Citymapper voice prompts let you navigate with your phone in your pocket – Pocket-lint
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(Pocket-lint) – Citymapper, one of the smartest navigation apps for cities, has voice prompts enabled, so you’ll be able to get your route guidance through your headphones, leaving your phone in your pocket.
Citymapper has long been one of our favorite transportation apps. It can combine different types of transport and walking routes, so if you are in a city like London where you have a lot of options, it can give you the fastest option by mixing the types of public transport.
The problem with navigating when you don’t know where you are going is constantly staring at your phone, especially when you start to walk.
To work around this problem, Citymapper will now speak to you, telling you where to turn if you are walking, giving you the name of the street. This means you can leave your phone in your pocket, keep your headphones on, and avoid looking lost.
This will reassure some users in unfamiliar cities, as looking lost and immediately walking around with your phone in hand makes you seem like an easy target.
The directions can also be used for public transport, guiding you to the bus stop and telling you when the bus is arriving, as well as telling you when to get off. Google Maps Navigation will offer similar automatic feedback, but Citymapper will often give better mixed transport directions – and having the app telling you your train’s bus stop number or platform is really helpful.
How to use Citymapper voice instructions
- Go to the Citymapper app, making sure you are using the latest version.
- Plan your route as you normally would.
- Press the Go button to bring it to life.
- On the navigation screen, tap the speaker icon. This will become a headset icon if you have a headset connected.
- That’s it!
Written by Chris Hall. Originally published on .