After launching its first Apple Watch app back in May, Google today released another with a Google Maps update.
Google Maps version 4.11.0 is now rolling out to iOS devices, complete with Apple Watch support. Once you download the update and add the Google Maps app to your Apple Watch, you can tap one button to get directions to Home or another to get to Work, both of which are set by your Google account. Other features include the ability to Force Touch to change your mode of transportation and the ability to look up directions on your iPhone and then have them appear on your paired Apple Watch.
Once you get going on a route, Google Maps on your Apple Watch will display the steps of your journey along with any turns you have to make. Screenshots of the Google Maps app for Apple Watch can be found above.
In addition to Apple Watch support, today’s Google Maps update lets you compare ETAs between driving, transit, walking, and biking, and also call a business and get directions from a list of places. Finally, there are some unspecified bug fixes thrown in for good measure.
Apple’s Maps app for Apple Watch has been around since the launch of the device, and it includes a notable turn-by-turn directions feature that will tap your wrist when you have an upcoming turn. It doesn’t appear that Google Maps for Apple Watch includes this feature, but some folks simply prefer Google Maps to Apple Maps. For them, at least there’s now the option of getting Google Maps on your wrist with Apple Watch.