Google Maps now works without any issues on the Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2

Google Maps now works without any issues on the Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2
We have amazing news for all Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 users out there. Google Maps finally works without any hiccups on these two smartwatches (via 9to5Google). This means that if you are using one of these two watches, you can now use Google Maps directly on your wrist.

If your navigation is active on your phone and you open Google Maps on a Fitbit Versa 4 or Sense 2, you will now see your trip directly on your wrist. Your transportation method and estimated travel time will be displayed at the very top of the screen. There will also be a "View" button, which, when tapped, will show you direction cards with distance information. However, when you cover your watch and Always On Display activates, your smartwatch will only show your current direction.

Google Maps's auto-launch function for cycling, driving, and walking also works as intended. It launches directions automatically, even when AOD is active. At the end of the list with directions, you will also find a "Pause navigation on watch" button, which will return you to the main screen of the Maps app, and an "Exit" button, which will end the navigation process.

When you reach your destination, Google Maps will display a quick recap of your activity on your smartwatch. Here you will see stuff like the duration of your travel, the distance you have crossed, your average and maximum BPM, burned calories, steps, zone minutes, and inclination.

Since everything works as intended, the Fitbit app's device page shows the tile for Google Maps again and lets you download and install the app. Users who downloaded and installed Google Maps last year will see the tile again without having to reinstall the app.

Google Maps became available for the Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 in mid-December 2022, but it didn't work very well. For example, when the navigation was enabled, Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 users couldn't see their "Current trip" on the screen of their smartwatch. Also, they had access only to the Auto-start settings. Of course, Fitbit's support article offered troubleshooting steps, but they also didn't work back then.
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