Google Maps AR instructions presents today on Pixel phones

Google Maps AR instructions presents today on Pixel phones

One of the more bizarre, yet intriguing, demos from last year’s Google I/O is now available for real users. AR walking directions in Google Maps is finally rolling out to Pixel users today. Augmented reality directions will let users better orient themselves when they pop open Google Maps, and will give users more visual cues…

Among the more bizarre, yet intriguing, demonstrations from in 2015’s Google I/O is now offered for real users. AR walking instructions in Google Maps is finally presenting to Pixel users today.

Enhanced reality directions will let users better orient themselves when they pop open Google Maps, and will offer users more visual cues to guarantee they’re not getting lost. The instructions will surface in an electronic camera view and will position arrows in physical area.

The mode can assist you when your phone’s GPS is a little off as the phone recognizes visual characteristics of your area and matches it to what info it has in the cloud about your place.

We got a hands-on with the AR Maps include earlier this year and were generally impressed.

No mention of when this feature may be coming to non-Pixel phones, with the business keeping in mind that this is an “early sneak peek.”

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