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  1. recDNA's Avatar
    That picture is navigation mode. Note how different it looks than mine including time to destination. I have a search bar and no destination. I seldom want to list a destination. Rather I want to drive around in map view direction forward. Navigation with destination chosen works in all versions of Google maps. Go to maps. Hit the symbol on lower right corner twice. That is the mode we are talking about that is malfunctioning. In navigation mode you lose traffic info among other things.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-12-2013 04:24 PM
  2. Rule9's Avatar
    Where's the detailed alternative routes choices 6.14 had? I also missed jumping to the next point of your route that version allowed right on your navigation screen, bypass highways option, gas station,parking, atm, street view layers. Zoom buttons.

    Sent from my Sony Xperia Z1
    11-12-2013 05:38 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    Like I said..it sucks

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
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    11-12-2013 05:59 PM
  4. Rule9's Avatar
    OK so I did find the way to advance to next step, as well as bypass highways. Everything else has been removed by Google.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    11-12-2013 07:04 PM
  5. alexlam24's Avatar
    Still figuring out how I can use it without my Snapdragon S3 blowing up

    Sent from my HTC Xperia S4
    11-12-2013 10:46 PM
  6. TabGuy's Avatar
    That picture is navigation mode. Note how different it looks than mine including time to destination. I have a search bar and no destination. I seldom want to list a destination. Rather I want to drive around in map view direction forward. Navigation with destination chosen works in all versions of Google maps. Go to maps. Hit the symbol on lower right corner twice. That is the mode we are talking about that is malfunctioning. In navigation mode you lose traffic info among other things.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    Ok, I misunderstood. But I have to disagree about losing traffic in navigation mode. Look at the screenshot below...

    Why does Google Maps Suck Now?-screenshot_2013-11-13-11-08-55.jpg
    11-13-2013 01:15 PM
  7. Rule9's Avatar
    Ok, I misunderstood. But I have to disagree about losing traffic in navigation mode. Look at the screenshot below...

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    He means once you hit the Resume button on the lower left side of your picture traffic doesn't show. To be fair, it's the same way on the old maps. If you chose traffic layer you lost the nav screen you were previously on until you went back to it
    11-13-2013 01:23 PM
  8. TabGuy's Avatar
    Where's the detailed alternative routes choices 6.14 had? I also missed jumping to the next point of your route that version allowed right on your navigation screen, bypass highways option, gas station,parking, atm, street view layers. Zoom buttons.

    Sent from my Sony Xperia Z1
    Many of those things are still there, maybe all, they're just organized differently.

    - Jumping to the next point on the route. I still have that. Just tap on the next turn (green area on top of screen) and a right arrow appears that lets you see the next turn. Is that what you meant?

    - Zoom. Double tap anywhere on the map but on the second tap don't lift your finger. Then slide your finger up/down on the screen to zoom out/in. It's actually easier once you get used to it and considerably safer if you're driving.

    - Avoid Highways/Avoid tolls is still there. Before you start navigation there's a "Route Options" area on the screen. (This is the same screen where you're choosing car, bus, bike, etc.) In the Route Options panel you can choose to avoid highways or tolls.

    - Alternate routes. Once you tap on the small map option (in the same panel where "route options" is presented) you are presented with a panel that shows multiple options on the map. Only the "suggested" route is shown at the bottom of the screen with a "start" arrow. To see other routes and their times just slide that suggested route to the left or right. The alternate route (there are up to 2 alternate routes) will then be highlighted on the screen with its time to destination.
    11-13-2013 01:30 PM
  9. TabGuy's Avatar
    He means once you hit the Resume button on the lower left side of your picture traffic doesn't show. To be fair, it's the same way on the old maps. If you chose traffic layer you lost the nav screen you were previously on until you went back to it
    Ah, yes. Traffic layer was replaced with "Route preview" which turns out to be better because it can be viewed in "North Up" view.
    11-13-2013 01:33 PM
  10. recDNA's Avatar
    I don't want to give a destination.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-13-2013 02:06 PM
  11. Rule9's Avatar
    Many of those things are still there, maybe all, they're just organized differently.

    - Jumping to the next point on the route. I still have that. Just tap on the next turn (green area on top of screen) and a right arrow appears that lets you see the next turn. Is that what you meant?

    - Zoom. Double tap anywhere on the map but on the second tap don't lift your finger. Then slide your finger up/down on the screen to zoom out/in. It's actually easier once you get used to it and considerably safer if you're driving.

    - Avoid Highways/Avoid tolls is still there. Before you start navigation there's a "Route Options" area on the screen. (This is the same screen where you're choosing car, bus, bike, etc.) In the Route Options panel you can choose to avoid highways or tolls.

