
A few minutes later, if I get confused by all the traffic and signs,
I just tap again, and it says "turn left onto main street in three
miles" (or whatever).
Repeating that last spoken direction is paramount in importance
when driving. Since Google Maps is so wonderful in so many ways,
I'm surprised that only Apple and Garmin have figured this one out.
I was so sure it must be there, that I asked here, to see if it
was just me, or if there was a way to make Google repeat directions.
The only way I know how is to turn off the maps, and then turn
them back on, and then re-route, and THEN it will speak the
updated next-turn direction.
But that's a whole bunch of button clicks for something which should
be a single tap (as it is with Apple Maps & Garmin Nuvis).