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Google Maps picks up its easy public transit directions on Wear OS

What you need to know

  • Google has started pushing a server-side update for Maps that brings its public transit directions to Wear OS 3 or above devices.
  • Users can search for a place and find navigation methods like driving, walking, trains, and more.
  • Maps will offer “recommended routes” and all routes, letting users decide which they prefer, along with the steps they’ll need to take.

Google is beginning its rollout of a new feature in Maps that should give users hands-free directions.

As spotted by 9to5Google, Google Maps’ latest update is rolling out today (Mar. 19) as a server-side update as part of version 11.119.0702 on Wear OS. Users can now search for a place on their watch and find directions for different methods of public transportation. Maps will display options for walking, driving, trains, and more.

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