If you’re out and about or travelling, you may find that every now and again you get lost. Whilst it is completely normal to get lost, you will want to find a solution as quickly as you possibly can. Although ‘back in the day’ you would have had to find a map and navigate your way like that, technology makes navigation so much easier. With a variety of different products and apps that are designed to help you find your way, you can be sure you won’t be lost for too long. With that in mind, here are 4 ways technology can help you find your way:
Using Google Or Apple Maps On Your Phone
One of the most common ways to find your way using technology is to you Google or Apple maps. Depending on what operating system you have, you will have either of these apps programmed automatically into your phone. The great thing about both apps is that no matter where in the world you are if you’re connected to 4G or WiFi, it will be able to show you where you are and how to get to where you want to do. Not only that, but it will give you the best possible route to your destination. For a guide to using Google Maps, you can visit this site here.
Using A GPS System In Your Car
Another of the most popular ways to navigate your way using technology is using a satellite navigation system (satnav) in your car. Using GPS, a satnav will be able to track where you are and give you the best possible direction to your next destination. If you don’t have a sat nav installed, you can also use the GPS signal on your phone to do the same thing. For a guide to using a GPS simulator, you can visit this site here.
Using Google Assistant or Siri When You’re Hands-Free
If you’re handsfree in your car and you feel like you’re starting to lose your sense of direction, you can speak to your phone. Whether you’re using an Android phone or an Apple phone, you need to either say ‘Okay Google’ or ‘Hey Siri’ to activate them. Once you have done this, you will be able to say anything and your phone will give you an answer. If you tell it to direct you to a particular destination, it will start it’s GPS route. You may also find that modern cars also have a voice-activated feature.
Sending A Drop Pin Of Your Location To Others
Using the GPS system on your phone you can also send drop pins of your location to your friends. This will act as a live location, moving when you do. This is ideal for those times when you are trying to reach someone as if you both share your locations you can follow the map to find each other. Once you have found each other, be sure to turn your live location off as it may drain your battery. For a guide to using live location on your phone, you can visit this site here.
Do you struggle when it comes to finding your way? What can technology do to help you? Let me know in the comments section below.
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Walter G. is a software engineer, startup co-founder, former CTO of several tech companies and currently teaches programming for a coding bootcamp. He has been blogging for the past 5 years and is an avid BMX rider, bio-hacker
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