Google Maps now works on the Apple Watch

Google Maps now works on the Apple Watch

Positive, Apple Maps has improved considerably up to now few years because it launched, however for a lot of Apple customers it nonetheless does not maintain a candle to Google Maps. However should you’re an Apple Watch consumer who needed to make use of your look ahead to instructions, Apple Maps has been your solely choice — till as we speak. A brand new replace for Google Maps on iOS rolled out at present that features full Apple Watch help, amongst another helpful options.

Once you open up Google Maps instantly in your Apple Watch, you are introduced with two quite simple choices: instructions to get you both to your own home or your work (as already set in your Google account). It is a sensible however very minimalist approach to make use of the Watch; it does not seem like there is a strategy to truly show a full map right here, in contrast to within the Apple Maps app. A pressure press on the display permits you to swap between driving, strolling, and transit instructions. You can too shortly faucet to get instructions to current locations you’ve got navigated to in Google Maps. And, in fact, when you kick off a route in your telephone, it’s going to seem in your Watch as you navigate to your vacation spot and notify you of upcoming turns.

The opposite massive change exhibits up in your telephone, fairly than on the Watch. There is a new, a lot improved navigational factor for swapping between strolling, driving, and transit instructions — and it exhibits you the anticipated time to your vacation spot for every multi functional view. The previous technique for swapping between course varieties was fairly unintuitive, so we’re joyful to see this variation. However general, the large attraction of this replace is certainly for Apple Watch house owners. It is notably well timed provided that WatchOS 2 and iOS 9 now help transit instructions — this replace makes it lots simpler for Watch customers to stay with Google. Go get it now within the iTunes Retailer.

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