Wear OS: Maps coming even in offline mode
Google revealed some new features coming to Wear OS later this year, including a revamped Play Store and better Google Maps support.
During Unpacked , Samsung advertised that the Galaxy Watch 4 brought 3x more active Wear OS watches to the market, then brought Google into the fold to talk about the upcoming changes to Wear OS as a whole and that includes support for SoundCloud and Deezer , which will likely arrive later this year.
Google also announced that the Google Maps app for Wear OS is receiving support for offline navigation right now, as Maps currently requires the user to be connected to a smartphone for navigation, but this change will allow continued navigation. navigation even if you have forgotten your phone, and this feature will arrive “later this year”.
On top of that, Google is also revamping the Play Store on Wear OS to better match the Play Store on smartphones, and By the end of the year, the Play Store on Wear OS will offer new app collections, show trending apps and show “tips”. customized “.
These are all interesting innovations aimed at improving the end user experience on wearable devices, as since smartwatches have entered our lives, they have significantly improved not only the world of fitness but also the usability of certain features.
- Wear OS is getting a revamped Play Store and offline Google Maps later this year (9to5Google)