Google Maps for iOS update brings new Apple Watch app, CarPlay media controls
Google is introducing a couple of new updates to Maps for iOS, which embody assist for brand new controls when utilizing Google Maps on CarPlay and a brand new app for Apple Watch customers that helps step-by-step instructions, shows estimated arrival occasions and extra after the app received pulled 3 years again.
Google Maps has been supported on CarPlay for some time now. The app will now present controls to media corresponding to music, audiobooks, podcasts together with upcoming calendar appointments proper on the navigation display. It is going to be displayed in a break up display view in order that the consumer gained’t have to exit navigation.
The second update that Google introduced is a brand new Maps app that will likely be supported on the Apple Watch. It might probably present important data at a look just like the estimated time of arrival and get step-by-step instructions to saved locations like House or Work. To navigate to different locations, merely begin the navigation from the phone and it’ll robotically ship the instructions to the watch app.
Google Maps on CarPlay Dashboard begins rolling out this week with the subsequent iOS update and Google Maps app for the Apple Watch begins rolling out worldwide within the coming weeks.