Google Maps lands on Apple Watch

Google Maps on Apple WatchApple Watch users until yesterday only had one option, Apple Maps, when it came to getting watch-based directions. That changed yesterday with the latest update to Google Maps for iPhone and iPad. Version 4.11.0 of Google Maps adds the ability to look up directions right from your wrist.

While the app will likely be welcome by many, it still requires a bit of polish that Google will hopefully add in an upcoming update. For example, unlike Apple Maps which uses the Apple Watch’s Taptic Engine to tell you to turn left or right using different vibrations, Google Maps requires that you scroll or swipe down through the list of directions – An unwelcome distraction while driving.

Version 4.11.0 also adds some other enhancements including ETA comparisons between driving, transit, walking and biking and the ability to call a business and get directions “directly from a list of places.”

Google Maps for iPhone and iPad version 4.11.0 is now available in the App Store as a free download.


Source : Apple App Store