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Google Maps launches new CarPlay and Apple Watch features

Apple Watch is getting back the Google Maps app.



Google Maps CarPlay

Google has launched new Google Maps features for CarPlay and Apple Watch, including a dedicated Apple Watch app. The company previously offered an Apple Watch companion app, but axed support for watchOS in 2017.

Google Maps Apple Watch App

With the CarPlay Dashboard mode, Google Maps supports a split screen view that lets users navigate while performing tasks with other apps, such as switching songs or checking calendar appointments.

The new Apple Watch app has pre-saved destinations like Home and Work, and offers step-by-step directions and estimated arrival times for the same. For other destinations, users can start the navigation on their phone and then continue navigating via Apple Watch.

Google Maps works with ‌CarPlay‌ Dashboard on all ‌CarPlay‌ compatible vehicles. The Google Maps app for ‌Apple Watch‌ will be launching in the coming weeks.

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