A few weeks ago we reported on a free app that allows us to use the speed limit display in conjunction with Google Maps. More precisely, this app puts a layer on the display, so it shows its available data overlaid on top of other apps. TomTom AmiGO, which is also available for free in the Google Play Store, works in a very similar way.

However, TomTom AmiGO offers two different ways of using the app’s services. Either directly within the app, since it can also be used to navigate directly. Or via the layer variant mentioned at the beginning, so that you can navigate with another app, but at the same time the functions of TomTom AmiGO are available.

Show speed limits per layer

If you prefer to navigate with Google Maps, you have to configure TomTom AmiGO accordingly. To do this, install the app and start it. To activate the overlay now, simply tap on the speed display on the left, then on “Tap here for overlay”. Now we need to allow the app to overlay other apps. If this is activated correctly, overlay mode will start when you return to the app, so that the most important elements are visible in a floating window.

Now you can start Google Maps, for example. The small overlapping area of ​​TomTom AmiGO can be freely moved around the screen where it bothers you the least. If you use Google Maps for navigation in portrait format, this could also look like this for you, for example:

Whether speed cameras or speed limits, you can be warned by TomTom AmiGO. You set the parameters for this in the settings of the app. From the factory, the warnings are activated, by voice. Alternatively, it would also be possible to activate a simple warning tone. Thresholds are also configurable. For excessive speed, for example, how many km/h you want to use as a buffer.

As my screenshots show, you can also enter new information about speed traps, construction sites, closed roads and traffic jams directly in the app. So TomTom AmiGO is also a bit of a hands-on app that can get better through its community.

The app described is available free of charge in the Google Play Store. Just try it out for yourself and check whether it is a suitable solution or not.

TomTom AmiGO – GPS Navigation Price: Free

PS: Google Maps itself offers the display of speed traps and speed limits, but these functions are not activated in Germany for German users. Speed ​​camera warnings and similar apps are a gray area in Germany and are generally considered forbidden. Among other things, it is crucial who uses the app in the car – more about this here.