Google officially launches Maps for Android Wear

Google has officially launched Maps for Android Wear. Users with a smartwatch running on Android Wear can now easily navigate from point A to B with the help of Google Maps on their wrist.

Google Maps on Android Wear

The Maps integration with Android Wear will allow users to give the “Ok Google” voice command to open Google Maps. An improved turn-by-turn guidance is now available on you smartwatch along with full-screen navigation view. Google said that thanks to the always-on screen support, your map view remains on your wrist in battery-saving mode, even when you’re not actively looking at your screen. Moving on, Google has also integrated a bunch of apps with Maps to offer improved navigation experience. Apps like Glympse, Trulia, Zillow, Foursquare, Tripadvisor, HotelTonight and others will offer relevant information on your smartwatch itself.

Map API Icons

Google announced Maps API for Android Wear in May at the I/O developer conference. In April, Android Wear received a major update that added Wi-Fi support, always-on apps, ability to hand-draw emojis on your smartwatch screen, and gesture controls such as flick of the wrist to scroll through a feed.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+