How to Get Speed Limit in Google Maps

Last year in September, Google rolled out a new feature to Google Maps wherein the users could see the speed limit while navigating. This cool feature was launched to Android Auto a few days later. With no suitable explanation, this feature was removed from both the apps, despite having received a good response from users.

If you are one of those who used this feature, and are waiting for Google to roll it out back again, you can use a workaround in the meantime. There are third-party apps which allow you to see an overlay of the speed limit while using Google Maps. So, without any further ado, here is how you can get speed limit in Google Maps:

Note: You can get the speed limit overlay in Google Maps on Android only. Sadly, there’s no way to do it on iOS right now. 

Get Speed Limit in Google Maps using Third Party Apps

There are third-party apps available that bring the speed limit overlay in Google Maps. We tested some apps, and Velociraptor (free with in-app purchases) turned out to be a pretty good app for this. Once you download Velociraptor and give it the permissions that it requires – location, accessibility, and notification access – you should see a speed limit overlay inside Google Maps. The app also brings the speed limit overlay in the Android Auto app.

Velociraptor is pretty accurate, as it collects data from OpenStreetMap and HERE Maps to determine the speed limits according to your location. The app also brings some additional features like speedometer and can also sound an alarm if you go beyond a customizable percentage of the speed limit. For your ease of use, all the features that are offered can be accessed from a single page.

Velociraptor speed limit overlay

Want Other Features Too?

Ulysse Speedometer (free, pro) is another app which lets you overlay the speed limit inside the Google Maps app. Apart from the speed limit overlay, it boasts many cool features, and is very customizable. To name a few of its features, it includes a trip computer, track recorder, multiple profiles, music controller, HUD, and many more. You should totally check this out if you want the speed limit overlay, as well as many additional features.

Ulysse Speedometer speed limit overlay

Try a Dedicated App for Speed Limits

Waze (free) is an app which doesn’t really allow you to have the speed limit overlay over Google Maps. Instead, it is a different app altogether with the speed limit feature built-in. And guess what? It is an app which was acquired by Google in 2013 and has some great features like real time updates on traffic conditions, road info directly from users, and more. Along with this, it gives you the option to add your Facebook friends and sync contacts.

SEE ALSO: 10 Google Maps Tips and Tricks You Need To Try

Get Speed Limit Info in Google Maps

Well, those were some apps that bring you the speed limit overlay inside Google Maps. These are some great workarounds until Google officially brings back the speed limit feature in Google Maps. So, now you can hit the road without worrying about not knowing the speed limit in your area. Well, that was all, do try out these apps and let us know your thoughts on them in comments section below.

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  • I’ve been using digiHUD as an overlay on Google Maps for a couple of years on my Android phone
    but I’ve now got an iPhone and can’t get a similar app….
    I just want to have a GPS speed output overlay on Google Maps on my iPhone! There must be a solution….

  • While I really like Ulysse Speedometer and have used it for years, unfortunately, it does not show the current location’s speed limit. I just double checked their pro version.

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