HERE Maps for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Tizen-powered Gear S announced

HERE for Samsung

HERE, a popular navigation company that powers HERE Maps in Windows devices has announced its partnership with Samsung to launch its app on Tizen-Powered Samsung smartwatches, including the new Gear S smartwatch and a new app called HERE (beta) developed exclusively for the Samsung Galaxy devices.

HERE for Gear

HERE powers Navigator app in Gear app that offers turn-by-turn walk navigation, public transit routing and option to download maps for offline use for navigation, directions and search. Since the Gear S has built-in 3G support, it can offer a stand-alone experience without connecting it to a smartphone.

For a better experience you need to pair it with HERE (beta) developed for the Samsung Galaxy devices. This enables you to conveniently plan and calculate routes for walking and public transit on your phone and then send them to your smartwatch. This also gets Glympse that lets you share your location in real time with others. The HERE (beta) for Galaxy also has offline support.

HERE is available in 200 countries and has turn-by-turn walk or drive guidance in almost 100 countries, traffic information in more than 40 and transit maps and directions in more than 750 urban areas across more than 40 countries.

HERE for Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and the Navigator app would be available for free when he Samsung Gear S arrives in stores. HERE Maps app is currently available only for Nokia X platform, apart from Windows Phone devices.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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