Apple Watch's Track Detection Feature Expands to France and the Netherlands
Apple Watch's Running Track Detection feature has gone live in France and the Netherlands, according to French tech blog WatchGeneration.
With Track Detection, the Apple Watch uses an Apple Maps database and GPS to automatically detect when you step on to an outdoor running track.
In the Workout app, you can select which lane of the track you are running in and receive more accurate distance measurements and a more precise route map. There is also an option to receive lap alerts that show distance, time, and pace as you complete each lap.
The feature is available on Apple Watch models running watchOS 9.2 and later. watchOS 9.2 is compatible with the Apple Watch Series 4 and newer.
The function was first available in the United States last year, and in February it rolled out to Canada, Australia, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Apple has yet to update its regional feature support page to reflect the latest additions.
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we are a small start up company with only little money, that's why we simply tell everybody on our iPhones to use Goole Maps or other third party apps to use for cycling...
Such a HUGE country....
That being said, this approach is completely baffling. Apple sells their products advertising for all thes features, only to realize half of them are US only. City maps are so slow to update they are just useless.
I realized only yesterday one "big" city near me was finally getting street view (or whatever Apple calls it). The issue is I've waited so long than I moved on to something else for this a long time ago. It's the same for every service. A pity.
PS: And don't say it's because it's tough, there are regulations, Apple is too small... It's time they get the hang of it and finally scale up to what they are advertising.