Google Maps for Apple Watch is back after three years

Countering the evolution of Apple Maps?

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2020年08月12日, 午前 08:41 in egmt
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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Google announced on August 10 that it will begin rolling out a new version of Google Maps for the Apple Watch. This is indeed the first time in three years since the old version was discontinued in May 2017.

The new Google Maps app for the Apple Watch, like the iOS version, supports cars, bicycles, public transportation, and walking. It provides step-by-step directions and estimated time of arrival to a saved destination such as home or work.

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Even if you haven't saved a destination, you can start navigating from your iPhone and pick up where you left off on your Apple watch. An analyst at research firm Creative Strategies had once tweeted at the time that the Apple Watch app, with the exception of some apps (health and fitness), was not doing well.

Even if you haven't saved a destination, you can start navigating from your iPhone and pick up where you left off on your Apple watch. An analyst at research firm Creative Strategies once tweeted at the time that apps for the Apple Watch, other than some (health and fitness), were not doing well. However, the company may have changed course since then, as Apple's Maps app and Apple Watch integration have become more and more cobbled together.

Google Maps is also now compatible with the Apple CarPlay dashboard. The information is displayed in a split screen view, so you can switch and pause songs and quickly check your calendar appointments while looking at the car navigation map.

Google Maps for Apple Watch will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks. This fall's watchOS 7 will add "Maps for Bicycles" to Apple Maps, and it may compete with Google Maps for ease of use to promote each other's evolution.

Source: Google


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