Google Maps now available for Apple Watch; app offers simple navigation to home or work

Google Maps now available for Apple Watch; app offers simple navigation to home or work
Good news for Apple Watch users who would rather rely on Google Maps than Apple Maps. Google has made its Maps app simple for the iOS wearable; When you open Google Maps on your Apple smartwatch, you are immediately presented with two choices; you can navigate to your home or to work. The directions to both are already preset using your Google account. How simple and easy is that?

While there is not a way to access a full map using Google Maps on the Apple Watch, using Force Touch allows you to switch between walking, driving and transit directions to your home or work. You can also get directions to a location you recently navigated from your phone using Google Maps. And if you start a route on your handset, you can switch to your watch to navigate the rest of the journey.


There is also a new change for those using Google Maps on the iPhone. In the past, you used to have to open three separate pages to find out your estimated time of arrival at a location by walking, driving or taking mass transit. With today's update, your ETA for all three methods of navigation are available on one page, all at the same time. 

source: Engadget

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11 Comments

1. SnakeBoyVincentLiu

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Love my apple watch :)

2. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

More glass to lick.

3. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

Who doesn't already know how to get to work?

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The 6S is an awesome piece of tech. The more I play with it, the more I discover hidden features. Lotsa small details added throughout the os. Siri is now equal to, or better than google now. Through and through improvements. Kudos Apple, now just put slide over, picture in picture, and split view in iOS 9.1.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

3D Touch is gonna be a game changer. The more I try it, I discover just how deeply implemented it is throughout the os, even cut copy paste uses it.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol not from what I hear and I have experienced. Pretty god damn useless gimmick.

9. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You can disable it on your Galaxy S7 next year.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I definitely will if I get a Galaxy S7. You can disable the QHD display and cat 9 lte on your iPhone 7 next year. Oh wait. This is Apple. Sorry brosephine.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol right.

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

^ lol

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I wonder how much ad revenue Google would lose if they didn't port anything at all to IOS devices. They should do it.

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