Google Maps Arrives On Android Wear After Phone Update

    An update to Google Maps has brought with it an interesting added bonus for Android smartphone users: access to maps, right there on your wrist.

    Click Here For The Latest Gadget Gallery

    Google Maps Arrives On Android Wear After Phone Update

    Version 9.9 of Google Maps for Android brings a dedicated Google Maps app straight to Android Wear that can either be fired up by launching it from the drawer or by saying "open Maps" when your smartwatch is listening to you.

    Recommeded Link: Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Will Employ a QHD Display [Report]

    Previously, you could only get directions to a specific location, but now you can experience a mostly full-fledged version of the app, which allows you to browse it.

    You can pinch to zoom but I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a challenge actually using the Google Maps on your watch. You can easily launch the app from the app launcher by clicking or saying "open Maps".

    Google Maps Arrives On Android Wear After Phone Update

    You may also notice a new feature that shows a black and white outline map when the watch isn't touched or used for a while similar to those ambient watch faces.

    Recommended Link: Micromax Partners With MoFirst For Regional Language Smartphone OS

    This Google Maps app that appeared on Android Wear seems to be an official app from the tech giant although there was no formal launch or announcement.

    It doesn't seem stable too yet. It could still be in its beta form but we're expecting the feature will make your Android Wear smartwatch more useful than ever.

    X

    Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more