The Google Maps app received an update today that includes a handful of new features, the most noteworthy of them being support for Apple Watch.
Upon launching the app on your Apple Watch, you will be presented two buttons: one for directions to your home, another for directions to your work, two locations that can easily be set up from within Google Maps on iPhone. A list of recent routes is also displayed on the screen to quickly browse and access your latest requested directions.
Pressing firmly on the screen gives you the option to choose between driving, walking or transit directions.
Based on my limited time with the app, I don’t believe there is a way to input a specific address from Apple Watch, as it seems directions must be selected from the pre-set list on the device, or from the iPhone app itself.
The full changeling of version 4.11.0 is as follow:
- Easily compare ETAs across driving, transit, walking & biking
- Call business & get directions directly from a list of places
- Get directions to places now on your Apple Watch
- Bug fixes
Google Maps is a free app in the App Store.