This is support for the Apple Watch, something that Google originally lost three years ago, but which the company decided to bring back this week with a new update.The Mountain View-based search giant announced in August that Google Maps would return to the Apple Watch with future updates, and today, the update is finally available to everyone with an iPhone.
To get support for Apple Watch in Google Maps, you have to install the application version 5.52.
Google Maps works exactly the way you expect it to work on the Apple Watch, though one thing that needs to be mentioned here is that the app doesn’t show the full map on the smartwatch. Instead, Google Maps only shows instructions for reaching your destination, so some users may decide to stick with Apple Maps until issuing support for only map release.
At the same time, Google Maps comes with its own complexity on the Apple Watch, as it only acts as an app shortcut, as it does not display any information when a destination is configured.
And speaking of destinations, you can’t set one right with the Apple Watch, because users must first turn on their iPhones, input the address they want to navigate, and only then on the smartwatch Will be able to use Google Maps. This is not necessarily the most convenient way, but at least it works and gets you to the destination.
Like Apple Maps, haptic feedback is also given, so when you look at the watch for additional guidance during navigation or must, you are alerted.
Most likely, the version that comes with Google Maps on the Apple Watch will further refine the experience, but for now, it is very clear that Apple Maps is a better option in areas where the app is up-to-date. Map provides data. Of course, those who are not fully committed to the Apple ecosystem can always switch to Android, as Google has designed a very cool new Google Maps feature for users of its latest OS version.