    - Alternate routes. Once you tap on the small map option (in the same panel where "route options" is presented) you are presented with a panel that shows multiple options on the map. Only the "suggested" route is shown at the bottom of the screen with a "start" arrow. To see other routes and their times just slide that suggested route to the left or right. The alternate route (there are up to 2 alternate routes) will then be highlighted on the screen with its time to destination.
    I was able to recover some of what I thought was missing myself, but missed the alternate routes one you showed here, thanks for that. I'll keep watching Maps for a bit to see if they address some other stuff people were complaining about
    11-13-2013 02:11 PM
  12. TabGuy's Avatar
    For all of the complaints about maps there's one little thing that makes it a LOT better for me. When I no longer want navigation I simply hit the back button while in maps and it stops. I don't have to hear the turn by turn voice anymore. In the older version of maps I had to press an "OK" button after the back to stop navigation. When driving at 80 miles per hour on the Ventura freeway I appreciate one less step.
    11-13-2013 02:37 PM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    Just to make my major gripes clear...I miss labs, especially the one that allows you to touch two points on the map to quickly measure distance without typing any words or inserting a start point and destination...but MOST of all I drive around all day 2 100 different places and I don't want to enter destinations. I do want forward facing while driving so a street on the right of the map is also on my right (only works if driving north)
    The feature is still built in but doesn't work. Open maps (don't cheat no destinations) now tap the black compass icon on lower right and it turns blue.Tap it again and you see the symbol for forward facing up mode. Please see picture. The mode is there but try it. It may work for 10 minutes then screen rotates to odd positions for no reason.


    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    11-13-2013 03:03 PM
  14. Lisa Rombach's Avatar
    I could strangle who ever's bright idea was to change Google Maps!!! If I was going to take a walk Ide click on Google Maps - NOW NEVER!!! What the heck is that flight route BS??? CHANGE IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    12-19-2013 08:51 PM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    I've tried Google forums but can't even get an answer about if they are even trying to fix it.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    12-19-2013 08:56 PM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    Does compass mode (map orients automatically so direction you are going is in front of you) (aka follow me mode or navigate without destination mode.) Work correctly in anyone's note 3? While driving hit icon on map on lower right hand corner. It turns blue. Now hit the blue icon and it remains blue but changes to a different icon. This shows you are in compass mode. Some on Google forums claim it works fine but they all had Nexus phones. They said my phone compass is no good and I should exchange phone. I think all note 3 have this issue. Can someone verify? I'm using maps 7.5 but it doesn't work in any version of 7. 8 have occasionally got it to work for 10 or 20 minutes that then screen rotates out of position for no reason. Thanks for your help.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    12-23-2013 03:40 PM
  17. matthelm007's Avatar
    If you like to use your contacts for the to in navigation, download an app called "Nav Launcher". Yes, the new version truly sucks.
    12-23-2013 06:51 PM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    At this point I am solely interested in verifying if compass mode within maps works reliably on anyone's note 3.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    12-23-2013 06:59 PM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    A lot of research seems to reveal the compass and gyroscope firmware on our note 3 is the source of the problem in Google maps compass mode. Of course had they stuck to using gps to determine direction rather than switching to the 0 hone magnetic detector the issue would be moot.

    I'm still very interested in whether compass mode in Google maps works on your note 3 so please check in.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    12-24-2013 11:45 AM
  20. Central n ohios best's Avatar
    The older nav had more route options, avoid highways and toll roads and a bunch of other stuff
    This maps has that as well.

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using tapatalk 2 (Central n ohio Austin IL)
    Attached Thumbnails Why does Google Maps Suck Now?-uploadfromtaptalk1387910380123.jpg  
    12-24-2013 12:39 PM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    This maps has that as well.

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using tapatalk 2 (Central n ohio Austin IL)
    Does compass mode work for you?

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    12-24-2013 01:56 PM
  22. Central n ohios best's Avatar
    Does compass mode work for you?

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    If u mean switch the map view to which direction I'm walking then yeah.

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using tapatalk 2 (Central n ohio Austin IL)
    12-25-2013 08:08 PM
  23. recDNA's Avatar
    If u mean switch the map view to which direction I'm walking then yeah.

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using tapatalk 2 (Central n ohio Austin IL)
    No, I mean driving with a note 3 not the LG escape.

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    12-25-2013 08:24 PM
  24. Ravena Keen's Avatar
    Here's a screenshot of me traveling west (see the compass) with direction up, so clearly it does work...

    Attachment 91404
    Mine just freezes. I get lost cuz ill make a turn it told me to do and the arrow stops. Il have perfect signal at the time.
    12-26-2013 12:39 AM
  25. ajnevares's Avatar
    Mine just freezes. I get lost cuz ill make a turn it told me to do and the arrow stops. Il have perfect signal at the time.
    That has happened to me a few times as well...thought maybe it was a poor connection but always have at least 2 bars at all times.
    12-26-2013 08:24 AM
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