With a smartphone along for the ride you can forget about those hopeless, folded maps and confusing directions. The phone’s built-in GPS feature makes it easy to see exactly where on the map you are and in which direction you’re headed. You can also get convenient tips about attractions and restaurants.
Where’s the map?
Your Doro smartphone comes with a feature called Google Maps. You’ll find it along with the other Google apps on your phone. Look for the icon that resembles a folded map. The first time you use it, you will be asked to give Google access to your location so that it knows where you are in relation to where you want to go. Accept this request to make using Google maps easier.
Google Maps offers several different functions. For example, you can ask it for help to find the smartest way between two places, by car or on foot. You can also see exactly where on the map you are and in which direction you are moving. With a smartphone as your travel companion you never have to worry about getting lost in a new city.
Google Maps can point you to lots of places ranging from petrol stations and restaurants to attractions, hotels and other useful or interesting spots. Just tap the place on your screen to find out more about it, such as opening hours, reviews and more. Both practical and convenient!
There’s actually a great travel guide you can take along with you on your smartphone. TripAdvisor is a free app available on Google Play that you can use to easily download maps as well as tips about hotels and restaurants in over 300 cities worldwide. The information is constantly being updated by travellers around the world, and reviews are very current. You can also help others by offering tips and reviews of your own when you’ve been travelling.