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Google Maps for iOS Gains Apple Watch App

Google today updated its Google Maps app for iOS to version 4.11.0, adding support for the Apple Watch. As of today, there's a Google Maps app that delivers directions on Apple's wrist-worn device.

Along with a new Apple Watch app, today's update also includes a tool for comparing estimated travel times across driving, transit, walking and biking directions, and it adds a feature for calling businesses and getting directions from a list of places. As with most updates, there are also unspecified bug fixes.

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What's New
- Easily compare ETAs across driving, transit, walking & biking
- Call business & get directions directly from a list of places
- Get directions to places now on your Apple Watch
- Bug fixes
This isn't Google's first app for the Apple Watch, but it will arguably be the most useful as there are many iOS users who still prefer to use Google Maps over Apple Maps.

Google Maps can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]



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16 months ago
I think the Apple Maps app actually beat Google Maps this time... their turn-by-turn directions are awesome on the watch.
Rating: 28 Votes
16 months ago
Waze > Google Maps
Rating: 11 Votes
16 months ago
It just shows a list of step by step directions, not really convenient...
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
Turn by turn directions on the Watch by being tapped for left/right with haptic feedback are one of about 4-5 Watch features that make me never want to have to do things without one again. Just being about to drive without looking at a sat nav map or listening to a voice is a joy.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago
Funny that the second screenshot just demonstrates the pervasive lack of functionality of most watch apps. Not the best foot to put forward.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago

Because the Apple Watch just isn't very good.

Actually it is

It's great.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago

I think the Apple Maps app actually beat Google Maps this time... their turn-by-turn directions are awesome on the watch.


Its just a shame that Apple Maps are next to useless outside of North America
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago

Google Maps Apple Watch app requested me to turn on web history for the app to work. Uninstalling.

Are you surprised? It's Google after all.... Data mining is their only real target behind those shiny free apps
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

Waze > Google Maps


Isn't Waze owned by Google?
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
But this app is NOT native OS2 app! Why Google release such app weeks after OS2 is out...... Pity
Rating: 3 Votes

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