Apple Maps now offers bike navigation in all 50 US states, allowing users to get turn-by-turn directions while riding a bike.
According to Apple Maps enthusiast Justin O’Beirne, as of July, Apple Maps bike routes had full coverage of 49 US states, and since then bike routes have been available in Hawaii for full statewide coverage.
Apple Maps provides bike routes along bike lanes, bike lanes, and bike-friendly roads as far as possible, complete with details like elevation gain, how busy a road is, and whether there are stairs along a route. On Apple Watch, voice guidance and haptic feedback help users focus on the path ahead.
Apple Maps bike routes are also available in select other regions including China, London, Barcelona, Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver.
Apple is catching up here with Google Maps, which started rolling out bike routes in 2010 and now offers the feature in over 30 countries. However, Google Maps is just beginning to provide detailed details for bike routes, e.g. B. the altitude, how busy a street is and whether there are stairs along a route.
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