The best thing about Wear OS is that you can get all the Google apps for your smartwatch. Google offers almost all apps in every category, and GPS & navigation is one of them. It has introduced Google Maps for all the Wear OS watches, and Galaxy Watch 5 & Watch 6 are one of them. The Google services allow you to get full access to Google Maps on the smartwatch. It means you will get all the features of this navigation app on your wrist.
It will help you to find new locations, get the best route with less traffic, get shortcuts, get choices with your car, bike, cycle, or walk, and know where you are. Believe me, when it comes to route finding in new locations, its turn-by-turn navigation is up to the mark. With the new Galaxy Watch 5 & Watch 6, you can get all these Maps features. And here in this article, I will guide you on how to use it.
Google Maps on Galaxy Watch
The app is pre-installed on Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 6. If you don’t see it, then open Play Store, and download it again. Make sure to update it to the latest app version. At the start, give the live location permission to the app, so it will get your accurate live location details.
Now, open the app, and you will get a simple interface. Because it is the first priority of the watch version to provide you necessary features. To enter your destination, you have two options, the first one is a voice assistant, and the other is a keyboard. Use any one, enter a destination, and hit on the search option.
It will show you the best route to reach your destination with different options. Tap on it, and later you have to choose your driving mode like car, bike, or a simple walk. Of course, it depends on your journey and how you want to reach there.
On the main screen, you can see the Map option. It will show a satellite map of that area.
Once you start the journey, then it will show turn-by-turn navigation of entered route. On the turn, it will also notify you to move right or left with the voice assistant. Further, it notify you in advance about the next turn with a vibration alert as well as voice guidance.
Google Maps also support always on display, so in the entire journey, it will be your best route.
Lastly, it works without your phone. If you are using the LTE variant, then you can rely on Google Maps for your hiking or trekking. If you are using a Wi-Fi-only model, then you can connect with any Wi-Fi connection.
In the Settings of the app, there is a feature called Auto Launch for your daily journey. You can choose Driving, Cycling, or Walking options. When you activate any of them, then it will automatically start on your next journey.
I think I have covered everything on this topic. If you still have any queries, then ask me in the comment box below.