Google Maps is one of the most popular apps for drivers because it’s packed with features and is constantly improving, but it’s not necessarily the best. I tried a new driving app at one of those times when Google Maps was giving me trouble and it’s so much better than I could have imagined.
I am going to tell you about the app and what is interesting about it so that I have stayed with it as the default when I go to take the car.
HERE WeGo Highlights
At first glance, it struck me that HERE WeGo is such a little-known application because it has a large number of functions and a very personal design that makes it easy for me to access everything that interests me , since it has a panel with few sections. .
First of all, remember that you can download it from your mobile app store:
As soon as you open it, you will see how minimalist and easy it is to use. It stands out for its large number of maps with street numbers, traffic information and satellite view. It has several voice options and you can ask it to hear the names of the streets.
Before starting any route , you can choose the different options in a list or on the map. It is much more comfortable than Google Maps and it is easier to choose the shortest or fastest routes.
On the route, you can select more what you want to avoid between tolls, highways, ferries, unpaved roads and tunnels. This when it comes to going to certain places is wonderful because there is each ‘expert level’ path that you may not want to face. It is the best solution for those who are starting to drive.
At all times you will be able to see what you need to reach your destination in the progress bar, and also notifies you if you wish when you exceed the speed of the road so that you avoid more than one fine. You will be able to see a preview of the steps of your journey without having to tap on a menu, as required by Google Maps.
You can also download the maps for offline navigation . You have the possibility to add your favorite places to go to whenever you want, and of course your home.
Despite the fact that it works on public transport routes or when you’re walking, this app stands out especially if you’re traveling by car. It even supports Android Auto.
It is an application without frills, complete within what most users need and very easy to use, which is why it is my favorite for driving. It is true that Google Maps can be more complete in certain aspects, but that also makes it less manageable and more complicated to use.
What uses do I give it and why do I like it so much?
Right now I prefer it on almost any route I take by car, but above all I love it to go to places I don’t know because it allows me to set my route preferences. Especially to avoid unpaved roads , which in some villages or areas is an ordeal. Also not to get lost in certain areas or when I want to avoid highways or pay tolls.
It is very practical that it notifies me if I go beyond the legal speed , or the speed that I have established in the configuration.
It tells me when I’m going to arrive and gives me information as I drive, all very simple and intuitive. In a short time I have gotten used to it and now I go to the town, to Portugal or to another area that I want to visit with the indications of HERE WeGo. If I go at night, I take advantage of the night mode. I’m looking forward to trying it on Android Auto on the big screen when I renew the car.