Announced in 2018, and after a trial period that has lasted approximately one year, Google has confirmed the official commissioning of Live View, a tool that will allow us to navigate with Google Maps incorporating Augmented Reality.
While Live View is still actually in its Beta stages, the arrival of this tool to more devices has raised a lot of expectations. Thanks to the Live View AR we can use the indications of Google maps in “walking” mode, showing superimposed images of the real world.
We simply set a destination address on our Smartphone to show us directions and mark the option of navigating “walking.” We select “Live View” and the application will go to Augmented Reality mode, as if we were recording a video with the mobile while walking, but with the addition of showing the indications we need. An excellent update for those moments when we don’t know which direction to take.
Live View will begin to be available from this week for Android and iOS devices compatible with ARCore and ARKit , including compatible smartphones, Samsung, Motorola, Google, HMD Global, Huawei, Xiaomi, iPhone or iPad models, which have support for ARCore and ARKit.