One of the most recent and useful updates to land on many of the best Android smartwatches running Wear OS was a Google Maps feature that provides turn-by-turn navigation without having to pair your watch with a smartphone. It dramatically transformed the way we navigate with Maps just by using an LTE-enabled or Wi-Fi-connected watch, keeping us from worrying about whether we’ve brought our phone with us to know where we’re going. The kicker is that turn-by-turn directions on Maps vanish from view once you put down your wrist, even if the app is active. Google has finally fixed this omission with a new update for Maps.
Last modified: February 14, 2023