Pakistan now introduces voice navigation on Google Maps

Followed by enabling live traffic updates last year, Google has introduced voice-guided navigation for major cities of Pakistan.

The service is currently still in its initial stage, and is available in the latest version of Google Maps on Android operating system with no additional download required.

The initial screen is similar to the route preview feature already available in Pakistan. Users can set a route by mentioning their current location and selecting a destination and then pressing the big arrow on the right initiates the voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation.

The feature is similar to standalone GPS navigation apps that have been available on the market for years, complete with a female voice warning you about roundabouts up ahead and when to turn.

The service also gives and add-on feature to users to search for restaurants, fuel stations, grocery stores, coffee shops and more places along your chosen route, but locations are searched for in Urdu, which is jarring considering everything else in the app is in English.