Google Maps is back on the Apple Watch after more than 3 years

Apple Watch owners have been forced to use Apple Maps for years — until now.

Google Maps, last available on Apple Watch in 2017(opens in a new tab)Rolling out to watchOS users around the world over the next few weeks.

Mashable Image
Google Maps on your wrist.
Credits: Google

You can now get turn-by-turn directions from your Google Maps locations, such as “home” or “work” (presumably those places these days).

For places you haven’t saved, like a bakery or hardware store, you can set directions on your phone’s Google Maps app and your watch will sync for the rest of the trip. Step-by-step directions on your wrist also work in walking, biking, and public transit modes.

See also:

Google Maps makes it easy to rent a bike in 10 cities

Google Maps is also adding a split-screen feature for Apple’s CarPlay. So drivers can have directions on one side of their car’s screen, and their music, podcasts and calendar appointments on the other. This means you can do everything in Google’s app instead of switching to your default Maps from Apple.

Leave a Comment