Yelp has updated its Apple Watch app for watchOS 6, introducing a new modern interface and leveraging the device's new integrated compass, which should make finding the nearest coffee shop or eatery even easier.

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The new UI closely mirrors the Yelp iPhone app, with a scrolling interface that takes into account the user's personal preferences in its recommendations, making use of the recently introduced heart icon for labeling businesses as "For You".

But the highlight is surely the compass icon that now shows in the bottom-right corner of the interface and points you in the direction of your destination, while also displaying how many feet or miles you have to go. Yelp had this to say in its press release:

"Now, with the Apple Watch Series 5, you'll find a new compass feature that points you in the right direction of a local business. The compass will appear on the bottom right-hand corner of Yelp business listings. Based on where you're facing, the compass will turn with you in real-time, providing updated estimates of how many miles or feet a business is away from you."


The Apple Watch Series 5 is the first model to feature a built-in compass that allows users to see which way they are facing, along with a new Compass app that displays heading, incline, latitude, longitude, and current elevation.

The Yelp app is available now from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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23 months ago

It is becoming more alarming daily how much people are starting to depend on phones and watches...just imagine when the battery dies and they are no where near a charger.
It is becoming more alarming daily how much people are starting to forget how hard it used to be to get from place to place without having a GPS device in your pocket.

Sorry, but I do not miss my Thomas guides.
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Like you need it. U don't live in jungle.
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