Google has recently announced that its Maps application has received the two-wheeler mode and India is the first country to get it. The company has revealed that India being the biggest two-wheeler market on the globe has got this feature on a priority basis. Out of all registered vehicles running on roads in India at present, close to 70 percent of them are two-wheelers. Google has even claimed that the its Maps app is doing good in India and the number of users using it has grown to two times over the last one year. The newly added two-wheeler mode on Google Maps can be found alongside the car, train and foot options. Furthermore, the new Google maps two-wheeler mode also supports voice navigation and customised routing. In order to use the Google maps two-wheeler feature, here are the top things that you should use in order to get the best experience.
First and foremost, the most difficult thing for bikers while using mobile navigation is that they have to hold the device in their hand while riding that can be dangerous. Even if they don't practice such thing, they have to stop after every few kilometres to check if they are going on the correct route or not. In order to avoid this, you can buy a smartphone mount that can be simply fitted on the handlebar of your two-wheeler on which you can mount your device. A good handlebar mount should cost you around Rs 500.
Second, since your smartphone is exposed to climate conditions, it is advised to use a waterproof cover before mounting it on the handlebar mount. This will not only protect your cellphone from unpredictable pouring but will also act as a shield from the dust. You can pick one such cover at a price as low as Rs 150.
Last but definitely not the least, you can opt for a decent Bluetooth headset if you do not want to mount your smartphone on the handlebar. As the two-wheeler mode on Google Maps supports voice navigation, simply start the app, put on the headset, enter your destination, put your cellphone in the pocket and the voice instructions will do everything for you when you are on your way. A good Bluetooth headset should cost you starting at close to Rs 400.