HERE Maps changes name to HERE WeGo, offers revamped visuals and features



Developer: HERE Apps LLC Download: Android, iOS
Category: Navigation Price: Free

Perhaps influenced by Pokemon GO's smashing success – or, perhaps not – the popular navigation app HERE has been renamed (and revamped) to HERE WeGo. Changes are aplenty, both over and under the hood, so the app certainly deserves a re-introduction! In short, this is your long-time favorite HERE Maps, but streamlined and improved. For starters, you no longer have to tap the ‘find a route’ button on the bottom of the screen. Now, when you open the app, you are greeted by a "Where to?" instruction in the search box, immediately inviting you to enter a destination. Do that, and choose between the different modes of transport so you can get where you're supposed to.

Another new addition is a transportation option from car-sharing firm Car2Go. When you search a route with HERE WeGo, you'll have Car2Go as a choice next to vehicle, walking, and city transit. The app will show you where the nearest available Car2Go cars are positioned on the map, along with the estimated cost of using the rented car to get to your destination, fuel consumption, and details about the vehicle. There's also the possibility to launch the Car2Go app and reserve on the spot with a single button.

Moreover, HERE WeGo serves taxi information for your route in certain cities, including approximate fare, wait time, and a call button. The team will be filling in taxi information for more cities and car sharing services in the coming months. Along with that, bicycle routing has been improved with elevation profiles that let you judge available routes by the cycling effort required and get updates on what’s coming up next. Visually, the background is now lighter-colored to improve readability, letting users take better advantage of the expanded on-screen information. The new icons also get to shine a little brighter (like a diamond).

Newcomers to HERE WeGo should be aware that the app offers detailed public transport maps and directions for over 1,300 cities around the world, with journey times and prices for all your options. There's also turn-by-turn guidance with optional voice navigation while a special display shows your current street, speed limit, and upcoming turns. The app also works offline, with maps available for 150 countries. Live traffic information covers 52 countries, with heads-ups on road construction and incidents. There are also real-time public transport departures, enabling users to anticipate and avoid delays.



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17 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Best maps ever!!

2. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

What is the main advantage/difference google maps and here maps? (I want to know user's real experience)

3. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

What is the main advantage/difference between google maps and here maps? (I want to know user's real experience)

4. IT-Engineer

Posts: 535; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Here Maps can be used offline if you download the countries map. Google maps is way better and more accurate. Sometime Here maps makes me take double u turns on the same road and cannot find some Street addresses

9. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

My opinion is exactly the opposite - google maps often mistake the road even in online mode. To be honest, i never used it in offline. Here maps are more accurate even in offline mode. Never misleading me on the road. But every one had an opinion. Cheers.

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

They both have their issues. When looking for something on HERE Maps the other day, I looked at the surrounding area. Judging by the landmarks in the city (changing a bit due to construction), Google amps was around a year behind from their last passover, and that's usually about where they are. HERE Maps however was almost 3 years out of date, which surprised me a bit. I like and use both, because there isn't any clear thing that makes either one better to make me drop one or the other.

13. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

For the surrounding area you're right, but for travelling with car Google is far behind. Often wrong destination. Never happend on Here Maps.

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

When that happened I was looking for a restaurant, and it didn't list it. When I finally found it, I asked them how long since they opened, and they said three years. Even when I put in the address HERE Maps couldn't find it. They may be decent, but they are by no means perfect. And it's also very possible you may be correct, for your area. Maybe HERE works better in some areas and Google works better in others. So far, my experience has been the opposite of yours, so that would be my conclusion for why that is.

15. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Google more accurate? In your dream .. i use here allways and my friend google .. when i ask him to find me an adrees .. google skcs :) , so i used again here wego to go me at the adress .. Have fun with your google accurate

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Google Maps is junk compared to Here! Here is the best navigation app till date! And don't ever talk about iOS maps......most crappy maps till date!

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

GMaps offline is just a glorified screenshot. Here Maps takes a whole offline map of a country, some maybe a city only depending on how big the map is. You can only download one certain offline map at a time for free users.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL...'glorified screenshot'. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you Mr. Idiot of the day. Unless, you were you living under a cave for the whole of last year G Maps use to do that until they released the option to save maps offline. You can navigate, search for places and also get info on POI without having an internet connection.

16. Charlie2k

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

Please don't even try comparing Here Maps downloadable country maps with Google Maps downloadable neighborhoods.

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol why ?! You do realize you can download G Maps more then once right for several 'neighbourhoods' right ? Also, even one region you can download is enough for a day's drive. Besides, what's the point in downloading the whole country when the maps are inferior to G Maps. POI which Here offers is no where near G Maps (at least in UK).

5. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Can't wait to give it a try.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

name inspired from PokemonGo?

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Actually no, Here WeGo name was in place before Pokemon Go was released :p

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