The HERE Maps app is permanently changing, especially with the latest Android updates. And by that, I mean a total change even in the name of the app which is now known as HERE WeGo. This includes improvements to its functionality and design, offering you the best, so don’t hesitate to take a closer look to all these changes.
Formerly known simply as HERE Maps, this recently revamped application seeks to improve what you already get from HERE Maps. It can be used both offline and online with all its amazing features being available when the user is connected to the internet.
When you open HERE WeGo, the ‘Where to?’ instruction in the search box invites you to enter a destination that you have in mind. Input this, and you’re taken straight to choosing between different modes of transport to get to where you want to go – without that extra click on the ‘find a route’ icon that used to be at the bottom of the screen.
The new Route Comparison screen is where you will immediately see additional information in HERE WeGo, as well as various design changes.
Those who want to use the app offline have to download the map of the country they are in, prior to their trip. The app will prompt you automatically to do so and get used to the fact that offline users will get a basic turn to turn or real-time navigation to their destination. Offline use is only available for car drivers and those who travel with a bicycle, but this is better than nothing!
On the other hand, those who are able to be connected to the internet while using HERE WeGo, have more reasons not to be disappointed. They can choose from a variety of features such as public transport, taxis and an option to use a car-sharing firm named Car2Go.
Those who use bicycles are also able to look at the escalation of each route allowing them to choose an easier or a much faster one. Finally, online users can also get real-time feedback about traffic and also a special map with information about public means of transport and the routes they take.
Grab the app from here and install it on your device right away. Be sure that you won’t regret this choice!