Most of us have probably spent some amount of time poring over the Ride with GPS website, painstakingly planning the perfect route. But what about those times when you need faster direction straight from your phone?
To find the safest, most bike-friendly route possible, Ride with GPS has just rolled out their QuickNav feature. Available in both the iOS and Android RwGPS app, QuickNav gives you multiple ways to get directions. If you know the name of the destination, simply tap it into the search bar and it will generate a route including the estimated time to the destination.
Not sure of the name but know where you want to go? You can long-press on the map and get the same result. If you venture off route, the navigation will automatically update your route in real-time. And if you change your mind, you can open the app and input a new destination at any time, with the route and ETA adjusting accordingly. QuickNav also allows you to set a home location so you can quickly pull up the most cycling-friendly route home at any time.
Currently, the feature is available for free to all users, regardless of subscription level. To try out QuickNav, make sure you’re running the latest app versions, version 3.4.2 (iOS) and 3.4.3 (Android).