WearOS Wearables Getting Google Maps With Offline Navigation

Wear OS-based Galaxy Watch 4

Google recently suggested that it would soon roll out offline Maps navigation functionality for WearOS users. The new functionality came to light during Samsung’s unpacked event. Moving words, users won’t need an internet connection to use Maps. Last month, Google added aerial and immersive views to the app. As a result, users can explore the world’s most popular landmarks with better experience, moving forward.

Moreover, the company has added new features that will allow users to view detailed cycling routes. This will include the presence of steep hills or stairs in their direction. The firm also said that it is just the beginning and it will keep on adding new features. We are excited to see what all these new features will be. 

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Google working with Vodafone to extend the battery life of wearable devices 

As discussed earlier Google has teamed up with Vodafone to improve battery life. The latter company managed to improve the efficiency of the operating system and apps with an API. Specifically, it managed to reduce the device’s communication with the network. The partnership has beared fruits for both companies as they managed to improve the way their apps communicate with each other. 

Other new features besides offline navigation

As previously mentioned, Wear OS will get other new features as well, including new media options. It will soon start supporting SoundCloud and Deezer, including offline support. 

It is important to note that though all these new developments come as a part of Samsung’s latest launches, they should make the Wear OS better for everyone. We will keep you updated with further details. 

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