Google right this moment announced two large options for its mapping service on Apple platforms. After eradicating in 2017, Google Maps is bringing back its Apple Watch app, in addition to including help for CarPlay Dashboard.
With CarPlay Dashboard, you possibly can have turn-by-turn navigation seem alongside audio controls (music, podcasts, audiobooks, and many others.) and calendar notifications. Launched with iOS 13, a map view seems to the left in a big field, whereas the top-right is house to imminent instructions.
Again in March with iOS 13.4, Apple allowed third-party navigation apps to seem on this split-screen view, and Google Maps has now gained help. This integration is accessible right this moment “on all CarPlay supported autos globally.”
In the meantime, Maps is coming again to Apple Watch. Google’s pitch is that “smartwatches allow you to keep linked and see important data at a look” whereas on the go.
You may navigate by automotive, bike, public transit, or on foot:
Rapidly get estimated arrival occasions and step-by-step instructions to locations you’ve saved, like Residence or Work, and different shortcuts you’ve designated within the app. For all different locations, you can begin navigating out of your telephone and decide up the place you left off in your watch.
The app originally left amid a flurry of different watchOS departures over low utilization. On the time, Google did decide to bringing it again.
Google Maps for Apple Watch is rolling out “worldwide within the coming weeks.”
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- Google Maps now shows ‘Wear a Mask. Save Lives’ banner w/ COVID-19 safety tips
- Google Maps reports surge in biking directions, working to add new routes
- Google Maps can use Live View AR to calibrate your current location, orientation
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